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Erica Seppala

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in accounting, finance, and point of sale, Erica has been researching and writing about all things small-business since 2018. Erica's insights into personal and business finance have been cited in numerous publications, including MSN, Real Simple, and Reader's Digest. She is a graduate of Limestone College.
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The Complete Guide To Iowa State Income Tax & Payroll Taxes

As a business owner in Iowa, you’ve probably encountered your share of challenges, and doing your taxes is just another to add to the list. Though it may seem complicated and time-consuming, knowing your federal, state, and local tax laws is critical to avoiding trouble from the IRS or state tax authorities.

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The 7 Best Employee Onboarding Software In 2022

Employee onboarding software is software that is designed to simplify the onboarding process in your business. Employee onboarding software may offer features like paperless documents, eSignatures, training modules, employee self-service portals, team introductions, and more. This software doesn’t just free up your HR team for other tasks, but a streamlined onboarding process can help improve employee retention, boost productivity, and improve your company culture.

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Everything You Need To Know About How To Pay A Nanny

In this post, we’ll show you how to put your nanny on the books. We’ll cover everything from paying your nanny a fair wage to discussing nanny taxes and if you have to pay them. We’ll then walk through the process of issuing payment, filing taxes, and everything in between. Keep reading to learn more about paying your nanny.

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Jul 13, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

The 8 Best Employee Management Software For Small Businesses

Small businesses looking for an easier way to manage employees may benefit from using employee management software. Designed to streamline and automate human resources (HR) management for small businesses, this software exists to help busy business owners save time. However, employee management software does come at a cost, and it may be too complex for some businesses.

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6 Best Small Business POS For Macs In 2022

When selecting POS software for Mac, there are a few factors to consider. Not only should your software fit within your budget, but it should also be intuitive, easy to use (and teach to employees), and have the features you need to make business operations more efficient.

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