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  • Getting Started With Small Business Payroll — 7 Simple Steps

    Getting Started With Small Business Payroll — 7 Simple Steps

    How do you get set up for small business payroll and how do you know if you're doing it the right way? Find out with tips on registering your business, payroll taxes and more.

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  • 6 Simple Tips to Improve Customer Communication

    6 Simple Tips to Improve Customer Communication

    If you run a service business and are looking for ways to improve your customer communication, these simple tactics will help your customer service shine.

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  • Top Areas to Target to Control Labor Costs

    Top Areas to Target to Control Labor Costs

    Time tracking, scheduling, payroll and training — they can all be used to your advantage to control labor costs.

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  • Why Company Culture Matters and What to Do About It

    Why Company Culture Matters and What to Do About It

    You can't simply define company culture with a few simple sentences and walk away. Learn how company culture is defined by actions and how you can make your culture stronger.

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  • Your Restaurant Year-End Checklist

    Your Restaurant Year-End Checklist

    While January is the start of the year for some, for businesses like restaurants, it's also time for year-end payroll and accounting processes. This checklist will help you make it through.

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  • 29 Books That Need to be on Every Entrepreneur's List

    29 Books That Need to be on Every Entrepreneur's List

    Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting to turn over an idea in your mind, these books on entrepreneurship will help give you the insights to make the impossible, possible.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for Canada

    Download a printable PDF or enter key dates into your calendar app with Wagepoint's 2017 Canadian Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups.

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  • Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Wagepoint Annual Payroll Calendar for the United States

    Download a printable PDF or enter key dates into your calendar app with Wagepoint's 2017 US Payroll Calendar, created especially for small businesses and startups.

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  • 3 Simple Hacks for a Happy Restaurant Kitchen

    3 Simple Hacks for a Happy Restaurant Kitchen

    Learn how to hack your ordering, inventory and menu pricing for a happier restaurant kitchen and bottom line.

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  • Small Business Tips — What to Love and What to Leave

    Small Business Tips — What to Love and What to Leave

    Google small business advice... we dare you. You'll get more advice than you could ever read in a lifetime. However, we've saved you the trouble with this list of advice to actually follow.

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  • Spicy, Sweet, Sophisticated? How What You Eat Says Who You Are

    Spicy, Sweet, Sophisticated? How What You Eat Says Who You Are

    Spicy, sweet, bitter or exotic. A little food tech on the side? Are you what you eat? Find out with these detailed personality profiles and clever quizzes.

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  • 15 of the Most Popular Employee Perks [Spoiler: Some are Free!]

    15 of the Most Popular Employee Perks [Spoiler: Some are Free!]

    Medical insurance or a mental health day — which perks top the list with employees? Find out with this fun, informative infographic.

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  • 5 Reasons to go Paperless with Restaurant Software

    5 Reasons to go Paperless with Restaurant Software

    Traditionally, the rate of adoption for restaurant software has been slow — until now. While there are many reasons to automate and go paperless, this article lists five of the main arguements.

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  • Determining Your Payroll Dates — What You Need to Know

    Determining Your Payroll Dates — What You Need to Know

    Once a month, twice a month, every other week, weekly? How are payroll schedules determined and what's best for your business? Find out with this guest post we did for Fundbox.

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  • Three Things Every Nanny, Au Pair and Self-Employed Worker Should Know

    Three Things Every Nanny, Au Pair and Self-Employed Worker Should Know

    If you've chosen a career as a self-employed worker in someone's home, here's what you need to know about paying yourself and how to make the entire process painless.

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  • How to Reduce Company Expenses and the Pain of Fixed Costs

    How to Reduce Company Expenses and the Pain of Fixed Costs

    Business owners constantly wrestle with the challenge of how to reduce company expenses. While income fluctuates, expenses, like fixed costs, are something you can exercise some control over.

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  • 8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    How can you ensure that your end of year goes smoothly? These eight simple steps to ensure an accurate and compliant year-end payroll filing for your company.

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  • How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    Follow our 8 easy steps to ensure your payroll year-end is smoother than a baby's bottom! Wagepoint wants to help your business minimize discrepancies and avoid fines.

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  • 8 Small Business Funding Options That Solve A Cash Flow Crisis

    8 Small Business Funding Options That Solve A Cash Flow Crisis

    There are many reasons why small businesses encounter cash flow problems. But, in terms of funding options, the answer doesn't always have to mean a trip to the bank.

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  • How Restaurant Tech Can Save You Time and Money

    How Restaurant Tech Can Save You Time and Money

    Remember what the invention of the car did for personal transportation? Rapid innovations in software and technology are about to do the same for restaurants.

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  • Why Outsourcing Isn’t Just for Big Business

    Why Outsourcing Isn’t Just for Big Business

    Lack of time, resources, expertise or all three. Small business owners face many challenges. Learn how outsourcing could be the answer to getting the skills and services you need.

