Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles in June

The best small business articles in June.

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

Small business tips

6 Steps for Small Business Owners Saving for Retirement | Small Business Trends

It’s best to start saving for retirement as soon as you can. As a small business owner, saving for retirement can be difficult, especially if you aren’t bringing in substantial revenue. In this article, you will learn six things to do to start your retirement savings. (Read)

What Questions Should You Ask Your Lender? | Business 2 Community

If you are getting a business loan, there are some important questions you need to ask so you aren’t caught unaware later on. Check out this advice for small business owners regarding what you need to ask about interest, paperwork, fees, and more. (Read)

5 Mistakes to Avoid When You Launch a New Business | Dayton Business Journal

If your business is just beginning, you need to read this article. Learn about five things you might be doing that will obstruct your business’s success, such as relying too much on right-brained thinking. (Read)

Entrepreneurial advice

Five Moments When Saying No Is Your Best Strategy | Strategy + Business

Sometimes, you need to say no. Otherwise, you spread yourself too thin, juggle tasks you can’t complete, or get into uncomfortable situations. Discover the five times you should speak up and say no. (Read)

Strategies: 7 People to Listen to for Small Business Advice | USA Today

Do you know where to get the best advice for small business owners? Your friends and family members might be willing to give you inexperienced advice. But, there are more knowledgeable people to listen to, and it turns out you won’t have to go out of your way to find them. (Read)

In the workplace

Take a Chance on Less-Than-Stellar Resumes | SHRM

Odds are, you aren’t going to find (or afford) all five-star employees for your business. You can find great employees among people with less sensational educations and experiences. Find out why you should consider less-than-stellar resumes. This article also includes stats that show what hiring managers at bigger companies think. (Read)

4 Ways to Motivate Employees Without Budgeting Bigger Salaries | Entrepreneur

You probably can’t afford to pay employees sky-high wages. But, there are four things you can do to keep employees motivated and happy. Best of all, they are inexpensive or free. (Read)

Marketing your business

How to Turn Content Marketing Into the #1 Revenue Driver For Your Startup | CoSchedule

To get customers, you need to market your business. This advice for small business owners will help you tell your story, create a strategy, and scale up your marketing at you grow. (Read)

Why Social Media Isn’t Working and What to do About it | Duct Tape Marketing

Social media is a free way to connect with current and potential customers. But, how do you succeed on social media? There are five things you can do to generate revenue by marketing and creating relationships on social media. (Read)

Just for fun

Let the Office Thermostat Wars Begin | The Wall Street Journal

Is there a constant battle about the temperature at your business? If so, your business is not alone. Find out how other companies cope with thermostat disputes, from using apps, to fake thermostats, and personal fans or heaters. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

Here are some of the top accounting and payroll articles we published in June.

Accounting

How to Raise Prices Without Losing Customers

Are you ready to raise the prices of your goods or services? Are you worried about scaring customers away with the increase? There are four things you can do to keep customers coming back and satisfied. (Read)

5 Common Small Business Accounting Errors

Accounting mistakes can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to prevent and avoid errors. Learn about five common accounting errors in this small business article, so you know what to look out for. Be sure to check out the infographic in this article, too. (Read)

Payroll

25 Common Payroll Terms You Should Know

If you have employees, you have to run payroll. But, payroll can be confusing. To help you better understand payroll, Patriot is offering a free guide that explains 25 common payroll terms. The guide includes definitions and links to in-depth articles. (Read)

How to Comply With the New Salary Overtime Law [Infographic]

In May, the U.S. Department of Labor passed an overtime rule that increases the salary threshold for exempt employees. The new salary threshold affects over 4.2 million employees, which means you might have to make adjustments to your business. This infographic includes four things you can do to follow the overtime rule. (Read)

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