3 Things I Learned Last Week 10.4.15

This week: Small business picks up the hiring pace; 50 places to find employment forms; Longer tweets coming?

September Was Strong Month for Small Business Hiring
The National Federation of Independent Business said that small businesses created jobs at the fastest pace of 2015 in September.

Highlights of the survey:

    • Owners added a net 0.18 workers per firm.
    • 53 percent reported hiring or trying to hire.
    • 85 percent of those trying to hire reported few or no qualified applicants for the positions they were trying to fill.

The full report will be released on Oct. 13; in the meantime, click here for additional highlights.

Need an Employment Form?
Business owners need all types. Whether you’re looking for tax forms, I-9s, SBA forms, here are 50 places where you can find them.

Twitter May Be Expanding Length of Tweets
Rumor has it that Twitter may soon allow users to share tweets with more than 140 characters. If it happens, it’s just one of several recent changes Twitter has introduced.

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About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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