hiring committee

Should You Form a Hiring Committee?

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As a small business owner, you are likely familiar with making hiring decisions. Or, you may have a hiring manager handle the process for you. As your business grows, forming a committee might be the best option for hiring new employees. Read on to learn whether or not you should form a hiring committee in […]

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Why Building Relationships at Work Matters (and 5 Ways to Do It)

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What are the key ingredients of a thriving workplace? Veteran entrepreneurs may argue that workplace efficiency depends on employee engagement and retention. And if you want to boost engagement and retention, focus on building relationships at work. Studies show that workplace success is linked to interoffice relationships. Not to mention, 55% of survey respondents said […]

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The best small business articles from January.

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from January.

Here are the best small business articles we read in January. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did. Advice for business owners When You Encounter the Feeling of “Been There, Done That” as an Entrepreneur” | Andrew Jensen When you’re an entrepreneur, you’ll likely go through a number of emotional […]

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7 Things Small Business Owners Should Prep to Ensure Funding Success

Small business owners know the value of preparation. Planning ahead is second nature to entrepreneurs, who are always thinking about the next step in their businesses. When it comes to business financing, preparation is key. Contrary to the perception you may have, a business loan isn’t just for struggling businesses. Many business owners look for […]

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How to Revolutionize Your Small Business by Improving User Experience

As a small business owner, you are probably researching customers, finding your target audience, and creating a customer acquisition plan for your business. However, you also need to consider building up your online following. But, how do you do that? Creating a positive user experience can mean the difference between a few sales per month […]

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6 Business Travel Saving Tips for Small Businesses

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There’s no doubt that running a small business comes with a multitude of expenses. When you are required to travel to conduct business, expenses can balloon if not properly managed. Without proper management, such expenses can detrimentally affect your business. This guide gives six quick-saving tips for you to keep in mind when traveling for […]

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The best small business articles from December

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from December

Here are the best small business articles we read in December. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did.

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Business Line of Credit: How it Works and How You Can Qualify

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Let’s face it, business is rarely convenient. No one knows what tomorrow holds and, as a business owner, you need to be flexible enough to adapt to those changes as quickly as possible, not just to stay afloat but to take full advantage of moments of growth as well.

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How to Cover Payroll When Cash Flow Is Low

how to cover payroll when cash flow is low

One of the most important promises that small business owners make is to pay their employees on time. Covering payroll may not always be simple, but it’s vital to the well-being of the business because employees who aren’t paid don’t stick around. When cash flow is low or irregular, however, you’re bound to have trouble […]

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One Small Step for Payment Processing, One Giant Leap for Your Business

Whenever you have an ecosystem with many moving parts, even the slightest change can have lasting effects. This is exactly the case with payment processing, thanks to the credit card signature requirements being lifted earlier this year. Now, customers will no longer have to hastily scribble their autographs after every credit card transaction—a seemingly small […]

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