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  • How to Measure the Success of your Small Business

    July 7

    July is Independent Retailer Month—we've partnered with ShopKeep on a three blog series focused on small business tips, with a special emphasis on retail business.

  • Your Client Hasn't Paid—Now What?

    June 28

    As a small business, is there anything worse than completing a project, only to find that your client has no intention of paying on time (if at all)?

  • The Small Business Beginner's Guide to Client Relationships

    June 21

    As a small business, there's no better feeling than landing a new client, whether it's your first or your 50th. Before you celebrate this "victory" and turn to other things, you'll want to spend some time on the finer details of the relationship.

  • Small Businesses Give Tax Rates a Failing Grade

    June 15

    With April 18 a couple of months behind us, the last thing many business owners want to think about is taxes. But with that stressful time of year fresh in mind, this month's Surepayroll Small Business Scorecard asked small business owners to rate the state of taxes they faced in 2016.

  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: Small Business Employee Classifications Are Not Created Equal

    June 7

    Bringing a new employee into your company can be a big step. As a small business, each new employee is not only a testament to the success and potential of your business, but a significant investment of time and monetary resources.

  • How to Prevent Your Small Business From Ruining Your Personal Credit

    June 2

    It's age-old advice: Keep your professional life and personal life separate. But for small business owners, it can be hard to view the two as mutually exclusive. As an entrepreneur, you probably know a poor personal credit score can hamper your ability to finance your business. However, it's important to note that business debts can wind up harming your personal credit, too.

  • Wage Theft and the State of Small Business Employee Trust

    May 31

    Later this week, we will break down the differences between hourly and salaried employees, and the legal classifications and payroll considerations associated with each.

  • Small Business Payroll Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

    May 24

    When you're a small business owner, there's never enough time in the day. You're probably handling HR, customer service, sales, and marketing on any given day of the week, not to mention all of the back office work needed to keep the lights on, employees paid, and taxes filed – and that's before you get to the real work of serving your customers!

  • How Do I Run My Own Payroll

    May 17

    As a small business owner, hiring your first employee means that it's time to implement a payroll process.

  • How Much Federal Tax is Taken Out of my Paycheck

    May 2

    Income taxes are top of mind right now, as we've all completed (or, are hopefully close to completing) the task of filing our returns to the IRS.

  • Insight from Small Business Owners

    April 27

    Looking back, many small business owners have no regrets about starting their business, according to the most recent SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®, which surveyed small business owners nationwide last month.

  • NFL Salary Cap

    April 25

    The NFL Draft is upon us, with the Cleveland Browns set to take the top pick. As teams start trading picks and shuffling the draft order, it's interesting to look at the ROI the top teams realized last season.

  • Who are the Highest-Paid College Basketball Coaches?

    March 23

    With March Madness in full swing, there is no better time than now to be a college basketball fan.

  • What are the Top Causes of Data Breaches?

    March 21

    In a perfect world, you would never have to worry about your company being the victim of a data breach.

  • Small Business Owners Guide to 401K

    March 14

    As a small business owner, you might be thinking about the best way to save for your retirement, as well as your employees. Only half of all Americans are set to meet their retirement saving goals—the earlier you start planning, the better.

  • Enhanced Security for SurePayroll Client Accounts

    February 15

    The headlines about data breaches and network hacks almost feel ubiquitous these days, which is why more and more online service providers – from social networks to banks to grocery delivery services – are building multifactor authentication (also called "two step verification") into user security options.

  • 5 Top Security Tips for Small Businesses in 2017

    January 25

    Did your small business face any security related challenges in 2016? Were you able to avoid a major disaster that cost your company both time and money?

  • Optimistic Ownership: Small Business Owners are Confident in Outlook for 2017

    January 17

    Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, however, they're an independent lot and are not willing to shift responsibility for growing their profits to the economy or changing political spectrum.

  • 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Tax Preparer

    January 11

    As an individual or small business owner, tax season is never fun. From collecting receipts to preparing for the months to come, there is a lot on your plate.

  • Peer into Periscope: How Periscope Can Help Your Business

    January 3

    You've likely heard of Periscope, the app owned by Twitter that lets users share and see live video streams on their mobile devices. Every day, 350,000 hours of video is streamed, and Periscope alone has 1.9 million daily active users. This app and others like it have transformed social media sharing.