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.
- Smallbiztrends.com had an interesting observation this week. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research: “Firm startups account for only 3 percent of employment but almost 20 percent of gross job creation. The fastest growing continuing firms are young firms under the age of five.” Based on what I have seen over the past year or two, I would tend to agree. Learn more about their perspective in an interesting piece entitled Study Says Youngest Companies Are Top Job Creators.
- How would someone describe the different types of personalities in the workplace? I have heard much about this before, but every article is worth a look. OPEN Forum.com posted an article that speaks to four styles: Direct, Spirited, Considerate and Systematic. I think I know which one I am. It will be interesting to see if staff agrees! Read more in 4 Types Of Personalities Found in Every Office.
- Lastly, Paul Shread writes a brief but compelling blog post for Time Business & Money. It makes great sense and is reassuring to an understanding business owner to know that Happy Employees Mean Greater Profits.