Back-To-School: August 2014 Recap

August Blog RecapDepending on where you are in the country, the kids are finally back in school or will be going back in the very near future. And collectively, all the parents of America are breathing a huge sigh of relief!

Whether or not you are one of these parents, the back-to-school season potentially signifies the end of the summer lull for your business and the beginning of the much busier fall. Not to mention that the holiday season is just around the corner (but we’ll save that for next month’s posts).

This month we provided tips on employee management and benefits, covered industries that are quickly growing and discussed the business financing landscape.

In case you missed it, here are August’s most popular blog posts:

State of Business Financing

Bank Lending May Be Up From Last Year, But That’s Not The Whole Story

Many believe that bank lending to businesses has finally returned. But has it really? It depends on where you look. And for those that are still unable to get the funding that they need, what options do they have? We discuss the business financing space in this post.

Small Business Growth Industries

Top Industries for Growth in 2014

With the first half of the year behind us, we were able to take a look at the top sectors on the rise. While some are not really surprising, there are a few that made the list that we didn’t expect. Did your industry make the list of high growth sectors for 2014? Check out the post here.

8 Emerging Small Business Industries You May Not Have Thought Of

Emerging trends are the name of the game in business. Some company is always innovating and consumers are expecting more and more from their brands. And in the influence of technology, and some of the top industries for growth didn’t even exist 20 years ago. We took a look at some of the top emerging small business industries that may inspire you to diversify your business’s scope and jump on one of these promising trends. Read more in this post.

Employee Management

How to Accommodate Employees With School-Age Children

Juggling work-life and home-life is no easy task, especially when there are children involved. As a small business owner, there aren’t many benefits that you are able to offer your employees. But, one benefit that you may be able to extend is flexibility when it comes to helping them maintain a work-life balance. Read about some ways that you might be able to help accommodate members of your staff who have school-age children here.

Education Benefits Small Business Can Offer That Employees Actually Want

Along the same lines as the previous post, your budget probably does not allow you to cover tuition for your small business staff like some big corporations are able to. But that doesn’t mean that you aren’t able to provide further education for your employees who are looking to better themselves, their skills and ultimately your business. We cover some simple, cost-effective ways that you can offer your employees the educational benefits that they want in this post.

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