As an entrepreneur, I know my employees are a big part of Patriot Software’s success. After almost 30 years as a business owner, I know that rewarding employees doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. How to reward your employees: The stuff that money can’t buy Employee rewards do not have to […]
In barely a week, Pokémon GO—the smartphone app from Niantic Inc. and the PokémonCo.—has caught 21 million daily active users in the U.S. alone. Released on July 6 in the United States, the app has lured millions of people out into public spaces in search of Pokémon. Could your small business use Pokémon GO marketing […]
As a small business owner, it’s important to get hiring right the first time. With few employees, everyone needs to have the skills required to get the job done. It’s critical to attract good candidates that fit with your company. Do you know how to hire great employees? How to Hire Great Employees But, to […]
In the early stages of building your business, you use marketing to attract new customers. You need to keep customers coming back. That’s why marketing to existing customers is essential for your small business. Your current customers are often your most predictable buyers. And, marketing to current customers is less expensive. In fact, depending on […]
It’s easy to come up with a business idea. You can copy an already successful business. Or, you can build on something you are passionate about. However, it’s difficult to come up with a successful business idea that will lead to a thriving organization. Today, my companies sell recruiting software, payroll software, and accounting software, […]
Whether you own a startup or an established company, you likely focus on growing your business. That’s why it might be hard to think about the day you step down from your leadership role. But, the earlier you start business succession planning, the easier the transition will be. A business succession plan helps you when […]
Many small business owners aren’t just the boss. They’re the secretary, janitor, and marketing department all rolled into one. They wear a lot of hats, spin a lot of plates, and juggle a lot of knives—sometimes all at once!
As a small business owner, some days might feel more successful than others. As the owner and CEO of an accounting and payroll software company, I have experienced this first-hand. But, do you use quantifiable data to record your progress? If not, apply your most important KPIs (key performance indicators) to your business practices. KPIs […]
I started the first of my six businesses 30 years ago. I didn’t have a formal business degree, accounting training, or even an idea for what business I really wanted to start. All I knew was, I wanted to be my own boss and start my own business. Because I was starting at square one […]
I’ve been a software entrepreneur for over 30 years now. But a lot has changed since my days of staying up all night to write custom code on black and green screens. Today’s software development landscape is vast, with numerous niches to specialize in. If I was going to start a business in the software […]
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