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House Passes Bill to Ease PPP Loan Spending and Forgiveness Requirements

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, H.R. 7010, to help ease loan forgiveness requirements for small businesses under the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Key measures within the bill include: extends the. Read More >>

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Paycheck Protection Program: SBA Issues Interim Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness

Late Friday night, the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued 26 pages of new guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness rules that were issued on May 22. These new Interim Final Rules build upon what. Read More >>

Opportunities and Implications of the Business Law & Tax Changes in Response to COVID-19

Tod Wagner discusses tax planning in the current environment, including tax law changes and extensions in response to COVID-19. Read More >>

Paycheck Protection Program: Top 10 Questions

Dale Ruther covers the top 10 questions (and answers) we hear most with the Paycheck Protection Program loans. When is the loan forgiveness period? How do we calculate full-time employees? How does the safe harbor calculation work? What payroll. Read More >>

Paycheck Protection Program: Past, Present & Future

Dale Ruther breaks down the Paycheck Protection Program into three parts: Where we’ve been, where we’re at now, and where we are going. Read More >>

Employee Benefits: The Implications of the New Laws in Response to COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Jim Merklin discusses how businesses’ and individuals’ benefit plans are being impacted by the SECURE Act AND CARES Act, which was put in place as a result of COVID-19.   Read More >>

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness: Timing is Everything

The COVID-19 shutdowns and stay-at-home orders are especially impacting small businesses. Without the normal influx of customers, businesses are struggling to pay rent, keep their employees and stay afloat. The historic stimulus package not only provides business loans to. Read More >>

Overcoming Resistance to Innovate: Become a change agent

We all know that the greatest obstacle to innovation isn’t the change itself, but the reluctance of accepting it. Fear of the unknown is a major culprit to this adverseness. Employees, and people in general, are concerned about their. Read More >>

Valuing the Cost of Customer Relationships

The costs of acquiring and retaining customers can be astronomical. We know the costs of attracting and maintaining customer relationships in salaries, commissions and proposals, but oftentimes businesses fail to see the cost of maintaining relationships. This includes low. Read More >>

Succession Planning: The Benefits of a Family Limited Partnership

Business succession planning is one of the biggest concerns for business owners. While there are several options to consider, transferring ownership and control of the company to the next generation is one of the most common. A Family Limited. Read More >>