Payroll, human resources and insurance veterans George Wilson and Aaron Dixon launched a joint venture designed to assist local small business owners - Southern Payroll & Benefits. Commencing operations Oct. 1, the duo has already grown to 14 clients. According to Mr. Wilson, CEO, the company is projecting 20 clients by Jan. 1.
“We’ve been extremely fortunate thus far,” said Mr. Wilson. “When Aaron and I started SPB, our mission was to assist the small and mid-sized business owners whom we felt have been greatly overlooked in the Chattanooga-area. Business owners, specifically new business owners, can’t be expected to immediately know every tax to be paid, how to classify employees as W2 or 1099, what types of benefit plans to offer, etc. Our role is to help in not just administering these processes, but generally advising on best-practices to facilitate these clients growth. I consider myself extremely lucky to be working alongside Aaron and our other trusted partners throughout the area.”
Echoing those sentiments, Mr. Dixon, CFO of SPB and owner of Insurance Advisors of TN adds, “The insurance and benefits landscape is becoming trickier (and more expensive) for employers to navigate on a daily basis. My focus is to put our clients in the best financial position possible by protecting and growing their most valuable assets, their employees! With unemployment at a record low, it’s all the more important to develop an attractive benefits package to attract and retain top performing employees. I’ve had the honor of Consulting in this arena for the last decade or so, and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to further do so alongside George and the Southern Payroll team.”
For further information on Southern Payroll & Benefits, readers can visit their website at www.southernpb.com.