New Year’s Resolution: Manage Your Debt

As the new year dawns, most Americans are probably happy to bid good riddance to 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns, political brawls, and challenging economic times. Many have had to take on debt to tide them over. If you’re among them, or one of the many other Americans who pay an ever increasing portion of their paychecks to service debt, now may be the ideal time to reassess your finances and take steps to manage and reduce your debt.

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Changes, Changes and More Changes!!!

2020 was certainly a year for changes in all areas of our life. As we start into 2021 and prepare to get our tax returns filed, there are several changes to the tax rules that you may need to know. One of the biggest changes came in December and was a big win for businesses that had received the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan during 2020. I have included a few of the win-win changes for businesses and individuals. 

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5 Great Ways to Start 2021

There has been a lot of necessary learning from the 2020 pandemic which needs to be integrated into your current organizational structure, to stay sustainable and resilient into the 2021 new year.  Many businesses will need help to come back in a different way.  Tapping into the thoughts of your employees, colleagues and customers at all levels will help solidify your 2021 vision, so you can start executing your new plans. 

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Keep Holiday Celebrations Going

The traditional “holiday season” may be over, but that does not mean your marketing should stop celebrating! Do you have a plan to capitalize on the hype around Valentine’s Day? How about something for Martin Luther King Day? Maybe your specific industry has a couple of key “holidays” you celebrate (for example, National Veterinary Technician Week and Earth Day)?

Keep Employees Engaged, Virtually

Remote meetings aren’t going away anytime soon. These virtual gatherings are the new normal. Leaders and their employees need to learn how to replicate in a virtual environment the interactions and two-way dialogue that make in-person meetings meaningful.

Whether you are speaking with one or many, planning for interaction will help you better connect with your audience, and enable you to learn what your employees are really thinking—crucial for effective communication that leads to action.

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‘Tis the Season for Tax Planning!

Thanksgiving is gone and Christmas is fast approaching! Can you believe that another year, especially this year, is nearly over?! As we approach the end of 2020, it is a great time to review your strategies to manage your tax liability and make some year-end adjustments. With the pandemic, this year presents even more challenges in the tax planning process such as the questions related to how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) money is to be handled for taxes. This question, along with many others, makes planning even more important this year. 

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