Small Business is our Business

Seventy percent (70%) of small business owners describe their company’s financial health as good, very good, or excellent.

Source:   U.S. Bank 2014 Small Business Survey



Ninety percent (90%) of human resource professionals check out social media profiles, especially Linked In and Facebook, before inviting a candidate in for an interview.

Source:  Knock ‘Em Dead Social Networking by Martin Yate.  2014

Fifty three percent (53%) of small business owners in metro New York already know the fate of their business.  For those with succession plans——

*52% intend to transfer or  sell the business to  a family member

*13% plan to dissolve business

Source:   2014 Spring survey of Small Business Owners by Bank of America


Most travelers browse online travel sites, but purchase their tickets from an airline.  An April 2014 survey of 2,066 adults by FlightView, a travel app for mobile phones, found——–

59%    purchase tickets from airlines

*30%  purchase airlines tickets from online travel agents

*8%     purchase airline tickets from travel agents

36%     search for airline tickets on airline websites

29%      search for airline tickets on Expedia or Orbitz


Brothers International Corporation has just  released findings from the 5th Brothers Small Business Survey.  Seventy-two percent (72%) of small business owners in the U.S. believe new technologies will offer a greater return on investment than new employees(28%).  Small business owners find these technologies indispensable for running their business—–

41%       Mobile devices  (smartphones and tablets)

32%       Customer relationship management software

21%        Social media/social technologies

15%        cloud services

This survey was conducted in January 2014 among 500 small business owners by email .

The operative word is DISCIPLINE.  A survey by PNC Wealth Management or 473 U.S. millionaires found—–

*56% save early and regularly

*38% control spending

*38% make smart investment decisions

Source:  PNC Wealth Management provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to consumers and small businesses.  This survey was conducted in 2014.

The Lysol No Mess Max survey of 1,000 U.S. adults found 36% use digital devices in the bathroom to email bosses, coworkers,  clients, and friends. The average time by age reveals—

18-24 years            18.1 minutes

25-34 years            17.9 minutes

35-44 years             18.5 minutes

45-54 years             13.7 minutes

55 years plus           11.3 minutes

One in four (26%) admit this is a frequent.

This survey was conducted in 2014.

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