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Davina Ward

Davina Ward

Expert Analyst & Reviewer
A New York native, Davina earned her BA in English from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. After graduating, she began her career as a freelance writing generalist before finding a niche writing about SaaS. Davina unironically enjoys testing and reviewing software on her free time but otherwise can be found oscillating between hobbies every few weeks or so — most recently, longboarding.
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The Top Cheapest Payroll Services For Businesses

Online payroll services make the typically time-consuming task of running payroll by yourself faster and more efficient. An intuitive payroll process is particularly important for small business owners with no room for error when paying their employees.

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Dec 21, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

The 7 Best ADP Alternatives

ADP is a great payroll solution, but it’s not right for every business. With so many payroll providers to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to just the top ADP alternatives. We’ll consider features, business size, and other factors for each ADP competitor. Read on for our detailed review of the top ADP alternatives.

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Jul 21, 2022 Filed under: Payroll
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The Complete Guide To Texas State Income Tax & Payroll Taxes

It’s important that you comply with Texas laws and regulations regarding payroll taxes so that your business can continue its operations uninterrupted. Read on to learn everything you need to know when you file and submit payroll in Texas as a small business owner for the first time.

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Feb 2, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Review

If you’re already a fan of QuickBooks Desktop, it doesn’t hurt to give QuickBooks Desktop Payroll a shot. However, if you already love the accounting software you’re using, are on a tighter budget, or would feel overwhelmed by numerous features, QuickBooks Desktop Payroll may not be the right software for your business.

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Jan 30, 2023 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews
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What Is A PEO & Does Your Business Need One?

What is a PEO? In short, PEOs are human resource companies that contract with small and mid-size businesses to manage HR services, such as payroll, employee benefits, and tax administration. We’ll explore professional employer organization for payroll and how to know if it is a good fit for your small business in this post.

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Aug 1, 2022 Filed under: Payroll
ADP VS QuickBooks Payroll

ADP VS QuickBooks Payroll Comparison

Payroll and HR software can save precious time for small business owners, but searching through a laundry list of payroll products and features may be hard to squeeze into an already busy schedule. To help get you started, we’ll take an in-depth look at two premier payroll software apps: QuickBooks Online Payroll and ADP.

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Feb 6, 2023 Filed under: Payroll
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Justworks Review

Justworks is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). A PEO is a human resource company hired to take over control of some of your business’s functions. It can be a great alternative to growing businesses that need to tackle administrative services but prefers to outsource those responsibilities. If you’re looking for a PEO, Justworks should be in contention.

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Jun 9, 2022 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews

The Complete Guide To Gusto Pricing Plans

Gusto makes payroll processing easy for small businesses that need to focus on growing their base of customers. The payroll and time-tracking software offer multiple tiers of plans with different price tags and features, each of which is suitable for different small business needs. This article breaks down each plan’s pricing structure to help you figure out which one benefits your company the most.

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Jul 21, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

ADP VS Paychex Comparison

Small businesses have plenty on their to-do lists. To help narrow down your search for payroll apps, we will compare two leading payroll software solutions available to small businesses: ADP and Paychex. We’ll dive into features, pricing, customer support, feedback from small business users, and more. Read on to compare ADP vs. Paychex.

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Apr 14, 2022 Filed under: Payroll
Gusto VS Zenefits

Gusto VS Zenefits Comparison

Gusto and Zenefits stand out among other payroll and HR processing software apps as two of the most popular solutions. High-quality software solutions that streamline your business’s processes usually include helpful features and competitive pricing, which both Gusto and Zenefits have in spades. But, which one of these products suits you and your business needs the best?

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Jul 21, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

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