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Small Business Ready to Hire, Survey Says

By Neetal Parekh on October 26, 2009 12:29 PM

For a small business, finding the right number of employees is a delicate balance.  And though economic times may pose a formidable hurdle in the present, visionary entrepreneurs are often looking to the future and imaging how their ventures will be able to grow, expand, and still output quality goods and services. 

According to a survey released by Intuit this week, it looks like small business may be ready to start recruiting new players to the team.  Over 40 percent of small business owners polled said they are planning to hire new employees sometime over the next year.  Sixty percent of small business owners anticipate their business will grow in the next year.

What are small businesses owners looking for in new employees?

According to the survey, rather than seeking highly-skilled workers, small businesses may be seeking out all-arounders -- those with broad skill sets who can jump in and learn the trade quickly and proficiently.

What should small businesses keep in mind when hiring?

Legal procedures for hiring. Contractor or full-time employee.  State and federal minimum wage.  If your business fits the bill of the nearly-half of businesses polled in the survey, you are gearing up for hiring an employee... and some of these topics are likely on your mind.  Take a look at the entries below that address these important employment law issues to help ensure a smooth hiring process that complies with state and federal law.


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