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  • 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.

  • Best Value for Your NFL Fantasy Payroll 2015

    August 21

    With the start of the NFL season closing in, fantasy drafts are taking place all over the world. That means it’s time to make our annual fantasy payroll picks – and see if we can do better than last season.

  • The World's Highest Paid Athletes in 2015

    August 7

    Make no bones about it: professional athletes, regardless of sport, are among the highest paid individuals in the world.

  • 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.

  • 33% of Small Business Owners Advertise on Facebook

    April 22

    While the ROI on social media has traditionally been hard to monitor and predict, it appears platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter hold significant relevance as advertising platforms for small business owners with 1-10 employees.

  • NBA Payrolls 2014-2015 [Update]

    April 17

    Now that the NBA regular season has concluded, it is time for the real fun: the playoffs. We thought it was a good time to update what’s happening with NBA payrolls, as much has changed since last season. First we will break down the payrolls of the NBA playoff teams competing for a championship. At the bottom of the post, you can also find the payrolls for every team in the league.

  • 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%.

  • How to Save on Your Fantasy Baseball Payroll

    March 20

    The time has come to draft your MLB fantasy team. Just the same as the guys who take the field, you know a long season awaits. You also know that a high level performance will have you at the top of the standings when the season finally comes to an end.

  • Small Businesses Get Aggressive on Hiring

    February 23

    Small businesses are experiencing a dramatic shift in the way they approach hiring, according to our February 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard.

  • Survey: Small Businesses Have Extra Cash

    January 26

    In a shift from a year ago, small business owners say they have extra cash available if there’s a growth opportunity, or an unexpected expense.

  • 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.

  • The 2014 Small Business Year-end Tax Guide

    December 12

    The following blog post will cover:

  • 3 Changes from the IRS for 2014

    December 5

    We know tax tips are important to small business owners. The last thing you want to do is have to pay more than your fair share or even worse have to pay a penalty. As usual, there are some key changes the IRS is making in 2014 that employers should know about.

  • The NBA's Highest Paid Players 2013-14

    October 30

    We continue our look at payroll in the sports world as the 2013-14 NBA season gets underway. Below you’ll find the highest paid players this year, as well as the guaranteed money they have coming to them over the life of their contracts.

  • NBA Payrolls 2013-2014

    October 29

    As the NBA comes back, The Payroll Blog looks at NBA team payrolls for the 2013-14 season. The Brooklyn Nets lead the way with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Last year’s champion Miami Heat have the third largest NBA payroll and are largely favored to win the NBA championship again.

  • Do Giant Payrolls Win World Series Titles?

    October 29

    Did the San Francisco Giants buy the World Series Championship?

  • 2014 Fantasy Basketball Auction Values Payroll Index #FantasyNBA

    October 21

    It’s time to draft in your NBA fantasy league. Lebron is on Cleveland now and you desperately want to get him. But you probably won’t. In fact, you’re only going to get one, maybe two of the top 10 or 12 players. Any more than that and you’ll be out of money, assuming this is an auction draft.