Don’t let the thought of payroll weigh you down. It turns out that a little bit of homework and some extra organization can go a long way when it comes to avoiding those pay day headaches.
This week in Xero Gravity, we chat with Xero’s very own Mark “Payroll” Pinard, director of product marketing and strategy of global payroll at Xero. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, Mark shares insight on the evolution of payroll platforms from self-service to hybrid and cloud.
“Bigger, better and most expensive isn’t always the best. You’ve really got to do your homework and understand the best fit for your business because there can be a cheaper solution out there for you,” Mark tells Elizabeth.
“The number one thing is peace of mind. When small businesses process payroll, you want them to feel good about it. You want them to be confident that it was done correctly, that the hard stuff is handled for them and that they don’t have to worry about a thing. Making sure that the calculations are correct and that the tax payments are going to be made leads to the end result of what you want for your customer,” he adds.
Tune in to find out what to look for when selecting a payroll platform that’s right for your business, and how you can stay organized when it comes to filing and taxes.
Small Business Resources:
- PayCheck Calculator – online tax calculator
- Better Business Bureau – payroll product research tool
- Xero Payroll
If you enjoyed this episode, join us again next week where we chat with Ron Cates of Constant Contact and Megan Roth from Insightly about effective ways to attract and retain customers. We’ll discuss how the marketing landscape has changed for small businesses and how you can use digital to your advantage.
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