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10 Topics to Discuss with a Lawyer Before Starting a Business

There are several legal ramifications of starting a business. It can lead to issues related to liability, copyright, employee rights and everything in between. So one of the first steps you should take as you work to get your business off the ground is speak with an experienced business attorney. Ben De Leon is the President of , where he has served as general counsel to some of the fastest growing companies in Texas. As an experienced business lawyer, he recently spoke with Small Business Trends about […]

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This Week in Small Business, Job Market Tightens, Can Small Businesses Compete?

This Week in Small Business, Job Market Tightens, Can Small Businesses Compete?

? It’s been a busy and challenging week for small business owners across the country so this is a great opportunity to recap the week that was in the latest edition of This Week in Small Business. We’re taking a look at some of the best articles published this week on Small Business Trends. This week, I am joined by fellow Delaware Blue Hen, analyst and co-founder of , Laurie McCabe. Job Market Tightening Right off the top, we look at the LinkedIn Workforce Report. With the […]

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53% of Small Business Owners Worry Over Cost of Healthcare, Survey Says

A recent survey of America’s small business owners suggests more than half or 53% count the cost of providing healthcare insurance for their employees as a key concern. Worried About the Cost of Small Business Health Insurance Healthcare costs eat up a huge chunk of the small business operation budget. According to the NFIB’s Index of Small Business Optimism, the for small business owners is healthcare. And the eHealth report, Small Business Health Insurance: Costs, Trends and Insights 2017 indicates close to 80% of small business owners […]

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Small Business Owners Remain Very Optimistic But a Little Sleep Deprived

Small business optimism  among small business owners is at a record high. But this optimism is the result of hard work and dedication which comes with less sleep. The  survey revealed respondents slept 6.7 hours a night on average, less than the eight recommended hours. This, however, didn’t dampen their optimism as the index revealed an overall score of 68.7, which was up 2.4 points from the first quarter of 2018. For two out of three small business owners, the current environment in the US is one that […]

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This Week in Small Business, Klout Shuts Down, But Will Anyone Notice?

This Week in Small Business, Klout Shuts Down, But Will Anyone Notice?

Sponsored Post Welcome back to the latest edition of This Week in Small Business. In this week’s episode, I’m sitting down with video production and livestreaming expert Monique Johnson to talk about the top stories that graced the pages of Small Business Trends this week. To kick off our discussion, we checked out . Monique talked about writing the best email copy you can to attract and convert readers into customers. And to add to the chat, I mentioned the benefits of machine learning in driving a […]

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38% of Small Businesses Believe Employee Talent is Key to Success, WalletHub Says

The 2018 Small Business Owner Survey from WalletHub has revealed access to a talented workforce is an important factor for their success. More than a third, or 38 percent, of small businesses, said this issue was more important than other factors. 2018 Small Business Owner Survey Access to talent was more important than limited regulations (25 percent), low taxes (21 percent), easy access to credit (13 percent), and government incentives (3 percent). With a low unemployment rate and more jobs being created ( in March 2018) the […]

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4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

4 Mistakes to Avoid which are Hurting your Small Business

Most individuals interested in starting a small business are not interested in putting in all the necessary efforts because they want to be their own boss. In the beginning, all business owners work hard. They pay special attention to the requirements of customers and assure that they provide the best quality services. However, as soon as they get successful most of them stop paying attention to some of the more important aspects. They have the misconception that this success is long-term. Here we have a list of […]

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10 Tips for Navigating the Bumps Along the Road of Entrepreneurship

10 Tips for Navigating the Bumps Along the Road of Entrepreneurship

When starting a business there are plenty of bumps along the way and things you thought you knew that turn out to be untrue. This week, members of the online small business community share some of the lessons they’ve learned along the road of entrepreneurship. Here are some of the top insights. Don’t Assume You Need to Start a Tech Venture in Silicon Valley Over the last several years, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech success stories. But if you think that you absolutely must get […]

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Paychex Small Business Snapshot: 1 in 5 Business Owners Are Unaware of the DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule | Business Wire

Paychex Small Business Snapshot: 1 in 5 Business Owners Are Unaware of the DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule | Business Wire

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to finalize its proposed overtime rule in the coming months, and despite the fact that it is expected to have a significant impact on businesses, 1 in 5 business owners claim they are unaware of the rule altogether. Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, is offering five recommendations business owners should consider implementing now in order to prepare for the final rule. The rule, as […]

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Amazon is reportedly planning to offer a new credit card tailored to the needs of small business owners

Amazon is reportedly planning to offer a new credit card tailored to the needs of small business owners

Amazon is in talks with JPMorgan Chase to offer a co-branded credit card for small business owners, Bloomberg reports. The credit cards would offer rewards points on purchases, and in the future, business insurance plans to small business owners, one unnamed source told Bloomberg. Amazon is looking to woo small business owners with an attractive new credit card offering, . According to Bloomberg’s anonymous sources, the online market retailer has been in talks with JPMorgan Chase to offer a co-branded credit card tailored to the needs of […]

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