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).

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

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 Tax Deductions Every Startup Should Know

    10 Tax Deductions Every Startup Should Know

    As a startup, it's hard to know where to start at tax time. This list will tell you about 10 tax deductions that your startup can use to lower your tax bill.

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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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  • 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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