July 27, 2020
4 Steps to Finding the Right HR Solution for Your Small Biz

By Leslie Youngblood

When you’re a small business owner there are many, many things you don’t realize you’ll have to manage once you get your dream up and running. Taxes, healthcare, and human resources are three big struggles we hear about from our customers at Excelerate America.

Most owners have no idea everything that’s involved with forms, payroll, etc. and find it incredibly daunting.

Well, I’ve got exactly what you need to take care of the human resource question. That’s right, today, I’m going to share the four simple steps to finding the right HR solution for your small business.

Aerial View of Young Business Friends Discussing the Project at the Worktable.

STEP 1: Determine Your Dealbreakers

There are many common features found across multiple platforms, so it’s best to weigh the options each provides in terms of must-haves and nice-to-haves.

You can do this simply by creating a checklist. Put the benefits on the left and then follow with must-have and nice-to-have columns.

Then you’ll know exactly what you want and can use this checklist as reference as you weigh platform options.

We have a great checklist already made for you, in a special HR Solutions Buyer’s Guide
we created in collaboration with JustWorks. Score!

Just visit the link and enter your email address to get the guide sent right to you. It also has tons more great info to help you decide on an HR solution for your biz.

STEP 2: Make a List of Questions

This seems like a no-brainer, but writing down specific questions to ask a sales rep or even a friend for a recommendation will help you get a clearer picture of whether or not a solution will fit your business needs.

STEP 3: Consider Your Company Size

HR needs change as companies change and grow. If you have 2-10 employees, your needs will be drastically different from a company that has 150 or more employees. So even though you may start off wanting a particular platform, you may discover that that it's not the right fit for your company size.

STEP 4: Go and Get It!

Now that you’ve got your must-haves, questions and size considerations, you can take that info and start exploring some options. Popular options are QuickBooks, Kronos, and Justworks, who we love and use at Excelerate America.

Again, our HR Solutions Buyer’s Guide with JustWorks is a great resource to help you get started. It also has that checklist all ready for you to fill in. Download it today and start your human resource solutions journey with all the essential info that you need.


Leslie Youngblood is the Creative Director for Excelerate America, the ultimate resource for entrepreneurs. What HR platform do you use for your business? Were there some platforms that you wanted, but ultimately decided weren't for you? Tell Leslie about it by emailing her at leslie.youngblood@excelerateamerica.com.

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