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The One Number That Makes Everything More Amazing

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“Omne trium perfectum”  — Latin for “Everything that comes in threes is perfect.” Every day, we eat three square meals. We have three unalienable rights and three iPhone storage options. In fact, much of our lives is brought to us by the number three. But how can one lonesome little number carry so much weight? Whether we realize […]

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A Stronger Foundation for Building Our People Platform

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Funding is not our goal — it’s what we do with it that matters. You’ll never catch us toasting to a change in valuation or throwing a party after raising a new round. When you buy a house, you don’t commemorate the day you finally got a mortgage — you commemorate the day you moved in and […]

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For All the Ways You Work: Introducing Multiple Pay Rates, Schedules, and More

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At Gusto, we’re lucky to work with so many unique small businesses sprinkled throughout the country. From coffee shops to law firms, our customers’ diversity and can-do spirits are what make our job so special. And it’s what also makes it such a fun challenge — providing tools that fit companies of all shapes and sizes. Because […]

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Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

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A high five. A heartfelt thank-you note. A quick acknowledgement at an all-hands meeting. These ordinary things can bring out the extraordinary in people. When you take a moment to recognize someone’s work, it helps them feel proud of the work they do. Ideas like these are just one part of a more holistic relationship that […]

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What Should My Health Insurance Broker Really Be Doing?

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So you just hired a broker to steer you toward benefits bliss. But how do you know if they’re really making health care painless for your team? These seven questions will help you decide.

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Multiple Business Owners? Here’s How to Apply for a Loan

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Applying for a business loan involves a lot of moving parts. You’ve got your credit score, annual revenue, and bank statements — plus, depending on the type and source of the loan you’re looking for, you’ll also need your tax returns, balance sheet, profit and loss statement, business plan, proof of ownership… The list goes […]

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How Our Youngest Customer Started a Company While Still in High School

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When the Supreme x Air Jordan 5 sneakers were released on a Friday morning in October, Luke Miles was one of the first to know. Cushy soles, taut stitching, and with the iconic Air Jordan silhouette on the tongue, these shoes aren’t just shoes to sneaker fans — they’re works of art. As soon as […]

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What’s the Best Payroll Schedule for My Small Business?

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You’re seconds away from running your first payroll, when you realize you have one last call to make: the payroll schedule. At first glance, this may seem like just a tiny speck in the giant payroll universe. But if you delve a little deeper, there’s actually a lot riding on your decision. If you don’t pay your […]

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How to Speak Health Care: A Quick Glossary for Employers

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Words help us unlock the world. But if the words swirling around in your head are about health insurance, there’s a chance they’re just leaving you utterly confused. When you offer health care, understanding the lingo is what enables you and your team to make the best possible choices. And that’s why we’re here today. […]

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How to Work with an Introvert When You’re an Extrovert

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Introverts and extroverts — the Myers-Briggs pair that has turned into a badge of both honor and confusion. No one is 100% either type, but most of us lean toward one side because of how clearly it explains the nuances in our lives. In this post, you’ll learn about ways you can build your I/E […]

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