You’re a small business owner, and you want to take your business to the next level. It’s time to learn how to create your mission statement. A mission statement reflects your business’s goals and values with few words. You use a mission statement to show potential customers what makes your company stand out. I’ve created […]
You may have seen The Office, a TV show about people working for a small-town paper company. The manager, Michael Scott, is the king of goofing off. When performance review time comes around, he talks about his personal life to each employee rather than their performance.
As a small business owner, you know how important it is to protect your business. But, are you protecting your company’s name? A trademark can save you a lot of money and headaches that come with other companies using your brand as their own. Consider trademarking your business before your reputation is on the line. […]
If you are a small business owner, you probably try to save every dime that you can. This means that you wear many hats and do many things yourself. But, there will be some things that you’re not able to do yourself, or you shouldn’t spend your precious time trying to do them. During my […]
Creating milestones is key to moving your business forward. Milestones help you reach your short- and long-term goals. As you work toward milestones, you should track your results. Use the information you collect to improve your business operations. How to set business milestones You need to plan ahead when setting milestones for your business. To […]
Did you know that up to 30% of potential customers might not buy from you if you lack a social media presence? If you don’t use social media for your small business, you could be missing out on a lot of customers. You could also lose customers if your presence is stale. It’s easy to […]
At Patriot Software, we’re committed to providing online accounting and payroll software that lets entrepreneurs keep their time and money for what they love: running their small businesses. Each month, we put the #PatriotSpotlight on our small business customers. These stories both celebrate and inspire U.S. small business owners. For this month’s #PatriotSpotlight, we spoke […]
Do you ever lose motivation during day-to-day operations at your small business? When your energy starts to fade, your company could suffer. To stay focused on your success, use ways to prevent burnout. Ways to prevent burnout at your small business As a small business owner, there are times when it’s difficult to stay motivated. Try […]
If you’re like many small business owners, you use your personal savings, startup business credit cards, and small business loans to fund your company. But, sometimes, you need more funding to grow. How to pitch to investors Once you find the right private investors for your small business, you will need to plan for a […]
If you’re like any business owner, you constantly look for ways to increase productivity in the workplace. You want to get more done, motivate employees to work faster, and serve more customers. Luckily, there are many simple things you can do to boost productivity. And best of all, increasing productivity in the workplace takes little […]
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