How a Blank Piece of Paper Can be Your Best Tool
Statistically, new small businesses have the odds against them, with more than half failing within the first five years, according to the Small Business Administration. They’ve hamstrung themselves even more recently with their reluctance to hire new employees. Almost 80 percent of small businesses did little to no hiring last summer, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. No new employees, no new ideas, no new projects — too many entrepreneurs have become paralyzed by fear and uncertainty.