How To Chart A Course For Business Success

Monday, August 31

Just in time for the weekend, the IRS issued Friday-evening guidance about the overly-hyped (at first) payroll tax "holiday". There was initial hope that this might be a great shot-in-the-arm for businesses and employees, but given how the thing is structured, and the limitations of executive act...


HOW TO SOLVE AN OFFICE SCRAMBLE

Thursday, August 27

Before I get into what I'm writing about today, a quick tax-related item: the payroll tax "holiday" (deferral) does not (as of this writing) come with guidance attached from the IRS. This means that your payroll company, whomever that might be, won't have set up your system to implement it. And w...


How Businesses Get More Done With Less Time

Monday, August 17

From what I'm seeing, the rolling, rippling economic effects of this virus and the lockdown/quarantine, etc. WILL continue. This is regardless of your circumstance or your locality. Economic issues are far more connected these days than they had been in decades past ... and when 30+% of housing p...


How To Market More Effectively Today

Tuesday, August 11

I have some ideas for small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news: There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under $150K), and Congress is having trouble comi...


Now is the Time for Estate Planning

Monday, August 03

Right now, it's almost impossible to escape the conflict, the noise, and the shaming over various cultural decisions we're having to make. Lockdowns, schooling, more economic stimulus, elections, vaccines -- it's all enough to drive you crazy if you pay close attention. We get to talk with famili...


PPP Forgiveness Reminders

Monday, August 03

Doing business in the summer of 2020 sure ain't easy. I have clients all over the spectrum -- some whose businesses are on their last legs because of social restrictions and lockdowns, some who are hanging steady, and some who have found ways to grow. Many have taken advantage of the Paycheck Pro...