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Your Guide to Outsourced HR Services: What to Know About PEOs and ASOs

Regardless of the size of your business, identifying the right HR solution for your needs can be challenging. While some employers find that staffing an in-house team is best for their business, many others see value in allocating their resources to an outsourced solution. For this, there are numerous options but two of the most […]

Optimizing Business Processes with an Outsourced HR Provider

Business process optimization (BPO) is all about maximizing the efficiency of your business – every. single. aspect. of your business. Through process optimization, organizations big and small can eliminate redundancies, streamline workflows, reduce errors, and gain a competitive advantage by cutting the fat from their processes. For most businesses, BPO is an ongoing exercise. Every […]

What’s the Difference Between an ASO and a PEO?

Administrative solutions outsourcing (ASO) and professional employer organizations (PEO) are two types of partnerships SMBs can consider when outsourcing their HR needs. While both models provide administrative services, they differ in significant ways. Below we’ll break down the differences and similarities between ASOs and PEOs so you can decide which solution is right for your […]

Best Practices for Maximizing the Value of Your Outsourced HR Solution

Outsourcing administrative processes is a strategic way to maximize your resources. For one, it enables you to tap into a full team of experts while simultaneously freeing up your capacity to focus on strategic initiatives. And there are a host of other benefits as well including solutions that offer the flexibility to scale with your […]

5 Reasons to Partner with an Outsourced HR Provider

We all know our businesses simply cannot function without someone taking care of its essential administrative tasks – of which there are many! With only so many hours in a day and so much to do, we all have to find efficient ways to do more with less. For many SMBs, this includes outsourcing certain […]

What is an ASO (and Does Your SBM Need It)?

Regardless of the size of your business, finding the right HR solution can be a challenge. Should you staff an in-house team, or would your resources be better allocated to an outsourced solution? And if so, which type of solution is right for your organization? While there are several approaches your SMB can take to […]

What to Look for in a PEO Partner

Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are third-party outsourcing providers that manage HR, employee benefits, payroll and tax administration, insurance, worker’s compensation and other administrative functions for SMBs. They vary in their scope of services, so it’s crucial to choose one that aligns with your business’ specific needs. For more about what a PEO is (and isn’t), […]

How PEOs Craft Competitive Benefits Packages for Small Businesses

In terms of competition for top talent, SMBs can be at a disadvantage relative to larger corporations. No doubt it’s expensive for small businesses to offer lucrative benefits packages, but it’s often these salary “extras” that are key to attracting and retaining great employees. While larger enterprises may have expansive HR resources, small- and mid-sized […]

PEO vs. In-House HR: Which is Right for Your Business

Efficiently using resources is the name of the game for SMBs. But when we say resources, we’re not just talking about money. Streamlining operations and optimizing business processes also means outsourcing where appropriate so you can efficiently use everyone’s knowledge and skills. Because of this, one business area that’s often considered for outsourcing is the […]

What a PEO Is (and What It Isn’t)

Small- and mid-size business owners have myriad acronyms to keep track of. Some are easy to remember like SMB, but others that are industry-specific or those you don’t use every day can be harder to call to mind. PEO or ASO, anyone? Understanding the meaning and services behind these acronyms is important for growing SMBs, […]

A Fresh Look at Streamlining Your Administrative Operations

The administrative functions of any business are what keep the wheels of the entire operation running. Without someone to invoice clients, process payments, manage internal processes, and handle the host of other essential administrative tasks required of your business, it will be mighty hard to compete – and grow – in your industry. It’s clear […]

Is It Time to Consider a PEO?

As SMBs grow, managing human resources can become increasingly complex. From compliance with labor laws to providing competitive employee benefits, the demands on HR departments can be overwhelming. Many small businesses find themselves stretched thin as they juggle various HR tasks while trying to focus on core business activities. If your SMB is starting to […]

Key Benefits of Partnering with a PEO

Running a small business comes with its unique set of challenges, and as your company grows, so does the complexity of managing human resources, employee benefits, compliance and risk. One solution to reduce the burden of navigating these challenges is to partner with Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs). PEOs offer comprehensive solutions to streamline HR operations […]

Tax Considerations When Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Paying employees accurately, timely and in compliance with any state or federal regulations is imperative for small business owners. And it can be a stressful process. To alleviate the burden on administrative teams and reduce liability associated with processing payroll and filing taxes in-house, many SMBs consider outsourcing payroll services or choose a more comprehensive […]

How Do You Pay a Virtual Assistant?

