Understanding Hospice

Hospice is medical care for those with a terminal illness to live as well as possible for as long as possible, increasing the quality of life.  This care is provided by a team of professionals who address the physical, psychosocial and spiritual distress of both the dying person and their family.  Hospice came to the U.S. in the mid 1970’s and at that time was often used when cancer was the diagnosis.  Today, late stage heart, kidney, or lung disease and many other diagnosed illnesses utilize Hospice care.  There are even facilities for infants, children and adolescents available.

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How to Talk about Race at Work

These are unprecedented times, a viral pandemic colliding with a large social uprising. Our normal, physically and emotionally, is being challenged while working fulltime. The psychological impact of these events and the way it carries over into the workplace cannot be overstated. Leaders seeking to create an inclusive environment must find ways to address these topics. Read More

6 Virtual Presentation Tips

So, you haven’t been able to see your clients for several months – well, in real life anyway?  If you’re like most of us dealing with sales of a product or service, you have become accustomed to some kind of virtual sales or networking meetings.  There are plenty of choices to connect virtually – from Zoom meetings,  GoTo Meetings and MicroSoft Teams to simple video phone chat and FaceTime.   I’m not an expert by any means.  However, I have noticed some things that work well and others to avoid, so I’ll share some tips so you can get the most out of your virtual sales presentations:

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Thinking of Timing the Market? Think Again.

Volatility is back. The sustained rally that produced 30%+ gains in the S&P 500 in 2019 and continued into 2020 came to an abrupt halt in late February, when fears of the new coronavirus epidemic and its effects on the economy swept Wall Street and beyond. Markets across the globe plummeted, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 1,000 points in one day. More drops followed, and volatility has ensued as investors try to grapple with the spreading epidemic and its potential impact on trade, travel, and the global economy.

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Ready to Send Out an “SOS”: These Federal Programs May Help Keep Your Business Afloat

I think you will agree it’s time.  It’s time for Covid-19 to jump ship and quit causing horrific devastation throughout the world.  Unfortunately, that is not the case at this time as COVID-19 continues to affect all of us, even as we start the reopening of our State.  As we continue to weather the storm and navigate these uncharted waters, I thought it would be good to discuss the various options that could help your businesses maintain cash flow and stay afloat.

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Is It Acceptable to Sell During a Pandemic?

Another month and we’re still dealing with COVID19 and businesses at a standstill.  If you’re reading this, you’re still trying to keep your business going, possibly even growing.  I had mixed emotions about selling; I didn’t want to appear to be profiting from a bad situation.  I soon realized I was actually helping businesses with their safe operation and opening plans.  Customers started relying on us for Acrylic Counter Guards, Masks and Face Coverings and Hand Sanitizer (when it could be found!).  I came across an article that caught my eye:  How to Sell Ethically During a Crisis.  It may help some of you feel more comfortable as you continue your sales or production:

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Employer Details

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Congress passed, and President Trump signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The Act took effect April 1, 2020, and it sunsets on December 31, 2020. These FAQs are intended to answer many of the questions you might have as you try to comply with this complicated emergency legislation and to provide sick or leave pay to your affected employees. Read More

Did you apply for the Payroll Protection Plan?

Did you get your information in the minute the flood gates opened or did your shirt get caught in the door as it shut? We heard from many of you, needing assistance, complete feeling of helplessness, doing your best to survive. While we cannot go back and fix that process for you, we can help to minimize the stress of knowing where to turn for guidance with your financials in the future.

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