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Paying Employees: How to Run Payroll for Your Small Business

While hiring employees lets you share the responsibilities of your business, it also means you’re taking on new responsibilities as a manager. One of those responsibilities is paying your employees.  Payroll refers to the entire process of paying your employees, from determining wages due and processing payments to distribution, recordkeeping, and tax withholding. Payroll includes […]


Top Common Payroll Mistakes

Good employees are a critical asset for any business. That’s why it’s important to embrace a payroll process that pays them consistently and accurately while avoiding errors. Payroll mistakes are stressful for employees and can cause disruptions during tax season. Whether you’re considering hiring your first employee or already employing one, this blog will guide […]


5 Tips to Make Payroll More Efficient

Operating a small business often involves navigating a critical, yet time-consuming element – payroll, especially if you have employees who expect to receive their paychecks on time. Payroll essentially determines how you and your staff get paid. There are strategies available to improve running payroll, such as using payroll software to eliminate manual processes, that […]


A Beginner’s Guide To California Payroll Taxes

You’ve established your small business in California, and things are going so well that you’ve hired some employees for the first time. Congratulations! Hiring employees introduces new responsibilities you must fulfill as an owner, including handling their payroll taxes and registering with the state. California’s payroll taxes are more complex when compared to other states, […]


Everything You Need To Know About Payroll Taxes

Payroll is most likely one of the largest expenses you’re responsible for as a business owner. It’s also one of the most important, as you’re the person responsible for ensuring that an employee and their family receive their salary or wages on time so they can pay their expenses. Because payroll is so important to […]


How Payroll Debit Cards Work

Employees and employers often use multiple payment methods depending on what works best. The traditional methods are direct deposit and check payments. Recently, employers have turned to payroll debit cards, also known as pay cards, which come with several advantages and drawbacks.  If you’re an employee who wants to understand the fundamentals of a pay […]


How to Pay Yourself as a Small Business Owner

If you own a business, how do you pay yourself? Paying yourself is an essential task that can be confusing at times. You may wonder how to determine your compensation, especially if you’re just starting your business. The good news is that paying yourself as a business owner is a straightforward process that you can […]


Navigating Payroll and Taxes for Remote Workers

Like it or not, remote work is here to stay. Gone are the days when employees came into the office every day. Maybe an employee works in-person sometimes, but chances are you’ll have at least a few employees or contractors that work entirely remotely.  In some ways, remote work can be easy and convenient. You […]