ADP Canada Releases Free Small Business Guide to Outsourcing

    Guide provides tips on how entrepreneurs can delegate administrative
    duties to relieve risk exposure, save time and money

    TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - ADP Canada, the country's leading provider of
business administrative services, today released a free Small Business Guide
to Outsourcing to educate and assist entrepreneurs on the benefits of handing
over certain administrative tasks, such as payroll and HR administration. A
downloadable version of the guide is available on
    "Every hour an entrepreneur spends on administrative red tape is an hour
they aren't growing their business, and that's a mistake," said Angela Haier,
Vice President of Small Business Solutions, ADP Canada. "Our free Small
Business Guide to Outsourcing is designed to help entrepreneurs understand
that outsourcing certain tasks will save them time and money, and reduce their
exposure to risk."
    According to a survey of Canadian small businesses conducted by
Environics Research for ADP Canada, 11 per cent of small business owners who
process their own payroll admitted they have received a government penalty
related to a payroll compliance error. Outsourcing companies that are experts
in calculating payroll stay current with best practices and changing
legislation and ensure that employment tax reports and end-of-year paperwork
are submitted accurately and on time.
    "DIY may be okay for small household renovations, but ensuring the
accuracy of your employees' payroll and complying with government regulations
is a higher-stakes game that should be left to the experts," said Haier.
    ADP's Small Business Guide to Outsourcing provides small businesses
owners and operators with basic information on outsourcing business
administrative services, including tips on how to choose and work with an
outsourcing provider. Suggestions include:

        1. Determine your needs: Business administrative services providers
           range from one-person shops to multinational companies, so
           consider whether the provider has the resources and know-how to
           handle both immediate and gradual shifts in your business.

        2. Do your homework: You need the right advice and expertise to help
           your business succeed, but your outsource provider also needs the
           right information from you to give you good advice. At the
           beginning of your partnership, take the time to brief your
           provider thoroughly and honestly about your needs and internal
           resources. Keep them up-to-date regularly to make sure they
           understand your business so that they can provide the best value.

        3. Plan ahead - together: While no one knows your business better
           than you do, your outsource provider should come a close second in
           order to provide the best service possible. When creating your
           outsourcing plan, treat your provider as a trusted advisor.

        4. Look back and evaluate: Don't expect your outsource provider to
           read your mind when it comes to evaluating the services delivered.
           If you feel something is missing, tell them. Ask them for feedback
           as well.

    Today, more than 50,000 Canadian businesses of all sizes outsource tasks
like HR administration, payroll and benefits management to ADP Canada to save
time and money, and stay focused on core competencies and business growth.

    About ADP Canada

    ADP Canada Employer Services (ADP) is the country's leading provider of
integrated business solutions that help its 50,000 clients increase
productivity, ensure regulatory compliance, improve employee retention, and
control costs. ADP's offerings include traditional, Web-based and
comprehensive outsourcing products and services such as payroll, human
resources management, time and labour management, occupational health and
safety, and consulting services. ADP pays one in five Canadians. For more
information about ADP call 1-866-228-9675 or visit

For further information:

For further information: Don Blair, Environics Communications, (416)
969-2726,; Meredith Adolph, Environics Communications,
(416) 969-2667,

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