Lamplighter Brewing Co.

A Startup Is Brewing: The Lamplighter Brewing Co. Story

Lamplighter Brewing Co.

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 speak to our small business customers with #PatriotSpotlight. These customer success stories both celebrate and inspire U.S. small business owners. For this #PatriotSpotlight, we […]

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Small Business Lessons Learned From Burning Down a Laundromat

The life of a small business owner is full of unexpected challenges. For example, very early on in my new life as a full-time entrepreneur, before I founded and became CEO of Patriot Software, my online payroll and accounting software company, one of my employees tried to dry chemical-soaked rags in a commercial gas dryer […]

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Should I Start My Own Business?

  I started Patriot Software in 1986. It has grown into a fast-paced Saas company that offers full service payroll, cash basis accounting software, and HR software add-ons, but it was nothing fancy back then. When I started my business, it was just me, my fragile little business idea, and the space I could clear […]

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C’s Get Degrees… and Start Companies

The honest truth is, I’m a pretty average guy by academic standards. When I was in high school, I maintained a B average. In college, in my engineering program, that dropped down to a solid C. If you’re keeping score by the world’s grading standard, I shouldn’t be the owner of a multi-million dollar recruiting […]

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88 Must-Answer Questions Before You Launch a Startup

launch a startup, cork-board for entrepreneur notes

Some people say that you must create a formal business plan before starting your business. That’s debatable, and frankly I disagree. I’ve got nearly 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, and I’m currently CEO of Patriot Software, and online accounting and payroll software company. Unless raising money for your startup and impressing banks is a must, […]

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black sheep good for business Sarah Lawrence in front of boutique

Being a Black Sheep Is Good for Business

black sheep good for business Sarah Lawrence in front of boutique

At Patriot Software, we’re committed to providing accounting and payroll software that lets entrepreneurs keep their time and money on what they love: running their small business. Each month, we speak to our small business customers with #PatriotSpotlight. These customer success stories both celebrate and inspire U.S. small business owners. For our inaugural #PatriotSpotlight, we […]

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