Track Your Most Important KPIs for Small Business Success

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 […]

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6 Startup Lessons Learned the Hard Way

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 […]

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5 Tips for Software Entrepreneurs

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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All small business owners can experience chamber of commerce membership benefits.

What Are Chamber of Commerce Membership Benefits for Small Businesses?

All small business owners can experience chamber of commerce membership benefits.

You might have seen information about chambers of commerce and wondered if it was worth it for your business to become a member. You don’t want to spend money on a membership that won’t help your business. Joining a chamber of commerce can be a great decision. Below are some of the chamber of commerce […]

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Building Brand Awareness vs. Marketing

Marketing can be incredibly expensive. In fact, for many startups, after initial investment and any payroll obligations, marketing campaigns can easily be the most expensive part of your business. If you’re a rookie entrepreneur (heck, even if you’re a veteran entrepreneur), you may feel enticed to blast news and advertisements about your new company and […]

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5 Reasons for a Failed Startup

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 30 years. I’m the founder of Patriot Software Company, which presently has six companies under its umbrella, all of which I’ve started. With each one of these business ventures, I learned something new about what it takes to get a business up and running. I’ve also learned a thing or […]

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Learn about the state of small businesses in the U.S.

The State of Small Businesses in the U.S. [Infographic]

Learn about the state of small businesses in the U.S.

Small businesses in the U.S. have a big impact on day-to-day American life. It’s difficult for small businesses not to have an impact when there are more than 28 million of them. With that kind of representation, you can’t miss them.

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5 Tech Skills All Modern Entrepreneurs Should Have

tech skills modern entrepreneurs should have picture of tools on workbench

As an entrepreneur for over 30 years now, I’ve listened to more stories about how to get started as an entrepreneur than I can count. Heck, I’ve even told my fair share of them. (I did get started in the basement of a factory after all.) I’ve learned a lot about recent tech skills while […]

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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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