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Small Businesses Add 77,000 More Jobs in April

The GDP for the first quarter of 2019 was impressive, delivering an annualized rate growth of 3.2%. To go along with that great number, in April the U.S. economy added 275,000 jobs. This has driven the unemployment rate down to 3.6%, the lowest in 50 years (December, 1969). For its part, the small business segment added 77,000 jobs this month. This is up by a considerable margin from the 6,000 jobs created in March. April 2019 ADP Small Business Report Overall, owners are optimistic about the...
Tags: Employment, Sales, ADP, Mark Zandi, Moody s Analytics


Jackson Hewitt Online Review – It’s Not Too Late to File

Haven’t filed your taxes yet? There’s still time! We’ll tell you what the IRS says about filing after the April 15th deadline and find out if you can file for free using Jackson Hewitt. We review everything about this tax service below. Jackson Hewitt Chris Muller's rating 7.9 Software Usability 8.5 ...
Tags: Taxes, Marketing, Customer Service, Walmart, Ira, Irs, ADP, Hewitt, EITC, Turbotax, H R Block, Jackson Hewitt, The IRS, APR, TaxAct, Chris Muller


U.S. firms hire 275,000 workers in April, most nine months: ADP

U.S. private employers added 275,000 jobs in April, well above economists' expectations and the most since last July, supporting the view of a solid domestic labor market, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, ADP


Top 50 Unicorn Companies Revealed: What Can Your Business Learn from these Leading Brands?

LinkedIn just released its list of the top 50 companies to work for in the United States. As always, the list is a veritable who’s who of unicorn enterprises that are making a difference in the world — and in the lives of their thousands of employees. The list is based on data gathered from the LinkedIn’s 546-plus million users. This extensive ranking is based on four major factors: interest in the company, engagement with employees, job demand, and employee retention. According to this list, t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Lyft, Spotify, London, Ge, Adobe, Boston, Employment, Sales, Nike, Cisco, Tesla


How Digital Marketing Agency is Different From the SEO Agency

By Ashley Rosa Did you know that companies have increased their digital marketing budget by 50% in recent years as compared to 2016? That’s because marketing strategies in the present time of the internet’s dominance are incomplete without addressing the digital channels. But it can be tricky when hiring an agency that handles your company’s online marketing, especially, as several types of agencies claim that they can help. For instance, there are digital marketing agencies and SEO agencies tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Digital, Seo, Sales & Marketing, Keyword, ADP, Right Now, Digital Marketing Agency, SEO Agency, Custom Content Council, Ashley Rosa, Ashley Rosa Did, Google AdWords SEO


Parker Conrad thinks he can beat Zenefits, the company he founded, and he just got $45 million in funding to prove it

Rippling, a new startup from Zenefits founder Parker Conrad, is offering a service to help companies manage and better use their employee data. It offers features for both human-resources and information-technology departments. The company just raised $45 million in a Series A funding round to grow its business. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Inside the typical company, you'll find employee data strewn across several frequented disconnected systems. Human resources has informatio...
Tags: Microsoft, Okta, US, San Francisco, Trends, Quora, Zenefits, SEC, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Parker Conrad, ADP, Kleiner Perkins, Securities And Exchange Commission, Conrad, Zenefits Conrad


4 Top Affiliate Marketing Tips, How to Create Successful Social Media Campaigns, How to Write a Business-Winning Proposal and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

19 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Private Sector Small Business Employment Increases By now you’ve all seen the jobs report. But what about small businesses and their contributions? According to the ADP Small Business Job Report in March very small businesses (1-19 employees lost) 9,000 jobs, small businesses with 20-49 employees gained 14,000 jobs, for a net gain of 6,000 small business jobs. Take a look at the infographic from ADP below for more stats.   2—...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, UK, Instagram, Australia, Youtube, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Ukraine, Star, Canada, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States


TrickerBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day

A powerful data-stealing malware campaign with a tax theme is on the rise to target unsuspecting filers ahead of Tax Day. TrickBot, a financially motivated trojan, infects Windows computers through a malicious Excel document sent by a specially crafted email. Once infected, the malware targets vulnerable devices on the network and combs for passwords and banking information to send back to the attacker. The collected information can be used to steal funds for fraud. The ever-expanding malware is...
Tags: US, Tech, Ibm, ADP, Limor Kessem, Paychex, IBM X Force, Internal Revenue


TrickBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day

A powerful data-stealing malware campaign with a tax theme is on the rise to target unsuspecting filers ahead of Tax Day. TrickBot, a financially motivated trojan, infects Windows computers through a malicious Excel document sent by a specially crafted email. Once infected, the malware targets vulnerable devices on the network and combs for passwords and banking information to send back to the attacker. The collected information can be used to steal funds for fraud. The ever-expanding malware is...
Tags: US, Tech, Ibm, ADP, Limor Kessem, Paychex, IBM X Force, Internal Revenue


Meredith Schmidt of Salesforce: Small Business Is a Real Business Unit For Us, Not Just a Product

A few months ago during Salesforce’s annual analyst summit, I got the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Meredith Schmidt. Meredith serves as Executive Vice President & GM of Salesforce Essentials & SMB.  Salesforce Essentials consist of the company’s products aimed at the small business market.  But something else really caught my attention in that brief conversation. It turns out Essentials runs like its own operating business now. So Salesforce no longer treats it like a traditional...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, San Francisco, Siri, Cisco, Salesforce, Meredith, Einstein, ADP, Alexa, SMB, Voice interface, Meredith Schmidt, Meredith Schmidt Meredith, So Salesforce


Unemployment Applications Are at the Lowest Level Since 1969

ADP found that businesses added just 129,000 jobs in March
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Economy, ADP, Onetime


Benefits of Digital Transformation, Equipment Financing, The Future of Work and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

17 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Will AI Replace Managers? Nearly one in five small businesses think the hassle of selecting and implementing new tech isn’t worth the trouble, yet more than four in five think their business could benefit from new tech if it’s the right fit. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to AI in business, but that’s a good thing; no two small businesses are exactly the same and internal needs vary. For businesses with heavy clien...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, California, Boston, Global, US, America, Linkedin, Google Analytics, Michigan, Telstra, Bing, Intuit, Aruba, ADP, Microsoft Bing


ADP Says it Cares Why You Go to Work Every Day, and Has a New Brand Identity to Prove It

The average working stiff might not be able to tell you what ADP does, but there's a decent chance that the company affects him in a very important way--namely, it gets him his paycheck. In fact, ADP (which stands for Automatic Data Processing) pays about 40 million workers worldwide, and 1 in 6 of us...
Tags: General, Advertising, ADP, Automatic Data Processing


With Its New New Brand Identity, ADP Wants to Get People Thinking About Why They Work

The average working stiff might not be able to tell you what ADP does, but there's a decent chance the company affects him in a very important way--namely, it gets him his paycheck. In fact, ADP (which stands for Automatic Data Processing) pays about 40 million workers worldwide, and one in 6 of us in...
Tags: General, Advertising, ADP, Automatic Data Processing


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


Get Ready for March Madness, the 10 Rules of Blogging, How Color Impacts Your Website, Managing Business Credit and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Cybercrime Devastates SMBs A majority (58%) of SMB executives are more concerned about suffering a major data breach than they are about a flood, fire, transit strike or even a physical break-in of their offices, according to the inaugural AppRiver Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey. “In today’s digital age, businesses rely more heavily on their intellectual assets than physical properties—bringing cybersecurity to the fore...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Business, London, Linkedin, Research, United States, Healthcare, LexisNexis, ADP, Capital One, Sxsw, Southwest, Right Now, Facebook Instagram Twitter, SMB


ADP’s Exhilarating SXSW Experience Let Attendees Literally Shatter the Glass Ceiling

