With limited knowledge about the best way to support their team members during the shutdown, Magnolia Pancake Haus turned to their professional employer organization (PEO) partner, SWBC PEO. SWBC PEO has helped Magnolia Pancake Haus with payroll, human resources support, and benefits since 2001. For many small business owners, a PEO can be a life line to managing the back-end operational aspects of their business, freeing up their time to focus on their employees and their business.
When it came to navigating the treacherous waters of finding a way to pay their associates even though their business wasn’t operating at full capacity, they turned to their partners at SWBC PEO for a solution. “As a small family-owned business, we wear a lot of hats. So, when it comes to things out of our expertise, we had to lean on SWBC PEO to help us through it,” said Fleming Schleicher. SWBC PEO advised Magnolia Pancake Haus to consider furloughing their associates, ensuring their Haus family still had a job to return to once Magnolia Pancake Haus returned to normal operations.