Startup services

Get up and running with smart startup solutions from Paychex

Starting a business requires more than a brilliant idea and an airtight business plan — it requires moxie. A lot of it. After all, it’s probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.

At Paychex, we get that. We understand and respect the risks you’re taking by opening your own business. We also know what it takes to succeed — we work closely with thousands of successful businesses every day. With Paychex beside you, you’ll have the startup services and software you need to help you succeed.

Small business payroll

When you’re ready for payroll, Paychex is ready to help. Our full-service payroll services are a perfect fit for newly started businesses.

All our packages include:

  • Automatic payroll tax administration
  • Online payroll processing
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Personal service
Online marketing services

Drive more customers to your business with help from Paychex Online Marketing Services. In partnership with FreshLime, we'll help ensure your business can be found everywhere online, with:

  • Digital Marketing packages
  • Mobile-ready websites 
  • Online reviews management 
  • Custom social posting 
  • Customer retention
Incorporation services

With incorporation and LLC filing services from our partner MyCorporation, you can:

  • Add credibility and legitimacy to your business
  • Protect personal assets
  • Establish a structure for investment capital and loans
  • Choose a business entity for optimal tax advantages
Payment processing and POS solutions

Offer your customers a full range of integrated payment solutions such as ACH and credit and debit card processing, and ring up sales with our state-of-the-art point-of-sale solutions.

Online business planning software

Get 50% off your first month of LivePlan –  the world's leading business plan software for entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Get help securing funding from lenders or investors and track your ongoing progress.

Free Tools

  • Traklight: Free Business Risk Assessment Tool

    Understanding and mitigating risk are critical whether starting or growing your business. With Traklight's free Business Risk Assessment, you can identify the risks facing your business and get detailed steps on how to resolve them.

    Read more about Traklight.

  • Entity Choice Wizard

    In order to help new business owners understand legal business entities, this MyCorporation tool helps answer the question: “What type of business entity should I form?” Just answer a few simple questions about your business, and the Entity Choice Wizard will show you what type of entity best suits your business.

    Read more about the Entity Choice Wizard.

Plan Your Business

Start-Up Guide: Plan Your Business

Learn how to create a business plan that can help you succeed, including selecting a business type, preparing a business pitch, and preparing a formal plan.

Read about planning your business.

Fund Your Business

Start-Up Guide: Fund Your Business

Discover what information is important, and what you should seek out, to start your business on a fiscally sound footing. Learn about topics such as credit history, loans, venture capital, and lending risk.

Read about funding your business.

Incorporate Your Business

Start-Up Guide: Incorporating Your Business

A sole proprietorship may not be the best solution for your business. Learn why incorporating your business may make sense for you, the benefits and pitfalls of popular business types, questions to ask when choosing where to incorporate, and how to start the process.

Read about incorporating your business.

Market Your Business

Start-Up Guide: Market Your Business

If you're not effectively marketing your business online, you're missing a potentially lucrative opportunity. In this guide, you'll see how you can get more from your online marketing efforts, with information on topics such as how to get your brand online, social media, marketing planning, and the importance of metrics.

Read how to market your business online.

Hiring Your First Employee

Start-Up Guide: Hiring Your First Employee

Refer to this guide for details on the key steps to hiring and paying your first employees, such as job postings, new-hire reporting, employee classifications, overtime rates, and tax deposits and returns.

Read about hiring your first employee.

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