SOURCE: SurePayroll, Inc

SurePayroll, Inc

October 26, 2015 08:00 ET

The 7 Scariest Things to a Small Business Owner

Tax Increases, Government Regulations Top the List

GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwired - October 26, 2015) - As Halloween approaches, small business owners have named the 7 things that scare them the most in the October 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard optimism survey.

While 70% said they are optimistic about the small business economy, they ranked the following as the most frightening:

  1. An increase in taxes on their earnings
  2. Government regulations
  3. Recession
  4. Employees leaving
  5. Stock market crash
  6. Their competitors
  7. Finding someone to take over the business when they retire

"Small business owners want to control their own destiny, so it makes sense that they would be most worried about forces outside of their control," said SurePayroll General Manager Andy Roe. "Still, they tend to be very positive, optimistic thinkers. They're able to embrace the challenges."

An infographic with the full results of the Scorecard survey is available on the SurePayroll blog.

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SurePayroll is the trusted provider of easy online payroll services to small businesses nationwide. Whether a business has 1, 10, or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. SurePayroll also provides private-label and co-branded services for accountants and banking partners as well as offering efficient online solutions for managing 401(k) plans, health insurance, workers' compensation, employee screening and more. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter -- Circle us on Google+ -- Connect with us on LinkedIn -- Like us on Facebook.

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its innovative software-as-a-service technology and mobility platform with dedicated, personal service, Paychex empowers small- and medium-sized business owners to focus on the growth and management of their business. Backed by more than 40 years of industry expertise, Paychex serves approximately 590,000 payroll clients across 100 locations and pays one out of every 15 American private sector employees. Learn more about Paychex by visiting, and stay connected on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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