Michelle Mire

Blogmaster, content creator and inbound marketing guru at Wagepoint, Michelle enjoys simplifying complex payroll topics and generating articles with actionable advice for small businesses and startups. When not at the keyboard, she enjoys chocolate, running and quality television (not always in that order).

  • 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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  • 5 Ways Restaurant Employees Can Stretch Their Paychecks

    5 Ways Restaurant Employees Can Stretch Their Paychecks

    Working in a restaurant can mean a highly variable paycheck. These 5 tips will help make managing money a little more manageable.

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  • Why FICA is a 4-Letter Word for Small Businesses

    Why FICA is a 4-Letter Word for Small Businesses

    FICA is an acronym for the Federal Income Protection Act that requires Medicare and Social Security taxes be withheld from employee paychecks every time payroll is run.

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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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  • The Two Methods for Claiming Home Office Deductions

    The Two Methods for Claiming Home Office Deductions

    Learn the difference between the simplified and standard methods and how to figure out which method is best for your small business or startup.

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  • What Every Payroll Compliance Checklist Should Include

    What Every Payroll Compliance Checklist Should Include

    A payroll compliance checklist is a simple way to ensure that you're crossing all your t's and dotting all your i's. This article will tell you all the things that should be on your list.

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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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  • Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Which jobs and industries offer the largest cash employee bonuses? What are the main reasons for giving an employee bonus? This article and infographic answers these questions and more.

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  • 5 Business Writing Mistakes No One Wants to Make

    5 Business Writing Mistakes No One Wants to Make

    Like or not, making mistakes in your business writing sends the wrong impression about you and your business. Learn five of the top mistakes to avoid.

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  • 5 Things That Really Scare Small Businesses

    5 Things That Really Scare Small Businesses

    Growth, hiring, cash flow... clowns? Unearth the evils that doth haunt the average small business.

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  • The Canadian Small Business Stats Everyone Should Know

    The Canadian Small Business Stats Everyone Should Know

    Did you know that 99.7% of all Canadian businesses are small- to medium-sized firms? Learn more about the impact of small business with these facts.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About IRS Tip Reporting

    Everything You Need to Know About IRS Tip Reporting

    Tips are considered taxable income. This is why restaurants and other hospitality industries need to be aware of the IRS reporting requirements.

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  • Which Payroll Records Should You Keep?

    Which Payroll Records Should You Keep?

    As an employer, your payroll records are more than just proof you've paid your employees, they're also tax and compliance records. Learn what to keep and how long to keep it.

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  • Payroll Taxes and Your Small Business

    Payroll Taxes and Your Small Business

    Small businesses and their employees pay more in payroll taxes than in business or income taxes. But, what are payroll taxes and why do they matter?

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  • Server Side Work Checklist: Why You Need One & How to Use It

    Server Side Work Checklist: Why You Need One & How to Use It

    In a guest post on the Toast Blog, Wagepoint talks about the benefits of using a checklist for server side work. We even list some apps and give examples.

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  • Why Small Businesses Should Value Their Employees

    Why Small Businesses Should Value Their Employees

    However, human beings, otherwise known as your employees, are key assets that play a huge role in business success. Statistics and tips included.

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  • An Expert Guide to U.S. Payroll Taxes [Infographic Included]

    An Expert Guide to U.S. Payroll Taxes [Infographic Included]

    One out of every three small business owners is punished for payroll tax mistakes. This expert guide explains what federal, state and local payroll taxes are and how they work.

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  • What Are Quarterly Wage Reports and Why Do They Matter?

    What Are Quarterly Wage Reports and Why Do They Matter?

    A concise overview of an employer's responsibilities for wage reports (quarterly contribution or wage detail reports) filed as part of compliance with state unemployment insurance (SUTA).

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  • 8 of the Best Tax Deductions for Sole Proprietors

    8 of the Best Tax Deductions for Sole Proprietors

    If you're a sole proprietor, every penny matters. Discover eight essential tax deductions to help you keep a bigger portion of the pie.

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  • The Most Important Pieces of Payroll Compliance

    The Most Important Pieces of Payroll Compliance

    You’ve got a business, and you’ve got employees. All you have to do is write a check and pay them, right? Well, not so fast.

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