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RingByName Review
By Chad Brooks | November 07, 2022

RingByName is a cloud-based VoIP business phone system that doesn't require any special hardware or wiring. The system allows unlimited calling and offers many valuable features.

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Phone.com Review
By Chad Brooks | November 07, 2022

Phone.com is a competitively priced, cloud-based business VoIP system with more than 40 features. The system requires no hardware or maintenance, and its setup is almost instantaneous. Phone.com...

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Paycor Review
By Skye Schooley | November 07, 2022

Paycor is our choice as the best HR software for service customization. The platform, which can cater to businesses of all sizes, best serves nonprofits and companies based in the healthcare,...

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Paychex Retirement Services Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 07, 2022

Paychex is a top choice for those who want to manage all their HR needs on one platform. It offers several employee retirement plans, dedicated support, and integrations with payroll and other HR...

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Ooma Office Review
By Jessica Elliott | November 07, 2022

Ooma Office is an affordable on-premises VoIP phone system that is ideal for very small businesses. It might not have all of the features other systems offer, but it does have the ones very small...

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OnSIP Review
By Chad Brooks | November 07, 2022

OnSIP is a cloud-hosted VoIP phone system that can be configured in hundreds of different ways. The system requires no equipment to install, and you can either pay as you go or choose the unlimited...

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NextivaONE Review
By Jessica Elliott | November 01, 2022

Nextiva is one of the best phone systems for businesses with multiple locations. It's a cloud-based VoIP system that can spread across several offices and stores yet still be managed from one central...

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Mitel Review
By Chad Brooks | November 01, 2022

Mitel offers cloud-hosted, on-premises and hybrid solutions. There are multiple service plans available for both the main phone system and contact center services, which differ in price and features....

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Human Interest Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 01, 2022

Human Interest keeps costs down for employers and employees, offering low-cost plans with a lot of features and functionality. When you work with Human Interest, you get affordable full-service...

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Guideline Review
By Lori Fairbanks | November 01, 2022

Guideline provides small businesses with affordable, fully bundled 401(k) plans, and you can choose from traditional, Roth and safe harbor varieties. The company is a fiduciary and does the heavy...

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FreedomVoice Review
By Chad Brooks | October 31, 2022

FreedomVoice is one of the best phone systems for very small businesses. It offers both virtual services and cloud-based phone systems designed especially for companies with just a handful of...

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FluentStream Review
By Chad Brooks | October 31, 2022

FluentStream is a cloud-hosted VoIP phone system. It doesn't require any special hardware or wiring and is managed via online portal. Businesses can choose from three different service plans, which...

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Fidelity Investments Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 31, 2022

Fidelity Investments offers SIMPLE IRAs, SEP IRAs and individual 401(k)s to its small business clients. It doesn't charge any setup or plan maintenance fees for these types of retirement savings...

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American 401k Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 25, 2022

American 401k is upfront about all costs to employers and employees, offers access to over 15,000 funds and ETFs, and provides concierge-level customer support, making it our best pick for...

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ADP Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 24, 2022

ADP Retirement Services offers Roth 401(k), safe harbor 401(k), SIMPLE IRA and SEP IRA plans to businesses of all sizes. It integrates with the company's popular payroll service and offers plan...

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Paychex Flex HR Software Review
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2022

Paychex Flex, a full-service payroll and HR software platform that can support businesses of any size, is our best pick for remote teams. Its scalable features can help businesses manage their remote...

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Gusto HR Software Review Review
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2022

Gusto is ideal for employers who want advanced payroll capabilities. Users can onboard new hires, administer employee benefits, track hours and paid time off, run payroll, and automatically file...

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GoCo Review
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2022

GoCo is a comprehensive HR software that allows small businesses to manage and streamline their HR processes. The flexible and user-friendly software is especially ideal for automating employee...

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BambooHR Review
By Skye Schooley | October 24, 2022

HR is about the people, not the paperwork. Read about the No. 1 HR software for small and medium businesses.

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Bambee HR Software Review
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2022

Bambee is a human resources outsourcing solution that's our best pick for legal compliance assistance for small businesses. It also provides HR guidance, payroll processing and dedicated support.

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Everything Employers Should Know About Payroll Withholding
By Simone Johnson | October 20, 2022

How much do you know about payroll withholding as a small business owner? Learn about withholding systems, including federal payroll withholding tables.

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6 Ways Businesses Benefit From Cultural Competence
By Sean Peek | October 06, 2022

Understanding cultural differences and building a culturally competent company isn't just a skill for global businesses.

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Buying vs. Leasing a Time Clock
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Deciding whether to buy or lease a time clock can be tough. Although the options may seem similar, learn which choice is better for your business.

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The Pros and Cons of Using a PEO
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Learn the pros and cons of using a PEO.

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6 Direct Deposit Alternatives
By Julie Thompson | September 20, 2022

While most employers offer direct deposit for paychecks, it's not helpful for employees without banking options. Learn some direct deposit alternatives.

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Are You Paying a Living Wage?
By Adam Uzialko | September 20, 2022

For employers, paying a living wage can feel like a burden. However, paying a living wage can be a powerful investment that positively affects revenues.

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HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Are you violating employment compliance regulations? You might be. Check out our list of the most challenging HR regulations small businesses face.

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5 Tips for Building a Successful Remote Company
By Chad Brooks | September 20, 2022

To reap the benefits of having a remote company and managing a remote workforce, you need to do it right. Here's how.

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The Pros and Cons of Having a Human Resources Department
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Should you hire an internal human resources department? Learn the pros and cons of having an HR department and how to go about hiring one.

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How to Utilize Big Data for Human Resources
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Big data can be an effective tool for HR professionals to hire and retain top talent. Learn some smart ways to use big data in human resources.