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, 2019
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Google Easter Eggs
November 15, 2019
The last issue of Accelerator highlighted the best small business MARKETING apps.
 
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    • There are more insects on earth than there are grains of sand on all the world’s beaches combined.
    • Some fruit flies have sperm almost 2.5 inches long.
    • Indian stick flies can mate for an “insane” 79 days.
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    Last year a hotel in London began offering vending machines with engagement rings. And over Labor Day weekend, the owners of New York’s Rockefeller Center, Tishman Speyer, opened the Vend in the concourse, one floor below where the annual Christmas tree sits. That room contains six elaborately stocked vending machines, one of which contains a diamond engagement ring. 
     

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