Do you qualify for PPP2? Here’s what to know.

In late December, Congress passed a second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding for small businesses. One of the features is a second draw, meaning you can get a second forgivable loan for your business if you meet certain criteria. First, let’s talk about...

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Join us for Winter 2021 Events

Welcome to 2021! We've got a busy slate of events and podcasts coming up in the first quarter to help you get off to strong start. Sif Industries webinar: Are you positioned for success in 2021? 5 things to do in January UPDATED: Thursday, January 21, 2 PM PT / 5 PM...

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8 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Business Coach

8 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Business Coach

 C8 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Business Coach Is hiring a business coach worth it? Yes! Business coaches for entrepreneurs and small business owners help you focus on the key levers that make you and your enterprise more effective and successful. A lot of...

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How To Talk to Your Banker

How To Talk to Your Banker

Most of us talk to our business banker to set up our first account and maybe when we need a loan. The rest of the time, we’re chatting with the tellers or our bank’s digital assistant. Fostering a better relationship with your banker has serious upside, though. As a...

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What You Need to Know about Open Enrollment

What You Need to Know about Open Enrollment

What You Need to Know about Open EnrollmentEvery year around this time I get a lot of questions from small business owners and entrepreneurs about Open Enrollment. Let’s go over the basics. What does open enrollment mean?Here’s the open enrollment meaning from our...

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3 Ways to Avoid an IRS S-Corp Penalty

3 Ways to Avoid an IRS S-Corp Penalty

Got an S-corp? Here’s How to Avoid an IRS S-corp Penalty What’s the #1 mistake S-Corp owners make? Not taking a W-2 salary. Almost everyone I know makes the same mistake in their first year as an S-Corp: not paying themselves enough or any amount as an employee. As we...

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5 Tips: How to Increase Your Sales Pipeline

5 Tips: How to Increase Your Sales Pipeline

5 Tips: How to Increase Your Sales Pipeline  In uncertain times, you’re wise to have 3-5x your target revenue in your pipeline. I hear you saying, “Thanks that news flash, Jill. But how?” Here are five tactics to increase the flow in your pipeline without feeling like...

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