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Your Business Can Still Avoid Bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic has indeed subjected many businesses to untold suffering and losses. If your business is struggling, now is not the time to give up. Instead, you should think of ways to remain afloat during these difficult moments. For a small business, there is a lot of pressure to perform after launch. This often leads to the failure of roughly 20% of small businesses. On the contrary, as many as 45% fail within their first five years. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, their chances of remaining afloat have become slimmer. As such, the number of bankruptcies has risen more than ever before, with Bloomberg's report showing that bankruptcies have increased by over 36%. While bankruptcies cannot be overstated, there are many ways for small business owners to safeguard against the folding over. Here are a few of them.


Fraud is Becoming Prevalent around PPP Loans

It is now more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic brought the world's economy almost to a standstill, and we are witnessing changes in businesses that we have never seen before. As the Small Business Administration (SBA) rolled out a massive lending program ever seen in the United States history, fraudsters saw a potential area to exploit, which is the reason for the rising cases of COVID-19-related fraud. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has termed the high levels of fraud as “historic” and focuses on taking a high level of enforcement action to counter the threat. 


Small Business Tax Strategies for 2021

As a small business owner, every penny always counts, and 2021 is an extraordinary year that every income must be secured than ever. As the pandemic-related challenges continue mounting, you must optimize your revenue and income sources, minimize your expenses and reduce your tax liability. Sadly, many entrepreneurs lack adequate knowledge of tricks and tools that can help them achieve this. They, in most cases, end up spending more money than they should. Although some may see taxation and setting up strategies as a challenging undertaking, the truth is that you don’t need to be a professional accountant to understand it and take advantage of the accounting tips. Here are a few strategies that you should consider in 2021.


New Updates to PPP Loans for Smaller Businesses

The federal government is in its final stages of a program that will help small businesses remain operational during the coronavirus pandemic. With the coronavirus pandemic posing eral challenges to businesses, the government is looking for ways to support small businesses. President Biden announced various revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) approved by Congress last year. The new tweaks put in place by the Biden administration gives exclusive access to the loans to the smallest of small businesses in the US.


Credit Union vs. Traditional Bank: Which is Better for Business

As an organization, how do you decide who to entrust your money to? Does a company opt for a local credit union or open an account at a well-known bank? If you’ve recently opened a business or are looking to change which financial institution you trust your money to – you’ve come to the right place. While there is no correct answer – this article aims to outline the pros and cons of a credit union versus a traditional bank when it comes to a company or business.


4 Reasons Employers Need to Provide a Financial Security Benefit to Employees

A financial security benefit that helps employees pay for and manage their out of pocket healthcare expenses allows an employer to not only keep healthcare costs down, but to provide a much-needed benefit to their employees, one that pays dividends for years to come.  Here are 4 reasons why employers need to provide a financial security benefit to their employees as part of their offering. 


How to Manage Your Cash Flow

This year has shown the importance of high cash flow as the pandemic has forced small businesses around the world to close – many unable to survive shutdowns and decreased sales. Those that have endured are predominately companies that have adequate cash flow that they can lean on during this unprecedented time.


Make Sure Your Budgets are Ready for 2021

The end of the year is the time for businesses to plan for the next year. However, with the uncertainties occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, predicting how 2021 will look like is difficult, taking into account changes that have occurred. The abrupt changes that occurred concerning consumer behavior, the uncertainty surrounding the time the coronavirus pandemic will take, and the methods that can be adopted to avert the effects of the virus on the environment make budget planning for 2021 difficult. Whatever you have experienced and what may come next year, make sure that your budget is ready for the challenging times ahead and will be able to respond to whatever is thrown in the way of your organization. Here are some of the ways that ensure your budget is ready for 2021:


3 Key Steps To Selling A Business In Good Times Or Bad

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting people out of work, slowing down lots of industries, and causing businesses to close. But at the same time, an uncertain chapter in America’s economic history may provide opportunities for individuals looking for a fresh start – or a soft landing.


Check These Possible Tax Credits for Small Businesses

As a small business, the coronavirus pandemic has presented countless challenges mainly as a result of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions. This has forced governments to come to the rescue by providing funding and tax breaks. Apart from the government, other organizations have also stepped in to help small businesses to survive and keep offering services during and after the virus. However, the biggest help for small business owners comes from the IRS in the form of tax credits. Some of the benefits that the IRS has promised to offer include new credits for the employers that include the employee retention credits and credits for paid sick leave and family leave. With these credits, you can save your small business from the effects of the pandemic while ensuring that your employees are protected as well. Here are some of the tax credits that can help you and how they work.


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