When COVID-19 hit more than a year ago, office towers emptied out, everybody went home to work and that changed the entire office dynamic. Many people started operating remotely with Zoom calls and other online tools. The Miami Valley’s top real estate expert David Dickerson with the Miller-Valentine Group says office environments were already starting […]
For its annual research, Oasis, a Paychex Company, conducted a national survey of 300 business leaders who employed 5 to 99 employees from a broad cross-section of industries. The results are now available in its white paper 2021 Priorities for Business Leaders: A U.S. Survey, which reveal that workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is […]
The first wave of payments from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is going out to more than 16,000 restaurants and other food and beverage providers, some of whom could see relief money in their bank accounts as soon as Tuesday. A week after opening the $28.6 billion RRF, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said […]
The U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 219–212, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package early Saturday morning that includes $1,400 stimulus checks to individuals, an extension of unemployment benefits, and tens of billions in aid for small businesses and not-for-profits. The bill, titled the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, H.R. 1319, also […]
The second round of PPP funding has begun. Call it PPP2, if you will. And some banks started taking applications for the Paycheck Protection Program on January 11. The second round of PPP funding includes $284 billion, and $60 million of that is for businesses that didn’t get a loan the first time. PPP is a forgivable […]
Here are the rules by state: Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey instituted a statewide mask requirement. Under the mandate, individuals will be required to wear a facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people through Dec. 11. However, social distancing guidelines were relaxed for restaurants, retailers, gyms and close-contact providers (such as barbershops […]
Even though there is more optimism from Pfizer and Moderna regarding their vaccines, consumers are still concerned. According to NMI’s Holiday Spending Insights Report, small businesses must implement proper sanitary procedures and touchless payment systems. This if they want to ensure their success during the 2020 holiday shopping season. In the report, NMI says 46% of […]
More financial relief is on the way for businesses taking repeated hits from the Covid-19 pandemic, under a series of programs announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday. The announcement arrives as many parts of California are on the cusp of seeing more restrictive stay-at-home orders return as Covid-19 cases are spiking across the state. California is developing a […]
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