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Archive:  April, 2011

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SurePayroll’s April 2011 Small Business Scorecard

In Scorecard On April 30, 2011

The rising price of commodities — particularly oil — continues to take its toll on small business owners and the small business…

Online Marketing Resources You Don’t Want To Miss

In Accountants On April 28, 2011

Online marketing has become way too easy to pass up. Imagine having the ability to market your services to thousands of clients…

How to Compete Against Lowballers

In Accountants On April 28, 2011

As accounting firms struggle to deal with a recession-induced loss of clients, as well as stiffer competition, some are resorting to “lowballing”…

The Rise of the Machines: Payroll in the Early 1900s

In Accountants On April 28, 2011

What event made payroll more recognizable to us in 2010 than anything in 20th century history? Go ahead and take a guess….

How to Compete Against “Lowballers”

In Accountants On April 26, 2011

As accounting firms struggle to deal with a recession-induced loss of clients, as well as stiffer competition, some are resorting to “lowballing” — reducing fees to undercut competitors and win engagements, even if their costs exceed their fees. How can you compete against these firms without engaging in a price war in which everyone loses?

Nanny Payroll Part 1: Do I Owe the Nanny Tax?

In Payroll & Taxes On April 22, 2011

You’re probably wondering if you owe it. Actually, you’re probably wondering what exactly the nanny tax is anyway. It’s really just a different name for something called the “payroll tax”…

How Much Should Your Firm Spend on Marketing?

In Accountants On April 15, 2011

If your firm felt the recession’s sting as well, you may be looking for ways to prop up your bottom line. But at some point, cutting your marketing budget will adversely affect revenue growth. So, as the economy recovers, how do you decide how much to allocate to your firm’s marketing function?

100 Posts and Just Getting Started

In Payroll & Taxes On April 12, 2011

SurePayroll has reached its 100th blog post! Celebrate with us and see how our posts can help you run your business, your payroll and more.

What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for Small Businesses

In Economic Trends On April 8, 2011

A government shutdown would mean more than closed National Parks. If a new budget isn’t authorized by midnight, small business owners will face some serious challenges.

March 2011 Scorecard Video

In Small Business News On April 7, 2011

What happened as gas prices rose while the small business economy remained fragile? Find out in the March 2011 Scorecard.