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

Advice for business owners

What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self About Business | Chief Executive 

New entrepreneurs, this one is for you. This seasoned entrepreneur lays out five things he wishes he knew when first starting his business. The lessons include hiring slow and firing fast, focusing on UVPs, remaining optimistic, and more. (Read)

The best tablets for small businesses in 2021 | Digital Trends

Want to get some more tech in your business? If you’re thinking about getting a tablet for your small company, you might not know where to start. This article goes over key tablet features—like storage, battery life, and speakers—and provides a list of some of the top contenders for business. (Read)

Marketing your business 

How to Make a Big Impact With a Low Budget | Locowise

Social media marketing can get expensive fast. But if you’re on a budget, there are a few ways you can create successful campaigns without breaking the bank. This article outlines how you can make a big social media impact on a budget in three steps: 1) Ensuring your target audience is hyper-defined, 2) Picking the right channel for your business, and 3) Focusing on benefit. (Read)

4 things NOT to do when hiring marketers for an early-stage startup | The Next Web

If you’re starting a business, one of your first priorities might be to market said business. When the time comes to put together a marketing team, what do you do? Not knowing what you’re looking for could cause you to hire the wrong people for the job. Read this article to learn what not to do when hiring marketing specialists for your startup. (Read)

When it comes to sales

Are You Settling for Less in Your Sales Prospecting? | The Center for Sales Strategy

You know what they say: You should never settle. Do you follow that advice when prospecting for new clients? If you’re having trouble finding the ideal clients for your business, check out the analogy and tips in this article. (Read)

How to Retain Top Talent and Drive Productivity with Sales Training | Selling Power

How digitally savvy is your sales team? Chances are, you might have some team members who are stronger than others when it comes to digital sales. And if you want to keep those strong salespeople and build up your entire team (and who doesn’t?!), consider the tips in this article.  (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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


How to Calculate Total Revenue in Accounting Like a Boss

Total revenue is the amount of income your business brings in from sales before you subtract your expenses. Intrigued? Take a look at this article to learn more about what is total revenue, how it differs from net revenue, how to calculate it, and how to use it in your business. (Read)

What Is EBITDA? The Answer You Need to Know

If you want to know your business’s value, you’re going to need to know about a little formula called EBITDA. EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. So, what’s that all mean, and how do you calculate it? Start by reading this article. (Read)


FMLA and Holiday Pay: How Does a Holiday Impact Employee Leave?

Picture this: An employee is on Family and Medical Leave Act leave and bam! A holiday pops up. Do you count the holiday as a holiday or FMLA leave? If you’re unsure, you’re not alone. Check out this article to find out and learn other must-have FMLA and holiday facts. (Read)

Get the Scoop on the Washington Cares Fund 
Have you heard about the new payroll deduction in Washington that starts in 2022? If not, it’s time to listen up (aka read this article). The Washington Cares Fund is a mandatory long-term care insurance benefit for workers that requires employers to withhold premiums from employee wages beginning in 2022. (Read)