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The Business Owners Definitive Guide to Professional Employer Organizations

You’re a small business owner. You had a great idea, the entrepreneurial spirit to start your own company, and you put in the effort to grow your business. It was your dream and now it’s real.

Congratulations! Not so fast…

The unfortunate reality many small business owners encounter after starting the business is often far from a dream. Maybe you’re a gifted mechanic, or perhaps you’ve got an innovative digital marketing approach to sell. The fact is, the more your business grows, the further removed you are from what you do best—serving your clients and selling your products or services. Sooner or later, you’re so bogged down in payroll processing, benefits shopping, OSHA compliance considerations, and all the hundreds of employer regulations that keep you up at night. Now it’s unclear why you started your business in the first place. You’re not an HR expert, but you have to be if you don’t want to put your business at risk.

With We Are HR, Lyons HR founder and Executive Chairman Bill Lyons asks small business owners to imagine a world in which they are able to offload the immense administrative burdens of HR management to a group of dedicated experts committed to helping you navigate the dizzying tangle of employment-related laws and regulations. Enter Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs). A PEO handles HR-related responsibilities and more for their clients and handles them at a cost that is usually less than what the employer would pay by doing it themselves.

This is the power of a PEO, and one that the vast majority of small business owners aren’t leveraging—only 15% use a PEO! It’s the reason We Are HR exists. “I believe PEOs can have the most significant positive impact on the success of a small business,” Lyons explains. “I want to spread the word and raise the public’s awareness of this incredibly valuable business partnership! The comprehensive value offered by PEOs is simply unmatched.”

As the new HR handbook, We Are HR positions PEOs as the future of HR, and an essential service for small and medium-sized business owners. Stop letting administrative burdens keep you from doing what you love. Learn more about PEOs from an industry-leader.

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Despite deep benefits, only 15% of small business owners use a PEO. Overburdened by the administrative duties of leadership, too many owners are unhappy with the day-to-day realities of running their own business, becoming increasingly distant from the work they love to do. A Professional Employer Organization has the power to change that by handing off critical HR management responsibilities to dedicated experts. If you can relate to the struggles of the modern small business owner, find out if a PEO could make a difference for you and your business.

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