If you are like most business owners I know, including me when I first started my own business, it all started with great excitement and anticipation. Owning your own business, calling the shots and doing things the way you knew they should be done. Then something happened... You hired your first employee, then another and another. Soon after you realized, there were an untold number of laws, rules and regulations to follow and piles of PAPERWORK. You were now not just a business owner, you were an employer. Whether you saw it coming or not, the reality is that as soon as you started adding employees, your business became infinitely more complicated. And few business owners have the time, expertise or desire to handle the responsibilities required keep up with it all.
The good news: Partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is one of the best decisions you will ever make. PEO's are recognized and recommended by CPA's, Business Advisers, Attorneys, Human Resource Advisers and a multitude of other professionals, because they know what a good PEO can do for their clients. PEO's can limit risk, allow you to focus on growing your business, give you access to outstanding employee benefits and do all this while giving you more time for the important things in life..
The bad news: Having been in the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Insurance industries for over 20 years, one fact really stands out. The PEO industry is VERY confusing! Most business owners looking into the PEO option find that, not only does each PEO have its own way of presenting its costs, there are a tremendous number of hidden little details that must be understood. It's confusing at best and when you select a PEO without fully understanding what you're getting into, you will almost certainly regret your decision. This is a real shame when you consider what a positive impact a quality PEO can have on your business and your life.
The solution: I know this business; the good and the bad. And I'm very familiar with virtually every PEO out there. I'll use this experience to serve as your trusted advisor, ensuring you get exactly what you're looking for in a PEO while avoiding all the pitfalls. There are many good PEO's and there are some that are not so good. The same goes for PEO sales people. With me at your side, you will navigate confidently toward a sound business decision.