Play Ball! The Who's Who of an All-Star Lineup [INFOGRAPHIC]


As we've reported via the Intuit Small Business Employment Index, small businesses have been slowly but steadily growing jobs across the country since October 2009. Choosing whether or not to hire at a given time is a difficult decision for small business owners,  especially those who have operated as sole proprietors successfully. Perhaps the only decision more difficult is then who to hire. In this infographic we examine the reasons that compel small business owners to expand their staffs, the challenges they encounter when making the call whether or not to hire, and what teammates every small business should add to its roster when ready. Click the infographic for an enlarged view. For resources and tips on hiring, please visit

Infographic by Column Five.