Erica at ADP is Here to Help Fellow LGBTQ Folks Succeed in Business

ADP has a new program to support LGBTQ-owned small businesses and to provide them with Fortune 500-level payroll, HR, tax services, and more on a budget.

Erica at ADP is Here to Help Fellow LGBTQ Folks Succeed in Business
Erica Schmadeke, Associate District Manager, ADP

I just hired my first hourly employee (shoutout to my intern Haley!), so there were a lot of things I didn't know that I'd need until I needed them. From onboarding and HR to labor law compliance, there are so many moving parts and so much paperwork!

Serendipitously, within days of me beginning the intern interview process, Erica Schmadeke at ADP reached out to me about a new program they've launched to support small LGBTQ-owned businesses and other minority-owned companies. A gay woman herself, she understands the unique challenges that LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs face when it comes to launching, running, and growing our businesses.

The initial idea was for me to partner with ADP to just help spread the word about this program, but since I was actually in need of their services, I decided to sign up for ADP myself. It's already been a game-changer for my business.

ADP services:

  • Automated my hiring and onboarding process for my new intern and contract employees
  • Enables employees to track hours and submit timesheets
  • Takes care of my tax paperwork
  • Provides consumer discounts for me and my employees at to all sorts of businesses
  • and much more!

It's like getting Fortune 500-level services on a small business budget. I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is. I pay less for ADP per month than I do for car insurance!

For Erica, the mission behind this program is personal. "My goal is to fill the very real gap that currently exists for LGBTQ+ and minority owned businesses in our country," she said.

"Being a gay woman, I have seen these gaps firsthand. I am striving to provide LGBTQ+ leaders with the resources, benefits, and education it takes to run a successful business in today’s ever-changing environment. ADP and I want to help put LGBTQ-owned businesses on an even playing field to achieve even greater heights."

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