Understanding your target market and what drives their purchasing decisions is essential for any small business owner. In this session, we'll teach you how to read and analyze consumer behavior to identify patterns and trends to help you make informed decisions about your inve
Small business owners spend their days concentrating on their particular specialty, but there's one thing they have in common: They all need tools to manage and grow their businesses. Our in-depth educational resources, websites and fact sheets give detailed information about accessing responsible capital; financial tools and management, workplace issues and benefits like retirement, healthcare and paid family leave; and much more. Additionally, we answer frequently asked questions about federal and state legislation and programs that offer publicly-administered access to paid leave and retirement benefits.
Current Connecticut law only provides unpaid leave for certain employees who need to take time off from work to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill child, spouse or family member. However, many workers cannot afford to take extended unpaid leave, and some small employers are unable to provide paid leave benefits to their employees for an extended period of time.
A paid family leave insurance program would allow Connecticut employees to contribute to a state-administered insurance program that would help provide paid leave to working adults who need time off to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. This would allow small businesses that previously could not afford to offer paid leave to provide an extra benefit to their employees.
This document is intended to answer any questions small employers might have about the importance of establishing a paid family leave insurance program in Connecticut, and the effects this would have on small business owners and their workers.
Our educational video series, Small Business Financing 101 & Small Business Retirement 101, provides quick answers to several frequently asked questions about accessing capital and saving for retirement.
The videos feature short 2-3 minute tutorials on topics such as key questions to consider before taking out a loan, the pros and cons of online lending and common workplace-based retirement plans.
Sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), the proposed Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMILY) Act would create an insurance program enabling workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid time away from work in order to care for a loved one or bond with a new child.
This document is intended to answer any questions small employers might have about the proposed program and its effects on small business owners and their workers.
Colorado’s family leave program currently only provides unpaid leave for certain workers who need to take time off from work to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill family member. However, many workers cannot afford to take extended unpaid leave, and some small employers are unable provide paid leave benefits to their employees for an extended period of time.
Wisconsin Saves is a new automatic saving initiative that launched in April 2021 for employers in Wisconsin. As part of a national pilot program, Wisconsin Saves is designed to encourage millions of Wisconsinites to establish emergency savings accounts through the automated saving strategy of split deposit. Below is an overview of what small businesses need to know about the program.
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The California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program offers financial support to eligible businesses and nonprofits in California that have incurred costs for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. Join Small Business M
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