Financial Assistance for Small Businesses – SBA Loans

On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides for emergency supplemental appropriations in the amount of $8.3 billion to address issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As part of this Act, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) was authorized to provide disaster assistance loans on a state-by-state basis.[ … ]

DOL Final Rule on Association Retirement Plans (ARPs) Benefiting Small and Mid-size Businesses

According to a 2018 study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “approximately 38 million private-sector employees in the United States do not have access to a retirement savings plan through their employers.” On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a new rule that allows small and mid-size businesses to gain access[ … ]

Tax-free fringe benefits help small businesses and their employees

In today’s tightening job market, to attract and retain the best employees, small businesses need to offer not only competitive pay, but also appealing fringe benefits. Benefits that are tax-free are especially attractive to employees. Let’s take a quick look at some popular options. Insurance Businesses can provide their employees with various types of insurance[ … ]

Five Key Areas Every Business Owner Should Review Before Year End

We’re well into the fourth quarter of the year…which means year end is fast approaching. Here are five important areas of your business to review before the calendar turns to 2017. Tax planning opportunities. November and December are prime time for tax planning, which can pay big dividends when filing time arrives. Touch base with[ … ]

Smart Strategies to Handle the “Downfall” Problem 1 in 4 New Businesses Experience

One of the most (if not the most) important indicators of business health is its cash flow. Even if your business is profitable and growing, if you don’t have a consistent stream of cash coming in, you’ll run into financial trouble. Lack of cash flow is the primary reason that more than one quarter of[ … ]