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Small business news from around the web: Jan. 7 – 11, 2019

Written on Jan 10, 2019

In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting small business news items from around the web.

Hourly earnings increased by 2.49% in 2018

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch closed the year with a decline in small business job growth and continued, moderate growth in hourly earnings. The Small Business Jobs Index stands at 98.88 in December, down 0.13% for the month and 0.82% for the year. At $26.95, hourly earnings in December gained 2.42% ($0.64) year-over-year and averaged a growth rate of 2.49% for 2018.

Small business retirement plan limits increased in 2019. Here's what you need to know

Own a small business? You have a greater opportunity than ever to save for the future.

Small businesses set for perfect storm in 2019

Small businesses are in for a perfect storm in 2019, which could push scores of them off the cliff. Many cities and states began hiking up minimum wage a few years ago, and this push for a higher minimum wage continues in 2019.

11 New Year resolutions from 1999 for a successful small business in 2019

One small business owner explains how her list of New Year’s resolutions from 1999 is still relevant in 2019.

Tech Corner - Is technology and social isolation occurring in pockets of society?

As companies strive to embrace next-gen technologies to improve customer experiences and streamline internal processes, they should be aware that unwanted side-effects could appear.