The daily tasks of keeping your business alive and well can be overwhelming.
From managing a staff to coordinating schedules and meetings and everything in between, a lot goes into daily business management.
Fortunately, there are companies throughout the region designed to help with these tasks and make your business operate smoothly. One type of business that has a significant impact on many in the Greater Lehigh Valley is that of payroll companies.
Here to answer this week's “Behind the List” questions and provide insight into payroll services is Nick Antich of JetPay Payroll Services in Center Valley.
Lehigh Valley Business: How long has JetPay Payroll Services been operating in the Greater Lehigh Valley and what are its primary services?
Nick Antich: JetPay Payroll Services, formerly A D Computer, has operated in the Lehigh Valley since 1971. For the last 44 years, JetPay has been a provider of payroll services to businesses of all sizes.
Payroll services include calculating payroll, payroll tax depositing and filing and a cloud-based payroll platform. In recent years, JetPay expanded its services to include human resources management, time and labor management, along with credit card processing and prepaid card services.
LVB: What have been some of the biggest hardships and opportunities that JetPay has encountered throughout its years in business?
Antich: The second half of 1970 with the high interest rates and restriction of purchasing gas created a challenge at the start of our business. The six recessions since 1972 also created hardships.
As a payroll company, an economic downturn affects the number of clients we service and the number of checks we process, due to businesses closing or a decrease of employees.
The Internet produced great opportunity for growth, as it allowed us to offer additional services and create platforms for employers to manage their employees. We were among the first payroll companies to introduce an online payroll platform.
Legislative changes related to payroll and payroll tax filing, direct deposit, flexible spending plans, along with retirement contributions, also afforded us opportunities to provide additional services to employers.
LVB: How does JetPay directly stimulate the local economy?
Antich: Through our services, thousands of employers pay their employees. Additionally, JetPay employs 123 individuals.
Throughout the years, JetPay has been community focused by supporting a number of businesses and charitable organizations. We are a proud 27-year sponsor of Musikfest.
LVB: Does JetPay work with clients solely in the Greater Lehigh Valley, or does it do business nationally and/or internationally, as well?
Antich: JetPay provides services to both local businesses, as well as providing payroll services in all 50 states. Through a partner, we can provide a payroll solution internationally.
LVB: Who are some of your most notable clients in the region?
Antich: There are many notable companies in the region who have supported JetPay throughout the years. Among them is our very first client Deiter Bros. Jaindl companies and People First Credit Union have been clients for over 30 years.
LVB: What does the future look like for JetPay? Does it have plans for growth?
Antich: While maintaining our standard of excellent customer service, we continue to look at new and innovative ways to enhance services for our current and future clients.
Our goal is to continue to grow organically, adding additional services, and we will make acquisitions where it makes sense.