The Payroll Blog

News, tips, and advice for small business owners

  • 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.

  • The W-2 Blueprint

    February 4

    We know that filling out a W-2 for your employees can be about as much fun as a root canal. All those tiny boxes that are hard to tell apart. A bunch of obscure rules you’re supposed to know. It’s easy to make a costly mistake or risk having it sent back to you because of an error.

  • What is in my W-2?

    February 3

    So many boxes, numbers, letters. Lots of blank spaces with tiny type above them asking about things like wages, Social Security, Medicare, tips, etc. What does it all mean? What goes in these boxes really? What is the control number and where is it located (see our description of Box D)?

  • 11 Ways to Lose Your Employees

    February 1

    Employee retention is a big deal, as a high turnover rate leads to greater recruiting, hiring, and training costs, as well as a lack of continuity and experience.

  • 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.

  • When is the Deadline for Nanny W-2s?

    January 21

    As a working mom, you’re probably juggling a lot right now. The start of the new calendar year is one of the busiest times at work. School is back on, along with all of the extracurricular activities and time-consuming homework.  Its cold outside, the kids are bored… and if you didn’t have your nanny to help, you’re not sure how you would survive.

  • 10 Basic Tax Details Accountants Wish Your Business Knew

    January 20

    This article covers 10 common tax questions business owners ask their accountants and explains how each affects tax filings. When clients are educated, tax season may be less confusing for business owners, which may help accountants finish paperwork more quickly.

  • 5 Entrepreneurial Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

    January 15

    It has been more than 50 years since Rev. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. It’s an important day for our country, as we all reflect on the humanitarian’s trans-formative ideas and actions that catalyzed the civil rights movement.

  • How to Run a Kick-Butt Kickstarter Campaign

    January 13

    Since Kickstarter launched just over five years ago, investors have pledged more than $1 billion dollars to help fund the thousands of creative projects featured on the crowdfunding platform. While these projects range in scale and success, entrepreneurs and small businesses are turning to Kickstarter to grow their brand and tap into the fast-paced, modern approach to fundraising.

  • Long-Term vs. Short-Term Business Loan: Which is Best?

    January 8

    At some point, your company may require securing a business loan. This money can be used for everything from working capital to expansion to acquiring a competitor. Typically, loans have been acquired from banks, although that is starting to change.

  • 7 Ways to Help Your Business Survive Winter

    January 5

    It’s dark outside when you leave for work and it’s dark outside when you get home.  Even if you work out of a home office, in the winter you may barely see the light of day.  As most of the U.S. faced the recent Polar Vortex in November, winter came in like a lion.

  • The 2015 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 1

    The following guide will cover:

  • Top 2015 Regulatory Issues for Small Businesses

    January 14

    The new year is here and small business owners are more excited than ever about implementing their business plan for 2015.

  • Small Business Owners' Favorite Tech Tools in 2014

    August 12

    One of the fastest ways for small business owners to get ahead today is through technology. While you can’t control the level of demand in your industry or fluctuations in the economy, there are a number of things you can do to make your business more efficient.