PPP-update-pending-legislation

Understandably, everyone is on pins and needles dealing with 2020 events that seem to pour into our consciousness every waking hour. Concerning the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), rumors have been flying about potential legislative modifications. You hear them, we hear them. We want to provide a glimpse into what MIGHT happen, should legislation be passed…

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forecasting_financial_results_startups

There’s a bright side to today’s unprecedented market conditions: Agile people may discover opportunities to start new business ventures. Start-ups need a comprehensive business plan, including detailed financial forecasts, to drum up capital from investors and lenders. Entrepreneurs may also use forecasts as yardsticks for evaluating and improving performance over time. However, forecasting can be challenging…

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thoughtful_onboarding_ATLAS

Although many businesses have had to reduce their workforces because of the COVID-19 pandemic, others are hiring or may start in the weeks or months ahead. A thoughtful onboarding program has become more important than ever in today’s anxious environment of safety concerns and compliance challenges. Crucial opportunity Onboarding refers to “[a formal] process of…

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IT_new_normal

The sudden shutdown of the economy in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to rely more heavily on technology. Some companies fared better than others. Many businesses that had been taking an informal approach to IT strategy discovered their systems weren’t as robust and scalable as they’d hoped. Some may have lost…

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USPimage

Many business owners — particularly those who own smaller companies — spend so much time trying to eliminate weaknesses that they never fully capitalize on their strengths. One way to do so is to identify and explicate your unique selling proposition (USP). Give it some thought In a nutshell, a USP states why customers should…

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