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  • Offering Retirement Plans for Your Employees [Infographic Included]

    Offering Retirement Plans for Your Employees [Infographic Included]

    Having a retirement plan available helps employees feel valued for the long-term. Learn what plan works best for your small business.

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  • The Small Business Owner's Guide to Restaurant Financing

    The Small Business Owner's Guide to Restaurant Financing

    Restaurants tend to have razor-thin margins. When you're strapped for cash or want to grow, learn about 10 different financing options you can use in the US.

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  • 3 Myths About Entrepreneurship That Shouldn’t Hold You Back

    3 Myths About Entrepreneurship That Shouldn’t Hold You Back

    If you’ve been letting fear influence your decision to become an entrepreneur, here are three myths about entrepreneurship you can put to rest that could be standing between you and your dreams.

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  • The Best Money Songs — The Ultimate Payroll Playlist

    The Best Money Songs — The Ultimate Payroll Playlist

    Money, money, money! There are lots of songs about the dollars — here's a list of of our top picks for when you're running payroll. Spotify playlist included.

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  • How to File Schedule B for Form 941

    How to File Schedule B for Form 941

    Form 941 and Schedule B are part of quarterly payroll tax filing for some businesses. Learn what they are, if you're required to file and how payroll software can help.

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  • What is a Record of Employment (ROE)?

    What is a Record of Employment (ROE)?

    When an employee with insurable earnings leaves a company, employers must issue a Record of Employment (ROE) to determine whether they are eligible for EI benefits.

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  • 5 Steps for Choosing the Right Construction Payroll Provider

    5 Steps for Choosing the Right Construction Payroll Provider

    Payroll for the construction industry can get complicated. Learn how to find the right payroll tool to fit your specific needs and budget.

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  • Paying Employees in Canada and the US — What You Need to Know [Mini Guide & Infographic]

    Paying Employees in Canada and the US — What You Need to Know [Mini Guide & Infographic]

    US employer with Canadian employees or Canadian employer with American employees? Here's what you need to know about paying workers in the other country.

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  • Restaurant Timekeeping, Scheduling and Payroll [Webinar Recap]

    Restaurant Timekeeping, Scheduling and Payroll [Webinar Recap]

    In this webinar recap, you'll learn how the combination of scheduling and timekeeping from 7shifts and payroll from Wagepoint can help your restaurant save time and money.

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  • 7 Signs Your HR Process Isn't Scalable

    7 Signs Your HR Process Isn't Scalable

    Growth for your business often means your processes get more complex. See if your HR systems are keeping up as you scale using these 7 signs.

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  • Time Tracking for Construction, Trade, and Field Workers [Webinar Recap]

    Time Tracking for Construction, Trade, and Field Workers [Webinar Recap]

    If your payroll includes construction, trade, or field workers, your time-tracking needs are a bit more complex. This article recaps the simple solution of pairing TSheets with Wagepoint.

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  • 8 TED Talks to Watch When You're Hiring New Employees

    8 TED Talks to Watch When You're Hiring New Employees

    Hiring new employees can be daunting. Get inspired and learn from the experiences of other successful businesspeople with these 8 TED Talks.

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  • What You Need in Small Business Time Tracking Software [Webinar Recap]

    What You Need in Small Business Time Tracking Software [Webinar Recap]

    Not every small business needs complex features for their timekeeping. Get to know Wagepoint's tool, Track, and get access to the live demo from our webinar.

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  • How Timekeeping and Payroll Work Together and Why it Matters [Webinar Recap]

    How Timekeeping and Payroll Work Together and Why it Matters [Webinar Recap]

    Saving time and money is as simple as tracking time and money. Learn about the relationship between timekeeping and payroll, and how online tools can help your bottom line — all in our webinar recap.

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  • Income Tax vs. Payroll Tax — The Difference for US Payroll

    Income Tax vs. Payroll Tax — The Difference for US Payroll

    Are all taxes the same? Definitely not. When it comes to payroll taxes and income taxes in the US, it's crucial to know the difference — and how they relate to each other.

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  • What to Do When You Get a Payroll Notice of Assessment

    What to Do When You Get a Payroll Notice of Assessment

    If the CRA sends you a payroll notice of assessment, don’t panic. Run through our top seven reasons for receiving a notice — and how to fix them.

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  • An Expert Convention Packing List — How to Travel Like a Pro

    An Expert Convention Packing List — How to Travel Like a Pro

    That trade show you've been planning for months — now it's next week. It's "go time" and that means packing like a boss and making your conference game plan. See how it's done.

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  • 7 Tips for Managing Payroll When Cash Flow is a Problem

    7 Tips for Managing Payroll When Cash Flow is a Problem

    Cash flow is a common concern for small businesses. When it affects your ability to make payroll, it becomes even more concerning. Here are a few ideas on how to bridge the gap.

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  • Payroll Tax vs. Income Tax — How They Work for Canadian Payroll

    Payroll Tax vs. Income Tax — How They Work for Canadian Payroll

    What's the difference between payroll tax and income tax? Is it like the difference between brown and beige? Wagepoint has the simple answer to understanding payroll and income taxes.

