The Payroll Blog

News, tips, and advice for small business owners

  • What You Should Know About S Corporations vs. LLCs

    March 10

    In the alphabet soup world of business structures, the trend lines are clear: The 900-pound gorillas known as “S Corporations” are under assault from the hard-charging “LLCs.”

  • Top 5 Nanny Payroll Mistakes [Update]

    March 9

    As our lives seemingly becoming busier and busier with work, family and all of the logistical complications that come with these responsibilities, having a reliable nanny is a necessity for many parents.

  • 7 Ways to Reduce the Risks of a Home-Based Business

    March 4

    A home-based business can offer the best of both worlds: You can earn a nice income while keeping your overhead costs low. Your hours are flexible, and you can work in your pajamas if you like. Given the advantages, it’s no wonder that the U.S. Census reports that more than half (51.6%) of all small businesses are run from home.

  • 5 Qualities Successful Businesses Have in Common

    February 16

    Did you know there are tens of millions of businesses operating in the United States? Did you also know that a high percentage of businesses fail?

  • How to Open a Small Restaurant

    February 16

    Many people share the dream of opening a small restaurant, however, only a select few move forward in doing so. Of those, some achieve success but many find themselves struggling to stay in business.

  • Payroll Mistakes that Benefit Employees

    February 13

    For employees, it’s almost as good as hitting the lottery–they open their paychecks or log on to their bank accounts and find extra money courtesy of the company. 

  • Workers' Compensation and Keeping Your Employees Safe

    February 11

    One of the many “surprises” of becoming a small business owner is something called workers’ compensation insurance. Yes, if you have any employees, you need it. And, yes, it might be expensive.

  • Do I Pay Corporate Taxes or Personal Income Taxes?

    February 10

    Ahh, it’s tax season. As Albert Einstein once said, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” But Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

  • 9 Ways to Save Cash For Your Business Every Month

    February 8

    There may come a time when you realize your business expenses are out of control. Even if this day has yet to arrive, there is nothing wrong with taking a big picture view of your current budget. You may be surprised at what you find.

  • Small Business Payroll Cost [Update]

    January 29

    When evaluating payroll services, the numerous options can be overwhelming. Ultimately, the price you pay will depend on your company’s specific needs. To get a better understanding of what to expect before contacting providers, let’s examine some typical services and fees associated with the cost of payroll.

  • The Importance of Verifying Employment Before Hiring

    January 28

    Are you in the habit of verifying past employment before hiring a new employee? Although this may sound like a waste of time and money, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • How to Better Manage Stress as a Small Business Owner

    January 22

    Do you ever wonder if your work schedule is taking its toll on your body? Are you concerned that your employees are working too many hours?

  • The 2014 Fantasy Football Auction Values Payroll Index #FantasyFootball

    August 8

    At SurePayroll we believe in saving time and money on all things payroll – even your fantasy football payroll. That’s why we’re providing you with our own SurePayroll Fantasy Football Auction Draft Values index.