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The small business landscape is changing, and the way today’s mom and pop shops look may surprise you. Small businesses are being run online and young entrepreneurs are rushing to work for them. According to a 2012 report by Payscale, 47 percent of millennials in the workforce are employed by small businesses of 100 or fewer employees, many of which are run by entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, only 23 percent work for larger companies. This generation is sidestepping traditional career paths and becoming the driving force behind the new small business landscape. Not only is this younger workforce more technologically savvy, they now make up the majority of the working population. This knowledgable workforce is in search of opportunities that leverage new technology and balance their well-being and career growth. 

Similarly to previous generations, they are looking for help and assistance in doing this. The difference, however, is the desire for more efficient and direct ways of doing so through technology. Today’s brokers are well aware of this. In fact, according to the BenefitsPro 2016 health care survey, embracing technology is seen as a pivotal component of brokers value proposition to clients. Despite this recognition, the survey found that the majority of brokers are concerned about the disrupting technology and have very limited experience with technologies like private exchanges. 

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