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How it Works

Process That’s Easy As 1, 2, 3

Paying employees or finding your company’s first benefits plan doesn’t have to be as stressful as deciding to start your own business. We make it easy – and personal.

Pick a plan made for your business

Choose classic payroll for a little more hand holding, or go online for a self-serve, automated experience. Either way, we’ll help you get up and running quickly.

Get set for success

We’ll help set up your system, train you and your team, and show you how to invite your employees to start enjoying the easy to use and informative portal.

Celebrate your first payday

We’ll make sure running your first payroll goes smoothly and accurately, handling everything from paying your employees on time to making sure your taxes are filed correctly.
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A Few Words About Our People


What do I need to get started?

We’ve written a pretty helpful article that covers all the typical startup payroll and benefits basics for new businesses. Take a look, and for answers to more specific questions, keep reading these FAQs.

Can I run payroll myself?

You can, but you should know that it’s sometimes complicated and almost always time consuming. A study conducted by QuickBooks showed that business owners spend 4 hours and 52 minutes on calculating, filing and tax preparation each pay period. So, whether you decide to go it alone or want help, we have the options you’re looking for, and we’re here for you.

How often do I have to pay my employees?

It depends on what state you live in. Each state is in charge of setting a minimally allowable pay frequency. The federal government doesn’t have country-wide requirements, but it does say that employers have to maintain a consistent pay frequency. So, if you pay bi-weekly, you can’t suddenly decide to pay monthly and then switch back (for example). Learn more about your options here.

How do I deal with 1099s?

As a small business, you might have a mix of permanent, W2 workers, and contracted, 1099-ers on staff. The way you designate, manage, pay and file taxes on each differs. We’ve laid all the basics out for you in a super-helpful article, and are happy to chat more about it with you if you’d like. (It’s what we do.)

Meet Your People Partner

We’re a Different Kind of Payroll, HR and Benefits Company

Startups take a lot to get off the ground. Our solutions are designed specifically to be easy and help you move quickly so you can take off faster.

Truly personal
Automated, online, cloud-based tools are great (and we’ve got them), but when you work with us, you’ll also work with a real person; your on-call expert for any and all questions and support.

Help for the hard stuff
From getting federal, state, and bank documentation to ensuring compliance and putting proper processes in place, CPS helps behind the scenes to help you get in front of the work.

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We figure you have enough vendors to manage. We can partner with you to take care of all your new business paperwork, HR, onboarding, benefits administration needs, and more.

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