Everyone who starts a small business wants it to grow, but growth brings with it a lot of unexpected problems. In addition to the many hidden costs that accompany starting a small business, there are the costs of hiring employees and providing them with benefits. 

It’s not always the cost of the employees that throws most small business owners, since the employee is brought in in order to make the company more money. But keeping all of the payroll and paperwork straight can be a hassle. After all, small business owners have enough to worry about, whether it’s keeping the inventory well-stocked or ensuring that every meal is tasty. Having to figure out if all of the taxes are in order for multiple employees can fall somewhere between annoying and catastrophic, especially during an audit. That’s why it’s so important to bring a specialized kind of merchant services in: online payroll processing for small businesses.

But how do you decide which small business payroll service to choose? Here are a few things to think about when it comes to picking the payroll solutions that are right for your business.

What Can You Afford?

Let’s start with the obvious one: price. A payroll service can offer you all the bells and whistles in the world, but that really doesn’t matter if it’s more than your budget allows. If you’re a new business and are still getting your feet under you, you’re probably watching your budget even more, which makes an expensive payroll service even more out of the question.

At Journey Business Solutions, we’re very transparent about the cost of our online payroll software. Also remember that payroll services are going to save you time, and time is money. Even if you have to pay a little bit more to get your payroll accurate, it’s going to pay for itself in the long run. 

How Easy Is It To Use?

In addition to price, you have to consider how easy the software is to use. If a software is absolutely infuriating at every turn, it really doesn’t matter how cheap it is, does it? Many online payroll software solutions will promise the world, but if it takes extensive training (or a computer degree!) to figure it out, then it’s far from worth it.

Our online payroll services allow you to process your payroll quickly and easily, and figure out employee taxes so that you stay out of trouble. Our software can handle any type of business. Take a restaurant, for instance, an industry notorious for having unpredictable hours. An employee might work 20 hours one week and 40 the next, and a busy night might have you asking them to work an extra shift. When you add tips to the mix, you can see how hard it can be to keep track of employee pay. Our software makes figuring all of that out easy, telling you exactly how much an employee will make while making sure that they’re getting the right tax information at the end of the year.

Of course, if you have a problem using it, it’s also important to ask yourself…

How Much Support Are You Offered?

Payroll for salaried employees is easy; take the amount they make and divide it by however many paychecks there are in a year. But most new businesses aren’t going to have any salaried employees, so entering the right information might be more difficult when it comes to pay, taxes, and other withholdings. 

If you do end up having trouble figuring out how everything works, or if you run into a problem, you’ll be able to use our 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week support so that you’re never left in the lurch. We’re here to help you figure out the weird stuff that comes with running a business, and our experts are at the ready to provide you with the support you need.

Journey Is Ready To Help!

If you’re looking for a reliable online payroll software that’s easy to use — and affordable — we think you’ll love working with Journey Business Solutions. You can even get two months free when you sign up for our payroll processing software. Click here to learn more about it and contact us with questions!