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Your small business isn't just a business. It's personal.

Your dreams go into it. Your name goes on it. We know your small business is anything but small — it's everything. You can't be distracted by administrative tasks like payroll, taxes, HR issues, benefits and insurance. You don’t have to look any further for help to:

Save time

Spend the little time you have on your big dreams — not payroll and taxes. Run payroll in just a few clicks.

Stay safe

You made the right decision when you started your small business. Don't risk it on ever-changing payroll and HR rules and regulations.

Manage costs

With ADP's affordable payroll, you only pay for the options you want.

Simple, flexible, affordable: It’s all here.

You work incredibly hard to support your employees and make your business a success. We'll work just as hard — for you. Explore all the ways we're here to help.

When it comes to payroll, you’re our perfect match

Think we’re too big to give your business the attention it needs? We serve over 70,000+ one-person companies and over 500,000+ small businesses every day, and we see each one as something special; you deserve that, too.

  • Get taxes automatically calculated, deducted and paid on your behalf; quarterly tax filings are done for you
  • Automatically create and send Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Run payroll from your computer or using our mobile app
  • Pay your employees via direct deposit, Visa® pay card or paper checks
  • Get answers you need 24/7 from experienced payroll professionals

Learn more about our approach to small business payroll.

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Why The Rockefeller and Captain Kidd's Chose ADP®

Restaurant owner Chris Bredesen, from Hermosa Beach, CA, speaks to how small businesses like his can benefit from partnering with ADP®.

Get back even more time, money and peace of mind — no sweat.

HR-related tasks other than payroll can be time-consuming and confusing — and you can’t afford the risk of HR problems, especially noncompliance. With ADP’s HR help, you can:

  • Get answers to HR questions through our HR telephone hotline — trained HR professionals will be ready to assist
  • Help protect your business from costly penalties with a dedicated HR portal that places critical information in your hands
  • Post your open position to over 100 of the web’s leading job boards with one click using ZipRecruiter®
  • Understand how changing regulations affect your business and get help from our HR advisors

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RUN Powered by ADP® HR Resources

Watch our video to see how RUN Powered by ADP® has the HR resources you need to help run your business.

Run a smarter business with time and attendance solutions

Get more done with automation

Reduce manual tasks (and errors). Employees can punch in and out with web, mobile touch screen and time clocks with finger scan identification.

Simplify compliance with wage and hour regulations

Understanding regulations for overtime and meal breaks is a way to protect your business from penalties. Our software can help you stay on track.

Control labor costs

See the true costs of labor, including costs for temporary staff, and adjust hours with time tracking and payroll reporting.

Find out more about time and attendance solutions for small businesses.

ADP® Time & Attendance for Small Businesses

Watch this video to see how ADP® Time & Attendance helps businesses better control labor and overtime costs, improve wage and hour compliance, and enhance worker productivity.

Big benefits for small businesses

A well-designed 401(k) plan, SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA can help you attract and retain good people. We can help you:

  • Understand retirement plan types and their corresponding investment options
  • Design a plan specifically for your business and your employees
  • Provide fiduciary services and protection to help mitigate risks related to investment decisions and monitoring through use of ADP's affiliated SEC-registered investment advisor, ADP Strategic Plan Services, LLC
  • Gain time and peace of mind with automation — ADP’s payroll technology seamlessly integrates with ADP’s 401(k) plan record-keeping systems, eliminating manual data entry

As an independent record-keeping provider, we have no investment bias, proprietary selling model or hidden agenda — just our commitment to make things easy for you.

Read how we can help you with retirement services or contact us.

83% consider retirement plans a “must-have” benefit1

Get help planning for the coverage you need

When you work with Automatic Data Processing Insurance Agency Inc. (ADPIA), you can get guidance and support from experienced, licensed professionals, with access to an established network of leading national carriers.

Access protection for you, your business and your employees with:

  • Business insurance
    • Mandatory Workers’ Compensation
    • Business Owners Policy (BOP)
    • Property insurance
    • Commercial auto insurance
    • Umbrella policy
  • Group health insurance
    • Medical/Dental/Vision
    • Short/Long-term disability
    • Group life insurance

Find out more about how ADPIA can help you get what you and your employees need from our carrier partners by simplifying insurance. Or reach out directly to ask about your insurance options by contacting ADPIA

Two options to free up your time, while we handle the details

Outsourcing can save you time, money and effort around compliance, benefits and employee management issues. With ADP, you can choose between two outsourcing options.

Outsource all or just parts of HR management

Consider outsourcing just payroll, or add benefits administration and HR services. No matter what, you’ll get dedicated specialists to guide you every step of the way. Get more details about outsourcing or learn about our small business solution for outsourcing: ADP® Comprehensive Services.

Go for co-employment to manage burdens and risk

With our co-employment option, you enter into a professional employer organization (PEO) relationship with us for full outsourcing. You’ll get advanced technology, with payroll experts and HR professionals to guide you — plus Fortune 500®-caliber benefits to attract and keep the very best people. Learn more about partnering with a PEO or learn about our professional employer organization (PEO) solution: ADP® TotalSource.

Whatever your situation, we’re here to get you the details you need. Contact us.

69% of businesses that migrated from in-house administration to an outsourced model reported favorable results.2

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Why choose ADP? We know small businesses — and what keeps you awake at night.

With ADP, you can find the right fit.

Buy only what you need, and nothing more

  • Need just payroll? We'll get you that. Explore HR, retirement, group health and business insurance — if and when you want to

Connect our solutions to your software — it’s easy

  • Continue using accounting systems such as Intuit®, Wave, Xero™ and more, plus integrate ADP solutions with your POS systems

Small businesses like yours make up more than 80 percent of our clients

  • Their feedback influences how we design and enhance our products

We know your industry’s needs

  • You can access industry-specific app packages and solutions with features built for your industry

You expect value, at a price that works for your budget

You've invested heavily in your dreams. And you're looking for the best value in your payroll and HR solution, too — one that makes sense, budget-wise, from the very beginning and will still work in the long run.

You can get what you need for as little as a cup of coffee a day.

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  1. 2016 Workplace Benefits Report — Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, April 2016.
  2. BlessingWhite 2011 Employee Engagement Report, Hewitt Associates.
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