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Square's next play: a one-stop shop for small businesses

Square's next play: a one-stop shop for small businesses

Steve Ziganti, co-owner of 3 Steves Winery in Livermore, Calif., often dreaded payday, but not for the reason you might expect. He was happy to pay the the 30 to 40 workers who made his small winery possible. What he took issue with was the process of paying them. His existing system was a drag. The winery’s part-time employees clocked in and out each day by scribbling on a printed Excel spreadsheet. When it came time to pay them, Ziganti tallied up the hours each person worked, figured out how much overtime he owed them, calculated the amount of tax he had to withhold for each employee, and crossed his fingers he didn’t make a mistake in the math. When he was approached...

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