Employers and employees at small businesses don't see eye to eye when it comes to 401(k)s, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by ShareBuilder Advisors, a 401(k) administrator that specializes in serving small companies.

The "Small Business Annual Retirement Trends Survey" found that although 64% of employees at small companies believe their employers are obligated to offer a defined contribution plan, only 13% of small companies actually offer a 401(k) plan. Forty-seven percent of small business owners who don't currently offer a 401(k) plan said they never intend to do so, with the No. 1 reason being the wrong assumption that their employees are not interested.

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