Women are constantly being told to push for more and metaphorically break the glass ceiling. ADP wanted to give women (and South by Southwest festivalgoers in general) the chance to actually break that ceiling, letting out the frustration and rage that comes along with the nonstop hustle to gain equal treatment in the workplace. So,...
Tags: Advertising, ADP, Sxsw, Southwest


Fantasy Baseball Drafts: Overrated, underrated and safest picks in Rounds 1-3

Using a mix of Yahoo's average draft position (ADP) and the staff rankings that create a composite score among three Yahoo analysts, we will present a road map through the first 100 picks to come off the board in a typical Fantasy Baseball draft. By breaking things down into segments of 10 picks at a time to highlight the safest bet, plus an underrated and overrated player, you are sure to come away with a more streamlined and less overwhelming way to plot out a course for a successful draf...
Tags: News, Sports, ADP


Small business hiring drops dramatically, ADP report says

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business hiring slowed dramatically in February, a sign that company owners may be getting cautious about the economy. That report comes from payroll provider ADP, which said Wednesday its customers with up to 49 staffers added just 12,000 jobs last month, down sharply from 107,000 in January and 84,000 in […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, ADP


The pitch deck that helped a startup land $6 million from the founders of Dropbox, Yelp, Box, Yammer, and Gmail

Joshua Reeves is the CEO of a startup that raised a $6.1 million seed round from big Silicon Valley names. His list of early investors  reads as a who's who of Silicon Valley: Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman,  Dropbox CEO Drew Houston,  Yammer CEO David Sacks,  Box CEO Aaron Levie,  YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim,  SurgarCRM CEO Larry Augustin,  Zuora CEO and former Salesforce CMO Tien Tzou,  Facebook VP of Partnerships Dan Rose,  Gmail creator Paul Buchheit, and more ... Reeves is also an ...
Tags: Stanford, Trends, Karma, Silicon Valley, Zazzle, ADP, Zenpayroll, Aaron Levie, Paul Buchheit, Reeves, Paychex, Jeremy Stoppelman, Levie, Joshua Reeves, Jeremy Stoppelman Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Yammer, David Sacks Box


Sapling, an employee management and on-boarding platform focused on distributed teams, lands $4 million in seed funding

Sapling, a three-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose employee management and onboarding software is being adopted by a small but growing number of mid-size companies with far-flung workforces, is announcing today that it has raised $4 million in funding from Gradient Ventures, which is Google’s AI fund, and Tuesday Capital, formerly known as CrunchFund. It quietly secured the funding several months ago and has been using it to ramp up to the 50 people it currently employs. The company’s ...
Tags: Google, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Sydney, ADP, Invision, General Assembly, Bart, Andy, Melbourne Australia, MacDonald, Gallagher, Pat Gallagher, Gradient Ventures, Bart Macdonald


Sapling, an employee management and on-boarding platform, lands $4 million in seed funding

Sapling, a three-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose employee management and onboarding software is being adopted by a small but growing number of mid-size companies with far-flung workforces, is announcing today that it has raised $4 million in funding from Gradient Ventures, which is Google’s AI fund, and Tuesday Capital, formerly known as CrunchFund. It quietly secured the funding several months ago and has been using it to ramp up to the 50 people it currently employs. The company’s ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Sydney, ADP, Invision, General Assembly, Bart, Andy, Melbourne Australia, MacDonald, Gallagher, Pat Gallagher


In the News: Main Street Lending Rates Tell of Unsure Economic Future

We saw more signs this week that the economy may be slowing down a bit. And it’s getting a little tougher to keep your business going. For instance, a new report from Lending Tree saw a reduction in the amount of borrowing among Main Street businesses. Perhaps the recent prolonged government shutdown had some impact on that figure, but it matches with reports in previous weeks. The economy may not be going downhill but it definitely looks to be leveling. The lack of borrowing may be an issue wh...
Tags: Sales, ADP, Doodle, Small Business Trends, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Menlo Park HQ, Facebook Communities Summit, Sarah Binder Mehta, Facebook Summit Facebook


U.S. Wages Grew 2.8% in 2018, Should You Increase Staff Compensation?

