Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from July.

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

Small business tips

The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing a Name for Your Small Business | Deluxe

Choosing your business name is extremely important. It’s how people will recognize your business. This small business article will help you pick the best name and protect it from others. (Read)

Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business May Be Losing Customers | Small Biz Ahead by The Hartford

Did you once have a steady stream of customers that is now dwindling? There are probably things you can fix at your business to bring customers back. Check out these five reasons your customers are leaving, and reverse your issues for more business. (Read)

Advice for business owners

How to Improve Your Productivity as a Manager | Ms. Career Girl

You can always improve as a manager. Bettering your management skills can help you reduce your workload, spend more time on beneficial business tasks, and better use your employees. Take a look at the five tips in this article. (Read)

In the workplace

Small Business Staffing: Tips for Hiring Interns | NFIB

Interns can be a great help to your business. They can take smaller tasks off your hands. And, internships help the interns by giving them valuable work experience. Learn how you can offer the best internships that maximize benefits for both you and the interns. (Read)

Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes | The New York Times

Would you ever consider putting microchips inside your employees? One company in Wisconsin is doing it. Employees can use their implanted microchips to get in the building and pay for things at the business. Is this a unique situation or the future? (Read)

Marketing your business

9 Business Owners That Might Not Think They Need a Website (and Why They Do) | Vistaprint

Does your business have a website? Even if you think you don’t need one, you probably do. A website can help you gain more customers. This small business article lists nine types of businesses that should have a website. (Read)

Attention! Your 6-Month Prep Plan for Holiday Sales Is Here | Scott’s Marketplace

Don’t wait until Thanksgiving and Christmas to create a holiday sales plan. Start planning now to be better prepared. This article will give you a month-by-month guide to prepare and implement your plan. (Read)

Keep it legal

Everything You Need to Know About Vendor Agreements | UpCounsel

If you work with vendors, you need to have a legal agreement with them. The agreement clearly defines your relationship and what is expected. Find out what is normally included in a vendor agreement and how it affects your business. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

7 Questions to Ask Before Using a Personal Loan for Business

You can use a personal loan to fund your small business. These loans focus on your financial history, not your business’s history. But before you get a personal loan for your business, you need to evaluate your situation. Ask yourself these seven questions. (Read)

Bad Habits that Cause Bookkeeping Problems

If you have bookkeeping problems, it might be your fault. You could have bad habits that cause errors. Luckily, you can correct your habits. Check out these seven bad bookkeeping habits and start correcting your mistakes. (Read)

Payroll

How to Create Secure Payroll at Your Business

Payroll is full of confidential information that you need to protect. Find out where payroll threats come from. Then, learn how to protect your payroll internal controls, technology, and paper documents. (Read)

How to Calculate Payroll Taxes

Social Security and Medicare taxes can be complicated to calculate. You need to know the rates and wage base. And, you need to know what you pay and what you withhold from employee wages. Learn how to calculate these taxes, complete with examples. (Read)

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