MetLife Employee Benefit Trends Study: Small Businesses

MetLife Employee Benefit Trends Series

The Evolving Work-Life World: How Small Businesses Can Compete and Thrive

Chapter Topics:

  • The Battle for Talent Intensifies
  • The Gig Economy Factor
  • Turning Insights into Action: A Checklist for Small Businesses

Small businesses are sometimes called the heartbeat of the U.S. economy.

While an astonishing 98 percent of companies in the U.S. have fewer than 100 employees,1 the important role small businesses play is about more than large numbers. 

Small companies are not just about business. Building and maintaining a successful company is highly personal. It starts with a dream. Turning the dream into reality takes dedication and a lot of hard work. From there, keeping up with an ever-changing and challenging environment requires determination and perseverance. 

In today's evolving, always-on world, work and life continue to blend. Technological innovation is redefining how people and companies collaborate. And, the competition for employee talent is intense. Savvy small business leaders will take on these realities and seek solutions from their unique perspective.

When work and life blend and enrich each other, everybody wins.


Small business employees who agree    


Small business employers who agree    

MetLife’s annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study examines the trends impacting the workplace and how small businesses can tackle the challenges of attracting, engaging, and retaining employees as the foundation of their business success. 

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