Learn where to find your business mentor.

5 Types of People Who Can Help With Small Business Mentoring

Learn where to find your business mentor.

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 7/3/2017. Before you fulfill your dream of being a small business owner, you’ll need some help getting started. For small business mentoring, seek personal and professional expertise. When I first started a business, I didn’t always know who to turn to for guidance when I had questions. […]

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Your small business can use AI to make customers happier.

3 Ways AI Can Improve Your Customer Experience

Your small business can use AI to make customers happier.

Technological advances in the way we do business continue to progress rapidly. The area of artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting domains that is seeing significant growth, generating a ton of buzz in the business community as a result. A large number of companies, especially in the world of IT, are either […]

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Read the best small business articles.

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

Read the best small business articles.

Here are the best small business articles we read in March. We hope you find this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.

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Learn about managing remote teams

5 Challenges of Managing Remote Teams (and How to Overcome Them)

Learn about managing remote teams

Letting employees work remotely has many benefits. When you need to hire, you can attract more candidates by opening up your job search across the U.S. Telecommuting is among low-cost employee benefits that can improve employee happiness. And, the option to work remote can increase employee retention as employees move or grow their families. But, […]

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Find out how to use free sample marketing at your business.

How to Use Free Sample Marketing to Sell More

Find out how to use free sample marketing at your business.

Free sample marketing is one way you can draw in customers. By giving away free samples of your products or services, people can get a taste of what you offer. Then, they will hopefully be enticed to buy from you, increasing your business bottom line. Find out why you should try offering free samples, what […]

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Learn how to make an employee dress code policy for your business.

Tips for Creating an Employee Dress Code Policy

Learn how to make an employee dress code policy for your business.

Creating an employee dress code policy can be beneficial for your business. Dress codes can help you create your business’s image and keep employees safe. You can make your dress code policy for employees as formal or as casual as you want. But, there are some things you should consider when creating your policy.

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How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

Only 32% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup. Without engaged employees, you’ll start to see a drop in productivity and quality of work. And, you’ll see a spike in turnover rates. You need to know how to improve employee engagement to combat these issues.

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The best small business articles from February.

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from February.

Here are the best small business articles we read in February. We hope you find this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.

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Learn how to build customer relationships

5 Ways to Build Killer Relationships With Customers

Learn how to build customer relationships

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 1/13/2017. As a serial entrepreneur, I know firsthand how important it is to connect with customers. Building relationships is key to learning your customers’ needs. And, you may gain more returning customers, referrals and net income in the process. As a small business owner, you have an advantage when it comes to building […]

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Learn how to use technology to connect with your remote employees.

How to Connect Remote Employees with These 5 Tech Solutions

Learn how to use technology to connect with your remote employees.

As you are reading this, 52% of employees already work remotely in some form. Kudos for being among partially or fully distributed teams. Statistics show that companies who support remote work experience 25% higher employee retention than those who don’t. Despite the benefits, working remotely isn’t always a piece of cake. Frankly speaking, remote work […]

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