Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from July.

We read a lot of content from around the web. Want to see the best small business articles we read in July?

Small business tips

8 Rookie Mistakes That Drive Away Repeat Customers | Volusion

If you run an eCommerce business, this article is for you. Once you sell to a customer, your work is not done. Making the mistakes in this article can sever your relationship and prevent you from locking in a loyal customer. Review these eight mistakes to make a great first impression with your new customer. (Read)

The Ultimate Pricing Guide: How to Price Your Products or Services | FORA Financial

Have you ever wondered if you’re pricing your offerings too high or too low? Finding the right price for your products or services can be a struggle, especially for new business owners. To help you get started, you can do things like set clear profit goals, understand your competition, and know your customer. Learn more in this article. (Read)

In the workplace

5 Ways to Create a Company Culture of Accountability | Gallup

Do you have a top-down management style? If so, you may be hindering trust and freedom in the workplace. On the other hand, giving employees more freedom and responsibility can help you build a culture of accountability. If you want to be able to make your team more accountable, use the five tips in this article. (Read)

10 Critical Drivers of Employee Engagement in 2019 | SocialChorus

Everyone wants employee engagement. But in 2019, you may need to step up your game through top trends like investing in technology and personalizing everything. This article provides 10 drivers of employee engagement to help you stay up-to-date with what your workers really want and need. (Read)

Advice for business owners

Sorry Overachievers, C’s Are All You Need in Business | Forbes

Ever wonder what kind of grades you need to succeed in entrepreneurship? According to research, C’s don’t just get degrees. Find out why “C” students tend to become business owners, from Patriot Software’s founder and CEO Mike Kappel. (Read)

Marketing your business

8 Steps to Crafting the Perfect Pinterest Profile for Your Business [Infographic] | Social Media Today

Think Pinterest isn’t applicable to business? Think again. This article—and the infographic in it—lays out why your business may need Pinterest to connect to customers. Absorb the infographic’s information to learn how you can make Pinterest work for your small company. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

Your Ultimate Guide to Sales Tax Laws by State

Let’s be honest: sales tax laws are confusing and sometimes messy. This article goes over sales tax laws state-by-state to help you navigate through your state’s laws. Start off with a brief section on sales tax terminology, then dive into the state specifics. If you get lost, check out the chart and map overviews. (Read)

When it Comes to Costs and Resources, These Are the Best States to Start a Business

Have you ever wondered if the state you form your business gives you an upper hand? When it comes to things like financing, tax systems, available workers, costs, and growth, some states have all the luck. Find out the best states (and cities, too) to start your business, according to research. (Read)

Payroll

Paid Sick Leave Laws by State: The Chart, Map, & Accrual Info You Need

Twelve states (plus D.C.) require that employers provide employees with paid sick leave. Is your business located in one of these states? If so, you need to familiarize yourself with things like accrual rates, mandatory carryover or payout, and what employees can use the time for. Get the state-by-state answers you need, an easy-to-skim chart, and more. (Read)

What Is My State Unemployment Tax Rate?

Most employers are eager to know what their state unemployment tax is. But unless you’re a new employer whose business is in a state with a standard new employer tax rate, that answer can only come from the state. Learn the new employer tax rates by state as well as the tax rate ranges for non-new employers. (Read)

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