Our daily blend of the latest news, trends and tips for the small business community.
What’s going ‘on’:
Small firms paying lower wages: The wage gap between large employers and small businesses is growing, as is the one between new and old companies, according to a new Kauffman Foundation study.
USPS facing its own fiscal cliff: The U.S. Postal Service suffered a record loss last week of almost $16 billion, and it needs Congress to change one rule quickly in order to stop the bleeding.
Small firms shying away from Groupon: Small businesses are leaving the popular daily deals service out of their holiday sales strategies, as the tactic hasn’t yielded many repeat customers this year.
Keep an eye ‘on’:
Businesses pulling back on investments:Shipments of core capital goods, a common measure of business investment, dropped 0.4 percent last month as firms remain hesitant to spend ahead of the fiscal cliff.
Helpful advice ‘on’:
How to embrace the shift toward BYOD (OSB)
How to better evaluate your employees (Huff Post)
How to make sure you are heard on Twitter (SBT)
How to beat a small business tax audit (Fox Business)