Only 33 percent of small businesses employ a bookkeeper, according to a survey by Palo Alto Software, and an additional 50 percent say they also do not plan to hire one this year.

The survey also found that only 23 percent of small businesses employ a non-CPA accountant and 66 percent do not plan to hire one. Another 29 percent do employ a CPA, 17 percent plan to hire one, but 54 percent do not plan to hire one.

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