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

In the workplace

10 Tips for Building a Solid Small Business Team, Even in a Challenging Market | Small Business Trends

Building a solid team is oh-so-important to reducing turnover and creating a productive work environment. But, how do you build a strong team in a world changed by work from home and the Great Resignation? Check out these 10 tips for building a strong team. (Read)

Advice for business owners

5 Ego Traps and Strategies to Overcome Them | Training Magazine

Leading a team can cause strife if the team does not mesh well with a leadership style. This article explains how egos can get in the way of team unity and how to leave it at the door. Check out the five types of leadership ego and four ways to combat it. (Read)

5 Foundational Pillars for a Successful Entrepreneur Lifestyle | StartupNation

Opening the doors to your business is not the end of being an entrepreneur. And, it does not mean that you can stop working at it once you achieve your goal of entrepreneurship. To maintain a successful business and lifestyle, you need to work for it. Use the five pillars for a successful entrepreneur lifestyle to build your business’s achievements. (Read)

Financing

Why More VCs May Want To Back Your Bootstrapped Company | Crunchbase

Venture capitalists (VCs) are now taking their chances on bootstrapped companies more than ever. Businesses with the drive to succeed and solid plans can attract VCs to invest in their company. Find out why bootstrapped businesses are drawing in VCs and how it can help your business in this article. (Read)

5 Unexpected Startup Costs You Might Forget to Plan For | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

When financing a new business, owners should pay special attention to even the smallest details. Big cost items are easy to write down and remember. But, what about the smaller items like shrinkage, software, and insurance? This article explores five crucial expenses to build into your business plans. (Read)

When it comes to sales

How to Leverage Your Perspectives | Engage Selling

A large part of selling is to target your ideal customers and pitch to them. But, there is a larger market beyond the perfect customer. This article explores why businesses must go beyond their target demographics and connect with their industry as a whole and their local communities to sell. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Property

Whether you started in your basement and have outgrown the space or are just starting and need room to operate, commercial property may be something you’re considering. But, should you buy or lease commercial property? Check out the pros and cons of each option  in this article. (Read)

What Is a Stakeholder in Business?

Stakeholders share an important role in many businesses. They have an invested interest in the success or failure of the company. But, what exactly is a shareholder in business? Read here to learn more about what stakeholders are, how they differ from shareholders, and their role in business. (Read)

Payroll

Answered: Your Top Relocation Assistance Questions

Hiring an employee that needs to relocate to work for your business can prompt you to offer relocation assistance. But if you offer it, you may have some big questions. This article answers all your questions about relocation assistance, including what it is, taxability, and more. (Read)

The More You Know: Are Employers Required to Give Holidays Off (With Pay)?
Are there laws requiring employers to give time off to employees for federal or state holidays? And if so, do you have to pay employees for non-worked holidays? Federal and state laws, as well as your company’s policy, can determine if you pay employees holiday pay. Learn more in this article. (Read)