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 this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.

Small business tips

How to Make Your Small Business Website Really, Really Effective | Entrepreneur

Many business owners underestimate the power of a business website. Your website can attract more customers and help boost sales. But in order to achieve success, your website must be effective. Use these six tips to learn how to create an effective business website. (Read)

Marketing your business

Why Visual Search Will Be the #1 Marketing Tactic in 2019 | MarTech Advisor

Every time you turn around, there’s a new marketing strategy to try or trend to follow. One of the tactics on the rise is utilizing visual search technology. This article explains the ins and outs of visual searching and how it can benefit your business. (Read)

In the workplace

How to stop meetings from turning into venting sessions | Quartz

Some meetings are productive, while others are time-wasters. Even worse, some meetings can snowball into hostile situations with arguing, blaming, and complaining. To prevent unnecessary venting sessions from taking over meetings, use the four tips in this article. (Read)

How to defuse an office conflict, in 60 seconds or less | Business Insider

Conflict in the office is inevitable. And for some individuals, getting along with coworkers is the hardest part of the job. Help extinguish office drama before it escalates out of control by learning how to resolve conflict quickly and efficiently. (Read)

Small business security

Fascinating Small Business Security Tactics that Can Help Your Business Grow | Small Business Trends

If you want your small business to survive, you have to take security precautions and protect your business. Threats like data breaches and theft can kill your company. Learn how to take your security measures to the next level by reading this article. (Read)

Financing

How to Get a Small-Business Loan: What to Know | TheStreet

Securing financing, such as a loan, can be a challenging task for small business owners. However, getting a loan can make or break your small business’s success. Learn all there is to know about small business loans, including different types of loans and how to get one. (Read)

What Is a Good Interest Rate for Small Business Financing? | AllBusiness

At some point or another, you might have looked into acquiring outside financing to help fund your startup. But, financial assistance typically comes with a cost, such as varying interest rates. Read this article to learn what qualifies as good vs. bad interest rates and what kind of financing options exist for small businesses. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

Business Mileage Deduction 101

Driving to go to the bank for a business transaction, meet with a client, or get office supplies can rack up miles on your car. If you find yourself driving back and forth for business-related purposes, you may be able to take advantage of a business mileage deduction. Read this article to find out if you qualify for the business mileage deduction. (Read)

How Long to Keep Business Receipts

Not keeping business receipts can be detrimental to your small business. Instead of tossing out receipts and hoping you won’t need them, learn how long you should keep your receipts and ways you can securely store your receipts. (Read)

Payroll

Updates to the Income Tax Withholding Tables and What You Need to Know

Employment tax rates are ever changing. If you don’t stay on top of them, you may find yourself withholding an incorrect amount of taxes from employee wages. Familiarize yourself with the new 2019 income tax withholding tables and learn how to calculate the new withholding rates for your employees. (Read)

What Is Mileage Reimbursement, and How Does it Work?

As a busy business owner, sometimes you just don’t have the time to run business errands. Instead, you might send one of your employees to handle the task. If you find yourself relying on employees to use their personal cars for business, consider offering mileage reimbursement. Learn more about how mileage reimbursement works in this article. (Read)

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