Monthly Archives: June 2020

HOW TO NEGOTIATE RENT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS DURING COVID

After COVID-19 began spreading, governments gave statewide orders to shut down, limit operational hours and establish safety protocols for employees. However, these steps haven’t always possible for some businesses. Many had temporarily shut down or permanently close. One of the biggest remaining challenges is managing to pay rent when revenue is at an all-time low, [...]

2020-07-29T15:13:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Articles, Business Strategy|

13 BUSINESS OWNERS SHARE THEIR POST LOCKDOWN PLANS–THE NEW NORM?

With lockdown restrictions being gradually lifted in phases, many businesses are getting ready to place their post lockdown plans into action. With the new norm being discussed, every industry must change the way they operate, from social distancing in offices to changing the tactile features of a showroom. Being a business owner during Covid-19, big [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:04+00:00June 24th, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

TRUMP HINTS AT ‘GENEROUS’ SECOND STIMULUS CHECK–HERE’S HOW MUCH YOU COULD GET

President Trump signaled Monday that he's open to a second stimulus check for Americans still reeling financially from the coronavirus pandemic and the related economic lockdown. Asked during an interview by Scripps reporter Joe St. George whether he plans to give another cash payment to some Americans, Trump said: "Yeah we are. We are." [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:12+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Articles, News|

AUNT JEMIMA & UNCLE BEN ARE GOING AWAY–ARE THESE MASCOTS NEXT?

Corporate mascots with racist origins have been dropping like flies over the last two days, with food brands like Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, Mrs. Butterworth's and Cream of Wheat announcing marketing revamps following anti-racist protests over George Floyd's killing. Many of these companies have resisted calls to change their questionable branding for decades, but [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:40+00:00June 19th, 2020|Articles, News|

NEW PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS BILL – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the bill discussed in this article. On May 27, 2020, the House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act by 417-1, which attempts to ease restrictions on small businesses as they seek loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program authorized by the CARES Act. The [...]

2020-07-29T15:14:55+00:00June 11th, 2020|Articles, News|

THANK YOU, SMALL BUSINESS

It is hard to believe that six weeks ago we were all living life as we previously knew it and making plans for the life we thought was ahead. It has been an exhausting six weeks. It has been a frustrating and angering six weeks.  It has been a scary and anxiety-inducing six weeks. It has been a life- and business-altering [...]

2020-07-29T15:15:13+00:00June 9th, 2020|Articles, People & Stories|

RESPECTING A GLOBAL CRISIS DOESN’T MEAN BRANDS SHOULD FREEZE IN PLACE

Since the worldwide COVID-19 crisis ignited, we’ve seen some of the absolute best in humanity take center stage—both among individual people as well as companies. People and brands are setting aside their daily lives and pursuits and turning their collective actions toward helping those in need. For some people, that’s as simple as sheltering in [...]

2020-07-29T16:44:53+00:00June 7th, 2020|Articles, Business Strategy|