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

December 06, 2019
The most popular local shops over the past 12 months on Google search:
 
  • Coffee Shops
  • Flower Shops
  • Print Shops
  • Tire Shops
SOURCE: searchengine.com, 10/3/19
December 06, 2019
According to Maryse Cheviere, a sommelier and James Beard award-winner, you only need one “all-purpose” glass. So, if you are new to wine, or considering a gift to someone who is, what should you look for in an “all-purpose” glass?
 
  • Pick a clear, thin-lipped, “cut rim” stemmed glass with a U-shaped bowl that is wider at the stem and narrows slightly as it gets up to the rim. Cheviere says it’s “the wine glass equivalent of the perfect pair of jeans.”
December 06, 2019
A VR headset’s ability to block out the real world makes it easy to get lost in the flow of exercise disguised as a game. Here’s what to know before you get started:
 
Get a good headset. Recommended: the $400 Oculus Quest which costs about the same as a cheaper stationary bike or treadmill. Once you bring the headset home, don’t forget to clear furniture and other obstacles out of the way.
 
December 06, 2019
In downtown Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, someone left a plate of macaroni and cheese, complete with fork, sitting atop a steel road barrier, which caught the interest of a Reddit poster. No one knew where it came from or if someone would be back to retrieve it, but a day later an anonymous citizen made it into an art installation, by adding a museum-like tag beside it. “Abandoned Snack (2019) – Macaroni and sundried tomato on ceramic – Unknown Artist,” read the placard.
 
SOURCE: Funny Times, November 2019
December 06, 2019
The last issue of Accelerator highlighted the best small business FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING apps.
 
Here are two of the top small business apps for WORK COMMUNICATION:
 
Slack – Slack streamlines how your team members communicate and collaborate with one another. You can build chat groups for various departments or projects, instead of having to message every single employee via SMS or email. You can also make videos.
Lite version: FREE; Upgraded version: starts at $8/month
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