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  • Put Better Data on the Menu

    Put Better Data on the Menu

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  • Inventory Management From Square One To Now

    Inventory Management From Square One To Now

    How can your restaurant benefit from better inventory management? Learn about the key advances and solutions.

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  • How Small Businesses Should Be Using Big Data

    How Small Businesses Should Be Using Big Data

    Big data isn't the just the realm of big businesses, small businesses can also gain actionable insights by examining the data they already have or developing novel ways to gather more information.

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  • What You Need to Know About Invoice Financing

    What You Need to Know About Invoice Financing

    Invoice financing is a way for small businesses to get a loan based on a current invoice. Learn more about this tool that is often less expensive than credit card payments.

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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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  • The Best Techniques for Tackling the Worst HR Problems

    The Best Techniques for Tackling the Worst HR Problems

    Learn more about worst HR problems you may encounter as a small business and how they can be addressed.

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  • 9 Best Practices for Viral Growth

    9 Best Practices for Viral Growth

    A short guide on the 9 best practices to lead your startup to the promised land of viral growth and the famed hockey stick curve.

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  • Digital Payment Processing: What You Need to Know

    Digital Payment Processing: What You Need to Know

    An e-commerce payment processing system or mobile payment processing? Learn more about which type of digital payment processing is right for your small business.

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  • How to Write a Growth-Centric Business Plan for Your Small Business

    How to Write a Growth-Centric Business Plan for Your Small Business

    Learn how and why the modern business plan is one that is focused on growth and scaling a business.

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  • The 10 Tax Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    The 10 Tax Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    Are you comingling your business and personal finances? Not sure what payroll taxes are, but haven't really taken the time to find out? Learn about these and other common small business tax mistakes.

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  • Small Business Automation: Top Tools For Every Activity

    Small Business Automation: Top Tools For Every Activity

    Leveraging automation tools is the best way for any startup or small business to scale. These tools are the best of the best. Includes 8 exclusive discount codes.

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  • Food Tech Startups — The Simple Way to a Free Lunch

    Food Tech Startups — The Simple Way to a Free Lunch

    Learn how the perks of free lunch are real and food tech companies are making it easier than ever for small businesses to offer food at work.

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  • Tipping in Restaurants — Love It or Leave It?

    Tipping in Restaurants — Love It or Leave It?

    Is it fair or right to have restaurant servers earn most of the income from tips? Hear from both sides of the tipping debate.

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  • 9 Tips on How to Scale Your Business From Successful Entrepreneurs

    9 Tips on How to Scale Your Business From Successful Entrepreneurs

    Learn from entrepreneurs some of the key factors that play a big part in how they grew to be successful — things like timing, having the right people, focus, and intensely hard work.

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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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  • What You Need to Know About Tips and Gratuities

    What You Need to Know About Tips and Gratuities

    An overview of best practices for tips and gratuities and how they affect income and payroll for Canadian employers and employees in service industries.

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  • What You Need to Know About Your Payroll Remittance Schedule

    What You Need to Know About Your Payroll Remittance Schedule

    Employers in Canada are required to remit EI, CPP and income tax deductions with each payroll. Learn about the rules and when your payments are due.

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  • 25 People Worth Following for Actionable Small Business Advice

    25 People Worth Following for Actionable Small Business Advice

    As a small business or startup founder, you must follow these 25 experts at the top of their field in leadership, technology, marketing, venture capital, and more.

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  • 100 Amazing Restaurant Software Apps You Need To Know

    100 Amazing Restaurant Software Apps You Need To Know

    This list of 100 amazing restaurant apps can help independent restaurants find the right tools for automating tasks in the front and back of house.

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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 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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  • 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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  • Everything You Need to Know About Expense Reimbursement

    Everything You Need to Know About Expense Reimbursement

    Get a comprehensive list of the main items to consider and terms to understand when establishing or revising your company's expense reimbursement practices.

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  • The Complete History of the Social Insurance Number

    The Complete History of the Social Insurance Number

    When was the first Social Insurance Number (SIN) created? What is it used for now and what are the employer and employee responsibilities?

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  • How to Pick the Perfect Coworking Space for Your Business

    How to Pick the Perfect Coworking Space for Your Business

    The Things You Should Know & The Questions You Should Ask When Looking for the Perfect Coworking Space.

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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 to Avoid Breaking Employee Break Laws

    How to Avoid Breaking Employee Break Laws

    Learn the official Department of Labor definitions of rest and meal breaks, link to maps and tables of state rest and meal break laws and learn what you can do to avoid breaking employee break laws.

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  • The Best Productivity Apps for a Successful Back Office

    The Best Productivity Apps for a Successful Back Office

    A majority of small businesses and startups using productivity apps to automate back office tasks like accounting, time tracking and payroll. This is our insider's list of some of the best.

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  • Smallbiz_expert Twitter Interview with Nick Keyko

    Smallbiz_expert Twitter Interview with Nick Keyko

    Nick Keyko, Head of Marketing at Jobber shares the tips that can help small businesses get paid faster and on time using invoice optimizations.

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