Tag: Small business

Survey: Money not meaningful

About 62 percent of small-business employees think pay is better at larger companies (and 72 percent think benefits are better), but they stay at their jobs anyway, according to the survey of 474 employees at both large and small firms.

Small-company workers cite a better working environment as a reason to forgo a higher salary elsewhere.

Small companies have benefits that provide “meaningful value to employees,” says Jeffrey Blue, director of marketing for Salary.com. About 46 percent of those surveyed called work-life balance the biggest perk. Thirty-four percent cited loyalty to justify staying with a smaller company, while about 30 percent mentioned relationships with their boss or coworkers. Plus, small-business employees thought they had a better chance of getting ahead and eventually boosting their salary. (USNews.com)

 

Small Business Video Seminar

Starting a small business can certainly be a risky proposition, but with a little assistance from those who have embarked on such an entrepreneurial venture in the past, the whole process can be made a bit smoother. The New York Public Library has teamed up with the Partnership for New York City to create this collection of “how-to” seminars and podcasts. While the sessions relate to doing business in New York specifically, much of the material and suggestions could apply to persons interested in starting a business just about anywhere in the United States. Currently there are eleven broadcasts available, and they include such presentations as “How to Start a Fashion Line in Today’s Market”, “Legal Strategies for Small Businesses” and “A Quick Guide to Building a Successful Export Business”. (thanks)