Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

We wanted to make you aware that your staff may be eligible for a $500 grant from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Employee Relief Fund.  The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (“Fund”) was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will beContinue reading “Restaurant Employee Relief Fund”

Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program

As part of the CARES Act passed by Congress on March 26, the federal government is implementing many programs to help businesses. One such program is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), meant to incentivize business owners and decisionmakers to keep employees on their payrolls. Like many of the other loans authorized by the CARES Act,Continue reading “Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program”

Working From Home…Beware of Scams!

Companies are continuing to make arrangements for employees to work from home, and others are fast tracking HR policies to meet the requirements of shelter-in-place orders by state officials.  These actions are making it an even higher risk for people being targeted by scammers, especially through phishing emails or through an unsecured network connection. EmployeesContinue reading “Working From Home…Beware of Scams!”

Do You Need To Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan?

Everyday more businesses are forced to close their doors to keep up with the ongoing health and safety standards and revenue is plummeting.  The government is working to provide economic relief to American businesses, and some of the relief solutions are already available.  The SBA (Small Business Administration) has extended their disaster loans to smallContinue reading “Do You Need To Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan?”

Selecting The Right Accounting Software for Your Business

Let’s face it, we can all benefit from accounting software in our business. The shoebox full of receipts and closet full of other financial junk just isn’t going to get it done. The accounting software your business chooses is a very important choice.  It will record transactions, will estimate your income taxes, payroll taxes, canContinue reading “Selecting The Right Accounting Software for Your Business”

Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t

Employees often look forward to summer as the time to sort of slow down and schedule some of their hard earned time away from work.  Employers, however, still need to get the work done and summer’s dip in productivity can create a challenge.  Making the season work for both employee and employer can mean someContinue reading “Summer Perks for Employees – Two They Want and Two They Don’t”

What Is A Brand Ambassador And How Can You Use One?

Consumers are tired of being marketed to, especially on social media. In fact, 74 percent of millennials and generation Z consumers don’t want to be targeted by ads in their newsfeed, according to Lithium. What’s more, 56 percent of these consumers are cutting back on social media as a result of advertising. The answer? Brand ambassadors. Brand ambassadorsContinue reading “What Is A Brand Ambassador And How Can You Use One?”

Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?

Has your small business stopped growing? I might know why. And more importantly, if it turns out the textbook answer I give is right, the answer suggests concrete steps you can take to restart your growth. One caution up front though. We need to use a bit of math in the discussion that follows. However,Continue reading “Has Your Small Business Stopped Growing?”

Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!

Somewhere out there right now there is a group of office staff strapping on some sketchy safety gear and preparing to climb some random cliff together.  Somewhere else out there there is a group of office staff engaged in a retreat designed to foster some sense of teamwork.  Then there is another group locked inContinue reading “Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Failed – And How to Make Them Successful!”

Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work

Conflict is a natural part of working in groups and teams.  But not a fun one at all.  As a leader, it’s your job to provide guidance to a diverse group of people with different skills, motivations, and you guessed it…personalities, toward a common goal.  Except it is not their workflow you end up managing,Continue reading “Dealing With Employee Conflict at Work”