The Payroll Blog
News, tips, and advice for small business owners
A Taste for Rapid Expansion Serves Up Valuable Lessons Learned for Hiran Patel.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails, Hiran Patel, owner of Naansense Indian restaurants in Chicago, discusses the issues he encountered when expanding to a second location and the wisdom gained from failure. Listen to the episode.Read More
Hiran Patel Turns Passion for Indian Cooking Into Naansense
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin , Hiran Patel, owner of NaanSense Indian restaurants in Chicago, discusses how he turned his passion into a successful restaurant business, and the challenges he faced as he transitioned to a new profession. Listen to the episode.Read More
Using Payroll to Drive Growth and Stay Competitive
To say that 2020 was a revelatory year is an understatement. Over the course of the year, many accounting firms were put in a position they weren't quite prepared for; they were suddenly being bombarded with questions pertaining to COVID-19 legislation, PPP loan preparation, and other tasks that were very different from their typical service offerings.Read More
Application Process for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Set to Reopen
The Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program has allocated $16 billion to businesses such as live venues, theaters, museums and other organizations that had to remained close through much of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
‘Thank You’s’ Do Go Out of Style.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin - Friday Fails , Rachel Doyle, social entrepreneur, CEO and founder of GlamourGals, shares an early failure due to inexperience writing thank you notes.Read More
COBRA Continuation Coverage to be Subsidized 100% for Qualified Individuals Under American Rescue Plan
Under the American Rescue Plan Act, eligible individuals who have lost employer-sponsored health insurance after involuntary job loss or because of reduced hours will have COBRA continuation coverage subsidized 100 percent for a specified time period.Read More
Should You File a Tax Extension?
Tax season tends to be a time of the year that individuals, and small business owners, don’t look forward to. Taxes can be confusing, mistakes are costly, and making sure you have all the proper paperwork can be time-consuming.Read More
Ready for Your Close-up? GlamourGals Opens the Door to Seniors in Isolation.
In this season 2 episode of Back of the Napkin, social entrepreneur Rachel Doyle, owner of GlamourGals, merges makeovers and service to bring joy to isolated seniors. Listen to the episode.Read More
Roasting High-Quality Coffee and Serving the Post-Prison Population with Pete Leonard.
In this season 1 episode of Back of the Napkin , Pete Leonard, owner of I Have A Bean Coffee Co in Wheaton, IL, shares how a trip to Brazil and a smoke-filled backyard started an obsession for roasting coffee, and how a personal experience changed his perspective on the post-prison population.Read More
Does Salary Impact Employee Engagement?
“Money can’t buy happiness.” Researchers have spent a lot of time understanding how money affects people, and at what point will they be happy.Read More
Understanding Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is one of the keys to business success. Studies have shown that engaged employees produce higher quality work, treat customers better, and are more likely to stay at their jobs and continue to grow and deliver those strong business results.Read More
Employee Retention Tax Credit Extended to End of 2021 by American Rescue Plan Act
In the past 12 months, beginning in April 2020 with the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) provision has been impacted by two other laws.Read More