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”

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?”

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?”

What to do when Ex-Employees Damage Your Reputation

As a business owner, you try to hire good people. You screen them, train them, encourage them, and do whatever you can to help them succeed and become an integral part of your business. So it’s extremely frustrating when one of them posts disparaging comments online after he or she has left your company. ItContinue reading “What to do when Ex-Employees Damage Your Reputation”

Growing? Here are 3 Ways to Help Upgrade Your Supply Chain

A quick growth in your business can be super exciting.  But if you don’t know how your supply chain management strategy will evolve with your company you might limit your growth. Let’s go with a pretty simple analogy on this.  If you gain a bunch of weight you would buy bigger clothes or go loseContinue reading “Growing? Here are 3 Ways to Help Upgrade Your Supply Chain”

Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment for Your Small Business

Purchasing equipment for a new business is an important, yet often stressful part of getting ready to launch.  You may be the most confident entrepreneur out there but investing hard-earned capital into fixed assets before you even make your first sales can be a nail-biting experience.  To ensure you make the right purchases, it isContinue reading “Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment for Your Small Business”

Start to begin to think for yourself

I recently just facilitated a meeting for a client, it was a group brainstorming all of the factors needed to accomplish their purpose of building a stronger connection to the community.  I stood at the flip chart with one of those colorful SMELLY Sharpie flip chart markers listening and writing down so many of theirContinue reading “Start to begin to think for yourself”

Build Up Trust to Build Up Your Business

Small- business owners frequently talk about and are looking for ways to build up their business.  Most often, thoughts are focused on having the right products and/or services at the right price and selling to the right target market. I have to say, these are key elements in building a sustainable business but just asContinue reading “Build Up Trust to Build Up Your Business”

Successful Debt Collection Tips

Debt collections happen in just about every operating business that I know.  They are just part of doing business, unfortunately.  With today’s tough economy, the end of the year issues, customers may be having more trouble than normal paying their debts.  When invoices aren’t getting paid, it may be time to hire a collection agencyContinue reading “Successful Debt Collection Tips”