DBA

Does Your Small Business Need a DBA?

DBA

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) […]

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Learn how to pick a domain name for your business.

How to Pick a Domain Name for Your Business

Learn how to pick a domain name for your business.

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.

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The best small business articles from December

Patriot’s Picks: The Best Small Business Articles

The best small business articles from December

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.

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What Makes a Website Effective?

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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 […]

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The best practices of small business employee retention

Small Business Employee Retention: Best Practices

The best practices of small business employee retention

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, […]

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What is a noncompete agreement?

What Is a Noncompete Agreement, and Should I Make Employees Sign One?

What is a noncompete agreement?

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 […]

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How to Write a Company Description for a Business Plan

How to Write a Company Description for a Business Plan

How to Write a Company Description for a Business Plan

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 […]

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Do You Know Why Small Businesses Need a Website?

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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 […]

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payroll for franchises

How This Business Owner Saves Money With Patriot Software’s Payroll for Franchises

payroll for franchises

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 […]

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5 Tips on Where to Find Employees

5 Tips on Where to Find Employees image

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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