The Payroll Blog

News, tips, and advice for small business owners

  • Tax Laws Every New Small Business Owner Should Know

    December 8

    If you want to be a successful business owner, you have to know some things about tax laws to succeed. Even if you hire an accountant, you have to know some things for yourself. Today, I will share some tips about various tax laws which every new small business owner should know about. These insights are derived from my experience working with clients through my own accounting firm.

  • When is the Best Time to Switch Your Payroll Service?

    December 7

    As a small business owner, quarterly tax filings give you a chance to assess your current payroll provider to make sure you’re getting everything you need out of the relationship. And, if you’ve already been toying with the idea of finding someone new then maybe it’s time to switch. 

  • The Quick Start Guide to the Best Payroll Service

    December 3

    The importance of payroll to small businesses stands out more today than perhaps it has in previous years. Not only are small businesses paying billions in payroll tax penalties, but we're also seeing a record number of wage theft cases.

  • Alternative Lending Increases, Bank Lending Slows Down

    December 2

    With the biggest banks in the United States cutting back on small business lending, alternative lenders are attracting more borrowers than ever before.

  • Most Common Payroll Mistakes Among New Companies

    November 30

    There are payroll mistakes that benefit employees, as well as those that benefit employers. But either way, a mistake is a mistake.

  • Generation Z Represents Entrepreneurial Trend

    November 24

    There has been a lot of talk about millennials over the past couple years. But remember this: there is another generation coming down the pipeline in a hurry. The first members of Generation Z, defined by anyone born after 1995, are graduating college and making their way into the professional world.

  • 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.

  • Busy Season Roundtable: Part 1 of 2

    November 14

    What are your peers doing to prepare for busy season?

  • 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.

  • [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 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)