Avoiding a payroll midlife crisis

6 years ago

Neilson Watts (Associate Product Manager, Sage One Payroll)By Neilson Watts (Associate Product Manager, Sage One Payroll).

So I hit 40 recently and I seemed to have avoided fretting over going grey and the thinning/loss of hair.

It happened and I just accepted it but it’s only recently that I’ve noticed that I have started to display the 21st century version of midlife crisis.

  • Joining Twitter to show my bosses that I’ve gone digital and am socially savvy
  • Started to enjoy 80’s classic hits on my iPhone that I hated during the 80’s
  • Posting pictures of myself during my 20’s on Facebook
  • Thinking about playing an instrument so downloaded Garage Band onto my iPad

So how do you know if you’re facing a payroll midlife crisis in your business?

Just like you may be thinking about upgrading your unfashionable corduroy trousers or ditching the comfy yet functional slip on brown shoes for something more hip and trendy – you may be thinking that your current payroll software looks outdated and feels tired and should be retired (even though you keep paying for it to be upgraded every year)!

You want something that’s new, shiny and superfast yet fuel and cost efficient?

Come on admit it, you want to dump the boring, beige, practical, yet costly 7 seater for a brand new and more shiny sporty soft top car, or motorbike…the same can be true of payroll software too.

You cannot envisage a time when you may want to retire!

You’ve started and have been running your own business, and feel that you’ll never be able to hand over the responsibility of paying your employees or sending the right information to HMRC as they just don’t have the knowledge or skills.

You’re thinking about taking up an extreme sport…like golf

But you’re worried that you won’t be able to bend over to pick the golf ball off the green (i.e. same as touching ones toes!!!) You’re also worried about your safety (ever been hit with a golf ball? Ouch!)

Your accountant has become cooler and trendier than you and your business!

You’ve noticed that your local accountant has started to become cooler and attracting all the younger and fitter businesses…

Sage One Payroll is the answer to all your Payroll midlife crisis blues!!!

If you want a superfast and efficient way to pay your employees whilst looking cooler than your accountant, then Sage One Payroll is for you and here’s why:

  • It’s trendy because it’s online and you can use it on any internet-enabled device (desktop PC, Mac, laptop or tablet)
  • It’s shiny and quick just like a motorbike i.e. you can run a payroll in under 5 minutes
  • It’s efficient as it costs as little as £5 per month and is so simple anyone can use it
  • It’s safer than taking up an extreme sport…we’ve got bank standard security
  • It’s cool because you don’t have to rely on accountants  – let’s be frank, accountants are great but not trendy

(If you do have a cool accountant or bookkeeper then tell them they can sign up for a free version of Sage One Accountant Edition which allows them to login to your accounts remotely to help you manage your finances).

Oh and I almost forgot – we’ve now got mid-year setup!

If you want to ditch that untrendy, tired and overly complicated and unfashionable payroll software, we’ve not got the ability to move you on to Sage One Payroll by entering your employees opening balances at any point of the tax year with our mid-year setup feature.

So, regain your business pulling power, roll back to when you were cutting-edge cool, put that youthful spring back in your step, join the thousands of small businesses moving to Sage One Payroll – it’s just awesomely cool and brilliant and you will be too by using it!

Try Sage One for FREE!

If you want to gain some instant cool, not to mention the ability to process your payroll from anywhere and at anytime, sign up for a FREE 30 day trial of Sage One Payroll now so you can experience just how great it is.

After the 30 days, Sage One Payroll costs just £5, £10 or £15 + VAT per month (for 5, 10 or 15 employees) but you only start paying if/when you enter your Direct Debit details.