By Jennifer Eubanks   1. Competent financial management, reporting, and guidance.  Businesses need to have competent financial management, reporting, and guidance so the management team can focus on operations.   2. Businesses need the right people. Some 70 percent of KPMG survey respondents said they are outsourcing accounting to get access to better talent. This helps clients focus on their business instead…

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Accounting Outsourcing

We all believed that to ensure the productivity of our employees and to keep the business running smoothly, we had to do the hour commute, spend 8 to 10 hours tethered to our desks and participate in in-person meetings five days a week. You know, back in February. Rare were the companies that allowed employees…

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On Thursday April 16th, just 14 days after small businesses across America were first able to apply for loans through the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it had exhausted its allotted funds and stopped accepting applications. Ironically, Capital One and Wells Fargo opened their application portals within the last two days…

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While most banks have successfully rolled out online portals to accept Payroll Protection Program applications, Capital One remains closed for applications. Businesses who bank with Capital One are looking for other options. Below is a link to a list of banks taking applications from new customers, compiled by Forbes Magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianthompson1/2020/04/09/banks-and-fintech-companies-accepting-paycheck-protection-program-loan-applications-from-new-and-non-bank-customers/#599f3af8b950 We understand Gusto is…

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Check the link below to see what Google tells you about the movement in your area. Google’s report tells us how we are responding to orders to stay home and shelter in place. How are we doing? Cutting to the chase: we are moving around less, and staying home more – but not all of…

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Contact your loan servicer online or by phone to determine if your loans are eligible. Your servicer is the entity to which you make your monthly payment. If you do not know who your servicer is or how to contact them, visit StudentAid.gov/login or call 1-800-4-FED-AID. See link below for more information from studentaid.gov, including Q&A. https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

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In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state, and local governments, along with private entities, are mobilizing to provide economic relief as businesses and workers enter a period of uncertainty. Gusto compiled  a comprehensive list of public and private loans, grants, and financial support programs aimed at small businesses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SRBZE2_6Nftwd02M6Oxj8MoeuZ7y93spXIgIPhkkp2w/htmlview#gid=0

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The DOL has provided Questions and Answers document for employers, to provide guidance ahead of the implementation date on Wednesday, April 1. The following are some highlights from the updated guidance: These leaves are not available to employees with reduced hours, furloughed employees, or employees whose workplaces are closed. See questions 23-28. These leaves are…

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