Paying employees fairly, legally and on time is an important part of running a business. But with taxes, tracking paperwork and setting a payroll schedule, it can be hard for busy business owners to know where to begin. As your business grows and your number of employees increases, you’ll need to be familiar with the legal requirements around payroll, have a set schedule and create a master plan for maintaining payroll and related tax records. Start in our Payroll section.
As a small business owner, you spend so much time thinking about the day-to-day of your business, it’s easy to lose track of your plan for the future. But it’s important to plan and save for your own retirement as a way of protecting your future along with the futures of any children, spouses or dependents you have. Find out how in our Retirement section.
As the leader of your business, you have the unique role of setting the vision for your company, motivating and engaging employees and deciding where and how you want your business to go. Knowing your leadership style and goals is an important step in mapping out what kind of leader you are and want to be. Learning strong leadership skills, setting a communication plan and learning how to delegate responsibilities will help seal your success. Find out more in our Leadership section.
You may have started out your business imagining you’d always run it on your own. But building a team of employees to support your goals is a great opportunity to tap into other people’s strengths for the better of your business, and to build a community that will drive your business forward. From paperwork to sharpening your leadership skills, having a plan and continually working to improve your process and leadership will pay off as your business grows.