Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from January.

Here are the best small business articles we’ve read this past January. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did.

Small business tips

Organization for Small Business Offices—Give, Take, and Toss | Evernote

When your business is disorganized, you’re going to be inefficient. It’s important to establish an organization method before you get bogged down with too much stuff lying around. Read this article to get tips from a professional organizer. (Read)

6 Ways to Find and Improve Efficiency in Your Small Business | Cintas

You can always find ways to smooth your business operations. This article lists six ways you can do so. The six tips cover a variety of business aspects from training employees to communication with customers. (Read)

Entrepreneurial advice

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business (While Working a Full-time Job) | Crew

If you are planning to start or have started a side hustle, you might find it difficult to balance it with your day job. This extensive small business article will walk you through the things you need to do to fulfill your dream of running a business. (Read)

Franchising

The Part of Owning a Franchise No One Talks About | The Franchise King

Owning a franchise can be a great option for entrepreneurs who want to have a piece of an established brand. But, owning a franchise won’t make you less busy than other small business owners. Any type of entrepreneurship can distract you from your family. Find out why and how to include your family before you dive in. (Read)

Marketing your business

Location Based Marketing for Small Business | Thrive Hive

If you’re just starting to learn about marketing your business in your local community, this article is for you. It explains location-based marketing and why you should do it. This article also explains the basic things you can do to implement location-based marketing. (Read)

When Google Maps has Your Small Business Listed in the Wrong Place | Small Biz Survival

If you have a physical business location, your customers need to know how to find you. A lot of your customers will likely use Google Maps to locate your business. But, if your business is listed incorrectly, you could lose potential sales. Find out what you can do to get your business back on the right map. (Read)

6 FAQs About Google Analytics That Every Small Business Owner Wants Answered | Main Street ROI

You need to know if your small business website is working. One tool you can use is Google Analytics. But, before you can use it, you have to set it up. Then, you need to understand what you’re looking at. This small business article will help you learn the basics to get started. (Read)

Lighter reading

What’s the Oldest Business in Your State? Infographic | Small Business Trends

Some businesses started small but have prospered and withstood the test of time. This infographic shows and talks about the oldest business in every state. There are even several from the 1600s. What can your business learn from these long-standing businesses? (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

What Is a Financial Statement?

Financial statements aren’t only for big businesses. You can use them to improve your small business’s finances, too. Read this article to learn about three types of financial statements you can start using in your business. (Read)

What Is the Break-even Point?

The break-even point is essential to know to keep your business afloat. It tells you the minimum amount your business needs to earn to offset expenses. This small business article will help you find the break-even point for your business, complete with examples. (Read)

Payroll

What Is Tax Reciprocity?

If you have an employee who lives in one state but works in another, you might need to know about tax reciprocity. Find out which states participate in tax reciprocity and what tasks you and your employee need to complete to partake in tax reciprocity. (Read)

What to Do With a Form W-2 Returned to Employer

You sent Forms W-2 to current and former employees, but then some came back as undeliverable. So, what do you do? Your next move depends on how you sent the forms: via paper mail or electronically. The flowchart at the end of this article will help you easily understand your next steps. (Read)

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