Here are our top article picks from the month of March. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did.

Small business tips

How To Avoid Employee Paranoia In The Workplace | Tanveer Naseer Leadership

With COVID-19 still prevalent, many employees may secretly stress about getting laid off. To help reduce the paranoia and reassure your workers that their jobs are secure, utilize these seven tips. (Read)

6 Tips To Create Emotional Connections and Enhance Your Customer Experience | Franchising.com

Want to enhance customer experience? If so, you have to make connections with customers. But, how do you make said connections? By using the six tips in this article, of course! Check out this article to learn how to better connect with customers and strengthen your customers’ experience. (Read)

In the workplace

How to Make the Most of Executive Team Meetings | Bain & Company

Let’s be honest: executive meetings aren’t always efficient or the most productive. Sometimes, one person may hog the whole meeting time. Other times, it may be difficult to get anyone to talk. To encourage the right conversations and have effective meetings, learn how to make the most out of them. (Read)

These are the hidden challenges of onboarding in a remote environment | Fast Company

Onboarding done right can make an employee right feel at home in your business. But, a remote environment can make it challenging. To overcome remote onboarding challenges and make employees feel welcome (even if it’s through a computer screen), check out this article. (Read)

Advice for business owners

How To Find The Perfect Accountant For Your Business In 4 Simple Steps | Forbes

Sometimes your business needs a little helping hand, especially when it comes to your books. After all, the last thing you want to do is make an accounting mistake. To help keep your books accurate and up-to-date, you may consider hiring an accountant. If you’re on the hunt to find an accountant for your business, follow these four steps. (Read)

Marketing your business

6 Social Media Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore in 2021 | Business 2 Community

In this digital age, social media has become an oh-so important part of many businesses marketing strategies. And like many things in business, social media trends come and go. To find out what social media trends are going to be red-hot in 2021, read this article. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

IRS Announces Tax Filing Extension—and Many States Follow Suit

It’s that time of year again. That’s right: tax time. Typically, you must file your tax return by April 15. But with the coronavirus still impacting individuals, the IRS extended the federal tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021. And, many states are pushing back their deadlines, too. Read this article to find out if your state has announced a tax filing extension yet. (Read)

Sales Tax Laws by State: What’re Your State’s Rules?

The majority of states (45 to be exact) and D.C. have some type of state sales tax. And as you probably guessed, laws and sales tax rates can vary depending on your state or locality. To learn all about sales tax and find out your state’s sales tax laws, take a look at this article. (Read

Payroll

Form 944 vs. 941: Which Should You Use to Report Payroll Taxes?

As an employer, you’re in charge of withholding payroll taxes from your employees’ wages and depositing the taxes with the government. But, your job doesn’t stop there. You also need to report the taxes on either Form 941 or Form 944. So, what makes the forms different, and how do you know which form to use? Read this article to find out. (Read)

A Detailed Overview of Federal, State, and Local Minimum Wage Law

Minimum wage laws can vary based on your business’s location. And, rates are subject to change each year. To ensure your company is compliant with minimum wage laws and paying your employees the correct rate, check out this article (along with our handy maps and charts). (Read)