Small Is Big

By Robert Half on October 1, 2014 at 3:15pm


Don’t let size fool you: Working for a small business can have BIG benefits!

Check out these 5 advantages:

1. Direct Access to the Big Boss

Small businesses have fewer layers of management — your boss may even be the owner! So you can show your skills directly to the people who matter and build relationships that benefit you throughout your career.

2. Entrepreneurial Experience

At a small business, you will get the chance to take part in projects that cover many areas. This allows you to gain amazing insights and experience about what it really takes to run a business.

3. Be the Big Fish

It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle at a large company. But at a small business, you have more responsibility, and it’s more likely your hard work will be noticed.

4. Discover What You Do Best

Working for a small business typically allows you to work on multiple tasks that would be delegated at a large company. What better way to identify your strengths and talents and discover what you do best?

5. Less Red Tape and More Flexibility

Small businesses simply have less red tape and protocol to wade through. This flexibility often means projects are completed more quickly and with less frustration. You likely won’t need to seek approval every step of the way.

Each month, more than 540,000 new businesses are started!

90% of small businesses have fewer than 20 employees.

Since 1996, small businesses have generated more than 65% of the new jobs created in the U.S.

Over 50% of U.S. workers are employed by a small business.


© 2014 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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