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Startup payroll made simple

Gusto makes it easy to pay your team, manage benefits, and protect your startup from day one.

Now’s the perfect time to set up your startup payroll and get ready to grow.
Whether you plan to work in an office, a shop, at home, or on-the-go, our all-in-one people platform was built with you in mind.
And you won’t pay a dime until you run your first payroll.

Step 1: Pick your plan

Pick a plan that works for your business and budget.

Everyone is different. Whether you just need an easy way to get paychecks out to your small team, or access to certified HR experts, we have you covered. And prices start at just $46/month.

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Step 2: Add benefits

Add benefits employees will love (and you can afford).

Just because you’re a startup doesn’t mean benefits are out of reach. We’ve got something for every budget with affordable health coverage options, 401(k) plans, free financial planning tools, and so much more.

Browse no-cost, low-cost, and premium benefit plans

Step 3: Build your team

Get your new hires set up for success.

Now for the fun part: building your team. Send offer letters, manage onboarding, and get your startup payroll software set up in just a few clicks. Your employees create their own Gusto accounts, and we help with forms and compliance every step of the way.

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Step 4: Pay your team

Automatically file taxes every time you run payroll.

Ready to pay your employees? Good news! We’ve already calculated everyone’s wages, taxes, and deductions.

Direct deposits can be made as soon as the next business day for qualifying businesses. Then, we file and send your startup payroll taxes to all the right local, state, and federal agencies.

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Step 5: Get connected

Level up your startup with powerful integrations. 

Gusto has an ever-growing list of time-saving and efficiency-building integrations to help you get the most out of our platform. 

Whether you’re looking for accounting, time-tracking, benefits, or analytics, we make it easy to build your business and take care of your growing team, all in one place.  

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Hey there! What can we help you with?

You don’t have to be a payroll expert to get your startup up and running. With Gusto, you have a friendly team right by your side giving you the answers and advice you need.

Any questions? Ask away.

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