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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The 2014 Fantasy Football Auction Values Payroll Index #FantasyFootball

    August 8

    At SurePayroll we believe in saving time and money on all things payroll – even your fantasy football payroll. That’s why we’re providing you with our own SurePayroll Fantasy Football Auction Draft Values index.

  • Soccer's Highest Paid Players 2014

    May 7

    With the World Cup just more than a month away, we though it would be a good time to check in on today’s highest paid players, or footballers, in soccer. Professional soccer players who move to the top of the game are often times in position to earn tens of millions of dollars per year. Cristiano Ronaldo, the richest soccer player, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney make the top 25 highest paid athletes in the world, according to a separate list from ESPN. Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid make up three of the top five highest paying teams in sports, trailing only baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

  • 2014 Fantasy Baseball Best Value: Marlon Byrd?

    March 18

    MLB Fantasy baseball auction drafts have become the preferred format among some fantasy players in 2014. An auction draft allows you to get any player you want, at any time, as long as you’re willing to bid a high enough price. The catch is you only get a preset amount of fantasy dollars to spend, so there is a premium on finding value.

  • The ROI on the Top Grossing Movies of 2012

    December 21

    When you put a budget together for your business, you of course should be thinking about ROI. You’re spending a certain amount on your staff payroll, offices, technology, outsourced services, coffee cups and whatever else you feel you may need. At the end of the day, though, it’s not how much you spend, it’s what you get in return.

  • The ROI on the Top Grossing Movies of 2013

    December 16

    The top grossing movies at the box office in 2013 were a mix of critically acclaimed films like Gravity and big budget disappointments like Man of Steel. But of course, on The Payroll Blog we don’t particularly care about the artistic merit of the cinema these days. We’re more interested in the business aspect. That’s why we were so impressed with the Twilight series Does spending big necessarily mean big success? Are your profits growing along with your revenue?

  • Soccer's Highest Paid Players 2013

    June 1

    While soccer may not be as popular in the United States as some other sports, there is no denying that it is picking up momentum in a hurry. Not to mention the fact that the game is extremely popular in many other parts of the world.

  • The Daytona 500 and NASCAR Sprint Cup's Highest Paid Drivers

    February 21

    February 24 marks the start of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the 55th running of the Daytona 500. An estimated 200,000 race fans are expected to convene on the grounds of the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend.