Daniel B. Kline, The Motley Fool Published 12:00 p.m. ET May 17, 2019

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It can be a smart move for your career, but maybe not for the reasons you think.

Big companies often have big perks. That’s especially true in the technology space, where free meals, gyms, and even day care are quite common. Even more traditional large companies that don’t offer those kinds of benefits still have things that smaller businesses don’t — there are more opportunities for advancement, more training opportunities, and maybe even the option of transferring to another location.

Small business owners can’t offer most, or sometimes any, of those things. That does not mean, however, that you