At last count, over 98% of all registered businesses in Canada were small businesses with less than 100 employees. Small businesses are an essential component of the Canadian economy, and continue to provide employment for millions of Canadians. In fact, Statistics Canada found that from 2002 to 2012, small businesses were responsible for creating nearly 78% of the new private sector jobs in Canada. In light of these statistics, it’s not hard to see why it is in everyone’s best interest to see small businesses succeed in Canada. Unfortunately, according to the same study, more than one in four small and medium sized businesses in Canada don’t stay open past the end of their second year in business. So what can small business owners do in terms of human resource management to increase their chances of success? Read on to find out about small business owners’ top four HR concerns.