When you run a small business, you offer customers a personal experience unlike one they would get at a major corporation. But, how is your online presence? In addition to face-to-face interactions, you should be engaging customers through social media. You don’t have time to do everything when you run a small business. However, you […]
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You know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” As a small business owner, how often do you take steps to keep you and your employees healthy? Maybe you find your employees get especially sick during flu season, or they run out of energy as the day goes on. Implementing wellness […]
Whether you’re a franchise or independent small business, Patriot’s online payroll for franchises is there to save you money and provide outstanding customer service. The Cleaning Authority is an environmentally-friendly franchise that offers regularly scheduled or one-time cleanings for home and office. The business’s emphasis on green practices promotes a clean house and earth. […]
There is a lot of thought that goes into opening a business. You need to consider things like financing, the economy, and whether your idea will draw customers. If you are in the market for opening a new business, you might have considered franchising. There are many benefits of owning a franchise.
Setting up a website for your small business is a wise and cost-efficient way to get your brand out there and bring in new customers. You have a lot of options when it comes to color scheme, fonts, and general setup. But, appearance is not all you should be worried about. What makes a website […]
Nobody does what you do better than you, but … what is it that you do again? You might have trouble describing your business in one sentence, or you find yourself at a loss for words when it comes to writing a company description. Knowing how to write a company description for a business plan […]
You’re taking a friend out to a fancy dinner to celebrate their promotion. There are two new restaurants in town, so you decide to check out the reviews and glance over the menus before selecting. Restaurant A has a website with reviews from customers, a PDF of the menu, photos, hours, and directions to make […]
Patriot Software’s online accounting and payroll software helps small business owners get back to running their businesses. We spoke with Patriot customer Kyle Daly, who co-owns three Phenix Salon Suites franchises along with his brother, to learn about his business. Phenix Salon Suites is a nationwide franchise that acts as a one-stop shop for salon […]
Good news — there will always be a demand for employment! With a labor force participation rate at 62.8% and an unemployment rate of 4.9%, there are plenty of people to choose from. But, we understand you want to make sure you know how to hire great employees for your small business. Where do you […]
You may have seen The Office, a TV show about people working for a small-town paper company. The manager, Michael Scott, is the king of goofing off. When performance review time comes around, he talks about his personal life to each employee rather than their performance.
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