Small Business Owners

  • What is FICA Tax? (And Why Do I Have to Pay It?)

    April 17

    As an employer, you’re responsible for collecting, paying, and reporting certain federal and state employment taxes for your employees. These taxes, which are withheld from your employees’ paychecks, include Social Security and Medicare taxes

  • How Dental Practice Growth Affects Payroll

    April 15

    In life, we tend to be very focused on growing and evolving on both personal and global matters. From looking to grow a specific skill set or picking up a new hobby, to evolving technology and coming up with new environmentally friendly options, growth is always present in our lives.

  • Getting Paid Under The Table: Is It Illegal to Pay Employees Cash?

    April 10

    For many, paying employees cash seems like the easiest way to handle things. However, while it may seem easier, in the long run if you get caught by the IRS, it's going to be difficult to deal with. 

  • How to Market Your Dental Practice

    April 8

    As a dentist, you know that people need the services you offer, but you may be struggling to reach them effectively.

  • Do You Need a Payroll Service for Your Dental Practice?

    April 1

    As a dentist, finding the time to calculate payroll can be difficult when you’re juggling patients, employees, your overall practice, and your life outside of the office. 

  • How to Complete Form 941 in 5 Simple Steps

    March 28

    As a small business, you have a long to-do list. Completing tax forms is probably not at the top. However, you should understand what tax forms apply to your business or else you could face steep IRS penalties. But, how can you keep up with so many forms with nonsensical names such as W-2, W-4, 1099 or 941?

  • 5 Things to Include in Your Nanny Contract

    March 26

    Choosing to hire a nanny involves a lot of steps. Once you hire a nanny, one of your first steps should be creating a contract to ensure that you and your nanny are on the same page about how this position is expected to run. As you build a contract for you and your nanny to sign, there are some details you’ll never forget to ask. 

  • 5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

    March 20

    While filing taxes can be a painful, time-consuming task, one thing that people don’t get mad about during tax season is receiving a refund. 

  • What are Wage Garnishments?

    March 11

    A wage garnishment is “any legal or equitable procedure where an employer withholds some portion of a person's earnings for the payment of debt.” 

  • How to Update Your 401(k) Plan in 2019

    March 8

    As a small business owner, offering a 401(k) plan for your employees is one of the best benefits you can offer. While saving for retirement is something your employees know they should be doing, they may not actually be participating in your 401(k) plan. If low 401(k) participation is a problem for your small business, download the recording for our webinar, 6 Ways to Improve and Update Your Retirement Plan in 2019, to learn how to get your employees invested.  

  • Should You File a Tax Extension?

    March 7

    While applying for an extension may be an option, you will want to be fully aware of the process, and advantages and disadvantages, before doing so.

  • SurePayroll Wins 11th Straight Stevie Award for Customer Service

    March 6

    We’re ridiculously proud of our Customer Service team today for winning their 11th straight Stevie Award, garnering a Gold for 2019 Contact Center of the Year for Financial Services in the 16th Annual American Business Awards®. 

  • What's the Cost of Losing an Employee?

    March 4

    There is no better feeling than bringing a new employee into your company. You’re positive that he or she will have a huge impact on productivity, efficiency, and of course, your bottom line.

  • How Do I Choose a Legal Structure for My Small Business?

    February 20

    When starting a small business, there are many things that you are going to have to consider and important decisions you’ll have to make in order to get your business up and running. One of these decisions that you won’t want to take lightly is choosing a legal structure. As a small business owner, there are several options to choose from, with pros and cons for each depending on your business goals.

  • 5 Payroll Mistakes to Avoid in 2019

    February 18

    With 2019 in full swing, there’s no better time than now to review your payroll system to ensure that everything is in good working order.

  • 4 Things to Add to Your 2019 To-Do List

    February 14

    There’s nothing better than the feeling of a new year. While you’re resolutions and best intentions may have dipped a little in the last month, it’s not too late to re-focus and take control of your business.

  • Client Corner: MOORE Toys & Gadgets

    February 11

    Located in Wheaton, IL, Diane Moore owns and operates the toy store MOORE Toys & Gadgets. Originally a forensic accountant, Diane was looking for a way to spend more time with her family, and possibly get them involved in a business, and thought a fun toy store is something her town needed. 

  • Small Business News

    February 8

    As a small business owner, it can be hard to stay on top of current news between everything you’re juggling. With tax season in full swing, a potential government shutdown approaching, you probably have a lot of questions about what you should be doing. This week, we rounded up some articles that cover these important topics and will get you prepared for tax season and what to do in case another shutdown happens.

  • The Early Bird Gets the Refund - 4 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

    February 4

    Did you know, besides getting your potential refund faster, there are actually several benefits to filing your taxes early?

  • Customer Service - January 25

    January 25

    When thinking about customer service, you probably are focusing more on the actual conversations with customers or ensuring you have a plan in place to help them throughout their buying journey with your small business. However, customer service is more than just the face-to-face interactions or the emails you send to customers and the help you provide when customers have questions or problems. To make your customer service efforts better than ever, we encourage you to look at other areas of customer service that you may have not considered.