The Importance of an Employee Handbook

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 […]

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Lessons from COVID for Small Businesses

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, […]

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Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant Program

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 […]

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EIDL Funding and Targeted Advanced Grants

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. […]

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Encouraging Vaccines for Your Employees

April 12, 2021 It’s April, and we have been stuck in the Corona Carnival entirely too long for my liking. Let’s face it, a person can only eat so many meals on a stick before using a knife and fork sounds exotic and fun. Now that the vaccine is here, we are all talking about […]

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President Biden Signs PPP Extension Act

March 30, 2021 Are you a small business owner, sole proprietor, or independent contractor? Do you like peas? Yeah, me, neither. But how do you feel about the PPPEA? It is also green, and a lot easier to swallow than vegetables.  Corny jokes aside, it is good news for any of you who haven’t yet […]

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FFCRA Leave Provisions Extended by ARPA

March 22, 2021 In preparation to write this blog, I was looking back at past posts, and I had to pause for a second to realize that it has really been a year since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed. What a year it has been! I thought by now we would […]

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