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Paychex Infographics: Portraits of a Startup Business and Owner

May 08, 2014

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, today released two infographics offering a snapshot of startup businesses and startup owners in America.


“We’ve seen steady growth in small business employment, and in April our monthly jobs index rose to its highest point since we started tracking the index in 2004,” said Martin Mucci, president and CEO of Paychex. “Startup business owners are feeling these same positive trends, with the majority of them expecting to hire in 2014, feeling optimistic about their company’s outlook, and running profitable businesses.”

The infographics were released in honor of National Small Business Week. Celebrated May 12 – 16, 2014, National Small Business Week is an annual weeklong event designed to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Portraits of a Startup Business and Startup Owner infographics are available for download and embedding.

About the Paychex Small Business Startup SurveyThe Portraits of a Startup Business and Owner infographics were compiled using the results from the Paychex Small Business Startup Survey, conducted between December 12, 2013 and January 8, 2014. The survey was conducted online with 250 U.S.-based startups, defined as businesses started in 2010 or later with one to 50 employees.

Tracy Volkmann
Public Relations Program Manager

Tracy Volkmann

Tracy Volkmann began working at Paychex in July 2014 and currently serves as the public relations program manager. In this role, she is responsible for research PR efforts, as well as all publicity for the company's technology solution, Paychex Flex, and supporting overall goals of the public relations department. Tracy is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and has a background in collegiate athletic communications, having spent seven years at West Point.

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