Small business news from around the web: August 26 – 30, 2019

Written on Aug 28, 2019

70% of new college grads would prefer to start own business
As they prepare to enter the workforce, 70% young adult job seekers say the freedom of being their own boss is worth more than the benefit of job security working for someone else. Additionally, 53% said they are likely to start their own business in the future.

HIPAA violation penalties: Could they impact your small business?
One of the most personal types of data is medical information. And when it comes to protecting this information, the government doesn’t give anyone wiggle room to make excuses. The financial impact of HIPAA violations is especially burdensome on small businesses. 

3 things a small business can do to retain employees
With the economy strong and a lot of companies looking for help, workers have a lot of options. That can create problems for small businesses which may not be able to match the pay or perks at bigger firms. But that doesn’t mean you can't compete.

Supporting Main Street: How investors are creating small business jobs through fintech
When it comes to impact investing, it’s hard to beat a small business loan. But until recently, only one type of investor was able to make this kind of impact at scale: banks. Over the past decade, a crop of fintech companies has emerged to give small businesses a new option.

Tech Corner – Robots as a service: A technology trend every business must consider
ABI Research predicts there will be 1.3 million installations of robots as a service (RaaS) by 2026 generating $34 billion in revenue. Here’s a look at what RaaS entails, the reasons for its growth and some companies that offer RaaS solutions and the tasks it can support.

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