NEWS

April 21, 2020
  • A $350 billion forgivable loan program designed to ensure that small businesses do not lay off employees
  • A 50% refundable payroll tax credit on worker wages will further incentivize businesses, including ones with fewer than 500 employees, to retain workers
  • Looser net operating loss-reduction rules that will allow businesses to offset more
  • A delay in employer-side payroll taxes for Social Security until 2021 and 2022
  • Sole proprietors and other self-employed workers could be eligible for the expanded unemployment-insurance benefits the bill provides
  • A portion of the $425 billion in funds appropriated for the Federal Reserve’s credit facilities will target small businesses

 

SOURCE: marketwatch.com, 3/26/2020

November 15, 2016

When you’re a new business owner, the learning curve is steep. You'll face more obstacles, challenges and distractions in your first year than the average person faces in a whole career. Here are 5 tips to help you keep your eyes on the prize.

Keep your Goals in Focus.

You started this business with a singular, brilliant idea. Along the way, new opportunities will present themselves. Avoid getting sidetracked. Juggling several ventures can divide your time, compromise your efforts, limit effectiveness and suppress productivity. It can also distract you from...

November 15, 2016

It’s not uncommon for frustrations to arise every now and then at work. Sometimes it’s regarding a technical difficulty. Other times it’s because your coworkers beat you to the free donuts in the morning. And a lot of times, it has something to do with a client. Maybe it was something they did. Or maybe it was something they said (or didn’t say).

They’ll help ease your frustration and cultivate healthier client relationships.

Listen.

November 15, 2016

You can never be too organized, especially if you’re a business owner. With improved organizational skills, you can use your time as efficiently and effectively as possible. More organization means more productivity — and ultimately, profitability.

Hone your business organization skills today with these 5 simple tips.

Go Paperless.

November 15, 2016

Social media. It’s not just for sharing photos and political opinions anymore. It’s now one of the most important business tools at your disposal. Here are 5 important tips to growing your business through social media.

 

Start with Facebook.

To call social media popular is an understatement. Currently, at least 65% of American adults use social networks. Facebook alone has 1.7 billion users worldwide. With an extensive reach, dynamic functionality and detailed targeting, Facebook is a great jumping-off point for social media marketing.

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November 15, 2016

New or old, big or small, every business faces the challenge of finding well-qualified prospects. The easiest ways to generate leads are often the simplest, most obvious, and all too often, most overlooked. Use these four easy tips to put leads in the pipeline.

Understand their Needs

The key to generating leads is appealing to the needs of your target audience. Each potential customer is on a journey. They have identified a problem and are actively seeking solutions. If you tailor your messaging to address their journey and solve their problems, you’ve put...

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