Category: Small Business News
Small Business NewsIn the grand scheme of things, cash is far from dead. That said it seems more and more small businesses are embracing other forms of payment and shunning the "king." One of the main arguments for ditching cash transactions is that it enhances the speed of service.
Small Business NewsPassed in 2015, net neutrality guidelines were intended to prevent certain practices such as throttling and give all websites equal treatment. Like most things these days, the repeal of net neutrality has proven controversial.
Small Business NewsWhile it shouldn't be shocking that many Americans dream of opening their own businesses, it's always encouraging to see surveys like this latest UPS Store report. Moreover, there's good reason why so many respondents are optimistic about their chances.
Small Business NewsWith National Small Business Week taking place next week, it's a great chance for entrepreneurs and business owners to network with others, have some of the questions answered, and maybe even win some prizes. So be sure to take advantage of these events during Small Business Week 2018, April 29th through May 5th.
Small Business NewsFor the fifth straight quarter, the percentage of firms reporting shortages of skilled labor rose, reaching its highest level since 2008. These findings also match recent studies by Paychex that have observed a major slowing trend when it comes to hiring.
Small Business NewsThe NSBA study does highlight some of the headaches entrepreneurs face with the current tax code. As Tax Day 2018 arrives today, perhaps we can hope that further changes are in store and that small business owners can one day stop spending so much time and money prepping their tax returns.
Small Business NewsDepending on how you look at it, the latest National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) report either shows a massive fall in optimism or continued positivity among small business owners. Indeed the NFIB's small business optimism index for March does show the largest drop its seen since 2015 but that drop comes after reaching a record high in February.
Small Business NewsTaking the latest data into consideration it does seem like small businesses are experiencing one downside of a strong economy. While sales and profits may be up, falling unemployment means it's harder to attract top talent — especially without raising wages.