In your role as a CPA, you’re a trusted resource for your clients and that means it’s important for you to keep abreast of all regulations that could potentially impact them. Amidst a never-ending to-do list, keeping up with regulations is a must—and in today’s regulatory environment, few things are more uncertain and impactful than health care reform.
Paychex, Inc., a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll and HR services, has partnered with the Latino Tax Professionals Association (LTPA). As part of the affinity agreement, the LTPA has designated Paychex the preferred provider of payroll and HR services for the organization and its members. The partnership furthers Paychex’s ongoing commitment to supporting the Hispanic accounting community with Spanish-language tools and resources.
The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch index of small-business job growth continued to slow in July, while wages continued to rise at a steady pace. “At 99.98, the Small Business Jobs Index slowed for the fifth consecutive month, falling below the national baseline for the first time since 2011,” said James Diffley, chief regional economist at IHS Markit.
The healthcare insurance market today’s small businesses face can be a challenge, due in large part to consistent cost increases coupled with complex insurance regulations that seem to be in constant flux. As advisers, it’s our job to help clients navigate these challenging times and guide them through the establishment of a benefits strategy that not only meets their benefit goals, but also meets their budget.
There are lots of technologies available today to help you run your business. My client base is made up of about 600 small and medium sized companies around the country. From my writing and speaking activities I also meet with thousands of other business leaders each year. Of course, my findings are anecdotal and generalized. Some of my clients in areas like retail or e-commerce use very specific vertical applications. But from my discussions I'm finding that these five business technologies are among the most popular regardless of the size or industry they're in.