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Small-Business Hiring Snapshot (Infographic) The most-common small business in the U.S. has only three employees and a single location, but taken together, small businesses in the U.S. are the primary engine of job growth.

By Catherine Clifford

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Hiring a new employee is an especially big deal as a small-business owner. If you are thinking about adding to your staff, you might wonder whether others are doing the same.

More small-business owners say they hired or plan to hire in 2013 than have already or expect to reduce their work force, according to a recent survey from business-management software company Sage. The survey, conducted in May, polled 973 businesses. Here are other highlights of its findings:

  • More midsized companies, which Sage defines as having between 20 and 99 employees, will be adding to their ranks than the smaller businesses, with 19 or fewer employees.
  • More than half of the smaller businesses surveyed plan to keep their headcount steady in 2013.
  • The jobs that small-business owners are generating are primarily fulltime.
  • Only three in 10 businesses that have already hired or plan to hire this year are adding part-time employees.

For more on small-business hiring and its economic impact, take a look at the infographic from Irvine, Calif.-based Sage below.

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Catherine Clifford

Frequently covers crowdfunding, the sharing economy and social entrepreneurship.

Catherine Clifford is a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Catherine attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Email her at CClifford@entrepreneur.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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