2016 3Q Middle Market Indicators

Middle market growth continued during the third quarter of 2016 and the outlook is improving.  According to the National Center for The Middle Market, revenue growth for middle market companies grew 6.3% over the last twelve months and is projected to grow an additional 4.9% over the next twelve months.  Middle market companies also report strong employment growth and recovering confidence in the global economy (56%), national economy (71%) and their local economies (80%).  According to the Center, the middle market makes up 3% of all U.S. companies, but one-third of all U.S. jobs.  See their infographic here.

The Election Is Over...Now What?
by CFO HR Director Robyn Porter

Now that a very exhaustive election cycle has ended, questions are emerging about how the new administration will impact employment and employment law. Employers should now be aware of how all of the changes may or may not affect the estimated 40% of American workers who will be re-classified from exempt to non-exempt by December 1.  Many employers have been procrastinating on making these changes in hopes the election would somehow magically make it "all go away".  But the time for action is now...

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At CFO Systems, we proudly support great works in our community. This month, we spotlight Youth Frontiers.

The mission of Youth Frontiers is to partner with schools to build communities where students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. We offer one-day retreats on timeless values like kindness, courage, and respect for students in fourth through twelfth grades. Youth Frontiers also offers educator retreats to help schools support their educators and create cohesive teams all focused in a common direction: their students. 

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Richard Branson: The Key to Success Is Intention

You won't be successful without explicitly knowing what your intentions are every day. The Virgin founder shares five tips.
The key to success, according to Richard Branson, is not just productivity and motivation.   "A day without intention is a day wasted," the Virgin Group CEO writes in a recent blog post. "Without intention, there can be no productivity, and in turn no success."
Whether you're simply going on a morning jog or starting a business, Branson writes that intention is the driving force. And take it from this billionaire entrepreneur -- he definitely knows a thing or two about success.
For all you budding entrepreneurs, it's important to spend your 24 hours wisely. Branson has some tips on how you can get started:

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In This Issue
CFO Capital
HR - Employment
Intention: The Key to Success



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