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Matt Sherman

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
A former sports editor and journalist, Matt Sherman has been writing about and researching small business software since 2015, with a special emphasis on retail and restaurant sales. Matt's expert opinions are cited in various industry publications, including Fox Business. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon.
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How to process payroll in ADP

How To Run ADP Payroll In 7 Steps

One of the main reasons ADP payroll has been able to stay so popular is its highly intuitive interface. Even with loads of features, ADP is one of the easier-to-use systems around.

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Oct 18, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0
Paycom VS Paylocity

Paycom VS Paylocity Comparison: Which Is Better?

While Paycom’s app gets high marks for its user friendliness and its customer service is excellent, Paylocity’s features, including its reporting and wealth of integrations, probably make it a deeper and more robust offering in general. But, seeing as how both companies have quote-based pricing, you may want to give them a call and see what they can offer you.

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Oct 15, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0
Beti by Paycom

What Is Beti By Paycom & Is It Worth It?

Paycom is a leader in both Human Resources and Payroll technologies and believes that it has come up with a revolutionary solution to payroll issues. That’s why it has introduced Beti, which the company describes as an industry-first self-service payroll system where employees essentially handle their own payroll.

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Sep 30, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

10 Best Employee Benefits Every Employer Should Offer & Why

Business owners who are overly obsessed with the bottom line may be tempted to skimp on employee benefits as a way to cut costs. But research shows this is a poor choice on multiple fronts. Offering a unique and broad array of benefits can dramatically impact the number of applicants you get for openings and can have a big effect on your current employees’ morale. Read on for a look at the top benefits you should be providing your employees.

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Jul 7, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

Botanie Soaps: Cleaning Up The Competition Since 2000

Botanie Soaps offers wholesale organic soaps with custom labels. These soaps suit the needs of customers looking to sell at farmer’s markets or small boutiques or much larger clients looking for a high-quality product to repackage and resell on a national scale. They also offer soap-making equipment and materials for those just starting in the industry.

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Jun 7, 2021 Filed under: Small Business 0
FinancePal logo

FinancePal Review For Small Business Accounting

FinancePal is a cloud-based accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll software service that is geared toward smaller to mid-sized businesses. The Chicago-based company’s primary focus is on taking much of what can be a confusing and complicated part of entrepreneurship out of business owners’ hands, allowing those clients to focus on other things.

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Aug 25, 2021 Filed under: Accounting Software Reviews 0

The Top 5 Most Surprising Things About Telecommuting & Homeschooling

Thanks to COVID, telecommuters have been forced to adapt to a surreal new reality: educating our kids from home while trying to get our own work done.  Americans are universally struggling to share work/school space with their young children, and nobody is going great right now. But it’s not all bad news. In fact, there are some surprising upsides. Read on for a look at the most surprising things about homeschooling while working from home.

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Nov 13, 2020 Filed under: Small Business 0

Gusto VS ADP: Which Is Better For Small Business Payroll?

Looking for a payroll software app? To help take out the guesswork and narrow down your search, we will compare two leading payroll software apps available to small businesses: Gusto and Run by ADP. For each, we will evaluate several criteria, including features, pricing, user-friendliness, customer support, and candid feedback from small businesses.

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Sep 17, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

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