Mike Kappel

Mike Kappel

Serial Entrepreneur, Patriot Software Company CEO

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

It's OK to Have Questions When Starting a Business
Starting a Business

It's OK to Have Questions When Starting a Business

Starting a business can be scary, but don't let the questions and fears stop you.
How to Stay Motivated Working From Home
Work From Home

How to Stay Motivated Working From Home

Working from home gives you that cherished freedom, but plenty of distractions, as well.
9 Sales and Marketing Tips for Startups
Startups

9 Sales and Marketing Tips for Startups

How you sell yourself is different than how you market yourself.
5 Ways Your Small Business Will Benefit From Hiring Interns
Interns

5 Ways Your Small Business Will Benefit From Hiring Interns

This group of fresh or soon-to-be-graduates is the future of your workforce.
5 Ways to Build Killer Relationships With Customers
Relationships

5 Ways to Build Killer Relationships With Customers

The best type of customer is a repeat customer.
Here's What The New Overtime Rule Means for Your Business
Compliance

Here's What The New Overtime Rule Means for Your Business

The overtime rule announced earlier this year is forcing small businesses to adapt.
7 Ways to Get PR Before You Can Afford to Hire a PR Manager
Public Relations

7 Ways to Get PR Before You Can Afford to Hire a PR Manager

Add media attention to that list of startup essentials you have to get done, even if you have to learn as you go.
The Only 5 Things You Need to Launch a Startup in Any Economy
Startups

The Only 5 Things You Need to Launch a Startup in Any Economy

If you think long enough, no time will be right to launch your business. Dream enough, and any time is good.
5 Must-Answer Questions to Succeed Targeting Your Customer Base
Marketing

5 Must-Answer Questions to Succeed Targeting Your Customer Base

To be an effective marketer, you must know as much about your customer base as possible.
5 Employment Laws You Do Not Want to Break
employment law

5 Employment Laws You Do Not Want to Break

Some employers may be breaking these employment laws without even knowing it.
Why Your Small Business Must Start a Blog
Online Marketing

Why Your Small Business Must Start a Blog

A blog is a marketing tool that gives you the opportunity to provide your customer with information and position value.
Teamwork Lessons I Learned The Hard Way ... So You Don't Have To
Managing Employees

Teamwork Lessons I Learned The Hard Way ... So You Don't Have To

For any entrepreneur, management skills can make or break a business. These tips will help you keep your team engaged and productive.
10 Time Sucks That Kill Startups
Startups

10 Time Sucks That Kill Startups

View spending your time as though you were spending your money.
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
Partnerships

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.