“North Fulton Business Radio,” Episode 227: Michael Young and Drew Schildwachter, ConnectPay
ConnectPay combines the best of first-name basis service with the latest payroll technology, offering reliable and quality payroll and HR services to small and medium-sized businesses. CEO Michael Young and COO Drew Schildwachter joined host John Ray to discuss the company’s growth and development. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
ConnectPay™ combines first-name-basis service with secure payroll technology designed to connect small businesses in all 50 states to the professionals they trust to manage their health benefits, insurance, retirement savings, accounting, and bookkeeping. The ‘connected model’ of payroll stands out in the belief that clients are often best served by maintaining relationships with their own trusted advisors.
The ConnectPay mission is to help their clients focus on their core business by reducing the time and resources required to complete their payroll and payroll taxes.
Formed in 2009, ConnectPay set out to do things differently from other online payroll programs. Founders Michael Young and Paul Altavena sought to create a payroll company that combined first-name-basis, localized expertise with innovative technology solutions—that specialized in servicing and growing small businesses.
ConnectPay has steadily built a reputation through flexible, responsive, and honest support of clients, without the upselling or pushed products of most of their competitors.
ConnectPay payroll acts as the centralized data hub, offering integrated support to accountants, brokers, and bookkeepers—or supplementing services through our own connected network of partners. Every client is matched to the best resources for their unique needs to drive efficiency, streamline workflows, and save them time and money.
Michael Young is the Co-Founder and CEO of ConnectPay. Drew Schildwachter serves as Chief Operating Officer. You can learn more about ConnectPay by visiting https://connectpayusa.com/.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- Overview of ConnectPay
- “pay as you go” workers comp premiums while maintaining insurance broker relationship
- impact of Covid-19 on the payroll business
- Updating their system to handle FFCRA, CARES and the 7200
- increased reporting requirements of PPP
- ConnectPay HR Resource Center
- Web store – CDC Handwash guidelines, Awareness & Prevention posters
- Our best practice checklist can be downloaded
- PPP Loans and the loan forgiveness
- ConnectPay’s value proposition for clients
- development of an interface with QuickBooks Online
- Atlanta-area representatives Tom Martin and Ella Carter
North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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