The Payroll Blog

  • Do You Have to Pay Employees for Military Leave?

    January 16

    If an employee of your company is part of the military, you should be proud of this person’s bravery and patriotism. At the same time, if this person is taking a “military leave” you need to know your rights as an employer as well as any laws that govern the decisions you can make.

  • 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.

  • What are the 10 Best Jobs?

    January 12

    Finding the right job can be one of the most difficult and important aspects of your general satisfaction with life. A bad fit between employer and employee can create a lot of stress for both parties. The right job at the right company, on the other hand, can give someone a real sense of purpose and accomplishment.

  • New Hire Checklist: Day One Details

    January 12

    Sometimes the biggest obstacle to hiring someone is just not being able to find the time to get it done. Writing the job description, posting it, screening resumes, interviewing candidates, interviewing candidates again and then finally bringing them on board and making sure you’re compliant with various new hire laws is a lot of work.

  • Why Your Business Needs to be on Snapchat

    January 11

    Offering a sense of urgency unlike any other social media platform, Snapchat has built its photo-sharing empire on vanishing content.

  • 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.

  • The 3 Worst Reasons to Start a Business

    January 7

    There are good reasons to start a business, such as the freedom and flexibility, as well as bad reasons.

  • 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.

  • Why January is a Good Time to Recruit Top Talent

    January 5

    Once the calendar turns and the first quarter of 2016 arrives, it is time for your company to get back to business. The holidays are in the past and the new year is staring you in the face.

  • 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.

  • The 2015 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 1

    The following guide will cover:

  • 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.

  • 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%.