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  • How to Build and Promote a Culture of Learning

    How to Build and Promote a Culture of Learning

    How do you help make sure your employees are engaged and involved? You take the lead in creating a culture of learning that promotes openness and more.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Download a fun, useful, printable PDF of Canadian Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups.

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  • How to Perfect Your Restaurant New Hire Checklist

    How to Perfect Your Restaurant New Hire Checklist

    Once you've hired someone, onboarding is the next step in the process. Make a checklist and master the onboarding process for your restaurant.

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  • Accountants Versus Bookkeepers — What Every Small Business Should Know

    Accountants Versus Bookkeepers — What Every Small Business Should Know

    While it's common to mention accountants and bookkeepers in the same breath, it's important to know that each is its own professional designation with specific roles and responsibilities.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Download a printable PDF of Wagepoint's US Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups and the bookkeepers and accountants who serve them.

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  • How to Find Great Freelancers — The Easy Way

    How to Find Great Freelancers — The Easy Way

    More and more small businesses are using freelancers for specific skills and projects. Find out where to begin and how to find the right freelancer. Includes a list of the top freelance sites.

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  • The Taxes You Pay as a Sole Proprietor [Mini Guide]

    The Taxes You Pay as a Sole Proprietor [Mini Guide]

    If you're a sole proprietor, you have to pay income and businses taxes, payroll or self-employment taxes and perhaps, if applicable, excise taxes. Find out how this all works.

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  • 7 Apps for Managing and Growing Your Small Business

    7 Apps for Managing and Growing Your Small Business

    Do you need more tools to help manage your growing business more efficiently, but don't know which ones to choose? We've made a list of some of our favorites that can help your business blossom!

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  • 10 Practical HR Hacks for Small Businesses

    10 Practical HR Hacks for Small Businesses

    You're a small business, but you still want to do all that you can to create a positive work culture and show your employees you care. These 10 HR hacks can help.

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  • 5 Tax-Time Resources for Small Business Owners  [Pointers and Tips Included]

    5 Tax-Time Resources for Small Business Owners [Pointers and Tips Included]

    During tax season, small business owners are scrambling for time and helpful resources. Learn about five resources that can help keep your business taxes on track.

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  • How Payroll Affects Your Business Taxes [Plus Tips to Make Tax Season Easier]

    How Payroll Affects Your Business Taxes [Plus Tips to Make Tax Season Easier]

    Tax season is a complicated time for small business. This article for the Fundera Ledger explains how payroll year-end affects your overall small business taxes — and which on you should do first.

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  • Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

    Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

    Integrity, reflected in every action from leadership to the rank and file is a powerful employee perk. There are also business cases to support this claim.

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  • How Payroll, Time Tracking and Scheduling Empower Restaurant Managers and Employees

    How Payroll, Time Tracking and Scheduling Empower Restaurant Managers and Employees

    In a guest post for Simple Order, Wagepoint explains the ways in which payroll, time tracking and scheduling apps help restaurant managers and their employees.

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  • 10 Body Language Signals to Watch for in Every Interview

    10 Body Language Signals to Watch for in Every Interview

    Finding the right person for the job isn't just about what a person says. It's also about what their body language is really telling you. Watch for these 10 key signals.

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  • The Definitive Guide to Interviewing Candidates

    The Definitive Guide to Interviewing Candidates

    Learn how to apply modern interviewing techniques and ask more open-ended and behavioral questions to make your hiring easier and more effective.

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  • The Mini-Guide to Effective Leadership in the Workplace

    The Mini-Guide to Effective Leadership in the Workplace

    Effective leadership is a skill learned over time. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and discover the essential qualities of a strong workplace leader.

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  • The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

    The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

    The first few weeks at a company are vital to the success of a new hire. This article outlines, step-by-step, how to onboard new hires to your company.

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  • The Epic Guide to Employee Management

    The Epic Guide to Employee Management

    Through skillful employee management, you can create a motivated workplace prepared to accomplish the team’s goals. Here is the epic guide to leading your team to a successful future.

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  • 7 Tips for Creating a Smart Organizational Change Management Plan

    7 Tips for Creating a Smart Organizational Change Management Plan

    When planning structural or other changes to your business, make sure your employees adjust. Here are 7 tips for creating a smart organizational change management plan.

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  • How To Keep A Savvy Millennial Team Happy & Engaged

    How To Keep A Savvy Millennial Team Happy & Engaged

    How do you keep a team of savvy millennial workers happy, engaged, and committed to the success of your business? Learn 4 tips for getting the most from millennials.

