In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting small business news items from around the web.
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.
Own a small business? You have a greater opportunity than ever to save for the future.
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.
One small business owner explains how her list of New Year’s resolutions from 1999 is still relevant in 2019.
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.