Much of the government relief provided to small businesses was keyed toward their employees. They could qualify for the SBA’s EIDL grant of $1,000 per … Read more about Roundup of COVID-19-Related Breaks for Self-Employed Individuals
A quotation from Benjamin Franklin that’s taped to my monitor says, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Business owners who … Read more about 5 Ideas for Self-Growth for Business Owners
The pandemic has highlighted, but did not create, a growing diversity of worker status. There are a variety of employee types, from at-will hourly … Read more about Worker Status and Changing Times
The deadline for providing employees with their Form W-2 for 2020 and independent contractors who received at least $600 in 2020 with their … Read more about 5 Last Minute Tips for W-2s and 1099s
As has been our practice in the past couple of years, we’ve adopted a theme for a monthly blog. This year’s theme: Recovery strategies. When the … Read more about Recovery Strategies: 5 Issues for Long-Term Work-From-Home Policies
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020, changed some important rules impacting various employee … Read more about What’s New for Employee Benefits This Year?
According to a study by Maven and Great Places to Work, companies that provide support for employees with childcare responsibilities have 5.5 times … Read more about Company Support for Working Parents: Win-Win
2020 began on a note of high optimism for small businesses. The NFIB Small Business Economic Trends in January 2020 showed an optimism rating of … Read more about Not Like Last Year’s New Year’s Resolutions
2020 has come to an end. If you are still in business, congratulations. The statistics on small business closures are grim. Yelp found that 60% of … Read more about Preparing for Economic Changes: Closing Your Books for 2020
On December 27, 2020, a massive new law was signed by the President to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2021 (September 30, … Read more about Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: What’s in It for You?
Last year, there were over a million shoplifting cases reported, with an average of $318 lost in each incident. But these are only the cases tracked … Read more about Shoplifting: 5 Actions to Address the Problem
A study has shown that CEOs who emphasize culture over other success metrics will thrive. This is a great message at a time when many small … Read more about High-Purpose Cultures for Small Businesses
What a new administration means for small business This year’s election results mean changes…a new administration and a new Congress. What affect … Read more about In D.C. It’s Out with the Old and In with the New: What it Means for Small Business
“[I]n this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin COVID-19 has resulted in nearly 290,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2020. … Read more about Business Owner’s Documents Review: Estate Planning Issues
It’s been reported that about 66% of all businesses plan to give year-end bonuses in 2020. But is this true for small businesses? Many have closed; … Read more about Year-End Bonuses for a Year Like No Other