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Davina Ward

Senior Staff Writer

2+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payroll, Accounting

Education: BA English Literature, SUNY Geneseo

Davina joined Merchant Maverick in 2022, covering small business payroll and accounting. She began writing for small businesses in 2018 and has since gained expertise in the SaaS industry. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. She currently resides in New York.

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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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Mar 8, 2024 Filed under: Payroll

The Top 5 Alternatives To QuickBooks Payroll

Finding the best payroll software can be overwhelming, so we’ve focused on the top QuickBooks payroll alternatives. We’ll evaluate features, pricing, business size, and other factors for each QuickBooks competitor. Read on for our complete review of the best alternatives to QuickBooks Payroll.

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Apr 8, 2024 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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Feb 15, 2024 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews
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The Best Billing Subscription Software In 2024

Whether you’re offering magazine subscriptions, a grocery delivery service, a subscription box company, or software-as-a-service (SaaS), a good subscription billing service attends to your particular needs. From invoicing to accounting to reporting and analytics, we want to match you with the recurring billing service that fits your business’s needs without making you pay for features you don’t need.

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Feb 2, 2024 Filed under: ACH and Check Processing, Credit Card Processing
ADP VS QuickBooks Payroll

ADP VS QuickBooks Payroll

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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May 3, 2024 Filed under: Payroll

How To Hire Your First Employee In 10 Steps

Wondering how to know when to hire your first employee? Hiring your first employee is an essential step to take to continue to grow your business, and there are a couple of things to keep in mind to help you successfully — and legally — hire and pay them. Let’s take a look at everything required for you to feel confident in hiring and paying your business’s first employee.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

What Is QuickBooks Workforce?

Intuit QuickBooks’ Workforce service makes it much easier for employers to share paycheck information with their employees online. By activating QuickBooks Workforce, you can give your employees control over when and how they want to review their W-2 forms and pay stubs. Read on for a full look at QuickBooks Workforce to see if it’s right for your business.

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Jul 10, 2023 Filed under: Payroll
Gusto VS QuickBooks

Gusto VS QuickBooks Payroll Comparison

Among the most popular payroll software platforms are Gusto and Intuit Online Payroll, each of which offers different plans and prices depending on your business’s size and goals. It’s tough to know which software solution makes the most sense for you without some digging into their finer details, which is exactly what this article aims to do.

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Apr 26, 2024 Filed under: Payroll

The Complete Guide To Gusto Pricing

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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Apr 20, 2023 Filed under: Payroll