Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

Read the best small business articles from April 2017.

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

Small business tips

Why Your Small Business’s Name Is Important | DailyWorth

Your business’s name is one of the first things people see and know about your business, so you better have a good one. This article has six tips to help you choose the best name for your business. (Read)

10 Ways to Get New Customers | SBA

Your small business needs new customers to maintain growth. But, attracting them can be tricky. Check out these 10 things you can do to draw in more customers and sales. (Read)

Advice for business owners

Do vs. Done Lists: Jot Down Your Small Wins to Amplify Success | Evernote

You might be approaching your to-do list wrong. Instead of stressing over all the things you need to do, you should also consider the things you have done. Learn how you can start focusing on your accomplishments. (Read)

In the workplace

Why Performance Reviews Are Critical for Small Businesses | Reviewsnap

Even if you personally know all your employees, regular performance reviews can benefit your business. Find out why you should conduct regular performance reviews and how they can help you keep amazing employees. (Read)

The 2017 State of Employee Satisfaction and Loyalty | TechnologyAdvice

How satisfied are your employees? And, how likely are they to stick around at your business? This report contains survey results about employee happiness, productivity, and loyalty. The research might give you ideas of how you can boost employee happiness and productivity. (Read)

Marketing your business

Why Small Businesses Have the Social Media Marketing Advantage | Duct Tape Marketing

You don’t need a big business and tons of followers to succeed on social media. Being a small business does have perks when it comes to online engagement. Discover what your advantages are and how you can use them. (Read)

Small Business Guide to Facebook Advertising [Infographic] | Industry Tap

Creating ads on Facebook can extend your social media presence and bring in new customers. Use this infographic to learn how to create effective Facebook advertisements. (Read)

Keep it legal

Can You Get Out of Jury Duty as a Small Business Owner? | Nav

Everyone dreads jury duty. As a small business owner, you might be able to get out of serving. But, you need to do so legally. Find out what might qualify you for exemption and what to do if you must still serve. (Read)

Small business security

Why Ransomware Increasingly Targets the Little Guys | The Parallax

Cyberthieves love small businesses. Your small business might be an easy target for an attack. Learn why you are at risk and what you can do to strengthen your business’s security. (Read)

10 Important Cyber Security Tips for Small Business Owners | TG Daily

You don’t need to be a cyber security expert to make your business more secure. There are simple things you can do. This small business article will give you 10 ways you can improve cyber safety for you and your customers. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

Here are some of the top accounting and payroll articles published by Patriot Software.

Accounting

5 of the Most Common Accounting Errors for Small Businesses to Avoid

Even a small accounting error can hurt your business and its finances. There are common accounting errors you must look out for. Find out what they are and why you should prevent them. (Read)

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Business Expenses

Too many expenses can ruin your cash flow. By evaluating your expenses and making some changes, you can reduce how much your expenses cost you. Discover seven ways you can cut some of your business expenses. (Read)

Payroll

How to Run Payroll: An Overview for Small Business Owners

Running payroll for the first time or using a new payroll method can be intimidating. This article will walk you through the things you need to run payroll. Then, it’ll explain the three-step process to run payroll. (Read)

Federal Labor Laws by Number of Employees

All employers have to follow federal labor laws. And as you add more employees, you have to follow more laws. This small business article tells you the major employment laws that all small businesses must follow as they grow. (Read)

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