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Resource Roundup – Independent Contractors and Payroll Calculations

There has been a lot of confusion around how independent contractors engage with the Paycheck Protection Program.  See, for example, this letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin y Forbes Senior Contributor Tony Nitti delineating some vexing points. To clarify, independent  contractors are not included in an employer’s PPP loan amount. “As an employer and borrower, what […]

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Resource Roundup – Avoid Scams and Fraud Schemes

Be careful to avoid fraud schemes, cautions New Mexico Small Business Development Center Executive Director Russel Wyrick. Information about around relief programs for small businesses is changing at a dizzying rate right now. Unfortunately, some scams are already attempting to capitalize on the confusion. In a webinar hosted today by the New Mexico Economic Development […]

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Resource Roundup – Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loans?

What are the relative merits of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) options? This question comes up a lot lately amidst the whirlwind of new information about business relief programs.  The infographic below, by Live Oak Bank, provides a helpful and concise comparison. Steve Mariani, President and Founder of […]

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Resource Roundup – Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has published concise and helpful resources to help small businesses navigate the details of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the Paycheck Protection Program initiative of this law, $350 billion have been allocated to help businesses stay afloat, and particularly to help businesses sustain employment. As […]

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Resource Roundup – Families First Coronavirus Response

Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Here is a summary of provisions dealing with employee absences, especially the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. These are relevant to small business owners. As we mention in our last Resource Roundup on the CARES Act economic relief package, […]

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Resource Roundup – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Shares Relief Package Advice for Small Businesses

With the $2 trillion CARES Act economic relief package just passed in the House and President Trump expected to sign the bill into law today, small business owners will have access to new channels of support and payments. How can your business take advantage of these opportunities and be strategic during this time? U.S. Chamber […]

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Resource Roundup – Working From Home

The second in our series of resource roundups is dedicated to managing remote work. Tech and Security Make sure you have the technology you need. Good internet, a dedicated phone (and reception), account access and passwords, programs – all are easy to take for granted from a work computer with saved login credentials. There are […]

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Resource Roundup – Business Assistance

Here is the first in a series of resource roundups of helpful information. COVID-19 BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Small Business Administration- Disaster Loan Assistance The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing up to $2 million in disaster assistance low-interest loans. This funding is now available to all New Mexico small businesses. Apply online: https://disasterloan.sba.gov, […]

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What Are Buyers Looking for in a Company?

It has often been said that valuing companies is an art, not a science. When a buyer considers the purchase of a company, three main things are almost always considered when arriving at an offering price. Quality of the Earnings Some accountants and intermediaries are very aggressive when adding back, for example, what might be […]

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Golden Age of Business Acquisitions?

Business acquisitions are red hot, and all kinds of businesses are being snapped up.  Some people are under the impression that only large businesses are being acquired, but this is far from the reality of the situation.  It would surprise many to learn that so much of the “action” is, in fact, small businesses buying […]

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