What is Workful

What is Workful? Can It Really Help My Small Business?

Have you always had some questions about Workful and how we can help your small business? Today, we’re going to answer some of those for you!

I don’t really understand what Workful does. So, let’s start there – what do you guys do?

Workful is an all-in-one small business suite. With a single username, you can handle basic HR functions and run payroll for your employees, plus you’ll soon be able to accept payments from your customers.

Tell me a little more about each part of Workful.

The backbone of Workful is HR and payroll.

With HR, you can adjust your employees’ time clocks and approve their time off requests.

With payroll, you can pay employees’ salaries, hourly wages, commissions, and even reimbursements. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you, so all you have to do to run payroll is click a few buttons.

To make every aspect of Workful as easy as possible for you, you don’t even have to enter a ton of information about each new employee. After you (quickly) add a new employee, they will set up most of their information themselves.

We also offer a mobile app for your employees (available on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store), which allows them to clock in and out and submit reimbursement requests right from their phones.

We designed our POS with your employees in mind, so it’s easy to use from Day 1. We know that you have a lot on your plate already, so you probably don’t have time to spend hours training your employees on a new POS system.

Does Workful have an overall goal for helping small businesses?

Yes, absolutely!

Our vision is “to be the undisputed champion for your small business through understanding our audience and working tirelessly on their behalf.” What that boils down to is that every decision we make is to help make your life easier as a small business owner. We know you’re spending too much time in your business; we want to help you spend more time on your business.

We started as a small business, so we know firsthand how difficult it can be to have one program to run payroll, another program to handle transactions, a spreadsheet full of reimbursement requests, and a stack of timesheets for the week. When none of those things talk to each other, it’s way too easy to miss something.

We designed Workful to be your one-stop shop. You only have to sign into one program, everything’s calculated automatically, and you don’t have to worry about losing your information if your computer crashes, since it’s all online.

We are always looking for new ways to make your life even easier. For example, we now integrate with QuickBooks. After you run payroll, you don’t have to worry about entering that information into your QuickBooks account because we’ll send it over automatically.

Who Can Use Workful?

If you have 100 employees and want to use Workful, we’re not going to stop you. But, we designed Workful to be ideal for small businesses with 5 to 20 employees.

We know that when small businesses only have a handful of employees, they’re kind of in limbo. It’s a waste of time to calculate payroll by hand, but most payroll and HR software is designed for much larger companies. And, a lot of that software is designed to run payroll and handle HR for you, which is not something many small businesses can afford.

So, Workful is a do-it-yourself solution?

Yes, Workful is a DIY small business solution. But, don’t let that scare you off.

Like I said earlier, we designed Workful to be as easy as possible. You won’t be spending hours setting up or learning how to use it. When you first sign up, we’ll take you through a short onboarding process that gives you a chance to learn the program and set up your company at the same time.

Once you’re in Workful, you’ll also notice that we provide tips on just about every page. These tips tell you what you can do with that page or why you might need it.

Ready to try it yourself?

This whole payroll tax thing can get pretty complicated. Can you guys help small businesses with that?

Payroll taxes can be the most complicated part of hiring employees. Every state has different forms to file and different filing deadlines. Add federal forms, deposits, and deadlines into the mix, and it can easily turn into a nightmare.

So, of course we want to help you with that, too. When you run payroll through Workful, we’ll fill out your forms for you and let you know when each form is due. You’ll be able to e-file federal forms (like 941s and W2s) and automatically deposit federal taxes.

If you haven’t filed state payroll tax forms before, you might not even know where to begin. We can even help you figure out how to register with your state departments. Just visit our Help Center.

We’re currently working with those state departments, so you will be able to e-file state forms in the very near future.

Let’s cut to the chase. How much does Workful cost?

We have two options for you – a monthly subscription and an annual subscription. For both plans, there’s a minimum monthly cost of $50.

With the monthly subscription, you’d pay $10 per month per employee. So, if you have 1 to 5 employees, you’d pay $50 per month (which comes out to $600 per year). If you add a 6th employee, the price would go up to $60 per month (which comes out to $720 per year).

Once you add that 6th employee, you could save by choosing an annual subscription. When you have 6 employees on the annual plan, you’d pay just $600 per year. Once you add a 7th employee, you’d pay just $8 per employee per month, which would be $672 per year.

If you think Workful could be right for you, go ahead and sign up now! We’ll give you your first month free, no strings attached – you don’t even have to give us your credit card information upfront.

What are you waiting for?

If a small business chooses to use Workful, how can they get help if they need it?

We’re a little biased, but we think we have the best customer support team around. They’re always happy to answer any of your questions.

You can call them anytime Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM EST at 866-WORKFUL (866-967-5385) or chat with them online by going to workful.com/support/ and clicking “Chat with Us Now.”

If you have a question outside those hours, you can always email our support team at support@workful.com.

If you don’t want to talk to anyone (we’ll try not to be offended), visit our Help Center at help.workful.com.