Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

Read the best small business articles.

Here are the best small business articles we’ve read this past month. We hope you find them as interesting and useful as we did.

Small business tips

5 Types of Insurance Every Small Business Owner Should Get | Money Mini Blog

Getting multiple types of insurance will help protect your business from all angles. But, there are a lot of insurance options available. What should you buy? When you read this article, you learn five types of insurance that are highly recommended for all small businesses. (Read)

Marketing your business

Small Business Success: How to Market on a Low Budget | Small Biz Daily

It’s possible to have a successful marketing plan with only a little bit of money. You just need to know where to spread your resources. This article provides advice for small business owners about how to market to get the most bang for your buck. (Read)

Employee benefits

Americans Wasted 375 Million Paid Vacation Days in the Past Year | Mental Floss

Taking time off work is beneficial for employees, but many aren’t taking vacations. Read this article to find out why employees are wasting their vacation time. Then, make a plan to encourage them to take some time to rest. (Read)

Small business security

Can You Be Held Liable if Your Website is Hacked? | Small Biz Technology

If your business has a website, it could get hacked. Do you know what you’re liable for if a hacker targets your business? Learn what you need to do if you come under attack and what you are liable for. Also, discover what you can do to protect your website to begin with. (Read)

Keep it legal

Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule | SHRM

A new overtime rule was supposed to take effect on December 1, 2016. But, a federal judge ruled against it. The ruling means the new law will not go into effect at this time. This article will help explain what happened, and what your next steps are. (Read)

6 Useful Legal Tips for Startups and Small Businesses | Tweak Your Biz

Small businesses are not immune from legal troubles. But, there are some steps you can take to position your business better from a legal standpoint. This small business article has six practical pointers to help you out. (Read)

Lighter reading

States With the Happiest and Unhappiest Workers (Infographic) | Entrepreneur

It turns out, some states have happier employees than others. And, some jobs have higher happiness rates than others. Check out this infographic to see the most and least happy states and jobs in the U.S. How do you compare? (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

Year-end Tax Planning for Small Business Owners

The end of the year is here. Are you ready to file your business taxes? To help you out, we came up with seven things for you to do. Pick one and try it out for your business. (Read)

8 Ways to Manage Small Business Cash Flow

Cash flow is probably the most important thing that keeps your business afloat. Money needs to move constantly in and out of your business. As a business owner, you need to be good at managing cash flow. Try the eight methods in this small business article to get a handle on your business’s cash flow. (Read)

Payroll

What Is Form I-9?

Form I-9 is a form all employers need to know about. You use the form to verify the identity and work eligibility of new workers. There is also a new version of Form I-9 that employers must use starting on January 21, 2017. (Read)

The Benefits of Using Direct Deposit to Pay Employees

Are you thinking about using direct deposit to pay your employees? If so, you should consider all the benefits that direct deposit offers. This small business article lists the many benefits along with basic information about setting up direct deposit. (Read)

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