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.

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
Marketing Bootcamp

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
Ready To Launch

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
Marketing Bootcamp

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
Make More Happen

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.
How to Get Employees to Stick Around
Employee Retention

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.
Startups

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
Competition

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.