Top 7 Questions New York Business Owners Ask Us

Are you looking to hire a payroll company for the very first time?

Or are you currently working with a payroll company and you’re looking to switch?

Here are 7 questions business owners ask us about payroll. 

1. What time of year is the best time to switch payroll systems?

People often think the beginning of the calendar year is the best time to change

This may be true depending on your company’s size, and other complexities.

However, many companies choose to switch at the beginning of the quarter. Since you file payroll tax returns every quarter, the beginning of a quarter is a clean break and a great time to change!

2. How much work do we have to do to switch?

Switching payroll companies can be scary. Maybe you have gone through a payroll switch before, and had a bad experience. 

Most payroll companies push the workload of switching onto you. They make you build the employee excel sheet and make you compile all the historical data for the calendar year. 

Most business owners don’t want to deal with the extra work. It’s very time consuming and requires payroll expertise and if it’s done wrong, you’ll have a big mess on your hands. 

Here’s another area where Baron stands out.

Baron will do all this work for you, if you allow us. So you don’t have to lift a finger. This makes the transition onto our platform smooth and painless. 

3. How long does it take to switch payroll businesses?

The short answer is 4-6 weeks for most companies. 

Things that can complicate the switch and make it take longer include:

  • Companies transitioning from manual systems with hand-written historical data
  • Bigger companies with many employees

4. What is communication like working with Barron?

Will you have a single point of contact? Baron’s clients get serious support from local people they know and trust. 

So you’ll have a single point of contact and we won’t waste your time. 

We’ll know you, you’ll get to know us, and that consistency of working with the same person for years helps you take care of things quickly. It also builds trust. 

5. How come you have never heard of Baron Payroll?

Because we don’t advertise. As a small business, we try to keep our overhead low and serve our clients. In fact, most of our clients come from referrals. 

So if you haven't heard about Baron, then maybe some of your business associates aren’t working with us. 

And if they were, we hope they would share with you, because I’m sure you’re asking them who they use for payroll. 

So, you can be the hero when you come on board with Baron. 

Then, if they aren’t working with us, and you know they have the same frustrations, you can share with them what makes Baron different. 

6. Is Baron able to meet our needs?

Given that Baron is a boutique local payroll company, we’re often asked that question. 

The answer is, a resounding, YES!

Working with a local payroll company like Baron offers huge advantages. 

On the service side, you can expect easy and valuable expertise on New York state and local regulations. 

We’ll save you time, eliminate nasty surprises, and keep you protected. 

On the technology side, our partnership with the Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), enables Baron to leverage the behemoth software company’s reliability, data security, and deep technical expertise required in the HR and payroll space.

Working with Baron is very similar to how your company purchases health insurance. You buy insurance from a giant carrier like Oxford or Blue Cross, and get boots on the ground service from your local insurance broker.

7. How is Baron different?

You’re probably comparing other options. 

So how is Baron different?

If you're considering switching payroll companies, you’re most likely comparing all your options and are curious how Baron is different. 

The most significant difference is that Baron provides both the technology and the expertise and then teaches your team how to use it. 

If you only have the technology, chances are, it will never get implemented or be used. 

I liken it to the rent a car vs Uber analogy. You can rent a car, but then you have to drive it, navigate, and figure out where to park. 

However, with the Uber solution, you get both the car and the driver. And you can just sit back, read or do your work, and get where you have to go, hassle free. 

If you’re considering switching payroll companies, or hiring a payroll provider for the very first time, we’re glad you’re here. And we hope you’ll consider Baron as your next and last payroll provider. 

Wondering how much we cost?

Use our pricing calculator to see pricing for each of our services and decide what’s best for you!

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