Payroll · Corporate benefits

What is the best payroll service for under 5 employees?

Jasmine Alexander

May 4th, 2015

Just hired my first employee! Do you have any recommendations for the easiest, cheapest payroll service/tool for a company with less than 5 employees?

Jenda Michl Owner at Vertu Studio and Founder of UndergroundArchitecture

May 4th, 2015

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Jonathan Heyne Co-founder & CEO at Mentive

May 4th, 2015

Definitely look into zenpayroll.

Ted Neward

May 4th, 2015

My CFO likes Harvest, though to be honest, I dont know too much about the back-end payroll services there--I havent had to worry about it, because did I mention hes my CFO? :-) Ted Neward Author, Speaker, Mentor t: @tedneward | m: (425) 647-4526

Scott Milburn Entrepreneurial Senior Executive and Attorney

May 4th, 2015

ADP is not an ideal choice for such a small company. Paychex is better for sub 20 employees. Even better for your size is BBSI,, which provides great service for even one employee. BBSI will start with payroll, and you can add HR management, a full suite of benefits, and workers comp as needed. You can contact Carol Ann Witschi, Carolann.witschi at

Chris Pallé

May 4th, 2015

As others have mentioned, a PEO (Insperity, ADP, etc) can do more than just payroll. There is a PEO comparison service that will do a complete workup for your business' particulars:

(disclaimer: we've done work for them)

Hope that helps!

Vivek Ghai Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO Panacea Infotect I Startup Enthusiast I Outsourcing

May 4th, 2015

You can try or

You can also think of using ADP and later outsource complete Payroll to ADP, they are good and quite reasonable in pricing. 

Ashok CISSP epaymentsNut, cryptoCurrencyBeliever, saasConsultant

May 4th, 2015

I use . Works very well for me. 

Susan Mees

May 4th, 2015

I agree with the folks who have mentioned Zenefits - we use it and it's super easy and free/cheap.  

David Johnson CEO

May 4th, 2015

We have had too many problems with upstart payroll providers.  We recommend ADP or Paychex.


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