For Small Businesses

ESTABLISH GREATER PROFITABILITY AND BUSINESS EFFICIENCY!

Your business’ profitability and operational efficiency are at the center of your business’ success!
Our experience, resources, and attention to detail make our payroll services second-to-none. As experienced payroll specialists, we look forward to the opportunity to help transform your business’s financials as we work with you to establish short- and long-term strategies for growth and profitability.

 

Working with us and enlisting our business services could make all the difference!

Whether you need help starting a business, cleaning up your bookkeeping, setting up QuickBooks, handling payroll, or you crave some much-needed business coaching or other strategic consulting, we have been doing this for years, and stay on top of all of the new regulations to help you take the most advantage possible. Legally, and ethically — and profitably.

We work with our clients in a relational way to help them experience the financial success they desire — whether the business is just an idea, relatively new, or a well-established entity. Whether small, large, or in need of some special attention, we have the experience you need so that you can focus on what your business does best.

For Small Businesses

"Associated Payroll Services simply does what it promises. I am able to contact my specialist directly and the overall experience I have had with them in the past year has been exceptional. I strongly recommend their service to all of our members!"

- Bryan, Noble Parkway Mobil, Current APS Client

"Everyone there is very nice, helpful, and very easy to reach. The savings was huge and I can’t believe I didn’t switch earlier."

- Jill, Freeway Towing, Current APS Client

"For the past three years you have provided me with exceptional service wouldn’t think about going anywhere else. Keep up the good work!"

- Laura N

Our (Early) End of Year Checklist for Shakopee Businesses

When I think about the holiday season, I think "calm before the storm." That's because in my profession, once mid-December hits, we're scrambling to handle EOY matters. And then when the new year strikes, we're holding our breath for a few weeks ... and then tax...

Changes to Your Shakopee Business’s Social Security Payroll Taxes

Have you recovered from the electoral drama yet?Allow me to quickly remind you: No matter how you’re feeling about these results, what matters MOST is how you operate that which is under YOUR control.And I say that as somebody whose entire work is driven by decisions...

Solving Problems in Shakopee Businesses with Effective Solutions

There's this idea out there among many wannabe Shakopee business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset - although the sharks...

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Last week I wrote about working less and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Shakopee business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right-hand corner of our...

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Seeing what has happened in our nation's fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder of the fragility of life, and business. It's helpful to be reminded that threats and disasters can (and do) strike from directions that you might least expect. And while this is...

Keeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Shakopee small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and cultural chaos...

The Pareto Principle And Your Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be really tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

As you may have heard, "Labor Day" originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800's, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then -- and our economy is no longer driven by the...

Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Business

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who has been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives -- and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a "catch all" page for those cleaning up from...

The First Thing You Need To Do

Set it as your personal goal to increase (or start) your household money moving in these directions:

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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