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  • How to Avoid Additional Payroll Fees

    How to Avoid Additional Payroll Fees

    Wagepoint would rather not nickel and dime you when you're running payroll. We've covered how to avoid situations that cause extra fees.

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  • Why Do Payroll Companies Charge Extra Fees?

    Why Do Payroll Companies Charge Extra Fees?

    Offering simple, straightforward and all-inclusive pricing, Wagepoint explains the instances that can lead to additional fees and how to avoid them.

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  • Why Did I Receive a Payroll Tax Notice?

    Why Did I Receive a Payroll Tax Notice?

    What do you do if you get a payroll tax notice? First, figure out why it happened then take steps to resolve the concerns.

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  • Comparing Payroll Software — What You Need To Know

    Comparing Payroll Software — What You Need To Know

    Looking for the right small business payroll software can feel overwhelming. This overview and checklist will help you in comparing payroll software.

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  • Poor Job Performance: A Checklist for Managing Low Performers

    Poor Job Performance: A Checklist for Managing Low Performers

    When you've identified a low performing employee, it's definitely a buzz kill. Learn how to make a game plan to turn underperformers around before you have to take drastic action.

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  • The Future of AI in the Workplace (Why You Don't Need to Be Scared of Robots)

    The Future of AI in the Workplace (Why You Don't Need to Be Scared of Robots)

    Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a huge role in the future of work across all industries. It doesn't mean the robots will take over. In fact, they'll help us do our jobs better.

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  • Changing Payroll Companies — Webinar Recap

    Changing Payroll Companies — Webinar Recap

    Check out a recap of a webinar on what every Canadian small business should know about changing payroll providers. Hosted by Jennie Moore of Moore Details Inc.

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

    How to Read a Paycheck — The Easy Way [Infographic]

    Paycheck vs pay stub, total pay vs net pay, contributions vs deductions and who is FICA anyhow? This simple infographic answers your questions and explains how to read a paycheck.

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  • A Closer Look at the Amounts on the T4 and T4A Tax Forms

    A Closer Look at the Amounts on the T4 and T4A Tax Forms

    Get a breakdown of the year-end T4 and T4A tax forms that all Canadian employers are responsible for. Whether you need to issue T4, T4A or a Relevé 1​, they must accurately represent the payroll year.

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  • The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    A must-read for small business owners and those who are self-employed. This list of small business tax deductions will prepare you for your conversations with bookkeepers, accountants and tax experts.

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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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  • Switching Payroll Providers — A 5-Step Checklist

    Switching Payroll Providers — A 5-Step Checklist

    Any kind of change can feel overwhelming and switching payroll providers is no exception. Getting it wrong can also result in an administrative nightmare or worse.

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  • What Employees Need to Know About Statutory Holidays

    What Employees Need to Know About Statutory Holidays

    When you're relaxing on your day off, the last thing you want to worry about is getting paid. See what statutory holidays you're entitled to as an employee.

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

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

    Everyone gets excited when they get their pay cheque. But there's a lot that goes into calculating the amount that goes into your bank account. This infographic explains.

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  • 9 Ways Automation Makes Your Sales Team More Efficient

    9 Ways Automation Makes Your Sales Team More Efficient

    Check out 9 ways sales automation can make your sales team's life easier — and lead to more customers and growth for your business.

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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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  • 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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  • Feeling paranoid? Keep your information on lock this year

    Feeling paranoid? Keep your information on lock this year

    If your password is "password," it may be time to up your security game. We have 3 tips to keep your business's information secure this year.

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  • 6 Ways to Promote Transparency in a Startup (and Why You Should)

    6 Ways to Promote Transparency in a Startup (and Why You Should)

    Transparency isn't just a new workplace trend — it's a culture. Learn how to be transparent with your employees so they're more engaged, happy, and likely to stick around.

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  • How You Hire Affects the Bottom Line: Better Hiring From Start to Finish

    How You Hire Affects the Bottom Line: Better Hiring From Start to Finish

    Hiring can be costly and time-consuming. Do it right the first time with tips on how to get (and secure) the best candidate.

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  • How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    Employees aren't just cogs in the machine. Empower them using tactics employed by some of the most successful tech businesses out there.

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  • How to Deal With Late-Paying Clients

    How to Deal With Late-Paying Clients

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    Learn the responsibilities of tipped employees and their employers when it comes to reporting tips as income.

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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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  • How Does the Bonus Tax Method Work in Payroll?

    How Does the Bonus Tax Method Work in Payroll?

    Paying out bonuses are a great way to reward your employees for all their hard work and dedication to your company. In this post, we discuss how the bonus tax method works in payroll.

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  • How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    How Commission Works and How to Choose the Right Payroll Structure

    Learn how commission pay works and get a detailed overview of 7 different ways you can include commissions within your payroll structure.

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  • A Comprehensive List of all the Payroll Deductions You Need to Know

    A Comprehensive List of all the Payroll Deductions You Need to Know

    Beside mandatory deductions like taxes, there a number of other payroll deductions that are commonly used. Here is the comprehensive list of all the payroll deductions you need to know about.

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