Let’s face it, you didn’t go into business only to manage paperwork and keep track of payroll legislation! With so many other things to do for your small business, it makes sense to rely on an expert to help you pay your employees on time. Clearwater Professional Corporation utilizes ADP payroll services to help clients like you stay focused on what matters most... your small business! Using a streamlined approach to payroll, you can expect a user-friendly payroll solution that’s ready when you are, with a Clearwater professional to guide you through key tasks. Quick and simple, you will be able to set up new employees in just minutes, manage direct payroll deposits, and automatically remit your payroll taxes. So whether you’re at the office or on the road, fast and accurate payroll is at your fingertips, on virtually any device.
Remember why you started your own business? Maybe you wanted to be your own boss. Or you wanted a more flexible schedule. You certainly weren’t looking to spend hours, let alone days, pushing paperwork. Yet when asked to name the biggest challenges to running their business, nearly four-in-ten small business owners name "regulation and paper burden", such as payroll just as often as their competition, and more often than crucial issues like financing, technology and labour shortages.
Of course paying your employees is fundamental, but just because payroll is a critical task for running your business, that doesn’t mean it should be your task. Or even an employee’s task. According to a study of Canadian entrepreneurs, the average small business that handles payroll in-house spends about 12 hours per employee each year on payroll processing.
For a company with 13 employees, that’s 156 hours – or 19 business days - every year! Just think how some of that time could be better spent on work that matters like spending more time with customers, developing your staff, and keeping a close eye on your competitors. The same study shows that companies of this size spend over $3,000 per year processing payroll, just in staff time. And that’s not counting money spent on buying and upgrading payroll software, and paying for extra services like direct deposit, software updates among others.
D.I.Y? Why? So if you’re still using do-it-yourself (D.I.Y) payroll software, it might be time to think about why. And if the answer is to save money, it might be time to think again. For a single, affordable price, ADP provides an easy-to-use, fully supported payroll processing service, ensuring your employees get paid accurately and on time. Every time. But that’s not all. Take a look at what else ADP can do better than D.I.Y. software: As part of its service, ADP includes automatic tax filing to the government, something almost two-thirds of small business owners that handle payroll internally say is important to them.
And if you use ADP as your payroll service provider, you also get direct deposit into your employees’ bank accounts, something over half of small business owners that handle payroll in-house say is important. With ADP as your payroll service provider, you can also rest easy knowing that your payroll solution is automatically updated with new rates and features whenever necessary, and your data is safe, secure and backed up with every step of the way. Factor in these and other features that are either costly extras or simply unavailable with D.I.Y. software packages, and you’ll see that when it comes to price, ADP as a payroll service provider versus D.I.Y. is a competitive - and very compelling – choice.
It’s time to stop the paperwork and start the work that matters. Use ADP as your payroll service provider and you’ll be joining the growing ranks of more than 25,000 small businesses in Canada that have stopped the paperwork and started the work that matters. It’s time.