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Shelbi Wescott

Shelbi Wescott

Managing Editor at Merchant Maverick
Managing Editor Shelbi Wescott has been researching and comparing small business payroll and accounting software since 2019. An accomplished author in both the science-fiction and mystery genres, she received an Honorable Mention for Best YA Mystery from the Library Journal for her novel After Life. Shelbi has a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College.
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ADP Review

ADP is a big player in the payroll software and workplace management field. It has always been on the cutting-edge of technology. Because of that, ADP might be a payroll expert, but it might not be the most cost-effective option for small businesses with less than 50 employees.

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Dec 21, 2021 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews 11

Everything You Need To Know About Small Business Payroll

If you have employees, you pay them a wage for their work; that’s just a basic fact of life. Payroll is defined as the regular payment of wages to employees, and it includes withholding the correct amount for taxes, insurance premiums, or retirement plan contributions. Payroll can be complicated and unwieldy with technical minutia, but managing payroll is a legal requirement, so don’t try to skimp on understanding the basics.

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Aug 16, 2019 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Payroll, Small Business 1

The Small Business Guide To Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI)

In the business world, you want your employees to be happy, healthy, and safe. But all too often workplace situations can grow tenuous and an employee might sue based on inappropriate employment practices (like discrimination or wrongful termination). Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) covers claims by workers of wrongful acts by employers in the employment […]

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Jul 19, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance 0

What Is Third-Party Liability Insurance & Do You Need It?

When you first start dreaming about your small business, it’s fun to think about grand openings, happy customers, and meeting your financial goals. However, before doors open or those first paychecks go out, it’s important to address some of the less-fun parts of your business, like risk management. One of the most basic types of […]

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Jul 15, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance 0
Bobtail trucking insurance

The Complete Guide To Bobtail Insurance

If you run a commercial trucking business, there are many things to organize before you can actually get on the road. When your trucks are out on the Interstate with a trailer hauling goods, it’s a given that you’ll have specific insurance policies to cover accidents and mistakes. However, when your truck is driving around […]

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Jul 12, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance 0

What Is Garage Liability Insurance & Do You Need It?

Liability insurance is crucial to protecting your small business from lawsuits and accidents, but not all liability insurance policies are the same. If you run an auto repair shop, auto dealership, gas station, or tow service, you might be in need of a specific type liability insurance plan that helps insure and financially protect vehicles […]

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Jul 8, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance 0

What Is A Fidelity Bond?

Insurance protection comes in various shapes and sizes. If you are looking to protect your business from financial fraud or employee dishonesty, fidelity bonds are one form of risk management you may need. This type of insurance policy can also be referred to as commercial crime policy. Fidelity bonds are a requirement in some states […]

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Jul 5, 2019 Filed under: Business Insurance 0

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