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March 2012 Small Business Index Shows Strongest Employment Growth Yet

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This March saw the highest single-month employment growth rate in two years, and the turnover rate at small firms remained lower than normal. Small businesses created 65,000 new jobs in March, and the employment rate grew by 0.3 percent. While the growth was not enough to get the U.S. back to full employment, it is [...]

Should Your Business Be on Pinterest? Find Out [INFOGRAPHIC]

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By now you've probably heard plenty about Pinterest -- the new social media platform that acts like a virtual pinboard. Pinterest lets users pull photos and other content from the web to "pin" on their own "board," organizing their favorite online content and making it all easily shareable. America's newest social media darling can also [...]

How Indie Brewers are Outpacing Beer Industry Growth [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Though large breweries dwarf independent craft breweries in volume of production, the growth of small breweries has eclipsed overall beer industry growth in the last few decades. By tapping into local tastes and offering unique brews, craft brewers are now experiencing the heaviest level of growth they've seen since 1900.  In this infographic, we look [...]

How Small Business Gets Started… and Keeps Running [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Why does someone become a small business owner? And once they become one, how do they spend their time? How does our newly mobile working environment play into that? In this infographic, we explore what tasks take up the most of a small business owner's time and how they manage them, in and out of [...]
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November Small Business Employment Index Shows Mixed Signals

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Small businesses created 55,000 new jobs in November, but employees continued to work fewer hours and make less money. These are among the results of this month’s update of the Intuit Small Business Employment Index, covering the period between Oct. 24 and Nov. 23. The monthly report found that small business employment grew by 0.3 [...]
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