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The Small Business Owner’s Weekly Reading List

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Stephanie Davis

Here at SurePayroll, small business is our business. We are always working to create and share content that can help small business owners like you. Check back every Friday to get some light reading in before the weekend hits.

Happy First Week of Spring! After the darkness and cold of winter, spring is the perfect time to clean and purge what’s not working for your small business. This week, in the spirit of the season, we rounded up some articles to spring clean your small business that range from your typical cleaning checklist, to some things you may not think about cleaning like your finances or emails. We are hoping these articles will spark new ideas and motivate you to kick of the season with a fresh start. 

Use These 12 Checklist Items to Prep Your Store for Spring

3 Tips for Giving Your Small Business a Financial Spring Cleaning

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Small Business


Taxes: Fun With Filing: Teaching Your Kids About Taxes

Work From Home: 4 Essentials for Succeeding When You Make the Switch to Working From Home

Balance: This 1 Thing You Are Definitely Doing Daily Has Been Scientifically Prove to Damage Your Brain


Workplace Management: 6 Ways to Ensure a Productive Remote Team

Small Towns: How ‘Small Town’ Entrepreneurs Can Use Location to Their Advantage

Gig Economy: Why the Gig Economy Can Be Essential to Business Growth  


Workplace Management: Dogs in the workplace: Good for you, your employees, your bottom line

Stress: 10 Ways to Lower Your Work Stress Levels

Happiness: Here’s How to Feel Better When You’re Having a Bad Day


Personal Growth: 6 Things You Can Do Every Day to Become a Better Entrepreneur

Community: Entrepreneurs, mind the ‘triple bottom line’

Motivation: 10 Inspirational Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read More Than Once


The Ultimate List of Small Business Tax Deductions

3 Overlooked Tax Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur

Tax cut, bonuses for worker? Many Small Business Not Sure Yet  

Bonus: If you’re looking to learn even more about taxes, download our 2018 Small Business Tax Guide here. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll learn what you and your employees need to update on your W-2, the tax rate changes for 2018, and the 2018 filing deadlines so you ensure everything is filed on time and avoid those pesky fines. 


Small Town: 27 of the Most Successful Small Town Business Ideas

Digital / Self-Care: Is Taking a ‘Digital Detox’ All Hype? I Detoxed For 10 Days, and Here’s What I Learned

Stress Management: Entrepreneurship Doesn’t Have to be Stressful – Use Structure to Unlock More Freedom in Your Life



Self-Care: How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down

Gig Economy: Lifestyle Choices – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Freelancers

Tax Tips: Protecting Small Businesses – IRS Warns That Tax Season Brings Security Risks



Money Management: Don’t Waste Your Time Worrying About Money

Stress: Feeling stressed? How to Change Your Mindset for a Better Day

Tax Tips: 10 Tax-Savings Hacks That Small Business Owner’s Often Miss



Digital: The 7-Step Review of Your Digital Presence You Need to Do Before The End of the Year

Resolutions: Already Quit on Your New Year’s Resolution? Here Are 4 Possible Reasons Why

Employee Management: 7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day


1/12/2018 Weekly Reading List

Weather Prep: Prepare Your Business for a Winter Storm

Stress: Most of Us Are Guilty of This 1 Stress-Causing Habit

Health: 18 Secrets to Feeling Happier and Healthier in 2018


1/5/2018 Weekly Reading List 

Total Health: Start TODAY: Begin 2018 Right With Resolutions For Your Mind, Body and Wallet

Productivity: The Only 2018 Resolution You Need Is This Productivity Hack

Financial Health: New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Easy Steps to Becoming Financially Healthy In 2018


12/29/2017 Reading List:

Digital Presence: 7 Things You Must Do On LinkedIn at The End Of Each Year

Personal Growth: 4 Things to Cut Out Of Your Life in 2018  

Business Management: 9 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners


 12/22/2017 Reading List:

Business Management: 7 Holiday Dos and Don’ts For Every Entrepreneur

Employee Management: 5 Powerful Ways to Give Thanks to Your People

Community: 10 Ways to Give Back to Your Community


12/15/2017 Reading List:

Money Management: 5 Things You Need To Know About Managing Your Money This Holiday Season

Self-Care: Eight Career-Related Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season

Productivity: Want to Stay Productive and Stress-Free Over The Holidays? Use These 6 Habits



Online Reviews: How to Get Hundreds of Positive Online Reviews

Productivity: How Keeping One Day a Week to Yourself Will Make You More Productive

Business Success: 5 Habits You Need to Drop Immediately For a Successful 2018


Start Up Trends: The One Thing the Best Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Online Reviews: How Online Reviews Can Help Grow Your Small Business

Productivity: The Productivity Tricks of Seven Successful Entrepreneurs

11/24/17 Reading List

Be Thankful: Science Says Gratitude is good for Your Health

How Being Thankful Will Make You More Profitable

Entrepreneurs: What Are You Most Thankful For?

Video: Why you should shop small and local on Small Business Saturday  


 11/17/2017 Reading List

Productivity: 10 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Leaders 

Hiring: Holiday Hiring Can Make or Break Your Company. Here’s How to Do It the Right Way  

Technology: 9 Free Apps You Didn’t Know Your Small Business Needed


11/10/2017 Reading List

Information: Small Business Saturday: Big, and getting bigger

Social Media: 8 Last Minute Social Media Marketing Ideas for Small Business Saturday

Gift Cards: How to Run a Successful Gift Card Program

11/3/2017 Reading List

Cash Flow: 3 Keys to Managing Cashflow to Grow a Business

Small Town Small Business: 8 Brand-Building Tips for Business Owners in Small Towns 

Advice: 7 Tips from Successful Small Business Owners  


10/27/17 Reading List:

Seasonal: 6 Ways to Make the Most of the Fall Season for Your Small Business

Hiring: 5 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

Productivity: How Successful People Spend Their Weekends  

10/20/17 Reading List:

Productivity – 6 Morning Rituals That Will Make You Productive All Day

Business Management – 7 Tips for Managing a Seasonal Business 

Work from Home – How To Stay Focused When You’re Working From Home  

Payroll Management – How to Pay Employees When You Can’t Make Payroll

Hurricane Relief – 6 Sources of Small Business Help After Hurricane Harvey