Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from January.

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

Small business tips

5 Small Business Accounting Tasks to Perform every Month | NFIB

A good way to keep your accounting books updated is to schedule regular tasks. This makes sure you complete any important items. Add the five tasks in this article to your regular accounting tasks to improve the accuracy of your books. (Read)

Marketing your business

5 Essential Tips For Business Storytelling | Forbes

Your business’s story can give customers a compelling reason to buy from you. But, you need to craft and tell a good story first. Try gripping your customers’ attention by using the storytelling tips in this article. (Read)

What is the Best Time to Send a Newsletter | Biz Penguin

Do you send out an email newsletter to your customers? If so, sending it on a certain day and time can make a big difference in how many people open it, read it, and make a purchase from you. Use these suggestions to get the best responses. Just be sure to test! (Read)

In the workplace

The 3 Key Elements of Company Culture—And Why They Really Matter | Know Your Company

Company culture is currently a hot topic. But what actually builds a good company culture? This article looks at three parts of company culture and why it’s important to have all of them. It takes more than ping pong tables and free lunches to make employees happy at your business. (Read)

4 Ways To Help Employees Find Meaning At Work | Fast Company

Employees need to have a sense of meaning at work, otherwise, you’ll drive them away. A sense of meaning can keep your employees around longer. This article offers four ways you help your employees find meaning in their work. (Read)

Small business security

Why Small Business Owners Should Educate Themselves on Cybersecurity | Toolbox

Cybersecurity is extremely important for small businesses, but it often gets put on the back burner because of lack of time, money, and knowledge. This small business article gives you some simple tips to improve your cybersecurity without consuming a lot of resources. (Read)


Financing Options for Your Small Business | Price of Business

You need to invest money in your business to make it grow. But sometimes, money isn’t available. If you need to fund your business, check out the three financing methods described in this article. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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


The Pros and Cons of a Partnership

Are you thinking about starting a business partnership? Before coming to a final decision, make sure you know the pros and cons of starting a business this way. And, check out the questions to ask yourself before going into a business partnership. (Read)

What Are the Types of Revenue Small Business Owners Need to Know?

Discover the types of revenue your business might receive. Also, learn about the types of revenue accounts, when to use them, and how to record transactions in your accounting books. (Read)


What Is Form 8655?

If you want a reporting agent, such as Patriot Software, to file payroll forms and deposit employment taxes on your behalf, you need to fill out Form 8655. This small business article walks you through what exactly Form 8655 is and how to complete it. (Read)

What You Need to Know About the Social Security Wage Base

The Social Security wage base increased for 2018. Learn all about the new wage base, how much to withhold from employee wages, what Social Security taxes fund, and more. (Read)

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