Week of May 4, 2020, in Review, Part Two

The Most Common Questions I Received Last Week May 11, 2020 What a mess!  Last Friday, I shared the discussions around re-opening, SBA PPP scrutiny and the continued PUA challenges. (If you missed it, you’ll want to check it out as I gave some context to these topics.) As I stated, the combination of so […]

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Week of May 4, 2020, in Review, Part One

Returning to Work Questions; Companies Considering Returning PPP Funds; and Options for Those Waiting on PUA. May 8, 2020 Returning to Work: What is the Latest? Another week in this crazy COVID-19 world. At the time of this writing, the Wisconsin Supreme Court is busy deciding whether the Safer at Home Order will remain, as […]

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I Received PPP Funding, Now What?

May 1, 2020 After Congress pushed through replenishment of PPP funding in late April, many small business owners, independent contractors, and self-employed “solepreneurs” found themselves finally with a bit of financial relief that they so badly needed. Others are still waiting for their applications to be processed, but are hopeful that with the new limitations, […]

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Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Extension Order, the Badger Bounce Back Plan, and Updates on PUA Benefits & PPP Loans

April 24, 2020 In the past week, a lot has happened both in our state as well as within the federal government that impacts small business owners, the self-employed and employees. The following will discuss the most relevant aspects of these important updates to the small business community. WI’s Safer at Home Order extended with […]

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Wisconsin Unemployment-PUA Application Available

The Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development (DWD) Unemployment Insurance Division (UI) has the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) application online now.  You can read more about PUA eligibility here. A couple of quick notes: You will need to create an account with UI. Read everything VERY closely. Don’t apply for the wrong set of benefits! Be […]

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Updates on PUA Unemployment Benefits

April 15, 2020 If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen my post that on Monday April 13, 2020, the self-employed and independent contractors could FINALLY apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). (See this blog post for more about what PUA is and who may qualify for PUA). The frustration I felt when I […]

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