|When looking for a local payroll provider, the best place to start is with your local telephone yellow pages. Look under "Payroll" or "Bookkeeping." This will give you a comprehensive list of the companies that are in your area and most listings will give a summary of the types of services they provide.
|Now, who do you choose to call and interview? Look for a company with easy access to your business, either through online communication or physical proximity or extended customer service hours. In addition, look for a provider that specializes in payroll. This will give you the assurance that the company has the knowledge and expertise in the payroll field that you need.|
|Once you have chosen three or four providers from the advertisements call each of them and schedule either a telephone or personal interview. The interview should consist of explaining your business's payroll needs and listening to the provider's services and offerings. Make sure you are very clear about the price for each service you are interested in acquiring.|
|From the information you gathered about each payroll provider, compare services offered and prices for each service. You probably already have one provider in mind that you have a preference towards working with. Some providers have a 30-day satisfaction guaranteed policy where you can refuse to pay for the first month's service if you are not completely satisfied. This allows for a test period for you to make sure that you made the right decision.|