If you’ve made the choice to hire a virtual assistant (VA), one of the next things you’re likely thinking about is how to pay them. The process of paying a VA will vary based on your specific situation (always consult your accountant) and whether they reside stateside or overseas. When you hire a foreign virtual […]

What to Look for in a Virtual Assistant

For most small businesses, one thing that’s almost always certain is change. And change requires adaptation. That means as your business evolves, so too must your operations if you want to survive. One strategy many SMBs implement to adapt to business growth while still keeping costs under control is to outsource certain tasks or roles […]

How Can I Improve My Admin Department?

Your administrative team plays an essential role in your business operations. The tasks your admin team performs are critical to the success of your business, yet they can be very time-consuming and stressful. Giving your administrative team the tools and resources they need to be successful not only boosts morale and fosters employee engagement, but […]

How Do You Streamline Office Operations?

Running an efficient SMB requires you to routinely optimize your business processes and look for ways to streamline workflows. There are numerous time-consuming tasks just begging to be improved, but it can be a challenge to know where to start. In terms of office operations, here are a few things to consider as you begin […]

What Administrative Work Can Be Streamlined?

Streamlining administrative processes is one of the best ways to get more time back in your days and save money. Implementing automation can also reduce errors and enable your staff to focus on value-added initiatives that grow your bottom line. While the administrative tasks your SMB streamlines will be unique to your operations, there are […]

How Do I Streamline Administrative Processes in My Small Business?

As you look to make efficiency gains with your SMB’s operations, it’s helpful to start with the low-hanging fruit. Often, this includes taking a look at your administrative processes. Many of these tasks are repetitive in nature. Finding ways to streamline them can save you time and reduce costs. Steps to Take to Streamline Admin […]

How to Streamline Time-Consuming Tasks in a Growing SMB

Every growing business has a set of must-do tasks required to keep the daily operations churning. At the same time, it must also be thinking about the future and finding time to innovate. While the status quo can feel comfortable, it’s not an effective growth model. To drive growth in your SMB, it is imperative […]

How to Identify if a Business Task or Role Can Be Outsourced

Doing more with less is a concept not lost on most small- to medium-sized business owners. Stepping in to fulfill multiple roles at the same time is a responsibility many of us have had to do to keep up with everyday management and administrative tasks essential to an SMB operation. There comes a certain time […]

How to Implement Business Process Optimization

Optimizing business processes means improving efficiencies one workflow at a time. It’s an exercise SMBs should routinely undertake in all areas of their business to save time, eliminate redundancies and tune up any weaknesses. When you’re ready to start implementing business process optimization (BPO), you may wonder where to start. Here are some key areas […]

How to Avoid Draining Business Tasks

The drain we feel from some business tasks can be profound. When a simple task that should take only five minutes ends up costing us an hour, not only do we feel upset about our lost productivity, but we are also zapped of energy to do more. It’s a double whammy – we’re both frustrated […]

Optimizing Your Workflow to Get Hours Back Every Week

Time is a premium and we’re all stretched thin, especially those trying to grow a business. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to get more hours back every week? Fortunately, there is and while it might take just a little upfront effort, the payoff will be well worth it. Using Automation […]

Working On Your Business vs. In Your Business

Small business owners are used to wearing all the hats, but if you want to grow your business (and who doesn’t?), you’ll soon realize that you’ll need to make some adjustments if you want to put your business on the quickest path to success. For most owners, working efficiently means using your time and energy […]

The Business Equation: Which Variables Hold the Most Value in Driving Your Company’s Growth?

We all define success differently. Though largely dependent on your goals and objectives, even if two businesses have the same goal, we know there are multiple ways to achieve the same outcome. The challenge for businesses is getting to that finish line in the most efficient way possible while capitalizing on opportunities along the way. […]

10 Ways You Can Better Streamline Your Business This Quarter

We live in an age of efficiency, and nowhere is that felt more strongly than in your business operations. If you feel like your business is reaching a plateau, it’s time to reset. The present is the perfect time to reevaluate your operations and implement process changes that will lead to improved business performance. Here […]

How to Be More Efficient in Managing Your Business

Time is money is an oft-repeated phrase, so much so that it has lost its meaning. The reality is that time is the one asset we cannot make more of, so anything that makes your SMB more efficient – ie, reduces time spent on tasks – is extremely valuable. Business process optimization (BPO) touches all areas […]

What is Business Process Optimization?

We all want our businesses to run like well-oiled machines, but the reality is all our systems – even the most fine-tuned of them – get rusty from time to time. As technology changes or business priorities shift, current processes need to be reevaluated in order for all areas of your business to continue achieving […]

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