Here are this week’s links to a few good stories that we found and selected because we feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to medium size businesses.
- Deborah Shane, writing for Smallbiztrends.com posted a nice piece that could serve as a guideline of sorts as we prepare our resolution list for the New Year. In 7 Questions to Close a Year Strong and Start Another Stronger, she taps into the wit and wisdom of Spencer Johnson author of Who Moved My Cheese? as well as an article written by Ronald Riggio for Psychology Today entitled Why Time Goes Faster as You Get Older. It might sound like a downer, but the point of her article is that we should come to expect, embrace, understand and encourage change. Not a bad message after all.
- In Strategies: What’s ahead for small business in 2013, Rhonda Adams writing for USA Today speaks to everything from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to tax uncertainty and the effects of climate change. While she speaks of the 50 employee threshold requirement for employers to supply health insurance, Massachusetts employers should be reminded that the magic number in the Commonwealth is 21, up from 11 when the state healthcare reform was first enacted.
- Lastly, what is a small business after all? By some definition, employers with fewer than 500 workers would qualify. But is that what we really think of when we speak of small business? Aaron Chatterji calls for the government to get it right when it comes to small business policy in his article Why Washington Has It Wrong on Small Business.