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Catching up With Coleen, Founder of The Historical Homemaker Bakery and Cafe

small business spotlight the historical homemaker bakery and cafe

At Patriot Software, we’re committed to providing accounting and payroll software that lets entrepreneurs keep their time and money for what they love: running their small business. 

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What Is Small Business Saturday®?

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It’s sweeping the nation yet again. Celebrating its 10th anniversary. Happening in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s … Small Business Saturday® 2019! So, what is Small Business Saturday (SBS)?

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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 our top article picks from the month of September. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did.

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Measuring Employee Engagement: Strategies Worth Giving a Shot

measuring employee engagement picture of employees working together

“Wah wah” (think Charlie Brown’s teacher) is something you don’t want going on in your employees’ heads when they’re working. But as time goes by, your employees might start losing interest in their work. If you want to figure out where your employees are at, try measuring employee engagement.

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What Is an Employee Performance Improvement Plan?

employee performance improvement plan

Is one of your workers going down the rabbit hole of idleness? If so, you may consider putting them on an employee performance improvement plan (PIP).

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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.

We read a lot of content from around the web. Want to see the best small business articles we read in July?

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Leading Virtual Teams With a Traditional Approach

leading virtual teams

Seventy percent of professionals work remotely at least once per week. With so many people telecommuting, effectively leading virtual teams has never been more critical.

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Read the best small business articles from May.

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

Read the best small business articles from May.

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

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Sparking Commitment in the Workplace Boils Down to This One Thing

commitment in the workplace

Ah, commitment in the workplace. It’s what every business owner wants. But, how do you get it?

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7 Staying Healthy at Work Tips

staying healthy at work

If you work 40 hours per week, you spend nearly a quarter of your time in the workplace. Spending so much time in one place can make you susceptible to illness, fatigue, and poor eating habits. Do you struggle with staying healthy at work?

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