Payroll & Business Experts Blog

An Innovative Approach to Hiring Great Employees

Posted by Adina Berzofsky

Sep 17, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Hiring employees can be a tricky process, filled with difficult choices and delicate negotiations. The right hire can increase your bottom line, while the wrong person can create a toxic environment.

You can’t afford to make a mistake, but you need the right team running your business.

How do you navigate this tricky terrain and find the right person for your business?

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Topics: human resources, hiring best practices, Small Business Tips

7 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Creative Marketing Genius

Posted by Taylor Gordon

Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Do you find it hard to come up with creative marketing ideas for your small business?

Don't worry, we all do.

Fortunately, creativity isn't a gift bestowed upon a fortunate few with all the "good" ideas. It's a skill you can work on relentlessly until you have a breakthrough.

Ready to start thinking creatively? Here are 7 ways to use your dormant creative genius effectively.

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Topics: marketing, Small Business Tips, marketing strategies

How Apple’s New Products May Impact You

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Sep 12, 2014 9:03:50 AM

If you haven’t heard about Apple's newest products, get out from under your rock – stat.

Apple is known for creating products that we don’t know we need and yet, can’t live without. They’ve said it themselves and the fact… it’s true.

Tuesday’s event introduced three devices. The shiny new products are great, their new storage capabilities are out of this world, and we will all probably own them sooner than later.  However, it is crucial to understand the scale of new capabilities these devices have.

Keep an eye on the following. They may impact you and your small business in the future.

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Topics: technology, Small Business Tips, breaking news

Consumers To Hear Soon If Plans Are Canceled

Posted by Guest Author

Sep 10, 2014 9:01:26 AM

Provided by Kaiser Health News, written by Michelle Andrews.

Consumers may soon find a surprise in their mailbox: a notice that their health plan is being canceled.

Last year, many consumers who thought their health plans would be canceled because they didn’t meet the standards of the health law got a reprieve.

Following stinging criticism for appearing to renege on a promise that people who liked their existing plans could keep them, President Barack Obama backed off plans to require all individual and small group plans that had not been in place before the health law to meet new standards starting in 2014.

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Topics: health insurance, health care reform, Small Business Tips

10 Books Every Small Business Owner Must Read

Posted by Taylor Gordon

Sep 8, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Small business owners never stop learning.

To stay ahead of the curve you must stay inspired, aware, and attuned to your customers.

There will be times when you just don't have the answers to problems that arise. Thankfully, many visionaries have studied what it takes to succeed in business. And you can look to them as an example for guidance through the ups and downs of building and managing your own.

The following list of top rated books below is essential to help you along your road to success. This collection gives you a mix of both inspirational and operational advice.

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Topics: small business owners, Small Business Tips, small business success

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence for Success

Posted by Adina Berzofsky

Sep 5, 2014 9:00:00 AM

You may not realize this, but the most successful salespeople, managers, and small business owners all have a high level of emotional intelligence.

Closing a deal, making a sale, or successfully negotiating with a supplier requires not only good communication skills, but also the ability to understand and interpret what isn’t being said.

There are valuable pieces of information to be found in a person’s body language, tone of voice, and facial expressions which convey important feelings. Savvy people know how to use these clues to their advantage during conversations and negotiations.

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Topics: Small Business Tips, small business success

7 Things Your Small Business is Missing Out On

Posted by Taylor Gordon

Sep 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM

You wear many hats as a small business owner to ensure your operations are running smoothly, clients are happy, and your employees are productive.

But, you're also human.

Sometimes in the rush to keep up you miss out on some key technologies and opportunities that can make your job a lot easier. Here's a list of 7 key things your small business may be missing out on that will improve the way you do business.

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Topics: Small Business Tips, small business success

It's Labor Day AND National Payroll Week!

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Sep 1, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Happy Labor Day & National Payroll Week! These are to great reasons to celebrate and we’re excited to do so.

The labor movement helped Labor Day to become a national holiday over 100 years ago. This day is devoted to all achievements, social and economic, of American workers.

Today, we honor workers that have helped create the strength, well-being and prosperity of the USA.

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Topics: payroll calculator, small business owners, Labor Day

Boost Business With Email Marketing

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Aug 29, 2014 9:24:00 AM

When looking for new marketing ideas for your small business, don’t forget one place you frequent most – your inbox. 91% of consumers check their email at least once a day. 82% of consumers that check their email do open emails from businesses. 

If you haven’t considered email marketing for your small business yet, these tips will help you get started. Whether you sell business-to-business or business-to-consumer, it could be an inexpensive way for you to gain more sales.

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Topics: Small Business Tips, email marketing

Is Direct Deposit Right for You?

Posted by Jessica Kornfeind

Aug 27, 2014 9:00:00 AM

75% of employees receive their wages by way of direct deposit, via ACH. Ten years ago, only 60% were paid via direct deposit. More and more people are choosing direct deposit as the right method of payment for them.

If you’re a business owner, you may also want to consider offering direct deposit for your employees. A survey by Dwolla found 67% of small businesses are still using paper checks. That adds up to a cost of $13.1 billion each year in check operations for all small businesses.

The following points are some of the most frequently asked questions by PrimePay clients and our blog subscribers. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, these items aim to help you decide if direct deposit is right for you.

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Topics: payroll, Small Business Tips, direct deposit

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