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Davina Ward

Senior Staff Writer

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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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 Comparison 2023

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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Mar 27, 2023 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

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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Feb 10, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

Gusto VS ADP Comparison 2023

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

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Oct 16, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

The Best Free Payroll Software For Small Businesses

We’ve assembled a list of the best free payroll software apps to help streamline paying your employees. For each, we’ve reviewed their top features, pros, and cons, to help find a payroll application that is right for your small business needs. Read on!

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

Guide To Payroll Best Practices & Payroll Compliance

Payroll can be hard to stay on top of for a small business owner. Even if you’re doing your employees’ payroll as a solo job, best practices will help you keep track of submission requirements and deadlines without affecting how much you get done. Read on to discover nine payroll best practices you can start working on today to make your payroll process a breeze.

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Sep 13, 2023 Filed under: Payroll
How to calculate payroll taxes

How To Calculate Payroll: The Complete Guide

Learning how to do payroll in-house can keep costs down, but crunching the numbers and double-checking your work takes patience and practice. It’s not impossible, though — no matter how daunting it may seem. Read on! We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to handling payroll that will take the guesswork and stress out of the picture.

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Nov 3, 2023 Filed under: Payroll