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 Give Your Brain A Break Without Booking Vacation Days | Trello

When you’re running a business, you probably don’t have much time to take a vacation. When you need some separation from work but can’t get away, use the tips in this article to give your mind a refresh. (Read)

Five Ways to Improve Small Business Communications | Cascade Business News

You must effectively communicate with customers, partners, and employees. To do so, you might consider a phone system, project management software, and instant messaging. Learn about these and other tips for improving communication. (Read)

Marketing your business

Things to Consider When Creating a Blog for Small Business | Blogging Tips

A blog on your business website can help you keep content fresh, find new customers, and stay in front of previous customers. If you’re not sure how to start a blog, this small business article will help you make a plan to start one. (Read)

How To Create A Killer Logo For Your Small Business |  Bizness Apps

Your business needs to stand out. Your logo is an easy way to make an impression and brand your business across all mediums. This article gives eight tips to help you create a logo. (Read)

In the workplace

Employee Uniforms? Here are the Pros and Cons for Your Small Retail Business | Small Business Trends

Should you require employees to wear uniforms to unify your team? Or, should you let employees show their individuality? Before you make a decision, check out all these pros and cons for having employee uniforms. (Read)

Small business security

How small businesses can defend against cyberattacks | The Week

Small businesses are at greater risk for cyber attacks because they often have weaker cybersecurity. Find out what basic things you can do to quickly improve your business’s security. (Read)

Lighter reading

35% of Americans would give up the right to vote for a raise | The Ladders

Employees would give up a lot to receive a pay raise. Some things might be work benefits. Others are outside-of-work benefits. While you shouldn’t necessarily ask employees to give up things to receive a raise, you might be surprised to learn what they would be willing to do without. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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


The Basics of Small Business Revenue

Revenue is the money your business receives during a certain accounting period. Revenue keeps your business alive, so it’s important for you to understand it. Check out this small business article to learn how to calculate your revenue, identify the types of revenue, and increase it at your business. (Read)

Tangible vs. Intangible Assets

All businesses have assets. These assets can be tangible or intangible. Read this article to find out what types of assets your business has. And, learn how to handle each type of asset in your accounting books. (Read)


Can a Sole Proprietor Have Employees?

People often think of sole proprietors as business owners who work alone. But, what happens when your business grows and you need more hands? Can you hire employees, or do you need to change your business structure first? In this article, you’ll find out what you can do. (Read)

What You Need to Know About Supplemental Wages

You can give employees wages in addition to their regular pay. If you do, you need to know how to handle the extra wages. Learn how to handle taxes on the supplemental wages you give employees. (Read)

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