• 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.

  • What to Do if you Win the Lottery: Keep Working

    January 21

    We've all given it some thought. What would I do if I won the lottery?

  • Small Business Owners Take Rate Hike in Stride

    December 21

    Much was made in the financial media about the Federal Reserve’s recent quarter percent raising of interest rates. However, for many on Main Street, they don’t see it having a tremendous impact.

  • Small Business Owners Reflect on 2015

    November 23

    Only 3% of small business owners said they had a bad year in 2015, according to the November SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey.

  • What Scares Small Business Owners the Most

    October 26

    What Scares Small Business Owners the Most

  • Eating at Your Desk: Is the Lunch Break Dying?

    September 22

    It seems like we’re all busier, and in more of a rush, every day. The ubiquitous nature of smartphones hasn’t helped, because it often means we carry work around in our pockets.

  • Small Business Owners Step Up Online Security

    August 25

    As more and more companies do business online, cyber, online and electronic security has become a more pressing concern.

  • Small Business Owners Rank Favorite Tech Tools in 2015

    July 22

    Small business owners, entrepreneurs and startup founders are increasingly using technology to be more efficient, cut costs and increase productivity. The tools available today make it relatively easy for them to save and share documents, manage customer relationships, communicate through social media and market through email.

  • Better Economy, Less Stress for Small Business Owners

    June 22

    Small business owners endured some rough times during the recession, having to be resourceful to keep their businesses going. That can take its toll on a person. Thankfully, 1 in 3 small business owners are saying less stress has been the biggest advantage of an improving marketplace.

  • Small Business Owners Go Extra Mile for Employees

    May 26

    Small business owners are going to extraordinary lengths for their employees in many cases, according to our May 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.

  • 33% of Small Business Owners Advertise on Facebook

    April 22

    While the ROI on social media has traditionally been hard to monitor and predict, it appears platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter hold significant relevance as advertising platforms for small business owners with 1-10 employees.

  • Small Business Owners Optimism Hits New High

    March 23

    Small business owners’ optimism about the economy has reached a new high in March, topping out at 81%. A year ago, it was only 68%.

  • Small Businesses Get Aggressive on Hiring

    February 23

    Small businesses are experiencing a dramatic shift in the way they approach hiring, according to our February 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.

  • Survey: Small Businesses Have Extra Cash

    January 26

    In a shift from a year ago, small business owners say they have extra cash available if there’s a growth opportunity, or an unexpected expense.