Monday, October 27, 2008

Getting Close

Hi There!
The software development for the on-line payroll system is nearly finished. All that remains is the year end processing (W2 Forms and such), and some additions and security programming for the control system. We are on track to launch the product in February of 2009.

Small business is suffering under the weight of the cost of health care, until a few days ago, the staggering cost of energy, and now the economic downturn, affecting people's purchasing power everywhere. We will attempt to provide an excellent value to small business when we launch.

Please do not forget to go out and vote next week. It is crucial.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What We are Doing


Just back from a trip to Washington State to visit family. I had never been there before and it is a beautiful state, from one end to the other. It always takes a little effort to get back up to work speed, especially for someone like myself, a one-person firm. But I have been doing what I do for 25 years. Our software, which will start going on line early next year, is 25 years young, in terms of its business logic, but has a whole new user interface, which will make it easy to do ALL of your accounting on our family of sites: GO-PAYROLL.COM, GO-RECEIVABLES.COM and GO-CHECKBOOK.COM. Regardless of your type of business, you will find an easy-to-use, economical and powerful place to manage your business's payroll, receivables and financial reporting.

In the next month, I will update the website ( with more detailed information about the services available, and will also have available sample kits and user manuals that you can download to check out what we are doing.

Talk to you next week!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Small Business Philosophy

This week I want to open up the discussion about small business and its needs. It is a well established fact that over 50% of the employment in this country is provided by businesses of 25 or fewer employees. And yet we small businesses are very often overlooked when it comes to tax benefits, business assistance and so forth. Just look at the current bailout bill. Is there anything for small business here?

Be that as it may, we need to persevere in this difficult economy. The most important thing to remember is to keep debt and overhead as low as possible. My first business lasted only a few years back in the 70s and early 80s before it was acquired. I have had my current business 24 years. The primary reason is that I have managed to stay debt free and have a low level of overhead. Thus this small business has allowed me to make a living for 2-1/2 decades. It is important to watch these areas carefully, especially as the economy slides into whatever euphemism you care to use. Do not waste money on bank fees, office supplies, office space, and most especially interest expense. Spend carefully, and then make every purchase count. We will, in future posts, get into detail about all these areas, and provide useful information about how to maximize the value of what you buy, keep excellent records, and competently manage the financial area of your small business.

Have a great week!

Monday, September 29, 2008


The development on GO-PAYROLL continues at a good clip. Today, however, I would like to politicize the blog a bit. We are, as a nation, in trouble. We have had an environment of "cowboy capitalism" since 1980. Deregulate this, deregulate that. As a result, we have no one advocating for those of us who pay the real freight and do the real heavy lifting in this country; the middle class. From drugs to banks to airlines to telecom, there is no regulation, there is no consumer protection, no safety net. People are losing their savings, losing their retirement nest egg, their health insurance... I could go on and on. I am not going to advocate a particular candidate. That is not my purpose. But I DO want everyone who reads this to think very carefully about what kind of government they want. I want everyone who reads this to participate and making that kind of government happen. We need to be proactive in order to put things back on track in this country. Get out and vote, and do so thoughtfully!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hello. The development project for continues apace. This week we finished the payroll processing portion of the software, added in the documentation pages and set up a comprehensive test plan. Next week we will begin testing the system with some difficult metrics to expose things that are not easy or intuitive to use. Hopefully this process will allow us to deliver to you, our users, a pleasant experience doing your payroll.

Talk to you next week!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Welcome to GO-PAYROLL

Welcome to GO-PAYROLL. We are in the process of creating a web site dedicated to providing information about, and the ability to do your payroll on line. If you are a small business with any kind of payroll need, including construction and job costing payroll, we can help. For the last 25 years, we have been providing excellent accounting software solutions to a variety of businesses. Our average customer has been using our applications for 16 years!

Our payroll solution will be reasonably priced, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your use.

Return to this blog often to see our progress.

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Ann Arbor, MI, United States
I am a software developer. I have been in that business for over 4 decades. I am also recently widowed, having lost the love of my life to ovarian cancer.