Does Your Website Need Terms and Conditions?
President Biden Signs Executive Order Regarding Non-Compete Agreements
July 20, 2021 Let’s be real for a moment, shall we? Website Terms and Conditions: do you actually read them? For most of us I am guessing the answer is no most of the time. But the reality for small business owners is that we should still have them on our websites (and we probably […]
PPP Forgiveness Applications
July 13, 2021 Last week President Biden signed an executive order regarding non-compete agreements. In it he asks the FTC to limit or even ban these agreements, which restrict where many employees can work after leaving a company. Many experts believe that it is unlikely that the FTC will issue an outright ban, but it […]
Why Does an LLC Need an Operating Agreement?
June 29, 2021 While I realize this is probably not on your list of things to do any time soon, we need to look back at 2020 for a moment. Remember the Paycheck Protection Program? I know many remember all of the controversy it caused, but, for small business owners who received first round funds, […]
The Importance of an Employee Handbook
June 21, 2021 If you missed it last week, I talked about why you, as a company, should have an up-to-date employee handbook. Next up on my list of documents that every company should have in place is an operating agreement. If you’re asking what is an operating agreement or why do I need that, […]
Lessons from COVID for Small Businesses
June 14, 2021 It feels like we might finally be in the parking lot of the Corona Carnival, ready to hop in our cars and drive off as fast as we are able. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t check the rearview mirror. The last year taught us a lot: how to Zoom, how to […]
Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant Program
June 8, 2021 As most of you probably know, I am a mom as well as a business owner, which means my schedule is constantly changing. Things this summer are looking a lot closer to normal for my kids. The pandemic wasn’t all bad because there are new family habits and traditions we have adopted, […]
Can Businesses Ask Employees and Customers About Their Vaccination Status?
May 28, 2021 Good news for Wisconsin small business owners, including sole proprietors and independent contractors. The application window for the Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant Program is open. $420 million total is available, to be distributed in $5000 grants to eligible small businesses. Wondering if that is you? Here are some of the […]
What Small Businesses Should Consider in Light of the New CDC Mask Guidance
May 21, 2021 Last week we talked about the new CDC guidance surrounding masks. It has raised a lot of questions, and I see a lot of misinformation going around social media, especially as it relates to whether you, as a business owner, can ask someone about their vaccine status. I am going to clear […]
EIDL Funding and Targeted Advanced Grants
May 14, 2021 It seems almost unbelievable, but I think I finally see the glowing EXIT sign here at the COVID carnival. Not sure if I am still reeling from that last ride on the tilt-a-whirl or from the CDC announcing that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in public, indoors or out. […]
April 19, 2021 Quick quiz: do you remember what EIDL stands for? Is it: Everyone is Drawing Llamas Enjoy It, Doesn’t Last Elephants Invade Disney Land Economic Injury Disaster Loan Okay, I know Disneyland is one word, but I was running out of ideas, and the thought of pachyderms on Space Mountain made me smile. […]