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    February-2013
 
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Most small business owners are not hiring because of the general uncertainty in the economy. This publication's parent, Information Strategies, Inc. has polled small firms for more than eight years.  The results over those years show the prime motivator for hiring or not hiring is the economic outlook.  As the economy tanked, hiring motivation also sank. What is needed now is for the president and Congress is get the economy on the right track.

Healthcare reform is getting closer each month and with it a reluctance to cross a trigger threshold that will place them in another regulatory level.  The fact that the law is legally challenged also does not help.

Clearly in Washington there is division on how to end the economic downturn.  With division comes uncertainty and the natural reactions is to pull in horns.

In times like this, it is important to remember that common sense in making decisions is still a good guide

Small business leades need to focus on creating a customer service ethic in their staffs to improve profitability.

 


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