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The complete guide to small business payroll

If you’re a small business owner looking for help on all things payroll—from handling payroll taxes to choosing the right payroll system to understanding payroll forms—this guide is for you.

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Five crucial questions to ask before hiring your first employee

Ready to hire some help for your small business? Here’s what you need to know to be prepared for your first employee.

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Three ways great employee benefits boost your business

Whether you’re looking to implement health insurance, paid time off, or workplace perks, it’s important you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. The first question you might ask yourself is—how valuable will employee benefits be to my small business? Here are three reasons the answer to that question is “very.”

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How to set your contractor up for success with a killer brief (and how to write one)

Looking for a simplified way to get you, your contractor and client on the same page? Here’s a guide to building a comprehensive brief that will set your contractor up for success.

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Building an onboarding process for your new employee or contractor

Hiring your first employee or contractor is a big milestone—you’re busy and successful enough to need help! Here’s a guide to building a seamless onboarding process that will set your new hire up for success.

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Recruiting tips: five ways to reduce your cost-per-hire

If you want the best possible return on investment for your recruiting efforts, the number one metric you need to consider is cost-per-hire. Here are five great tips to help you spend less on finding great people.

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Top 10 things to know before running payroll

Some things in business you can jump into and figure out as you go along. Payroll is, without a doubt, not one of those areas. Make sure you’ve got a solid understanding before diving in with out top 10 things to know before running payroll.

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So you hired an employee…what’s next?

You’re graduating from a one-person operation into a full-fledged team, and that’s a big milestone! Make sure you’re prepared for what comes next and have the best tools to handle your new responsibilities.

6 Steps to Take Right Now to Make Payroll Easier

Six steps to take right now to make payroll easier

Renowned small business consultant Barbara Weltman shares her valuable insights on immediate steps you can take to organize payroll for your small business.

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What you need to succeed for payroll in 2018

Choosing the right payroll system isn’t as complex as it seems. Once you understand some of the best practices, it’ll be easier to make an informed decision—one that not only works for you but for your employees as well.

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Your guide to a happy holiday payroll

The holiday season is right around the corner. And that means you need to be prepared for all the hard work that comes with it. We’ve got some great tips for streamlining your holiday payroll, so that you can focus on the many other things you’ve got going on.

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Three payroll tax problems you can’t afford to have

What’s the worst thing about taxes? Paying them. But besides that, it’s trying to understand all the little details and worrying about missing something big that’s going to cost you down the road. It’s completely normal to feel this way, so we want to put your mind at ease. Let’s get started by talking about payroll tax remittance.

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Three common payroll mistakes U.S. employers should avoid

As an employer, you want to stay on top of your payroll responsibilities. Here are 3 common payroll mistakes U.S. employers make and how you can avoid it.

Payroll by Wave: Say goodbye to manual payroll in 2016

Running payroll the old-school, paperwork way adds up to more than a week of work every year. You have better things to do with your time!

Year-end T4 filings have never been simpler

Feeling like there are not enough hours in the day this time of year? We know how busy year-end is for small business owners. We’re excited to announce a number of improvements to the year-end filing process.