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State of Small Business

Which State Boasts the Highest Small Business Profit Margins? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Knowledge is power, and as a small business owner, it's important to know how you fare against your peers. Are you overspending on rent? Under-spending on advertising? Pulling in less cash than your competition? Information like this used to be nearly impossible to find, but thanks to the free Small Business Trends tool, small business owners can [...]

The Gender Pay Gap: State by State

Posted In EMPLOYEES

As a small business owner, it's important to be aware of average pay within your industry so you can figure out how much is fair to pay both an employee and yourself. It's no secret that throughout history, women have been paid less than men, but many employers still overlook the discrepancy. Sheryl Sandberg addressed [...]

Does Your Small Business Need Professional Help? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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There comes a point when most small business owners need professional help — professional accounting help, that is! Whether your business is bursting at the seams or barely scraping by, a good accountant can advise on the strategic financial planning that can help your business grow.  But how do you know when it's time to hire [...]
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Give Your Business a Facebook Face Lift

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There are more than one billion Facebook users around the world. Is your business set up to take advantage of this audience? Getting Facebook users to like your page is one thing, but turning them into engaged fans and advocates takes a little more effort. Check out the infographic below for practical tips on optimizing your [...]

How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Your Small Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted In EMPLOYEES

On March 31, 2014, the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance mandatory for most Americans. Most employees will be required by law to have health coverage or pay a tax penalty that will continue to increase annually: In 2014, the penalty will be $95 per adult and $47.50 per child (up to $285 per [...]
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Manage Social Media the Easy Way [INFOGRAPHIC]

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When used correctly, social media is a great (and mostly free!) communication tool for reaching new and existing customers, building word of mouth for your business, elevating your status as an industry expert, and extending the reach of your marketing. However, for many small business owners, social media also seems to require a huge amount of time [...]

Why It Pays to Hire [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted In EMPLOYEES

More and more small businesses are realizing that they can't do everything on their own, and sure enough hiring among small business owners is on the rise, jumping from 21 percent of SBOs in 2012 to 24 percent this year. All told, small businesses created 380,000 new jobs in August 2013 alone. Still on the [...]

The Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The number of female entrepreneurs is on the rise and (thanks in part to Lean In) so is their optimism about growth opportunities for their business. Where are the best cities in America for female small business owners to thrive, and what are the best ways to get to the top? Check out the graphic below [...]
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