The Payroll Blog

News, tips, and advice for small business owners

  • Tax and Safety Laws for Restaurants

    July 23

    As a restaurant owner, you know that there are specific rules you need to follow, for both your restaurant safety and properly paying your employees.

  • 5 Tips on Hiring Your First Employee

    July 22

    There will likely come a time in your small business journey when you are ready to hire employees.

  • How to Talk to Restaurant Employees About Payroll

    July 17

    Because the restaurant industry operates differently, it’s safe to assume that your new employees are going to have questions about how, and when, they are going to get paid.

  • Employee Benefits

    July 15

    Today, perks like free snacks or lunches, pet-friendly offices, flexible hours, and work from home options, are common, which means more employees are expecting them in their job search.

  • How to Engage and Retain Farm Employees

    July 12

    Farms are especially feeling the pressure of high turnover as the economy booms, and employees start to look elsewhere for development opportunities.

  • Insurance for Restaurants

    July 10

    Business insurance protects your business in various forms including, financial assets, intellectual and physical property from a covered loss due to lawsuits, property damage, theft, vandalism, loss of income, and employee injuries. 

  • How to Interview Someone

    July 8

    Between pouring over resumes, selecting candidates, interviewing said candidates, there’s a lot that goes into getting someone on your team

  • What To Look For In An Agriculture Payroll Provider

    July 5

    As a farmer, you know that preparation and having a plan can be the difference between a successful season or a disaster.  Similarly, when it comes to farming payroll, there are some complexities you need to be aware of and prepare yourself for.

  • Restaurant Payroll 101

    July 2

    When you opened your restaurant, you were likely thinking about the menu, pricing, and deals, and what the name would be. What probably didn’t make that list was how you were planning to handle your restaurant payroll.

  • 10 Things That Make Up an Ideal Workplace

    June 26

    With job seekers faced with more workplace options than they’ve likely experienced in their lifetimes, how can you draw in the right candidates to your business?

  • Online Payroll 101: Why It's Time to Take Another Look

    June 25

    Let’s face it, while not the most popular task; payroll is a business necessity.

  • How to Make Groupon Work for Your Small Business

    June 20

    Groupon is a where consumers go to find great deals on fitness classes, spa services, restaurants, and more.

  • Client Corner: Matthew Weissman, CPA

    June 19

    Matthew Weissman, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in South Florida, has been a small business owner for nearly 20 years.

  • The Small Business Owners Guide to Time Off Policies

    June 18

    From vacation and sick days to tackling jury duty, maternity leave, FMLA, and military leave, understanding the paid and unpaid time off requirements may be confusing.

  • The One-Stop-Shop Appeal: Becoming a Trusted Advisor

    June 17

    Running a small business comes with a variety of challenges, most of which are financial.

  • Industry Insights for Accountants

    June 13

    “Payroll and taxes are fun and easy!” – Said no one ever. As an accountant, you know firsthand how small business owners feel about all things payroll and tax-related, and you know that it’s not favorable.

  • Bridging the Gap: What Clients Want from an Accountant

    June 11

    Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and their clients generally share a symbiotic relationship, one where communication and transparency are key.

  • How to Run a Successful Dental Practice

    June 10

    When it comes to owning a small business, one of the most common fears is “what happens if I fail?” While nobody ever wants their small business to fail, it’s, unfortunately, something that does happen.

  • The 411 on the Safe Harbor 401(k)

    June 4

    Choosing to offer a retirement plan as a benefit for your employees can be a real differentiator when it comes to attracting and retaining a talented workforce—and it’s also a milestone for many small businesses, marking when they have “made it” to the degree that they can compete with benefits offered by larger companies. 

  • How to Handle a Maternity Leave

    June 4

    What steps will you take if an employee announces her pregnancy?