November 26, 2015


Welcome to the Small Business Research Section. This special section of Small Business Trends contains links to relevant research to the small business community.

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Are Retailers Optimistic About 2015 Holiday Sales?

Are small retailers making merry as the Holiday season approaches. You bet! That's because many are expecting sales this year to outdo last year. But if you hope to make the most of your Holiday sales, here are some things you'll want to think about doing first.

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Can Fidgeting Help When Sitting Long Hours at Your Desk?

Feeling chained to your desk? That feeling got you feeling bad about yourself? New research shows that the little motions you make while sitting at your desk, like kicking your feet, can actually improve your health.

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Don’t Have a Website? Your Competitors Soon Will

New research commissioned by GoDaddy reveals that more than half of all small businesses in the U.S. -- a total of 55 percent -- do not have a website. Why is it important to have a website for your small business? Most startups include a site as part of their initial plans; that's why.

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Millennials Want Work-Life Balance, Even if it Means Relocation

If your small business is in serious need of a youth movement, the Millenial set is all ready to get to work. The thing about this generation, though, is that they want work-life balance, even if it means relocating. Setting up your business operations to accommodate this need may be imperative to recruit and retain the youngest workers today.

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Check Out These Business Travel Horror Stories

We've all heard business travel horror stories, but by the end of the trip, usually people will only give you a one-word description of their awful jaunt. SurePayroll and Small Business Trends teamed up to delve deeper into these horror stories. Here's what we found.


Learning by Doing and Entrepreneurship

A recent survey question posed to Small Business Trends readers asked the best way to learn about entrepreneurship. The results of the informal survey, while unscientific, yielded some interesting responses. If you haven't yet taken the survey, what would your answer be?

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Survey Finds 5 Entrepreneur Attributes are Shared Qualities

Do successful entrepreneurs and small business owners share any characteristics? A survey by U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management says there are. Here's a look at five so-called entrepreneur attributes.

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Entrepreneurial Moms, It’s Time to Give Up the Guilt

New research from Harvard shows that mothers who are in business for themselves or are considered working mothers actually improve the chances their children will find success when they're working.