Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

Read the best small business articles from May.

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

Advice for business owners

Why Asking for Help Is the Best Thing a Small Business Owner Can Do | LivePlan

It can be difficult to ask for help. It means admitting you need help in the first place. But, asking for help can be incredibly beneficial and not just because it’ll get you past whatever is hindering you. Discover the additional benefits of asking for help. (Read)

Don’t Let Running a Small Business Run Your Life | Benefits Bridge

Running a small business can quickly take over your life. You spend a lot of time building the business, even when aren’t physically there. Find out why you need to have some separation between your business and the rest of your life. (Read)

In the workplace

Why Your Employees Keep Quitting (and What You Can Do About It) | Matt Corker on Medium

Do you have high employee turnover? There might be common reasons why employees are leaving your business. This article discusses three reasons employees leave and what you can do to prevent their departure. (Read)

6 Cool Employee Perks Your Small Business Can Afford | NCR Silver

Employee benefits and perks can be expensive. But, they help attract and keep employees at your business. Check out these six low-cost perks. You might be able to use one at your business, or use them as inspiration to create your own inexpensive perks. (Read)

Three Things to Know When Hiring Independent Contractors | Should I Sign

Sometimes, using an independent contractor is a better choice than hiring a regular employee. But, before you use a contractor, you must consider intellectual property, the work agreement, and misclassification issues. Read this article to learn about all three issues. (Read)

Marketing your business

How to Market a Small Business Online | Socialnomics

Marketing your small business can be overwhelming. There are so many options that you can pursue. This small business article provides the basics of online marketing and how to use it for your business. (Read)

Hashtag Dos and Don’ts for Small Business Marketing | ThriveHive

If you use social media to promote your business (which you should), you’ve probably attempted to use hashtags. For some, hashtags can be confusing to use. Use this article as a guide to hashtag basics. (Read)


Unique and Creative Ways to Get Funds for Your Business | Funding Note

It can be difficult for small businesses to get a bank loan. So how are you supposed to fund your business? This article goes through four other options you can try. (Read)

5 Simple Ways Small Business Owners Can Achieve Financial Stability | Capterra

Small businesses often have rocky finances. But, you can do some things to make your business more stable. Get five tips from this article, including how building customer relationships can balance your finances. (Read)

Small business security

5 Simple Tips for Better Small Business Security | Industry Tap

Small businesses aren’t immune to security threats. Thieves will still find a way in, whether physically or electronically. Learn how you can protect your business with both physical security measures and cybersecurity. (Read)

How to Protect Your Small Business from Cybercrime | The Business Journals

How secure is your business’s technology? Can people access Wi-Fi at your business? Do you accept credit cards? Do you have a business email? You need to protect even the smallest pieces of technology. Find out how to do so from this small business article. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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


How to Post Entries to the General Ledger

Posting your transactions in a general ledger can make it easier for you to compartmentalize transactions and find mistakes. Use this small business article to learn how to post entries in your ledger. (Read)

How Much Should Accounting Cost a Small Business?

How much do you spend on accounting? Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear answer that works for all small businesses. But, you can get an idea of how much you should spend from this article. (Read)


What Are Pre-tax Deductions?

You must deduct some employee benefits from wages before you deduct taxes. Check out this article to learn more about pre-tax deductions, including common types and how to subtract them. (Read)

What Forms Do New Employees Need to Fill Out?

When you hire a new employee, there is paperwork involved for both you and the employee. Find out specifically what the employee must fill out so you don’t miss a thing. (Read)

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