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  • 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.

  • Did the Income Tax Rate Help the Cubs Sign Jon Lester?

    December 12

    When the Chicago Cubs signed ace pitcher Jon Lester to their payroll with a six-year, $155 million deal, much of the excitement centered around matters related to baseball.

  • 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

  • Highest Paid NBA Players of 2015-2016

    October 19

    With the NBA season closing in, we recently examined the estimated total 2015-2016 payroll for every team.

  • 2015 MLB Team Payrolls

    October 6

    It pays to be a Major League Baseball Player. According to a study conducted by The Associated Press, the average MLB player will earn approximately $4.25 million in 2015.

  • NBA Payrolls 2016

    October 3

    The 2015-16 NBA season was one for the ages. The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, knocked off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

  • 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.