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 

How Your Business Can Survive Rising Costs and a Looming Recession | Forbes

Worried that we’re in a recession—or that one is coming soon? If so, you’re not alone. Business owners nationwide are concerned about surviving a possible recession and combating rising costs. But, don’t panic. Patriot CEO Mike Kappel provides four actionable tips for surviving rising costs. (Read)

In the workplace

It’s Time to Reimagine Employee Retention | Harvard Business Review

Some say the Great Resignation is over. Others say it’s not even close. But one thing’s for sure—employers always have employee retention on the mind. Managers juggling skill gaps and resignations can review the three solutions in this article to reimagine retention. Spoiler alert: All three solutions deal with employee potential and career advancement. (Read)

Google CEO tells employees productivity and focus must improve… | CNBC

Mass layoffs have started at some big companies throughout the country. Is Google next? Not quite, but a recent company meeting has some worried. Google CEO addressed low productivity and high headcount, encouraging employees to minimize distractions and boost productivity. To do this, the company is crowdsourcing ideas from employees to find out how it can eliminate waste, improve results, and better serve its customers. (Read)

Marketing

Email Subject Lines for Sales: 5 Steps to Better Open Rates, with 48 Templates | Copyblogger

You have until 11:59 TONIGHT to read this article! If you send out emails to current or potential customers, you want them to open them. A low email open rate signals that it might be time to craft better content. So—do your email subject lines need a little love? To get the creative juices flowing, check out the catchy email subject lines in this article (and don’t worry—you can read it past 11:59 tonight). (Read)

7 Marketing Tips for Successful LinkedIn Advertising | Marketing Insider Group

Have you tried your hand at advertising your business on LinkedIn? Whether you’re looking for new employees or want to develop your brand, this social networking channel might be the place to go. Learn how you can optimize sponsored content and ads on LinkedIn with these seven tips. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting 

“Would You Like to Round up for Charity?” 6 Facts to Know About Checkout Donations

Do you ask customers to donate to a charity at the point of sale? If so, you collect checkout charity. But when the donations come from customers, you’re just the middleman (aka you can’t claim a tax benefit on customer donations). Check out this article to learn the ins and outs of checkout donations. (Read

Limited Liability: A Shield for Your Business

Limited liability is a legal status that limits investor and owner liability to the size of their company investment. But, not all business structures enjoy the perks of limited liability. So, who has limited liability, and how exactly does it work? Read this article for the scoop. (Read)

Payroll 

How to Pay Payroll Taxes: A Step-by-step Guide

If you’re new to payroll, you may have questions about your responsibilities. When it comes to paying payroll taxes, you must first calculate it, withhold it, report it, deposit it, and keep detailed records. Whew. You can learn more about your step-by-step payroll tax responsibilities when you read this article (or you can just use Full Service payroll!). (Read)

Sick Balance on Paycheck Requirements by State 2022
Depending on your business’s location, you might need to provide information about your employees’ paid sick leave on their pay stubs. For example, Arizona and California require employers to provide sick time details with employee paychecks. Learn your employer responsibilities by state and city here. (Read)