Monthly Archives: February 2013

Micro Business Statistics and Trends

Micro or small businesses are the mainstay of the United States’ economy. They are defined as firms having fewer than five employees in all. Micro firms represent a staggering 99.7% of all the employer firms in the country. Over 50% of employees in the private sector are employed by such firms and they pay 44% of the total private payroll in the country. They have also generated 64% of all the new jobs in the market during the last 15 years.

The population favors micro businesses. Over 90% of all consumers in the US believe in supporting small businesses and believe that these businesses contribute positively to the economy through jobs and taxes.

Benefits of Home-Based Business

With corporations experimenting with efficiencies and telecommuting becoming popular, a great number of businesspeople are now beginning to shift their workplaces to virtual offices in their homes.  But this is something that home-based entrepreneurs already know. Home-based work arrangements help business owners and workers to increase their productivity while being able to spend more time with their loved ones and lead a balanced life style. If you are looking for a break from the rat race, working from home might be the right choice for you and launching a home-based business of your own could unlock even more benefits.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider working from home.


Making Your Home Office More Efficient

One of the greatest concerns when it comes to home offices is how much of your work you can accomplish in it. This is very important aspect that you need to consider before you decide to shift your workspace to your home. Whatever your need be whether you wish to spend some extra work hours or work full time from your home office, you must pay attention to all the minute details before shifting your workplace to your home. Here are a few things that might help you maximize your efficiency at your home office.

What to Look for in Low-Cost Franchise Opportunities

Choosing to start your own micro business is not an easy decision. You might have pondered over it for several days, months or years until you finally decided to go ahead with it. But choosing to start a business is not the only tough decision you need to make when starting out. You may be thinking about choosing a franchise to begin your business with. You might have a few choices already in mind and you may think that any one among those will do, as long as you remain the boss. In reality, choosing the right micro business franchise is not an easy task. The type of small business you chose to own can make a huge difference and can dictate the terms that may either lead to the success — or even failure — of your business.

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