Over the years, more and more small business founders are turning to credit cards as a viable source for financing a new business. And it’s not hard to see why startup business credit cards have become so popular. Thanks to the 2008 financial crisis, banks have become much more risk-averse, preferring to lend mostly to […]
Your business’s name is a customer’s first impression of your company. On top of being noticeable, your name needs to be legal. Some businesses must file a DBA name to stay compliant with state laws. What is a DBA, and does your small business need one? What is a DBA? A doing business as (DBA) […]
Your business’s internet address might be more valuable than your business’s physical address. People are probably more likely to find your business by doing a web search than by driving past your business. That’s why it’s important to know how to pick a domain name for your business.
Setting up a website for your small business is a wise and cost-efficient way to get your brand out there and bring in new customers. You have a lot of options when it comes to color scheme, fonts, and general setup. But, appearance is not all you should be worried about. What makes a website […]
Creating and developing a small business employee retention strategy is as important as developing your sales, marketing, compensation, and financial planning programs. In the dicey waters that face every small business, a consistent employee base can be the difference between success and failure and stagnation and growth. Whether your business is established or a startup, […]
You want to protect your business from any potential harm. You don’t want your employees to walk off with your business’s secrets and share them with other businesses. A noncompete agreement might be useful for your business. In fact, 18% of American workers (nearly 30 million people) are bound by noncompete agreements. And, 37% of […]
Nobody does what you do better than you, but … what is it that you do again? You might have trouble describing your business in one sentence, or you find yourself at a loss for words when it comes to writing a company description. Knowing how to write a company description for a business plan […]
You’re taking a friend out to a fancy dinner to celebrate their promotion. There are two new restaurants in town, so you decide to check out the reviews and glance over the menus before selecting. Restaurant A has a website with reviews from customers, a PDF of the menu, photos, hours, and directions to make […]
Patriot Software’s online accounting and payroll software helps small business owners get back to running their businesses. We spoke with Patriot customer Kyle Daly, who co-owns three Phenix Salon Suites franchises along with his brother, to learn about his business. Phenix Salon Suites is a nationwide franchise that acts as a one-stop shop for salon […]
Good news — there will always be a demand for employment! With a labor force participation rate at 62.8% and an unemployment rate of 4.9%, there are plenty of people to choose from. But, we understand you want to make sure you know how to hire great employees for your small business. Where do you […]
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