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Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

Growing Producer of Natural Pet Snacks, Pet ‘n Shape, Says Using ADP for Payroll, Retirement Services and Time Tracking is a Real ‘Treat’

During the past decade, the number of people pursuing a natural food lifestyle has continued to multiply. Additives, dyes, biological and technological tinkering with how food is grown, processed, packaged and sold, all are being increasingly scrutinized. Foods with labels displaying a litany of unpronounceable ingredients are falling out of favor. Not surprisingly, those shoppers who yearn for the oft-touted benefits of natural, home-grown fare are extending their standards to the foods they buy for their pets. Twelve years ago, that’s the niche Pet ‘n Shape® – a California-based producer of natural, healthy dog treats and chews – set out to fill. What began as a one-man, one-car trek to retailers, trade shows and distributors in California, Arizona, and Nevada has burgeoned into a successful brand serving online and brick and mortar retail outlets nationwide. Pet ‘n Shape offers more than 40 varieties of pet treats and chews made from natural chicken, turkey, lamb, pork and beef, satisfying one of the fastest growing categories within the pet industry. But...

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Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week!

Let’s Celebrate National Small Business Week!

This year, National Small Business Week runs from April 30 to May 6. Every spring since 1963 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) sets one week aside to celebrate the 28 million small businesses that keep the U.S. economy humming along. Those celebrations include a series of events around the country where SBA honors small businesses and their owners for the huge impact they make to local communities and our national economy. We wanted to do something special to help mark this occasion. So, every day during National Small Business Week, we’re publishing a ’round up’ post on Thrive Powered by ADP® that contains the most popular small business tips, recommendations and advice from the past year. We encourage you to check back each day on Thrive and read about how small business owners navigate challenges every day and do what they do best! There are many reasons why small businesses deserve a special shout out. Looking at our National Employment Report data published by the ADP Research Institute®,...

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ADP Blogs: Another More Human Resource

ADP Blogs: Another More Human Resource

by Andy Hilton, VP Communications, Content and Brand We spent the last year creating and building our ADP blogs, publishing new articles every day. With hundreds of posts, the blogs are becoming a great resource to learn about the problems organizations are trying to solve and the upcoming issues they want to understand. The point of our blogs is to become a reliable resource for anyone wanting to explore what is going on with business, people, technology, and work. We hope to start a bigger conversation and connect with people in ways that are more about you and less about us. Here is a little about each of ADP’s blogs. Thrive is for small to medium sized business owners. Thrive focuses on practical information and advice for managing people, maximizing profits, handling operations, marketing and sales, protecting your business, and overall business strategies. Recent articles discuss the right time to launch a business, whether to move to a new location, and how getting involved in your community can also...

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ADP’s Accountant Connect Named 2017 Top New Product by Accounting Today

ADP’s Accountant Connect Named 2017 Top New Product by Accounting Today

AccountingToday has named ADP AccountantConnectSM one of its 2017 Top New Products under the AccountantResources category, and features a description of the new solution in asupplement to its February issue. “Asa portal for your payroll clients, you’d expect it to be pretty powerful — andit is, making it easy to view all your clients in one place and to run in-depthreports and generate forms,” the write-up says. “But it goes well beyondthat, bringing together a host of other tools from strong tax research … to a range of practicemanagement resources.” Read more. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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Got Grit? Take a Tip From Maria Black on Thrive Global

Got Grit? Take a Tip From Maria Black on Thrive Global

Thrive Global published an article by Maria Black, President, Small Business Solutions and Human Resources Outsourcing,titled “Got Grit?,” on the importance of courage, resolve and strength of character in life and work. “What is ‘grit’ and why is it important in life and work? … As a leader, it’s important to cultivate grit. The idea isn’t to have roles in an organization so tough that they require grit, but rather provide proactive tools and training to develop and nurture it.” Read the entire article at Thrive Global. Share this:Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...

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