For some that are struggling just to get by, it can be the only way the business manages to pay employees and keep the lights on. For others with a little more of a safety net, a big tax refund is a major opportunity.
The technology that most people carry in their pockets in the form of a smartphone makes it increasingly easy for them and their employers to participate in the 5 major trends we see impacting the SMB workplace in 2015.
By setting goals, considering the bottom line and taking small steps throughout the year (versus a once-a-year canned food drive), SMBs can make a huge impact on the larger community while creating goodwill (and profits) for their own companies.
In the small business sphere, ironically something that may have been erroneously considered as a job-killer has been found to be a catalyst for creating jobs: technology.