You put your heart and soul into setting up your small business. With the holidays approaching, it can be easy to get sidelined by big business marketing campaigns. But Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t the only major U.S. shopping days. Small Business Saturday is your chance to be in the spotlight! This designated […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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