Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

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

6 Ways New Businesses Can Maintain Healthy Cash Flow | Startup Nation

Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business. Your business needs a positive, healthy flow of money to stay alive. To improve your business’s cash flow, try the six tips listed in this small business article. (Read)

In the workplace

How to Disagree With a Co-worker Without Getting Into a Fight (Because You Don’t Have Time for That) | The Muse

Any time you gather multiple people together, there’s bound to be a disagreement at some point. Nasty fights and hurt feelings can divide a workplace. Use this small business article to learn how you can have workplace disagreements without starting a fight. (Read)

Small business security

Don’t Get Hooked: How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Attacks (Infographic) | Digital Guardian

Small businesses are extremely susceptible to phishing attacks, attacks used by cybercriminals to get you to reveal sensitive information. That’s why all small business owners should educate themselves about what phishing and other similar security attacks look like. This infographic will teach you about different types of phishing attacks and what to look for so you can protect yourself and your business. (Read)

Tax talk

2017 tax rates, income brackets inflation adjustments | Don’t Mess With Taxes

The new year is almost here. That means the 2017 tax rates have started to come out. The income amounts that fall into the federal income tax brackets increased for next year. Get the information you need to know from these easy to read charts. (Read)

Marketing your business

5 FAQs About Unlawful Advertising for Small Businesses | Find Law

Creating advertisements for your business can be difficult. Not only do you need to come up with a clever idea, but it also needs to follow laws. Find out what you can say about your business in advertisements and what claims you can make about your competitors. (Read)

10 Small Business Marketing Trends to Prepare for in 2017 | Smart Hustle Magazine

What is your small business marketing plan for 2017? It’s never too early to start preparing. To help you out, check out these 10 marketing trends to try, and get a head start on your competition. (Read)

Lighter reading

If You Need an Excuse to Go for a Walk, Science Just Provided One | Big Think

Walking is good for you, and not just in terms of physical fitness. Taking a walk can also improve your mood. It’s never a bad thing to get a mood boost if you’re a busy, stressed entrepreneur. Find out how walking can help you in this article. (Read)

Small business articles from Patriot

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

Accounting

IRS Audit Triggers and How to Avoid: Infographic

IRS audits can severely hurt or shut down a business. Don’t get blindsided by one. There are things you can do to reduce your business’s risk of being audited. View this infographic to discover eight IRS audit triggers and what you can do to stop them. (Read)

What to Do When a Customer Won’t Pay You

If you have a customer who won’t pay you, how badly would it hurt your business? In small businesses, every dollar of income is essential. Learn eight things you can do to get your customers to pay you on time. (Read)

Payroll

Look Out for the New Form W-2 and Form 1099-MISC Filing Deadlines

If you used employees or independent contractors during 2016, you need to read this article. Every year, you need to report wages paid to employees and contractors on Forms W-2 and 1099-MISC, respectively. The 2016 forms are due earlier than in previous years. Click through to this article to find out when the new deadline is and why it’s important. (Read)

How to Calculate Net Pay from Gross Pay

When calculating payroll, you need to know how to convert an employee’s gross pay into net pay. In this article, you’ll learn about deductions and the math used to calculate net pay. There is a multi-part example to help walk you through each step of the process. (Read)

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