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.
The overtime rule announced earlier this year is forcing small businesses to adapt.
Add media attention to that list of startup essentials you have to get done, even if you have to learn as you go.
If you think long enough, no time will be right to launch your business. Dream enough, and any time is good.
Ready To Launch
To be an effective marketer, you must know as much about your customer base as possible.
Some employers may be breaking these employment laws without even knowing it.
A blog is a marketing tool that gives you the opportunity to provide your customer with information and position value.
Make More Happen
For any entrepreneur, management skills can make or break a business. These tips will help you keep your team engaged and productive.
View spending your time as though you were spending your money.
The more time that owners spent running their businesses, the more they loathed this task.
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.
The worker-employer relationship can involve a complicated give-and-take. A serial entrepreneur reveals some of his techniques to promote staff satisfaction.
An entrepreneur's passion must be tempered by one question. Will anybody buy the product?
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.
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.
Starting a Business
While traditional business plans may be going out of vogue, it is still important for companies to make sure they have one of these.
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