It’s no big surprise that running a small business is risky, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there’s a 20% chance a new small business will fail in the first year and a 50% chance the business will not celebrate its fifth anniversary. This certainly wasn’t the case for Hanlon. From the day she opened her first location in 2013 to today with seven Salata locations, Hanlon is truly an inspiration to other young female entrepreneurs.
Since implementing SWBC PEO services in all seven Salata locations, Hanlon and her management team have more time to stay true to Salata’s mission and better serve each customer because they spend less time on burdensome paperwork and other back-office functions. All of Hanlon’s Salata locations have experienced lower turnover because she is able to offer competitive benefits to her employees—helping to attract and retain top talent. Working with SWBC PEO has helped Hanlon’s Salata locations save thousands of dollars and countless hours by streamlining their onboarding process and moving to a paperless system where everything is done online. SWBC PEO’s HR guidance also played a key role in guiding Hanlon through situations she did not know how to handle as a young entrepreneur. One of the biggest benefits Hanlon praises is that she can offer her employees access to SWBC PEO’s easy and convenient HR portal so they can receive the answers they need about their paychecks, benefits, and all other HR-related questions.
“It’s nice to be able to give employees access to SWBC PEO’s Human Resources Information System (HRIS) representatives and have them answer all my employees’ questions. Having SWBC PEO as an extension of our team allows me to give my employees what they need, spend less time on administrative tasks, and more time engaging with customers,” said Hanlon.