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Holding Pattern

So far this year, small-business hiring has been on pause.

By Mark Henricks

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The bad news about small-business hiring this year is that ithas been going nowhere. The good news is, the year isn'tover.

"It's almost as if small businesses [hit] the pausebutton," says Michael Alter, president of Skokie, Illinois,payroll service firm SurePayroll Inc. "They're holding to see whathappens in the economy."

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