COVID Vaccine Workplace Guidance

January 15, 2021 Hot button topic alert! Not my favorite thing to write about, but it needs to be addressed so you can make the decision that is best for you and your business. So, here it comes. Deep breath. The COVID vaccine. Should you make it mandatory for your employees? Legally, you can make […]

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PPP Loan Application Window Opens Today

January 11, 2020 In case you have forgotten, the SBA is reopening applications for PPP loans January 11. Congress authorized an additional $284 billion for the program, and it is even open to businesses who received a loan in the first round. Applications open today for financial institutions and community banks that serve low-income and […]

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Small Business New Years Resolutions

January 4, 2021 Good bye and good riddance, 2020! What a crazy year! Don’t get me wrong, there were definitely some amazing moments amidst all of the chaos and change. But I am definitely ready to start fresh. I made a few resolutions this week for my business, and I thought I would share some […]

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President Trump Signs Consolidated Appropriations Act

December 29, 2020 This weekend, while the Packers were making short work of the Titans, President Trump finally signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. I took a look at some of what this contained last week. As promised, the law contains new funding, $285 billion, for the Paycheck Protection Program. Even if you already […]

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Congress Passes Consolidated Appropriations Act

December 22, 2020 Here we are, we made it to the week of Christmas on the wacky ride that has been 2020, and, after months of no good news, I have something to crow about. That’s right, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which passed Congress and is awaiting the president’s signature. Even Congress must have COVID […]

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End-of-Year Unemployment Reminders

December 21, 2020 If you, like many employers, had to lay off your employees because of the COVID pandemic and they filed unemployment claims for the weeks after May 16, 2020, you might be eligible for relief of your unemployment benefit charging. You can find all of the information on the Department of Workforce Development […]

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Bipartisan COVID Relief Act of 2020

December 15, 2020 ‘Twas not long until Christmas, and all through Congress Legislation was discussed to help with this mess A bill was drawn up by bipartisan members In hopes of providing some relief this December Should I keep going? No? Okay, I won’t quit my day job. In less poetic form, let’s take a […]

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Reclaiming Control as a Small Business Owner

November 11, 2020 This crazy ride on the COVIDcoaster feels never-ending. Just when things seem to be entering the final curve, out of nowhere comes another round of ups and downs: new capacity limits, redefined social distancing rules, ever-changing definitions of what constitutes close contact, what symptoms to watch for. Add to that more uncertainty […]

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New Wisconsin DWD Requirement

November 2, 2020 Hey! We made it to November! If you are doing any level of virtual school, August probably feels like at least a decade ago. Hopefully you are getting it dialed in. Still working on it in our house, but it is getting easier. In my new role as part time teacher, I […]

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SBA Simplifies PPP Forgiveness Application

October 28, 2020 So… do you remember that one time I told you that you might want to procrastinate? (If you don’t, we were talking about whether or not you should apply for forgiveness of your PPP loan.) Well, if you waited, you here’s some good news!  The SBA recently simplified the process for borrowers […]

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