Small and medium business owners are benefitting from a strong economy but, owing to a lack of qualified workers, are struggling to meet high customer demand. In Q1 of 2018, 30 percent of surveyed medium-sized businesses reported “attracting and retaining a quality work force” as their biggest challenge for the year, and it appears that problem continues unabated. In [...]
Research shows immigration can be good for small businesses. Here's how to be proactive about immigration with your business.
Low morale, high turnover, or an attempt to unionize can affect a business's bottom line. What can you do to foster positive relationships with staff?
Classifying workers as independent contractors has plenty of appeal. You'll have a lot more flexibility in hiring, firing, scheduling and compensating them. You won't have to withhold income taxes, pay Social Security or Medicare taxes or pay unemployment tax on their wages. That's all good if your workers are indeed independent contractors. If they're actually [...]
Recent economical reports have promising implications for small businesses and employment in the U.S. Learn what the most recent studies are indicating about the future of small business and the U.S. economy.
Unemployment is at 5.7 percent after 703,000 people entered the labor force and 257,000 net new jobs were added in January.
I recently read Jeff Stibel's latest article about the improving economy and as a young intern in the big pond of the American workforce, I can say that I am incredibly excited about his assertion that the economy is getting stronger. The answer to the depressed economy will be small business growth, according to Mr. Stibel. [...]
Think about your top three fears…. Now think about how often these fears actually become realities. If you’re anything like me, you may fear things like failure or looking foolish in front of your peers or boss rather than being afraid of starving or being attacked by a wild animal like our hunter-gatherer predecessors. Unlike our ancestors, [...]
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. was recently recognized as one of the top 10 places to work in Lehigh Valley. In a survey conducted by The Morning Call and partner, WorkplaceDynamics, out of nearly 16,000 businesses in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, 485 companies were nominated, and 51 companies were considered. The survey was an overview of how employees [...]
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning, US jobs increased by only 88,000 this past month; disappointing, to say the least, since in February, 268,000 jobs were added. The numbers released for March have been the biggest decrease in the job rate since last June. Analysts have been anticipating a [...]