SurePayroll's Top 5 Resolutions for Small Business in 2014
Tips to Get Your Business Rolling in the New Year
GLENVIEW, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/13 -- It's that time of
year. Time to reflect on the year. Time to take stock of your
business and determine how to make improvements in 2014. As you
juggle the busy holiday season, don't lose sight of simple changes to
make your life easier -- and improve the way you do business. While
some resolutions can prove difficult to keep, small steps in small
business can make a big impact.
"Take time to plan, plan, plan -- sounds easy, yet the reality is
that small business owners are plagued with so many non-income
generating tasks that they may not realize that there is a whole new
world out there to help them run their business more efficiently,"
said SurePayroll CEO and President Michael Alter. "Whether your
business has been around for decades or you're new to the market,
knowledge is power. In 2014, look online for affordable options to
streamline operations. Investing the time to plan now will pay
Consider these important steps to move the needle in 2014:
1. Find more time: As the business takes off, you quickly realize
that time is one of your biggest commodities. The more time you have
to focus on your customers, the more successful you'll be. As the
year draws to a close, this is a time to reflect. Understand your
strengths and weaknesses. Focus on what you're good at. Find support
in areas that you're not. For example, if administrative functions
like payroll aren't your forte -- find easy, affordable, online
solutions that will lift that burden.
2. Be more social. Identify and actively engage in a few social media
sites that appeal to target customers. Track analytics. Seek
influencers and join conversations. And spend time listening to your
target market. Social conversations happen every second. Start small.
3. Simplify your operations: Automate systems and avoid redundancies.
Build a toolbox to support the back-end operation. Technology helps
with mundane tasks. Seek out tools to organize business processes:
scheduling, inventory, accounts receivable, business expenses, HR and
employee processes, payroll and more.
4. Improve your custom
er service: Getting a customer is important,
but retaining a customer is critical. Return customers can become
brand ambassadors. Word of mouth is a valuable marketing tool. Know
your customer. Take time to build relationships and seek feedback.
Quick online surveys to assess customer experiences are easily
5. Prepare for challenges: Once a business is up and running, it can
be complicated. As an entrepreneur, there are many unforeseen
obstacles. Find the right consultants to help build, sustain and grow
your business. The right accountant and attorney can save you time,
money and headaches. Your local Chamber of Commerce or other small
businesses in your area can be great networking resources.
As you prepare for 2014, think about streamlining processes so you
can focus on your business and growth strategy. But remember, it's
important to prepare for unforeseen hurdles that all small businesses
face. Knowing that you have the right tools and resources for the job
will help you to rise above business obstacles, meet the challenges
of the day and more importantly, free your time to focus on helping
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SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services
to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100
employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining
innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from
an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also
provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and
banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for
managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation,
employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Paychex. For more information, please visit www.SurePayroll.com.
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Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human
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medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll
services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration,
and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing,
and ReadychexÂ®. Human resource services include 401(k) plan
recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer
organization, time and attendance solutions, and other administrative
services for business. A variety of business insurance products,
including group health and workers' compensation, are made available
through Paychex Insurance Agency, Inc. Paychex was founded in 1971.
With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than
100 offices serving approximately 570,000 payroll clients as of May
31, 2013. For more information about Paychex and our products, visit
847-676-8420 ext. 7248
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