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PEOs are Good Enough (for us)
Hi, I’m Patrick. Good Enough brought me on as a part-time Operations Manager who basically does all the things that Shawn and Barry don’t want to do! My first task was to set up payroll for Good Enough’s three employees, something we thought would maybe be worth talking about!
If you intend to build a serious business, you’ll probably end up hiring some people. Once you’ve gotten over the exhilarating high of finding a perfect candidate, you’ll quickly realize that hiring someone has obligated you to legal and tax compliance whack-a-mole. There’s federal, state, and sometimes local (hello NYC!) rules that need to be followed just to keep someone on the payroll (and if your new hire is remote and resides out of state, don’t forget all the rules for that state). You’ll also get the ultimate American experience of providing healthcare for people who don’t really want you involved in their healthcare experience but who often have no better option.
All of this tedious bureaucracy might really sap the enthusiasm you had for your new custom dog stroller business. Don’t you wish you could just make someone else do all the bureaucratic stuff so you can focus on the latest in dog stroller trends? Maybe you can…
More to come.
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