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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.

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This week we are sharing some information to help you as a small business owner. We included two reports that will help you stay up to date on current trends. The first is from Shopkeep – they put together a yearly survey to better understand small business owners. The second report, our final link this week, comes from USA Today and explains how Main Street has evolved in recent years. In addition to the reports, we thought it would be helpful to share some more information about Net Neutrality and to help you better understand what it means and how it can affect you.

2018 ShopKeep Small Business Pulse

Net Neutrality Repeal is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

USA & Main: Welcome to USA Today’s New Storefront for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs  

6/8/2018 - Money Management

12 Absurdly Easy Ways to Make Money in Your Small Biz

Money Really Can Buy Happiness If You Spend It These 4 Ways, According to Science

5 Everyday Money Management Tips for Small Business Owners  

6/1/2018 - Working Remote

How to Work from Home and Not Burn Out

5 Lessons I learned From Having Dogs as My Only Co-workers

7 Communication Tips for Managing Remote Workers  

5/25/2018 - Employee Engagement 

8 Things You Can Do Daily That Will Boost Employee Engagement

Employees are 32 Percent Less Likely to Quit if They Get This 1 Thing From Their Boss (It’s Not Pop Chips)

4 Tips to Stop The Revolving Door of Employee Turnover

5/18/2018 - Family Businesses

Your Family Business Won’t Survive If You Don’t Plan for the Leadership Transition

How to Build a Family Business That Lasts for Generations, According to Bravo TV Star Tabatha Coffey

What’s In Your Family Recipe? Seven Ways to Set Your Family Business Apart From the Competition  

5/11/18 - Understanding Customers 

What Customers Really Want: It Might Surprise You

26 Inexpensive Customer Appreciation Day Ideas

5 Ways Small-Business Owners Can Improve Customer Retention  

5/4/18 - National Small Business Week 

The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ List

The New-Old Adage for Main Street 2025? The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

When You Are Your Business, You Can’t Overlook Self-Care

Bonus: Take These 7 Steps Now to Reach Password Perfection  

4/27/18 - Summer Interns 

Why Hire Summer Interns? Because They Know More About Mobile Than You Do.

5 Tips for Hiring and Managing a Summer Intern

Lessons Learned From 3 Common Summer Internship Mistakes  

4/20/2018 - Grocery Store Lessons

Why Your Business Should Be More Like Trader Joe’s

What Small Business Owners Can Learn From Wegmans

3 Lessons Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods Can Teach Small Businesses  

4/13/2018 - Tax Tips

7 Last Minute Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

Getting a tax refund? 4 Good Ways to Put It to Work

The Pros and Cons of Filing a Tax Extension

4/6/2018 - Small Business News

How to Protect Your Personal Data from Facebook Profiteering

Amazon May Offer Credit Cards To Small Businesses

Salesforce Launches Simplified Software Aimed at Small Businesses

3/30/2018 - Female Entrepreneuers

Helaine Knapp | CITYROW

This Introverted Entrepreneur With an Oprah-Approved Brand Shares How to Rise Above Fear to Embrace Every Opportunity

Kara Goldin Finds Sweet Success With Hint

3/23/2018 - Spring Cleaning

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


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


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


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


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


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


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  


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


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


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  


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  


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  

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