ADP® looks out for nearly 700,000 small businesses like yours. We know today's challenges make running a business difficult. We're here with payroll solutions and services to help you:
Discover flexible and affordable options — pay only for services you need.
Run payroll in just a few clicks. Use the time you save to manage your business.
Payroll and taxes done for you — helping you stay accurate, on time and in compliance.
For startups and established companies that just need basic payroll done right.
For basic payroll plus ZipRecruiter®, State Unemployment Insurance and background checks.
Everything included in Essential Payroll, plus…
Payroll & HR Plus
For everything included in our Enhanced package, plus basic HR support.
Everything included in Enhanced Payroll, plus…
Payroll & HR
For everything included in our Complete package plus enhanced HR support and perks for you and your employees.
Everything included in Complete Payroll & HR Plus, plus…
Legal services are provided by Upnetic Legal Services, a third-party provider.
*Wisely Direct is a prepaid account offered directly to consumers by ADP (it is not an employer-offered pay card program).
It's not easy running a small business. We're here with the solutions you need, when and how you need them:
As of 3/15/2021
Solutions to help you navigate challenging times
Today's business climate is very challenging. You need a flexible payroll solution that helps you do things better now, and in the future. With our affordable options, you only pay for the services you need today. And there's plenty of room to add-on services like insurance1, retirement, and timekeeping when you're ready.
"Not only are we spending less time and getting much more accurate and complete data, but our costs are down even more than we anticipated."
— James S. McLean, Finance Director/Business Manager
Bethel International United Methodist Church
Tools so easy you'll have more time to focus on your business
Run payroll in just a few clicks — anytime, anywhere, on any device. Your taxes, health benefits and retirement contributions will be calculated and deducted automatically. Your quarterly and annual reporting — done for you. Forms W-2 and 1099 created and sent automatically. We even handle inquiries from the IRS. That means you'll have more time to focus on moving your business forward.
"In terms of time, I don't worry at all about payroll. That, for me, is huge."
— Adrienne Fudge, Owner
40 Dreams Catering
Watch a demo to see how quickly you can run payroll.
Manage compliance, keep your data secure, sleep easy at night
We make it our job to stay on top of tax laws and regulations for you. Our solutions include the latest updates across all 50 states. We can help you stay compliant with payroll and tax requirements, wage and hour laws, new hire reporting and much more.
Our world-class global security organization helps ensure that your and your employees’ data is safe and secure.
Run Powered by ADP® is designed to make your small business payroll quick and easy. With a streamlined process and powerful technology, you'll complete payroll in no time.Start Demo
See employees’ time at a glance
Review all employee time for this pay period — and with Time and Attendance from ADP, employee hours are automatically added.Next: Enter Time
Manage your staff's time
Easily edit your entire staff's hours, rates, benefit time and bonuses for the current pay period — including 1099 contractors.Next: Preview Pay Period
Preview how much cash you need this pay period before processing payroll. If things look good, simply click "Approve."Next: Approve Payroll
With ADP’s Pay-by-Pay® Premium Payment Program and a policy brokered by our affiliate Automatic Data Processing Insurance Agency, Inc. (ADPIA), your business’s workers’ compensation insurance premium payments can be automatically deducted every pay period based on your actual payroll and carrier rates. You may also avoid having to pay a large, estimated premium upfront3.
Check or direct deposit? It's your payroll solution, so do what works best for you. Choose from:
Save time by integrating with your favorite business and accounting software including QuickBooks™, Wave and many more. Plus, discover hundreds of new apps at our online store, ADP Marketplace and enjoy free 30-day, risk-free trials of many of our software solutions.
As a small business we operate in 5 or 6 different states...so there are a lot of requirements for filing taxes in each one. ADP does an excellent job of helping us maintain that.
President & CEO
ADP provides the perfect solution for our payroll and related reporting needs. They understand what it means to be an outsourced service provider and their onboarding process is smooth and easy.
Running payroll for a small business is a headache. For me to have switched over to ADP, it's saved ... hours and hours every week. It could come out to days a month!
The Rockefeller and Captain Kidd's
Let's find the right solution for your business.
The cost of small business payroll depends on several factors, including payroll frequency, total number of employees and the specific services that are needed. Most commonly, there is a per-payroll processing fee and an annual base fee. The important thing to remember is that a payroll service may actually save you money when compared to the cost of tax penalties. ADP will work with you to determine the right payroll setup for your business, whether you have just one employee or several.
Do-it-yourself payroll is a popular choice for some new businesses, but like any other DIY project, it may only save you money if you have the skills and resources to do it correctly. You could be quickly overwhelmed by the amount of time it takes to run payroll on your own and the costly penalties that can possibly ensue if you make mistakes. For this reason, many small businesses turn to a payroll service provider for assistance.
Whether you choose to tackle the job on your own or work with a professional, running small business payroll, in its most basic form, consists of these steps:
Throughout each stage of this process, you’ll need to comply with constantly changing regulations – a task that can be difficult without the expertise of a payroll provider like ADP.
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