When Shakespeare’s Hamlet was at an epic decision point he uttered the famous line “To Be or Not to Be…” These epic decision points seem to arise every day for the average small business owner. Choosing between what to do yourself versus what to outsource is an ever present decision point for many small business owners on a number of topics. Do I troubleshoot computer issues myself or pay someone else to do it? Should I hire an assistant to help with some of my admin work or not? Do I write blog articles or social media content myself or pay someone else to do it? One of the bigger questions many business owners find themselves asking especially when on a growth path is – do I continue trying to manage payroll, benefits, and all of the related compliance pieces myself or find a subject matter expert to do it?
Continuing on the same path of doing it yourself does allow you to be in the throes of what is happening, providing you with a keen awareness of the good, the bad, and the ugly. However, as foundational as payroll and benefits are to your business combined with the high probability of them being unrelated to the product or service you sell, it is worth careful consideration to utilize a subject matter expert to manage these in partnership with you, so your time can be spent on revenue generating or strategic activities.
When you are considering what might be best for your business, there are a few areas to think through to determine if managing payroll and benefits in house or if pairing up with a PEO makes sense.
Every PEO has a different service offering. In some instances a PEO might take complete ownership of select administrative tasks. For other items they might partner with you to manage it together, and there are also items where they will provide you with tools and resources to help you manage it better. If you want to know how a PEO might be able to help your business, click the Contact tab to see what the combination of quality and simplicity can bring.