Staffing Agencies Poised to Help Small Businesses  

According to recent data from the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses today comprise more than 99 percent of the nation’s employer firms and account for around 64 percent of all jobs created. Despite this, small business owners face distinct challenges in maintaining their employee base, particularly in today’s economy. Major Challenges Facing Small Business…continue reading …

Small Business Lending Options Expand via PayPal and Square

The research arm of the newly established site Business Insider, BI Intelligence, has released a report on current developments resulting from PayPal and Square’s recent entry into the small business lending space. The report, titled “The Small Business Lending Opportunity,” tracks how non-banking institutions have moved into this market due to a steep decline in…continue reading …

SBA Office of Advocacy Releases Annual Small Business Profiles for States and Territories

Earlier this month, SBA’s Office of Advocacy released their annual “Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories,” which provides a snapshot of small business activity per state across the U.S. According to the report, there are currently 28,443,856 small businesses operating in the United States today (5,707,941 with employees and 22,735,915 nonemployer businesses). In…continue reading …

NFIB Survey Reveals Surge of Optimism among Small Businesses

In December 2014, the National Federation of Independent Business released its latest Small Business Optimism survey, which revealed that small businesses are feeling the most positive about their business outlook than they have since the financial crisis. Among other issues, the survey asked small biggest owners about the biggest problems their company are currently facing….continue reading …