benefits of forming an s corporation

Small Business Benefits of Forming an S Corporation

benefits of forming an s corporation

The primary benefit that attracts many business owners to become an S Corp for tax purposes is straightforward—it can potentially save them money. However, before making any changes to (or forming) a business entity that will have legal or tax implications, entrepreneurs should weigh all pros and cons with a tax advisor and attorney. There […]

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7 Handling Stress at Work Tactics

handling stress at work

Handling stress at work is critical for your (and your company’s) health. Approximately 60% of workers experience stress three or more work days per week. And, 41% of small business owners cite their companies as their top stressor. If you don’t do something to manage work-related stress, you may notice a drop in productivity and engagement. […]

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5 Creative Ways to Boost Productivity by Motivating and Inspiring Your Team

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As an employer and leader, keeping your team motivated can be difficult. And, when your workers lack inspiration, productivity can decline. So, how can you inspire your team to help boost productivity and innovation?

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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 them as interesting and useful as we did.

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Using SWOT Analysis to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

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SWOT, an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, is a strategic organizational tool that helps businesses make long-term plans and important strategic decisions. Typically, you use a small business SWOT analysis to obtain a comprehensive look at the factors that affect your business’s viability.

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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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building relationships at work

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

building relationships at work

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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