World Autism Day

Today promotes awareness and understanding about autism. According to the National Autism Association:  Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of 3 Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and… Read more…

COVID Governmental Relief Update

The new Presidential Administration has been busy extending and modifying certain COVID-19 provisions. The Paycheck Protection Program has been extended through May 31, 2021. For more information, the Small Business Administration has provided some guidance: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans FAQ (sba.gov) The Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) loan amount as of April 6, 2021… Read more…

Changes to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits on February 25, 2021. This will be retroactive to the beginning of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) which began last year. The Department provided that:   Do not expect to get benefits immediately. The Department of Labor anticipates late March as the… Read more…

PPP Loan Program Continues to Evolve

The Biden-Harris Administration has made policy changes that impact the PPP loan program.  Under these changes, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will: Establish a 2 week period specifically for businesses with fewer than 20 employees to apply; Revise the funding formula to benefit sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed people; Eliminate a restriction on prior… Read more…

Legal Services in the life cycle of a business

Starting a business and operating your own small business can be overwhelming.  It can help to have someone in your corner who knows the ins and outs of running a business.  Regardless of your type of business, an attorney can always be a useful resource, especially one with a unique understanding of starting and growing… Read more…

Small Business Administration Launches New Program for Women

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a free learning platform for women entrepreneurs on January 11, 2021. Ascent is designed for women business owners looking to grow and scale their ventures. Ascent is comprised of five modules called journeys that are broken down into small topics called excursions. The platform tracks the progress through the… Read more…

December 2020 Federal COVID Relief Bill Becomes Law

Here are some highlights from the newly passed COVID Relief Bill that could affect our clients: Extended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA):. If you are unemployed due to COVID, your benefits will be extended until March 14,2021. There is a limit of 50 weeks of PUA. Additionally, individuals are no longer eligible to receive benefits after… Read more…

Cybersecurity

With more people telecommuting and the likelihood of it becoming a permanent part of the work environment, cybersecurity is moving to center stage again. Studies show that with employees working remotely, the risk of a breach increases, breaches are harder to identify, and the costs of the breaches increase. Data breaches are expensive. The current… Read more…

Seasonal Employment

Many businesses rely on seasonal employees this time of year, and hopefully, that holds true this year. Seasonal employment has become a valuable part of our local and national economy. Recognizing the large number of employees likely to be hired for seasonal employment this year, the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance for this… Read more…

Small Business Saturday

Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, small businesses are celebrated.  This day is called Small Business Saturday (SBS) and 2020 will be the tenth anniversary of it.  This year it is November 28.  So what is Small Business Saturday?  In 2010, American Express founded this day and devoted it to supporting small business and… Read more…


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