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What Makes a Website Effective?

What Makes a Website Effective image

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?

Why small businesses need a website image

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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How to Create a Mission Statement

How to Create a Mission Statement for Your Business

How to Create a Mission Statement

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 […]

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How to Do a Performance Review

How to Do a Performance Review

How to Do a Performance Review

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.

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Trademarks and patents are an important part of your business's identity.

Does Your Small Business Need a Trademark?

Trademarks and patents are an important part of your business's identity.

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. […]

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