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Consumer Spending Habits Change in Greater Support of Local Business

Aside from fewer cases being reported, one good thing we’re seeing from the otherwise crippling coronavirus pandemic is that it has revitalized a greater appreciation and enthusiasm in support of local, small businesses. Approximately 75% of consumers plan to support local merchants as much as possible once restrictions on non-essential businesses are lifted. This data …

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“Contactless” Technology to Become the New Norm

As Memorial Day approaches, so does the slow and cautious re-opening of businesses throughout the nation. Public officials in each state have implemented strict guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, with some make face covering a requirement. Some states have even mandated employers to screen employees’ body temperature with thermal scanners to avoid symptomatic …

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The “New” Office – How Companies Will Make Them Safe

As lockdown restrictions loosen, businesses slowly (and cautiously) see employees return to the workplace.  Of course, the office employees left, won’t be the same they return to. Making the workplace safe and making employees feel safe, will require new office policies and rules to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. Business owners, HR personnel, …

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PPP Loan Forgiveness – How You May Not Have To Pay It Back

One of the most enticing features of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is the thought of not having to pay it back. A small business with a PPP loan has just eight weeks to use it for qualifying expenses such as payroll, rent, mortgage interest and utilities. However, as small-business owners found out, the …

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Why Some Small Biz Owners Say “No Thanks” to PPP

How did the historic $669 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), intended to be a lifeline for small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, go from being salvation to the opposite? WHAT HAPPENED? At the center of the program are Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other politicians and pundits who (in their haste) did not anticipate or …

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