A US Startup Founder’s Guide to Payroll

Determining founder pay, managing workers, multi-state operations—it’s a lot for US startup founders to navigate. Here’s a simple guide to help you through it.

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Navigating payroll: A startup founder’s playbook

Running payroll for a startup in the United States can be a daunting task, especially for founders who are navigating the process for the first time. The complexities involved often lead to numerous pain points that require careful consideration and expert guidance.

One of the most immediate challenges startup founders face is determining their own pay. With fluctuating revenue and the need to reinvest in the business, deciding on a consistent and sustainable salary can be a tough call. 

The responsibility of paying employees and contractors, whether they are local or international, adds another layer of complexity. Compliance with tax regulations, withholding requirements, and employment laws becomes paramount, and missteps can result in penalties and legal issues.

Your roadmap to success

Our guide is designed with your unique needs in mind. We’ll delve deep into these challenges and provide you with the insights, strategies, and best practices you need to streamline your payroll process, ensure compliance, and manage your HR and benefits effectively. 

It’s not just a manual; it’s your key to success. With it, you’ll learn how to:

  • Define your growth strategy
  • Pay US employees under owned entities
  • Manage payroll, benefits, and HR in multiple US states
  • Hire and pay employees with an EOR
  • Pay independent contractors
  • Pay yourself as a founder

Ready to simplify your payroll and scale your startup? Take the first step toward a smoother, more successful startup journey by requesting your free guide today.