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Why Doing Your Own Payroll is a Huge Mistake

Oct 24, 2018 7:02:00 AM / by Bret Asmussen posted in small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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When you own a small business, it is imperative that you find ways to save money wherever you can. It’s not a matter of want; it’s a matter of need. You take pride in doing your own sales, your own customer service... heck, you might even shovel your own driveway. That’s why it makes perfect sense to do your own payroll, right?

Maybe not. Here’s why it’s a waste of time to sit in front of a blank spreadsheet with your head in your hands. 

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Many Strengths. One Goal. CSI, PASBA, and You.

Sep 11, 2018 6:30:59 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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CSI is a proud member of the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants, or PASBA. CSI Accounting & Payroll has won several prestigious PASBA awards including Small Business Accounting Firm of the Year and PASBA's 2018 Lifetime Achievement award. Here is a short video that highlights the PASBA model and how its service and price model for accounting, bookkeeping, tax, consulting, and payroll provides tangible benefits, especially for small business owners:

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CSI Accounting & Payroll Wins National Award

May 23, 2018 11:21:55 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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It has been a privilege to help many wonderful Minnesota small businesses reach their goals and grow their companies. Your success has given CSI owner, Brian Paulson, the platform to help other accounting and payroll firms come up with better ways to serve their clients through his work with the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA).

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5-Step Payroll Checklist for Small Business Owners

Oct 12, 2017 10:29:22 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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For many small business owners, payroll is a headache. According to Score, the majority of small business owners spend up to five hours doing payroll every month. Some owners are spending ten hours or more.

As a small business owner, your time is valuable. Extra time spent on payroll is time you could be spending running your business and driving growth.

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?

Aug 31, 2017 6:49:11 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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Payroll processing can be a headache for a small business owner, especially if you manage the entire process yourself. You may be considering increasing efficiency by outsourcing to a payroll service. Before you make the leap, you’re probably wondering – how much does a payroll service cost?

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National Payroll Providers vs. Local Payroll Firms

Aug 10, 2017 11:26:01 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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At the end of the day, your payroll provider should feel like an extension of your small business. You trust other local vendors to help with your daily operations because relationships matter. So why not keep payroll on track for your business and your employees using a similar philosophy? 

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The 5 Most Common Payroll Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Aug 3, 2017 3:26:38 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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Many business owners fail to consider all of the difficulties that arise when it comes to payroll. A simple error could cost you the trust of your staff and even cause reliable, talented individuals to resign. In addition, these five mistakes could cost you thousands of dollars in penalties, along with hours of time correcting errors.

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How to Automate Payroll for Small Business

Jul 27, 2017 2:51:45 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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As a small business owner, you may feel like there’s just not enough hours in a day. Time is extremely precious – and putting in extra hours after a full work day to run payroll can take its toll, especially if you’re still dealing with spreadsheets and cutting checks by hand.

According to Score, the majority of small business owners spend up to five hours doing payroll every month. Some owners spending 10 hours or more. Wouldn’t it be great to get some of that time back?

Using automation to streamline payroll means you can focus on actually running your business. An automated system also makes payroll processing more efficient and less prone to errors.

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Why a Payroll Service is a Great Option for Small Business

Jul 20, 2017 7:13:45 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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There comes a time for every small business when outsourcing certain aspects of operation becomes the right decision. However, coming to that conclusion is often difficult for small business owners who are used to taking on everything themselves.

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Don't Delay Compliance With Sick & Safe Time Requirements

Jul 13, 2017 1:12:17 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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According to a recent article in the Star Tribune, some businesses in Minneapolis and St. Paul are delaying compliance with new ordinances regarding sick and safe time leave that went into effect July 1.

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