The Payroll Blog

News, tips, and advice for small business owners

  • 9 Tax Credits Extended for Business Owners

    November 23

    As any business owner would tell you, owning a business is not easy. Especially when it comes to taxes. 

  • Do Employers Have to Pay for Jury Duty?

    November 19

    It won’t take long for a new business to confront a situation where an employee is required to serve on a jury. Then what happens?

  • These Business Tax Deductions Require Special Attention

    November 16

    As a business owner, it is good practice to take advantage of as many tax deductions as possible. By doing so, you lower your taxable income and are able to keep more money in the business.

  • What States Have the Best Tax Rates for Small Businesses?

    November 14

    As we all become more mobile, so do our small businesses. More business owners than ever are shopping around for a better state to conduct their commerce.

  • How to Get More Referrals for Your Business

    November 14

    If you rely heavily on referrals to grow your business, don't hesitate to devote more time and energy to this aspect of your sales and marketing strategy.

  • Busy Season Roundtable: Part 1 of 2

    November 14

    What are your peers doing to prepare for busy season?

  • [Updated] Nanny Payroll: Be in the Know

    November 13

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1.3 million people work as nannies or child caregivers in the United States today. The Bureau also states that the median pay for these in-house employees comes to an estimated $9.28 per hour or $19,300 per year.

  • Client Retention: Are you Making the Grade?

    November 12

    After putting so much time, money, and energy into securing a new client, it would be a shame to take a step back and watch all your hard work go to waste.

  • 3 Business Lessons from Jeff Bezos

    November 12

    Jeff Bezos is more than the founder and CEO of Amazon and new owner of The Washington Post. He is also one of the brightest businessmen in the entire world.

  • How to Take a Holiday Break as a Small Business Owner

    November 11

    The holiday season is a time to enjoy yourself. It is also a time for showing loved ones just how much you care about them.

  • Are You Your Biggest Obstacle?

    November 11

    An Interview with Entrepreneur Jeff Young

  • 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.

  • 3 Tips for Facing a Small Business Tax Audit

    November 9

    There is nothing worse than receiving that dreaded letter in the mail. You know which one. The one from the IRS explaining they need more information from you.

  • How Does Paid Sick Leave Work in California?

    November 9

    As an employer or employee in the state of California, it's important to understand the finer details associated with the applicable paid sick leave laws.

  • Funding Your Dream: Featuring Robyn Barrett, Founder, FSW Funding

    November 4

    (Above, the team at FSW Funding provides a unique service that funds small businesses and startups, so they can achieve their dreams. Pictured from left to right: Karla Gates, Chris Zamorano, Founder Robyn Barrett, Wendy Hankerson, Penny Fine, Sanja Terzic)

  • What Accountants Should Offer Small Businesses

    November 4

    Making sure that your small business clients get the most out of their experience can seem challenging at times. However, if you want your accounting firm to be successful you have to give them an irresistible amount of service. Today, I will be sharing some strategies to grow your client base by providing your small business clients with a remarkable experience. These strategies have grown out of my experience working with my own firm, Huddleston Tax CPAs.

  • 5 Questions to Address in an End of Year Performance Review

    November 4

    With the end of the year closing in, it’s time to tie up a variety of loose ends. For many companies, this means an end of year performance review with each employee.

  • Essential Balance Sheet Facts for Small Business Owners

    November 3

    No matter what type of company they start, all small business owners need to have at least a basic familiarity with balance sheets. Balance sheets are straightforward documents which provide a snapshot of the financial condition of an individual or business. 

  • Tax Credits to Pass Along to Your Small Business Clients

    October 30

    Staying current on information regarding business tax credits for your clients can result in deeper relationships as they will see you as their trusted advisor who has their best interests in mind.

  • How Accountants Use Social Media for Business

    October 29

    Many accountants use social media for their business as a way to be present online where like-minds linger.  Social media can start and nurture conversations between you, clients, prospects and other business partners.  It’s free which makes it appealing, and online therefore it’s convenient and accessible. Once you begin using it for business, you will be represented 24/7 in the social media arena.  Social media may not generate a large amount of leads or be a place for you to run advertisements, but think of it like hanging out socially so you are present to engage in discussions that you or others instigate.