The new annual Yelp Small Business Pulse survey shows that 85 percent of small businesses are optimistic about the upcoming year.
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A new SurePayroll survey reveals that there are a lot of optimistic small business owners dotting the landscape. The survey found that just 3 percent of the respondents said they had a bad 2015.Dec 1, 2015 327 Shares
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.Nov 16, 2015 201 Shares
If your small business is suffering from a lag in productivity, getting the team to stop putting things off until the last minute could help boost output.Nov 10, 2015 327 Shares
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.Sep 29, 2015 300 Shares
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.Sep 16, 2015 360 Shares
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.Jun 30, 2015 812 Shares
Is your small business marketing to Millennials. If the answer is no, you're not alone. A recent survey of members of the Manta community reveals many of these small businesses haven't either -- even though Millennials are a rapidly growing demographic.Jun 29, 2015 701 Shares
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.Jun 29, 2015 274 Shares
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?Jun 29, 2015 510 Shares
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.Jun 25, 2015 307 Shares
A new study suggests that women are more inclined to want to balance work and personal lives more than men, but it's men that actually take the steps to make that balance happen.Jun 18, 2015 837 Shares