March 23, 2010 the Affordable Care Act was signed into law with the full law taking effect January 1, 2014. Beginning in September, 2010, the first aspects of the law took effect. One of the pieces of the law included full coverage for preventive care.
We hear all kinds of tips and tricks for employee self-care during this time of upheaval but don’t forget your own self-care must come first as a leader and employer. Taking care of yourself will contribute to being the strongest leader possible and leading by example. Read More
When you review the bookkeeping procedures in your office, where do you find the chief concern? Do you struggle everyday just to get the basics accomplished? Or maybe it is it at the end of the month, and the reconciliation has discrepancies. Maybe it is a combination of both. When I work with clients, we evaluate the need, intention, and expectation for the accounting department. Outlined are the steps to make that determination. Going through this exercise, allows you to make the best plan for your needs.
Many of the businesses, who received the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in April and May, have spent all of the funds. Now, they are anxious to get the loan forgiven so they do not need to repay it. However, is this the time to complete the forgiveness form and send it to their banker…or not? For now, we say “Don’t rush! It is better to wait until more information is known.” Here are 5 reasons to wait.
New legislation – the CARES Act –permits qualified individuals to take early distributions from their retirement assets, such as their 401(k) or individual retirement account (IRA) — penalty free. The rules – which sunset after 2020 – are designed to help the many cash-strapped Americans who have suffered financially as a result of the coronavirus epidemic. But tapping into your retirement savings has its costs, and there may be better ways to shore up your short-term cash flow.
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.
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
A once-in-a-lifetime event such as the coronavirus pandemic forces us to reassess many things we may have taken for granted. Most of us take our personal good health for granted. Many of us assume we will always get by financially, that we will always be able to earn money in some way, and that, in a worst-case-scenario, the government will be there to step in and help.
As we ride out the fury of this COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves working from home these days. Therefore, I thought this would be a good time to do a refresher on what qualifies for a home office deduction.
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:
Excitement is building as our state starts the re-entry phase back into our ‘new normal’ but it also brings about increased anxiety for many employers and/or employees. I think it is safe to assume that reopening small businesses won’t likely be as simple as switching on the lights and welcoming employees back in the doors.
What does it look like to carve out a new normal? What we would do to have a clean slate! Move forward with the assumption, your slate is blank, and you can carve out your path, in almost any direction you want.