PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) 2.0

The economic fallout from COVID-19 has continued to wreak havoc with hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttering their businesses. After months of Congressional wrangling, the recently passed 2021 Consolidated…

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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS: MY 24 WEEK COVERED PERIOD HAS ENDED OR ALMOST ENDED. WHAT’S NEXT?

The CARES Act’s PPP program put $525 billion into the hands of small businesses to retain and pay employees and to assist in paying rent and utility expenses during the…

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COVID-19 START-UP AND SMALL BUSINESS UPDATE: MY PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED, WHAT’S NEXT?

The CARES Act allocated $350 billion towards the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The government is working to approve an additional $250 billion for this program as the initial funding is…

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COVID-19 DISASTER LOANS: HELP WITH PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN GRANTS

The Coronavirus COVID-19 has spurred the US Government to act with unprecedented speed with the signing of the CARES Act and a $2 trillion stimulus package to provide relief for…

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THE OPERATING MANUAL FOR BUSINESS

There are a litany of books on businesses and how to run them.  Reducing all that information to a sort of “how-to” or operating manual is not so common though….

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SUCCESSION PLANNING AND THE NEW YEAR

Reflecting upon the events of 2019, I feel one of the most troubling was an event that occurred as a large project was coming to an end. As the project…

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NEW DATA PRIVACY LAWS GREATLY INCREASE A COMPANY’S CYBERSECURITY EXPOSURE

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect and most companies are not ready to deal with its impact on their businesses. This is largely because…

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DEALING WITH THE BAY AREA WAGE FRENZY

Recent reports on tracking compensation – published by PayScale and Glassdoor* – show swelling salaries for professionals in technology roles. As companies now increase the use of computing power for…

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WHEN TO ADD FINANCIAL EXPERTISE IN A GROWING BUSINESS?

Of the many decisions a business leader faces with a growing enterprise, decisions about when (and at what level) to add financial expertise can be one of the most obscure. …

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SUDDEN WEALTH

I just got off the phone with an old friend – a musician – who called in a panic. He was beside himself and for a moment I thought maybe…

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