Small Business in the News: August 12, 2021 Edition

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Is your small business one of the many that is looking to hire new employees? There’s a record share of small businesses with job openings, and also a record share looking at increasing compensation in the next three months. We have important reading on these and other topics this week!

For first time, average pay for supermarket and restaurant workers tops $15 an hour (Washington Post)

Job Openings at Small Businesses in U.S. Climb to a Fresh Record (Bloomberg)

Will the Pandemic Productivity Boom Last? (New York Times)

Nearly 75 Percent of Businesses Report They’re Bringing Employees Back to the Office (Inc.)

Prices are still rising. Here’s what’s getting more expensive (CNN Business)

These Apps Will Streamline Your Content Marketing in 2021 (SmallBizClub)

5 Ways Your Business Can Utilize Mind Mapping (Small Biz Trends)

Demystifying four aspects of launching an online business (Entrepreneur)

3 Keys To Successfully Scale Your Organization From Small Biz To Big Time (Forbes)

How leaders build networks to enhance their careers (Fast Company)


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