For Payroll Providers, It's Project Time
America's most successful companies blend business with technology to achieve big success in the marketplace.
In some cases, "spectacular" would not be too strong a word.
Fireworks by Grucci is a 168-year-old family-owned business that has launched itself to success by blending the traditional fireworks display with modern computerization. The company builds small microchips inside of shells, known as “pixel bursts.” The height of the shells can be programmed to create an image like the American flag out of thousands of dots of light.
If you've been to your share of 4th of July fireworks displays, you may have seen the company's work. The fifth-generation fireworks company is known for providing the entertainment at eight consecutive U.S. Presidential Inaugurations as well as fireworks displays at several Olympic Games. The Bellport, N.Y.-based Grucci also holds the Guinness World Record for “Largest Pyrotechnic Image,” as well as for “Largest Fireworks Display.”
How to Succeed in Business With Fireworks
What has helped the company stay successful all these years?
“Investing in innovation is critical to the existence of any business,” Phil Grucci, president and CEO of Fireworks by Grucci told Fortune Magazine.
Just as it has in virtually every other industry, technology has ignited a lot of changes in the fireworks industry over the years. Where a smoldering burlap sack was once used to get things started, today's illuminations are fired by computer. But one thing hasn't changed. People still love fireworks. Business has doubled over the past 10 years, thanks to the practice of adding fireworks displays to New Year’s Eve celebrations, Grucci said.
Time to Fire Up Your Technology?
Although it's busy season for fireworks professionals, for many of us, summer is a good time to slow down a bit and maybe tackle a project or two. For the payroll industry the second and third quarters are a welcome change of pace between the craziness of tax season and the pressures of year-end. It's a good time to think about any software upgrades you've been contemplating. The summer months are an ideal time to work out adjustments in a new system or try out new features.
There are a lot of reasons to consider a new payroll platform, but often it's related to growth. Additional features and functionality can help grow your business by giving you a wider range of services to offer your clients. If you're already experiencing solid growth, you may need new software that can keep up. What worked when you had five clients isn't going to cut it when you've grown to 300.
Third-Party Payroll Tax Processing You Can Rely On
This is also a good time to consider upgrading your system for payroll tax processing. With the right third-party expertise, you can significantly reduce your processing and compliance headaches. With the most cost-effective solutions, you may also find you are getting a little more ... bang for the buck. (Yeah, you knew we were going there.)
The point is, at Payroll Tax Management, we can help. We have expertise in payroll tax filing and compliance with 11,000 taxing agencies across the United States and Canada. Whether you want the flexibility of managing in-house payroll tax processing or you'd prefer a system that allows you to rely on our payroll tax specialists, we have the software and services to make your payroll tax compliance worry-free.
We can't promise you fireworks, but we can offer some help with getting your summer project list off the ground. Give us a call and find out how we can help you go into Q4 feeling spectacularly prepared.