Learn the benefits of hiring interns.

5 Ways Your Small Business Will Benefit From Hiring Interns

Learn the benefits of hiring interns.

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 1/18/2017. A lot of college students are on the lookout for work experience. Many of them will seek out internships and skill-building opportunities, and chances are, at least one potential intern is likely contact your business. You might be interested in hiring interns but aren’t sure if […]

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Desk Exercises

Desk Exercises That Can Relieve Tension and Fuel Engagement

Desk Exercises

For many workers, most of a standard eight-hour workday is devoted to sitting at a desk. Sitting for extended periods of time can lead to low employee engagement, productivity, and morale. If you or your employees need a boost throughout the day, try these desk exercises.  

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Teamwork lessons

Teamwork Lessons I Learned the Hard Way…So You Don’t Have To

Teamwork lessons

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 4/18/2016. Early in my career, before I became my own boss and the CEO of Patriot Software, I was a hard charging mover and shaker. I did whatever was necessary to get the job done. I took no prisoners, offered no quarter to failure, and if my […]

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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 August. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did.

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How to Build an Effective Email List

How to Build an Effective Email List

How to Build an Effective Email List

Email marketing is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience, and even though some marketers claim that it’s dead, this advertising method is very much alive and kicking. For every $1 spent, email marketing generates a $44 ROI, which makes it one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies. However, building […]

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Music in the Workplace

Music in the Workplace: Can it Help Productivity, or Is it Treble?

Music in the Workplace

Do your employees like to listen to music while they work? For many, engagement, morale, and overall productivity increase through listening to music. But, is music in the workplace actually beneficial to your business’s growth? To find out, pay attention to current research, laws on playing music in the workplace, and other business policies.

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Launch your startup no matter how the economy is doing.

The Only 5 Things You Need to Launch a Startup in Any Economy

Launch your startup no matter how the economy is doing.

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 6/1/2016. In 2008, one of my startups, Career Marketplace, was sinking fast. The market had tanked, new business was hard to come by and jobs were drying up. Career Marketplace, an online intermediary for job seekers and job creators, was getting hit particularly hard. After a few rough […]

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Using cloud solutions for small business can save you time and money.

7 Cloud Solutions That Will Benefit Your Small Business

Using cloud solutions for small business can save you time and money.

If you’re like the average business owner, you always look for ways to get your tasks done fast and cheap. Online cloud solutions for small business can help you do both. Cloud solutions can free up your time for more important tasks. You don’t have to maintain the software because the provider does that for […]

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The best small business articles from July.

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from July.

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

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5 Easy Team Building Activities for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, you need to make sure your business is running smoothly. This can be challenging if your team isn’t collaborating well. Use simple team building activities to get your employees working together. Team building strategies for small business owners Sometimes, getting everyone on payroll to operate as a team is difficult. […]

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