SurePayroll Named as Finalist in 2008 American Business Awards℠

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Online Payroll Provider Recognized for Two Stevie Categories: Customer Care and Best New Product/Service, Financial Services

ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before

SurePayroll was named a finalist in two categories of the 2008 American Business Awards, receiving recognition as one of the strongest entrants in both Best Customer Service Organization/Department and Best New Product or Service - Financial Services.

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards (or Stevie® Awards) are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 40 categories. SurePayroll will be competing in the Best Customer Service Organization/Department category and its new SureAdvisor HR and compliance resources service will compete in the Best New Product or Service - Financial Services category.

"ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards.

SurePayroll's full-service online solution is unique in the industry. While small businesses find online payroll services appealing for their affordability and 24-hour convenience, online services are often "at your own risk," leaving customers to handle their own tax deposits and filings, and providing limited customer support. SurePayroll has taken the online experience to the next level, providing affordability, convenience and a robust service offering delivered by passionate payroll experts who own the worries of customers. When a business owner becomes a customer, they can count on unlimited, toll-free, 6-days-a-week support from U.S.-based representatives, fully-searchable online support and a dedicated tax department that guarantees the resolution of IRS payroll tax issues.

In the last year, SurePayroll expanded its service to include HR and compliance resource tools designed to protect small businesses from fines and give them access to tools that help them run their offices more efficiently. SureAdvisor serves as a one-stop shop for compliance posters, business forms, HR how-to guides and more. It is the online payroll industry's first program to help small business owners manage their compliance and human resource issues, offering a $25,000 guarantee that users will remain in compliance as it relates to labor law postings. SureAdvisor is also the only compliance and HR Software as a Service (SaaS) program that is integrated with a proven payroll service at no additional cost.

"We are honored to be recognized by the American Business Awards for our customer care and SureAdvisor service," said SurePayroll President Michael Alter. "These awards acknowledge the high caliber of our employees and their unwavering commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to effectively manage their growing businesses."

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.

More information about SurePayroll is available at Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at

About SurePayroll

Voted Editor's Choice for best payroll service by PC Magazine and named a Top 100 Product by Accounting Today, SurePayroll is America's largest full-service online payroll service and honoree of the of the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Businesses award two years in a row.

SurePayroll is passionate about small businesses and their payroll. The company is dedicated to providing an extremely friendly and simple payroll experience -- at a price small business owners can afford.

In addition to its payroll and ClickFREETM tax file and pay service -- which allows a user to complete the entire payroll process in minutes -- SurePayroll offers a suite of online services designed specifically for small business, including HR and compliance resources, 401(k) retirement solutions, health insurance and workers' compensation products.

SurePayroll also offers a private-label and co-branded payroll service to accounting and banking partners to offer payroll processing to their small business clients.

About The Stevie Awards

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars," Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc., John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.


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