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Personalized small business solutions, 1-9 employees

Cut through the red tape with Paychex solutions for small business

Even with a few employees, it can be extremely difficult to comply with the paperwork, taxes, and other burdens required of businesses today. At Paychex, we strive to make it easier. We help lighten the load for over a half-million small businesses, so owners can fully dedicate themselves to their vision for the company.

Here are a few of our small business solutions designed especially for employers with 1 to 9 workers, but scalable to grow or change with your business goals.

  • Service how and when you want it

    Gain the peace of mind that comes with service from knowledgeable professionals committed to helping you succeed.

    All our packages include 24/7 support, and you’ll also have the option to work with a dedicated payroll specialist and/or highly trained HR professional for a more personalized service experience.

  • One platform for your employment needs

    Run your business from wherever you are with Paychex Flex®, our all-in-one HR solution.

    • Recruiting and applicant tracking
    • Time and attendance
    • Hiring and onboarding
    • Health insurance
    • Payroll services
    • Benefits administration
    • HR recordkeeping
    • Retirement/separation

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Payroll made easy

All our payroll solutions include everything you need to easily manage a payroll with 1–9 employees, including officer-only and nanny payrolls. Our standard features include:

  • Flexible payroll processing — online and over the phone
  • Three different pay entry options to choose from, including a grid view for quick data entry
  • Multiple pay options, such as Direct Deposit, Same-Day ACH, and Real-Time Payments
  • Payroll tax payment and filing
  • Employee self-service
  • 24/7 service from experienced payroll professionals

But we also offer the ability to add other services, such as state unemployment insurance (SUI) administration, labor distribution and job costing, and garnishment payments if your needs change in the future.

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Employee benefits

Don’t let larger competitors lure your people away because of the benefits they offer. Help keep current employees happy, and sweeten your appeal to potential candidates, by offering big-company benefit packages such as retirement plans, group health insurance, section 125 plans, and more.

Workers’ compensation insurance

Employers in most states are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, no matter their employee count. Paychex Insurance Agency, one of the largest brokers of workers' compensation services, can help you choose the right coverage for your business, as well as offer effective ways to manage it.

Startup services

When you’re starting a business, finding the software and services you need to hit the ground running can be overwhelming. Let Paychex be your guide, helping you with solutions you’ll need to launch your business and navigate those crucial first few months.

Time and attendance

Even with one or several employees, accurately tracking their time can help you save on labor costs and increase productivity. We have flexible time and attendance solutions designed specifically for businesses with 1–9 employees, including an easy-to-use online system and a time clock with built-in biometric technology to help reduce time theft.

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Top Reasons You Should Outsource Payroll

While some businesses opt to handle payroll functions in-house through manual bookkeeping or do-it-yourself payroll apps, other business owners have come to prefer the expertise of a professional payroll provider. When considering whether to outsource this function, the time and resources required to complete essential payroll tasks often weigh heavily in the decision-making process.

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