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  • 5 Steps to Better Invoicing and a Smart Payment Process

    5 Steps to Better Invoicing and a Smart Payment Process

    Do your customers pay you in a timely fashion? If not, cash flow can become critical, making it impossible to grow your business. These 5 tips will help you create better invoices that get paid.

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  • 4 Easy Tips for Successful Small Business Accounting

    4 Easy Tips for Successful Small Business Accounting

    Accounting is the backbone of business success, so it critical you understand the basics of small business accounting - and how to use it to grow your business. Here's what you need to know.

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  • Do You Make Any These 5 Common Management Mistakes? (Most Make at Least 1)

    Do You Make Any These 5 Common Management Mistakes? (Most Make at Least 1)

    Even the best managers make mistakes. But you'll be more effective if you avoid these 5 common management mistakes. Learn what they are and how you can avoid making them.

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  • Best Payroll Tools: Build a Smart HR Workflow for SMBs [Infographic]

    Best Payroll Tools: Build a Smart HR Workflow for SMBs [Infographic]

    Looking for the best payroll tools for your small business? Or a stack of online payroll tools that work together seamlessly? These tools build a smart hr workflow that's easy to manage.

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  • Networking for Entrepreneurs (Why It Matters & How to Do It Right)

    Networking for Entrepreneurs (Why It Matters & How to Do It Right)

    Networking for entrepreneurs isn't like most professional networking. It's about combatting isolation, improving your health and your business. These tips will help.

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  • Handing Off the Reigns: 5 Steps to a Viable Succession Plan

    Handing Off the Reigns: 5 Steps to a Viable Succession Plan

    When should you worry about a succession plan for your business? There's no time like the present. These 5 steps will walk you through the process of planning for your business' future success.

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  • Addressing Employees' #1 Stressor Head-On (The Employee Benefit that Pays Dividends)

    Addressing Employees' #1 Stressor Head-On (The Employee Benefit that Pays Dividends)

    Productivity at work is down because employees are struggling with financial stress. But it doesn't have to hurt your business. This employee benefit will reduce stress and boost loyalty.

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  • 9 Actionable Tips for Small Business Budgeting

    9 Actionable Tips for Small Business Budgeting

    Managing and balancing your business's budget isn't easy, but it is necessary. Here are 9 strategic tips that keep your budget in line--and available for your biggest growth plans.

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  • How to Read a Pay Cheque — The Easy Way [Infographic]

    How to Read a Pay Cheque — The Easy Way [Infographic]

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  • Human Resource Management for Newbies (A Mini Guide)

    Human Resource Management for Newbies (A Mini Guide)

    If your small business doesn't have an HR department, you're responsible for the tasks usually handled by human resource management. This mini-guide will cover the basics of what you need to know.

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  • What is a Loan Broker and When Should You Use One?

    What is a Loan Broker and When Should You Use One?

    Looking for a small business loan can be complicated. Should you turn to a business loan broker to save time and find the best option? This article weighs the pros and cons.

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  • 5 Money Questions Every Startup Needs to Answer

    5 Money Questions Every Startup Needs to Answer

    While there's an acceptable level of flying by the seat of your pants in the startup world, at a certain point you have to get a firm grip on your financials.

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  • Wagepoint Product Updates (CA & US) April 2018

    Wagepoint Product Updates (CA & US) April 2018

    What are the latest updates to Wagepoint's payroll software? This update will tell you about new improvements and features within in the main app as well as for Canada and the United States.

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  • Paying Your Taxes as a Self-Employed Sole Proprietor in Canada

    Paying Your Taxes as a Self-Employed Sole Proprietor in Canada

    Being a self-employed sole proprietor puts you in a unique category where your business and personal income are one in the same. Find out how this affects your taxes too.

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  • 5 Last-Minute Tax Tips for Canadian Small Businesses

    5 Last-Minute Tax Tips for Canadian Small Businesses

    As business tax deadlines draw closer, these last-minute tax tips for Canadian small businesses, provided by the experts at Enkel Bookkeeping, will help you stay on track.

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  • What Every Startup Should Know About Payroll

    What Every Startup Should Know About Payroll

    Getting your startup off the ground is hard, which is why you are so careful in who you hire. Subsequently, you also want to have the right payroll system in place to pay people accurately and on time

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  • How to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

    How to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

    Small business bookkeeping doesn't have to be scary, especially when you know a few simple steps on where to start.

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  • Preparing Yourself for the Cost of Employees

    Preparing Yourself for the Cost of Employees

    The salary or wages you pay an employee are only 70% of the total cost of having an employee. The other 30% comes from paid benefits. Learn more about the employer's responsibilities and these costs.

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