Small business

Sep 12, 2023

New polling suggests ‘no growth’ economy for small businesses 

Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF) has released the July edition of its Small Business IQ Poll of 400 small business employers. The Small Business Intelligence Quotient (SBIQ), an index tracking […]

Jun 27, 2023

Gen Z surpasses baby boomers in small business workforce participation 

According to a new report from Paychex, Inc., Generation Z (born 1997-2012) participation in the small business workforce has surpassed Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) and is the only segment in […]

Sep 27, 2021

Study Reveals 52% of SMBS Say They Were Not Impacted by Covid but Only 25% Feel in Control 

52% of 1,385 small business owners across the U.S. and Canada say they were not impacted by COVID according to a study released today by Cargo and their research partner Phase 5. […]

Dec 28, 2020

83% Of Small Business Owners Report Optimism For 2021

A new sentiment survey of small and medium-sized business (“SMB”) owners describes their outlook for 2021 as optimistic despite the significant impact of COVID-19 on business performance throughout 2020. The […]

Jul 21, 2020

ENNICO: Buying a Business in Troubled Times

  “My wife and I are looking to buy a small business. “We were looking for a very specific type of business, but we’re a little nervous because there’s a […]

Feb 26, 2020

ENNICO: The Three Essential Small-Business Skills

Having worked with over 20,000 small businesses and their owners over the course of the past 40 years, I see patterns that many other people aren’t privileged to see. I […]

Jul 12, 2019

Small Business Job Growth Slows in June, While Wage Growth Increases

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch for June shows slowing small business job growth accompanied by continued steady wage growth, together indications of an increasingly tight labor market. The national […]

Mar 28, 2019

Small Business Owners Spend at Least One Day a Week Managing People Paperwork, Study Finds

Nearly one out of two (45%) small business owners spend roughly one day a week or more on administrative human resources (HR) issues, according to a study of nearly 300 […]

Jan 2, 2019

Small business job growth slows to end 2018; hourly earnings growth increases

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch closed the year with a decline in small business job growth and continued, moderate growth in hourly earnings. The Small Business […]

Dec 21, 2016

Last minute year-end prep for small businesses

Small businesses have options in the final days and weeks of the year that can save time and money. Being flexible about income and expense planning can change the final […]

Nov 8, 2016

Optimism picks up for small business in October

Small business optimism rose 0.8 points to 94.9, which was slightly better than market expectations and marks the highest level this year, in the October edition of the National Federation […]

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