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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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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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Apr 29, 2024 Filed under: Payroll

Gusto VS ADP Comparison

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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Apr 29, 2024 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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Mar 12, 2024 Filed under: Payroll
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Payroll4Free Review

In general, Payroll4Free is a good option for businesses with very basic payroll processing needs for paying 10 or fewer employees. Businesses that fit this profile can save big on payroll processing costs by using Payroll4Free’s free plan.

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Feb 13, 2024 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews

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

The Complete Guide To Maryland Payroll & Payroll Taxes

Small business owners are no stranger to the need to be self-sufficient and balance competing tasks. Some responsibilities, such as paying taxes and employees, are difficult to complete without proper planning. Additionally, there are many legal and financial risks for not fulfilling these obligations, especially in the state of Maryland. We know time is precious, so we’ve broken down the essential regulation and steps needed to complete payroll for small businesses in Maryland.

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May 20, 2022 Filed under: Payroll
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How To Calculate Payroll

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
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The Complete Guide To Payroll Records & How Long To Keep Them

Small business owners setting up shop need payroll records, legally speaking, just as much as CEOs of nationwide enterprises. Your payroll records help you prove to the government that your employees are collecting the money you owe them, on-time. But, as a business owner who’s still building out their company infrastructure, it can be worth it to manage employee payroll records yourself.

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Jun 21, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

The Complete Guide To New York Payroll & Payroll Taxes

The more complex details of payroll and payroll taxes can be time-consuming and confusing, but they are absolutely essential for avoiding legal issues and penalties. We know small businesses have plenty on their plate already, so in this article, we’ve broken down all the steps involved in doing payroll in New York State — and the key regulations to be aware of. Ready to learn how to do payroll in New York? Read on!

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May 20, 2022 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing, Payroll