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Mike Kappel

Mike Kappel

Contributor / 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.

Mentors

5 Types of People Who Can Help With Small Business Mentoring

Getting the right advice can be the difference between success and failure.
Leadership

8 Essential Personal Characteristics for Leading Your Business to Success

Ultimately, you can't be a good leader unless you're a good person.
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.
Work From Home

How to Stay Motivated Working From Home

Working from home gives you that cherished freedom, but plenty of distractions, as well.
Startups

9 Sales and Marketing Tips for Startups

How you sell yourself is different than how you market yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
employment law

5 Employment Laws You Do Not Want to Break

Some employers may be breaking these employment laws without even knowing it.
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.
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.