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

Boost Employee Retention for Your Small Business With These 4 Strategies | Texas CEO Magazine

Thanks to COVID-19 and the Great Resignation, retaining employees these days can be a challenge for every type of business. So if you want to keep top-notch employees around for the long haul, you’ve gotta put in the work. This article goes over four strategies you can use to boost employee retention and decrease turnover. (Read)

In the workplace

Three Tips to Build a Strong Culture in Remote Teams | Advisor Perspectives

When it comes to having a fully or partially remote team, it can be a struggle to connect co-workers from afar. But, a strong remote work culture is just as important as in-person remote culture. To ensure you build a strong remote work culture and your team connects while working from home, follow the three tips in this article. (Read)

Clear is kind: How to refine your return-to-office plan | Ragan

If your company decided to experiment with remote work during the pandemic, you may be thinking at this point “Enough is enough. It’s time to return to the office.” If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses are beginning to return to the office. But, it’s not something you can do without a plan. To ensure your return-to-office process goes smoothly, fine-tune your plan with the tips in this article. (Read)

Advice for business owners

9 warning signs you aren’t ready to scale | VentureBeat

Think you’re ready to grow your business? Woah, woah, woah—before you go and make any moves, watch out for a few warning signs that it’s not quite time to scale. This article goes over the signs, including lack of features, untrustworthy data, and more. (Read)

Marketing your business

7 Questions to Answer When Planning Your Personalization Strategy | Skyword

Personalization is key when it comes to marketing nowadays. But if you want to do personalization for your current and potential customers the right way, you need a solid strategy. And, you should ask yourself a few oh-so-important questions. This article discusses seven questions to answer when coming up with your personalization strategy. (Read)

Small business security

Seven ways U.S. businesses can protect themselves from Russian cyberattacks | SC Media

With cybersecurity threats on the rise, you need to know how to protect your business against an attack. To secure your business’s information and avoid being a victim of a cyberattack, take a look at your current processes and review these seven ways to steer clear of cyberattacks. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

Retail vs. Wholesale: The Differences Businesses Should Know

When you start a new business and sell products, one decision you may have to make is if you want to sell wholesale or retail. But, what’s the difference between the two? Learn retail vs. wholesale and which option is better for your business by reading this article. (Read)

How Long to Keep Tax Returns for Your Business

How long does your business need to hold onto tax returns? One year? Two years? Five years? Spoiler alert: The answer depends. Find out exactly how long you need to store your business tax returns by checking out this article. (Read)

Payroll

What Is a Floating Holiday?

Picture this: You give your team paid time off for federal legal holidays. But this year, New Year’s Day falls on a weekend. What’s a business owner to do? Cue floating holidays. This article breaks down everything you need to know about a floating holiday, including how they work and how employees can use them. (Read)

What to Do If You’ve Got a Multi-state Payroll Situation on Your Hands

Maybe you have an employee who works in more than one state. Maybe your business operates in multiple states. Or, maybe you have an employee who works in one state but lives in another. If one of these situations sounds familiar, you need to know the ins and outs of multi-state payroll. Check out this article to get the scoop on how to handle multiple state payroll processing like a pro. (Read)