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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 […]


Top 7 Common Payroll Mistakes

Most small business owners can agree on one thing – good employees are some of the most critical assets of any company. Whether you have a staff of 2 or twenty, it’s essential to have a small business payroll process that pays them (and yourself!) consistently and accurately. Payroll mistakes not only cause some unhappy […]


Paying Employees: How to Run Payroll for Your Small Business

If you want your small business to grow, you will need to find employees you can trust to work with you. You can’t carry an expanding business alone! Hiring an employee is an opportunity to expand your team and invite others into your vision.  While hiring employees lets you share the responsibilities of your business, […]


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 […]


Owner’s Draw vs. Salary: What’s the Difference?

As a small business owner, you need to make decisions all the time. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is how and how much you’ll pay yourself. The law orders that you follow certain guidelines when it comes to compensation and income tax. However, you can exercise your own discretion in other matters, […]


5 Tips to Make Payroll More Efficient

Operating a small business often involves navigating a critical element – payroll, especially if you have employees. Payroll essentially determines how you and your staff get paid. There are strategies available to improve your payroll efficiency and methods that can simplify the payroll process. Here are five helpful tips to enhance your payroll’s efficiency. Tips […]


Worker Classification: Employee vs. Contractor

Every small business begins with just one person or a small team creating a plan and developing a vision. If the company is going to keep growing, however, you eventually need to start expanding your team and invite someone new to join you in your work.  Once your company starts to grow, you won’t be […]