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 this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.

Small business tips

60 Tactics to Overcome a Bad Small Business Location | Heidi Cohen

You purchase a storefront, only to realize that it’s a terrible location. Customers can’t find it and few people go by the building during the day. While a bad location can hurt your business, you can do things to combat it. Try the 60 tips in this article to draw people in despite the location. (Read)

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Prepare for Retirement | CPA Practice Advisor

Have you thought about your retirement? You can’t run your business forever. At some point, you might be too old or injured to continue your business. Or, you might want to simply take life easy after a certain age. No matter what, you’re going to need money saved up for retirement. Check out these five ways to save for your future. (Read)

Marketing your business

5 Digital Marketing Tips for Local and Small Businesses | Distilled

If you own a small business that is exclusive to your town or city, this marketing article is for you. For each local marketing tip, the article gives details and examples, so you have practical ideas of what you can do. (Read)

How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Event | Social Media Examiner

Does your business host events? Or perhaps do you partner with or sponsor another business’s event? If so, you need to use your social media accounts to get the word out and attract attendants. Get guests excited before and during the event by using the tips in this article. (Read)

Small business security

How to Spot a Phishing Email or Fake Landing Page and Save Your Business (Infographic) | Small Business Trends

Do you know how to spot an email or website that is intended to hurt your computer and business? Clicking a malicious link or downloading an infected file can expose your business data to cyber thieves. Use the infographic in this article to learn how to spot cyberattacks before it’s too late. (Read)

Financing

7 Ways to Fund Your Small Business | Experian

Do you need more money to build or grow your business? If so, you have many options for obtaining financing. Check out these seven methods of business funding to find out which option might be best for you. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

9 Self-employment Tax Deductions You Should Be Taking

If your business is unincorporated, then you are self-employed. In that case, you can take certain tax deductions to reduce the amount of taxes you must pay on behalf of your business.  Find out if you qualify for these common self-employment tax deductions. (Read)

Do You Know How to Find Net Income?

It might be exciting to look at your business’s total profits. But you need to check out net income to get an idea of how your business is really doing. This small business article will teach you how to calculate your business’s net income and where to record it. (Read)

Payroll

How to Handle Outstanding Paychecks

If you give employees paper paychecks, there might be times when it takes an employee a while to cash the check. When this happens, you need to know how to handle the outstanding check. What you do depends on how long it’s been since you issued the check. (Read)

How to Set Up Direct Deposit for Employees

Direct deposit is a fast and easy way to pay employees. When you run payroll, money is transferred from your business bank account to your employees’ accounts. Learn the basic steps you must follow to set up direct deposit at your small business. (Read)

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