Scorecard

  • Small Businesses Give Tax Rates a Failing Grade

    June 15

    With April 18 a couple of months behind us, the last thing many business owners want to think about is taxes. But with that stressful time of year fresh in mind, this month's Surepayroll Small Business Scorecard asked small business owners to rate the state of taxes they faced in 2016.

  • Insight from Small Business Owners

    April 27

    Looking back, many small business owners have no regrets about starting their business, according to the most recent SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®, which surveyed small business owners nationwide last month.

  • The Bonus is Back

    November 30

    Small business owners are giving out more year-end bonuses than two years ago as their outlook on the economy improves. 

  • 9 Things to Buy for Your Business on Cyber Monday

    November 26

    As the holiday season approaches, retail deals abound, including deals for SBOs.  But how do you find the time to scour the internet and store mailings for the best deals to actually make it worth your while?  First, know that the game has changed.  Second, preparation is key.  And third, we’ll offer some advice on perennial discounts on items if you need them.

  • 3 Reasons to Change your Perception of Outsourcing

    November 10

    Go back in time 20 years or so and outsourcing was considered a “dirty” word by many people.

  • The Power and Struggle of Women in Tech

    November 3

    While equality between men and women in the workforce has seen improvements in some areas, other fields leave plenty of room for improvement. In technology-related jobs, women are a distinct minority.

  • Politics and Taxes Frighten Small Business Owners

    October 25

    The presidential election seems to have a lot of people on edge, and small business owners are no exception. 

  • Hillary or Trump: Who is Better for Your Business?

    October 25

    It's a question surely every small business has asked during this long presidential campaign. 

  • The Worst Thing About Owning a Business

    October 5

    Owning a business can have many rewards. They don't, however, always come easy.

  • You Can Be Rich At Any Age

    September 28

    Whether you're 93 or 25, you can make it big in business. Our list and infographic highlights some of the most successful entrepreneurs in every age category. 

  • 4 Ways to Adapt to a Minimum Wage Increase

    September 12

    We have talked about this in the past, but with so much discussion regarding the potential increase of minimum wage, with President Obama pushing for an increase to $10.10, it is well worth visiting again.

  • Most Small Businesses Don't Offer 401(k), Some Don't See the Value

    September 6

    Only 28% of small business owners are offering a 401k plan for their business, with 6% planning to add one soon, according to the August 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. 

  • Support for Online Sales Tax Returns

    July 22

    Do you recall all the talk of online sales tax legislation last year? If not, it won’t be long before these memories are once again creeping into your head.

  • It's All About the Economy, Not Hot Button Issues

    June 1

    While issues like health care reform, immigration and the minimum wage get a lot of attention, small business owners' have bigger concerns. 

  • Outsourcing Your Weaknesses Shows Strength

    May 7

    We all have strengths and so do businesses. A wise man knows his weaknesses. The same applies to a business. The crucial question is how to deal with the shortcomings.

  • Can Small Business Owners Trust Alternative Lenders?

    May 7

    A major Businessweek article sent a cautionary signal to small business owners across the country last year — beware of hidden costs on loans from so-called “alternative lenders.”

  • Tax Season Creates Confusion for Small Business Owners

    April 27

    A number of small business owners came away from tax season asking a curious question:

  • Small Business Owners React to Heated Election Year

    March 22

    As the country gears up to elect a new president, there is a lot of speculation about the impact of various policy changes that might come with him or her.

  • 1 in 3 Small Businesses Offer Health Care and 401k

    February 23

    A third of small businesses are offering health care and 401k benefits. For some, the cost is too high as their businesses are just starting out. Others may seek to expand their offerings by using their payroll provider to outsource health care and 401k benefits.

  • Small Business Optimism Hits New Low

    January 26

    Small business owners are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economy. According to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®, optimism has dropped 10% since last January, and 16% since May.