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Run your business smarter with payroll for one employee
Owning your own business can be stressful. That’s why we’ve designed our payroll service to make paying your first employee (or yourself) as easy as setting it and forgetting it. Our best-in-class, 24/7 customer service and compliance expertise help keep owners covered. We even make scaling simple if you plan to grow your business—but you only have to pay for what you need right now.
Focus on your business while we do your payroll and taxes for you, and take comfort in knowing that you're getting 24/7 phone and chat support for payroll issues that might arise. These are just some of the ways our payroll for one employee helps save you time—and headaches.
If you’re like most business owners, you’d rather spend your time growing your business, not calculating payroll. Our payroll solution:
We have over 70 years of payroll experience—for every business size—and customer service that is consistently best in class. Through us, you’ll receive:
It might sound easy to run payroll for just one employee, but payroll complexities have little to do with the size of your business. We'll help you:
Take comfort in knowing that when we're running your payroll, your taxes are covered. We will:
Our user-friendly platform lets you run payroll in minutes, on your schedule. And our convenient HR tools and benefits are designed for you today—and if you grow your team in the future.
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In terms of time, I don't worry at all about payroll. That, for me, is huge.
Adrienne Fudge Owner, 40 Dreams Catering
If I had to hire someone to do all this for me, it would be costing me a fortune. There’s so much that can go wrong when it comes to payroll, there’s no good reason to try to do it yourself. I would tell anyone starting their own business that they absolutely have to hire ADP.
Cody Pellerin Owner, Americano Lounge
I just enter the hours and tips for every employee and RUN takes care of the rest. If anyone is ever looking at how do you build the most optimal web app interface, ADP has done it.
Maurice Kelly Owner, Matchbox Charlottesville
Set up in just three simple steps.
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We'll let you know what information to have handy before you start.
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Our experts are available to help you set up payroll, benefits, and more.
We'll confirm you're ready to run payroll
Once you're up and running, we'll have your back with 24/7 payroll support.
Even the smallest of small businesses might need to offer solutions beyond payroll. That's why our payroll for one employee lets you add on exactly what your business needs—including health insurance, retirement, time tracking, workers’ comp and more—all designed to work seamlessly together within the RUN Powered by ADP platform.
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There are dozens of payroll companies out there, all offering varying levels of usability. Some are more DIY&rdquo while others may send a company representative to your business to train you on the product. The easiest solution for you will depend on your business’s unique needs.
As opposed to using a payroll provider like ADP, processing payroll manually requires painstaking data entry, flawless recordkeeping and the ability to consistently meet deadlines. If you choose to do payroll this way, you’ll need to:
Keep in mind that even with just one employee, there’s a chance you can make a mistake when processing payroll manually, which may result in fines from government agencies.
The price will hinge on which of the specific services your company requires, and elements such as integrations and related products can also affect price. It's worth keeping in mind that comprehensive payroll services generally save money in the long term—not to mention time. And with ADP, there are no fixed fees, no contract, and no need for an accountant, giving you ultimate flexibility.
If you have all the required documentation, you can self-onboard in just minutes and begin processing payroll days after that. This streamlined setup process stands out in an industry known for long lag times.
To run payroll for one employee, whether you’re doing it yourself or working with a payroll service provider, you’ll need:
We are proud to support owners across a number of industries. Some of our payroll-for-one customers include financial services providers, those in the trucking industry, retail owners, and more. Whatever your business, ADP can help.
Our products and services are designed to grow more robust as you bring on more employees. Along with payroll, our HR and hiring tools can help you manage a growing team.
Yes. Learn more about S-corps here, or speak with one of our representatives to help you determine if designating your business as an S corporation can benefit you.
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