Category: Expert Advice

Accounting, Expert Advice, February 2021

Everything You Need to Know About the Expanded ERTC

The employee retention tax credit (ERTC) is intended to provide liquidity to employers during the pandemic and was greatly expanded in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 thanks to Sections 206 and 207 of the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act portion. It opens the doors to more businesses facing significant financial hardship to qualify for and receive this credit. Many changes from the original credit were enacted including an…

January 2021, Expert Advice, Human Resources

Recruiting 101: Three Perspectives in Talent Acquisition

During a recent phone screen with a prospective candidate, we were discussing potential career paths when this individual stated how much she would love to have my job. She went on to state how rewarding and easy the job must be. Further, she stated that the recruiting process seems no more complicated than a client needing a new employee, a candidate needing a new job and a recruiter needing to…

Expert Advice, January 2021, Office Design

The Reimagined Workplace: 2021 and Beyond

I frequently talk about how companies can and should leverage the built environment to impact their overall success. Workspace affects culture and engagement, employee health, wellbeing, and an organization's innovative nature. At no time has this discussion been of greater importance than it is right now. Until now, the term 'Workplace of the Future' has possessed an aura of unattainability. An almost ethereal idea of what could be. The past…

Branding, Expert Advice, January 2021

The Law of The Brand

Why branding is so powerful and how to claim your brand identity. “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You must earn it by trying to do hard things well.” That’s one gem on branding from Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon. Here’s another, “Branding is what people say about you when you're not in the room.” It’s worthwhile to think of Jeff Bezos’s words because…

Law, Expert Advice, January 2021

President Trump Signs Second Coronavirus Relief Bill, Includes New Funding and Updates to PPP

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed, and the President has signed, the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The agreement comes after weeks of negotiations and two funding extensions to keep Congress open until a bill was passed with a $1.4 trillion government-wide funding plan. The $900 billion coronavirus relief portion includes another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, extended unemployment benefits, and direct payments…