Amber Goering, Partner

March 31, 20200

On March 27, President Trump signed a historic stimulus bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation’s many provisions provide emergency relief for those suffering financial hardships due to COVID-19 including individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and the health care system. The CARES Act is in addition to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which President Trump signed into law on March 18. FFCRA makes substantial changes to sick and family and medical leave for businesses and employees amid the emerging COVID-19 pandemic.

March 31, 20200

Small businesses are now eligible for up to $2 million in Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Knowing what to expect before starting the loan process will help prevent unnecessary errors and rework. Completing the application process quickly and accurately will be key as there will be high demand and processing times will likely increase. We’ve put together the following summary of what business owners can expect when applying for an SBA loan.  

March 23, 20200

In an effort to help consolidate the various pieces of legislation and important information from the Department of Labor (DOL), we’ve created a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding unemployment insurance benefits, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the changes made by the FFCRA and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

March 23, 20200

It was announced on March 20 that Tax Day would be postponed from April 15 to July 15 to coincide with the delayed tax payment deadline at the direction of President Trump. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the postponement via Twitter, stating that all taxpayers and businesses will have until July 15 to file and make payments without interest or penalties. We know you have lots of questions. Below is a summary of the 10 most common questions and the IRS’s response.

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January 28, 2020

Small but mighty – that’s how Ashley Mahoney, owner of Kansas City design firm Hello Big Idea, would describe her growing business. Hello Big Idea is a business by women for women, and it’s evident in the way Ashley and her team operate that they are committed to helping their fellow women business owners succeed.

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January 28, 2020

2020 is here, and it’s a chance for a fresh start for your business. Milestone years can be motivational in making the business improvements you may have been delaying, and it’s an opportune time to set the tone for the next 10 years. From taxes, to accounting, to processes and growth, here are some tips we’ve compiled to help you make the most of 2020.