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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: That’s the Ticket!
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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: That’s the Ticket!
3 September 2013

A new report from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) shows global spending on business travel is forecast to reach $1. 12 trillion in 2013, a 5. 4 percent increase from 2012. Read more…

    How Are You Feeling?
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    How Are You Feeling?
    2 September 2013

    Are you feeling good about your business’s prospects for the coming year? You’re not alone. U.S. small business owners are feeling more optimistic about their futures than they have been at any time since the Great Recession hit in 2008, a recent Gallup poll shows. Although small business owners’ spirits still haven’t reached pre-recession levels, The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index improved to +25 in July, up from +16 in the second quarter of this year. Read more…

      Is Your Small Business Prepared for Disaster?
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      Is Your Small Business Prepared for Disaster?
      1 September 2013

      If disaster struck tomorrow, what would happen to your small business? A study last month by Merchant Cash and Capital found that almost one year after Hurricane Sandy—which shut down more than 40 percent of small businesses in the affected area–nearly half of small business owners surveyed still don’t have a disaster preparedness plan in place. When Hurricane Sandy struck, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of those affected by the storm report they were caught off guard. Just 22 percent already had a storm preparedness plan in place, while 14 percent rushed to make last-minute preparations once they heard of the pending storm. Read more…

        Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Saving for Retirement
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        Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Saving for Retirement
        30 August 2013

        If you’re trying to convince your employees to participate in retirement plans, new research from the Principal Financial Group shows that retirement plan participation rates increase up to 70 percent when plans use key design features, such as automatic enrollment, automatic increases, online deferral changes and an employer contribution. The Principal Financial Group’s analysis shows most Americans need to save in general between 11 and 15 percent, including employer contributions, over an entire working career to replace 85 percent of income in retirement. Principal recommends offering automatic enrollment for all employees at 6 percent deferral and automatic annual increases of at least 1 percent annually. Read more…

          Is Your Office a Creative Space?
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          Is Your Office a Creative Space?
          7 August 2013

          Is your small business’s office sterile and boring, or wild and creative? If the former, you need to get hip to the times. In hopes of motivating and inspiring their teams, more businesses are moving away from the traditional, cubicle-laden office space to more open, flexible and communal space. The new word for it is “creative space,” the Los Angeles Times reports, and while the trend has been around for a while now in leading-edge industries like consumer technology and advertising, it’s becoming mainstream. Read more…

            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: What Women (and Men) Want
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            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: What Women (and Men) Want
            6 August 2013

            When hiring (or trying to retain) top employees, it helps to know what the person is looking for in a job. A study by staffing firm Randstad U.S. found that although salary and benefits are important for both men and women employees, women rate work-life balance as a top concern when looking for a job. For men, the focus was more on career-progression opportunities. Read more…

              Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: What Keeps You Up at Night?
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              Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: What Keeps You Up at Night?
              1 August 2013

              What worries business leaders most these days? According to Lloyd’s Risk Index is a biannual survey about attitudes toward risk that polls more than 500 of the world’s most senior business leaders, high taxation (formerly ranked number 13) is now the number-one risk identified by business leaders in North America, followed by cyber security at number two and loss of customers at number three. (Interestingly, two years ago cyber security was not perceived as much of a risk at all. ) Other risks noted in North America include changing legislation and inflation. Read more…

                Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Work Hard, Play Less
                Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog, Management

                Although entrepreneurs are working longer hours and taking less vacation, they still believe they are living the American Dream, according to the Sage Reinvention of Small Business survey. The survey found that more than one-third of small business owners (37 percent) are working an additional 11 or more hours per week compared to the past three years, and 43 percent say they are taking significantly or somewhat less downtime. Even with all the hard work, 76 percent have never contemplated giving up their businesses during the past five years. Read more…

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