How to Pay Employees Differently, But Keep Everyone Happy [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Finally! Your business is up and running, you're getting paid to do what you love, and you've even hired an employee (or two). Now it's time to pay the people who help make that happen every day. But how much do you pay each employee? And how much are you supposed to hold back for [...]
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Intuit Small Business Indexes: Employment Up, Revenue Down

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This morning we released the latest Intuit Small Business Indexes, which reveal the strongest employment growth we've seen since March 2012, though revenue overall is down. This edition of the indexes reports on June employment, compensation, and hours worked, along with the May revenue figures of U.S. small businesses. Here are some highlights: Employment Index [...]

Do Superhero Blockbusters Supercharge Comic Store Sales? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Ah, summer. The barbecue, the pool, and nights spent in the air-conditioned movie theater. With superhero blockbusters like The Avengers currently raking in box office cash and long-anticipated installments like The Dark Knight Rises due to hit theaters soon, we wondered if the "super" effect that graphic novel-based movies have on ticket sales extended to [...]
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Two More Years of Growth Needed to Reach Pre-Recession Levels

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According to the latest installment of the monthly Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes, small business revenues and employment are slowly growing at a rate that could get us back to pre-recession levels in two years. Revenue Growth The latest installment of the Intuit Small Business Revenue Index shows that revenues took an upturn [...]
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The Intuit Small Business Revenue Index: A New Gauge of U.S. Small Business Health

We've been working on the development of a new monthly measure of small business revenue for some time now, and today we are excited to share the inaugural Intuit Small Business Revenue Index with you. The Revenue Index complements Intuit’s monthly Small Business Employment Index to provide a more holistic picture of the economic health [...]

Sight, Sound, and More: Easy, Affordable Tips for Creating a Healthy Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A little can go a long way, and there's perhaps no place where this is more true than in the office. Seemingly small adjustments to things such as the thermostat, lighting, and furniture can make a world of difference in creating a healthy and productive workplace that helps to retain employees. In fact, 1 in [...]

How the Spring Thaw Affects Spending and Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

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An unseasonably warm spring is showing signs of increased spending. As the temperatures started warming up, retail foot traffic increased by five percent compared to last year, with every U.S. region seeing a boost in average daily spending. Among the wares to see the greatest sales increase: lawn/garden supplies and shorts. Click on the infographic [...]

What Obama's "Startup America" Means for Your Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Tax cuts, immigrant visas, and business funding are just some of the topics being addressed by the Startup America Legislative Agenda, which President Obama proposed to Congress at the beginning of this year. Curious about what's on the table, why it's being proposed, and how it could affect your small business? Head inside the politicians' [...]
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