Unemployment numbers have been at historic lows recently, and this is having a positive effect on the stagnant wages of the past decade. According to the ADP Research Institute Workforce Vitality Report (WVR), the fourth quarter of 2018 delivered year-over-year wage growth of 3.4% to end the year. 2018 Wage Growth Statistics Overall, 2018 provided wage growth of 2.8% compared to 2.6% in 2017. The steady wage growth is being driven by a tight labor market as businesses are competing with a few...
Tags: US, Sales, Economy, ADP, Northeast, ADP Research Institute, DepositPhotos, Ahu Yildirmaz, Yildirmaz, Small Business Growth, WVR, ADP Research Institute Workforce Vitality


Small business hiring lags behind larger companies, ADP says

NEW YORK (AP) — New reports from payroll company ADP show that small businesses are lagging behind larger companies in hiring, a trend that’s not expected to change anytime soon. ADP’s monthly report on small business employment released last week showed companies with up to 49 employees created 63,000 jobs during January. That’s down from […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, ADP


Engagement, data, bad/good managers, and the recruiting function

Amy Leschke-Kahle, the VP of Performance Acceleration at The Marcus Buckingham Company (which was acquired by ADP in 2017), gave us some of her precious Milwaukee-area time (Go Bucks! Giannis!) to discuss issues of engagement and data. We wanted to come in hot on this one, so we led with a rather-direct question. How do […]
Tags: Featured, News, Big Data, Milwaukee, Recruiting, Data, Analytics, Managers, Engagement, Hiring, ADP, Branding, Giannis, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Marcus Buckingham Company


Small Businesses Add 89,000 Jobs But Minimum Wage Issues Loom

It’s another week where, on one hand, things look good for small business across the country. And then … There’s that other hand. In the last week, we reported that small businesses and franchise businesses were each busy at the end of 2018 filling open jobs. That’s great. In total, according to ADP, it was more than 118,000 jobs between the two. The 89,000 jobs added by small businesses in December, alone, was a record for this particular report. But are we on the cusp of seeing some negative ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York City, Sales, United States, South Dakota, States, Lenovo, ADP, Mastercard, The Supreme Court, AT T, United States Supreme Court, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Wayfair Inc


Franchise Businesses Added 29K Jobs in December 2018, According to Report

The employment report for December 2018 exceeded all expectations with a whopping 312,000 new jobs for the month. This includes franchises, which added 29K jobs to the tally. This is more than 17,500 jobs from November when ADP reported a total of 11,500 jobs. Growth in franchise hiring is an important indicator for local economies because of the job creation and tax revenue this segment provides. The vast majority of franchises are essentially small businesses if they are not owned by headquar...
Tags: US, Sales, Research, ADP, Mark Zandi, Moody s Analytics, ADP Research Institute, International Franchise Association IFA, Zandi


Small Businesses Added 89K Jobs in December 2018, ADP reports

The December 2018 ADP National Employment Report revealed small businesses almost doubled the number of jobs they created in November. While November managed a respectable 46,000 jobs, small businesses delivered a record high in December 2018 with 89,000 jobs. The high numbers come despite the current tariff battle taking place with China and an erratic stock market which manages to end on the upside after record-breaking downturns. The volatility hasn’t discouraged small businesses from hiring...
Tags: China, Sales, Research, ADP, Trump, BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, ADP Research Institute, Ahu Yildirmaz, ADP National Employment Report, Small Business Data


Small business hiring surges at year-end, ADP reports

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business hiring surged at year-end, with payroll company ADP counting 89,000 new jobs at its small business customers. That was up from a downwardly revised 38,000 in November, and gave small businesses an average of nearly 42,000 new jobs each month during 2018. December’s increase was the biggest gain for […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, ADP