Mike Kappel

Mike Kappel

Serial Entrepreneur, Charis Holdings CEO, Patriot Software President and CEO

Mike Kappel is a serial entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Patriot Software, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Patriot Software is a developer of online payroll and accounting software for U.S. small-business owners.

What's the One Task Most Small-Business Owners Loathe?
Accounting

What's the One Task Most Small-Business Owners Loathe?

The more time that owners spent running their businesses, the more they loathed this task.
Before You Form a Partnership, Make Sure Your Bases Are Covered
Small Business - Big Impact

Before You Form a Partnership, Make Sure Your Bases Are Covered

No man is an island -- not even you, fearless entrepreneur. And sometimes, you need a partner to help your business take off, but you need to be careful.
How to Get Employees to Stick Around
Small Business - Big Impact

How to Get Employees to Stick Around

The worker-employer relationship can involve a complicated give-and-take. A serial entrepreneur reveals some of his techniques to promote staff satisfaction.
The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand
Ready To Launch

The Biggest Mistake Is Ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand

An entrepreneur's passion must be tempered by one question. Will anybody buy the product?
4 Ways to Deal With Competitors
Small Business - Big Impact

4 Ways to Deal With Competitors

In business, you can't make the competition disappear completely, but that's alright. Accept the challenge -- you will have a stronger business because of it.
Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember
Mission Statement

Crafting a Mission Statement That You'll Remember

The key is for you to set goals like it's really your business; then use them as a yardstick for to measure everything your startup does.
The One Thing Your Company Needs Right Off the Bat
Starting a Business

The One Thing Your Company Needs Right Off the Bat

While traditional business plans may be going out of vogue, it is still important for companies to make sure they have one of these.