BRADENTON, Fla.--Nov. 3--Chuck Brown figures he saves 20 hours each week that he previously spent handling volumes of paperwork generated from running two funeral homes.
He can spend them drumming up business.
He can spend them on the golf course.
Ideally, he can spend them drumming up business on the golf course.
Brown, owner of Brown & Sons Funeral Homes, at 5624 26th St. W. and 604 43rd St. W., more than five years ago hired Staff Leasing, the nation's largest professional employer organization, to handle his administrative needs.
"What happens is as your business grows, you start spending more of your time doing paperwork than servicing your clients," he said.
He would pore over health plans, payroll and workers' compensation manuals.
No longer. By hiring Staff Leasing, they all became its employees who were leased back to the business, so to speak.
While he still retains control of his operations, Brown now cuts one check each week instead of 12 for employees, including himself.
He sends it to Staff Leasing, who pays each employee's wages, …