Articles tagged 'employees'

What it’s really like to be your own boss
What it’s really like to be your own boss
Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Of the freedom to choose what to work on, and when, and how? It’s a heady thought. And if you’ve ever worked for a real headache of a manager—someone who gave you too much work, hassle, and stress with...
How to hire your first employee
How to hire your first employee
Hiring the first employee for your small business can be an overwhelming endeavor. There are lots of stressful moments: from dealing with the administrative requirements, to budgeting for the considerable expense, to accepting the fact that you’re...
What today’s labor market means for business owners
What today’s labor market means for business owners
The U.S. unemployment rate recently dropped to 3.7%, the lowest in nearly 50 years. This is good news for workers and the economy as a whole, but it’s making it hard for employers — including small business owners — to find and retain employees.
How online lenders are changing business loans
How online lenders are changing business loans
The small business lending market in the United States is estimated to be worth around $180 billion. That’s a lot of money — it’s enough to give a loan of $287,000 to each of the 627,000 small businesses that are established each year. It’s not enough...