You look back at your plans and your ambitious 2020 event schedule and see all the trade shows and seminars you had lined up but missed. You might think, “Hey, I’ve gone without those events this year…do I really need them after all?” You might have reallocated those 2020 travel and event funds towards capturing […]
“We’re a Trillion dollars apart” You heard that correctly. In the most recent update on negotiations for a stimulus bill that might alleviate some of the pandemic’s effect on the economy, negotiations are that close…but that’s pretty far apart…or is it? The numbers can be mind-numbing. Let’s look at it from very high up in […]
Looking to build your credibility? When I was a teenager, I thought I learned to play golf. I had a few lessons at the municipal course and my father occasionally took me to the driving range or to play a 9-hole course. I could get around the course, but my game was never particularly pretty […]
Control-Alt-Delete It used to be the command fix to reboot software; effectively a refresh to clear out whatever glitch was hindering the software’s performance. For those of us of a certain age, it really wasn’t that long ago! We now routinely rely on countless layers of software in our communications.
Congress has now begun its annual August recess, seemingly having left critical legislative work undone. While attempting to grind out additional coronavirus relief with a compromise of between $1 Trillion and $3 Trillion, Senate Republicans have proven unable to find a common voice with which to express a compromise position. The House has signaled an […]
We are all now living through an unimagined shock to our business, economy and general way of life. In the process, it’s important to make a checklist and ask yourself some questions.
Small Business Administration (SBA) released helpful FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) this week. Clarification is provided on when the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (EZ) should be utilized. Specifically, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals who had no employees at the time of the PPP loan application and did not include […]
Bills and securing a federal sales contract for your business can sometimes feel like playing three-dimensional chess. There is an entire constellation of customers to take into account, numerous relationships to manage and many overlapping timelines to follow. From the outside, what happens inside the halls of power may even seem inaccessible or outside the […]
Several updates in Congress in the sprint to an August recess, scheduled August 10th-September 7th. Many details have been poorly or incorrectly reported in the press. Below are some wave top-level updates.
When operating ships and boats, weather is always a consideration; sometimes underlying, sometimes front and center. Changes in weather can appear subtle, and then suddenly forceful. To the unprepared, a storm can appear to have popped up without warning. That’s rarely the case, yet boaters find themselves in precarious positions all too often due to […]