The Paychex Business Series Podcast with Gene Marks - Coronavirus
Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop: Planning for the Future Post-COVID-19

Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop: Planning for the Future Post-COVID-19

May 29, 2020

As states begin to reopen, business owners around the country are rethinking looking at what changes they will need to make. Beyond the requirements that will be outlined by the government, some of these changes will be made based on the lessons business owners have learned throughout the past few weeks. As Gene Marks wraps up his conversation with Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop owner, Julie Wineinger, hear what she has planned for improving employee and customer safety moving forward, as well as what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught her about the importance of efficiency in business to improve her bottom line.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Retro Fitness Founder: How to Leverage the Crushing Pandemic

Retro Fitness Founder: How to Leverage the Crushing Pandemic

May 28, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and businesses were forced to shut down, it crushed the health and wellness industry. Now, weeks later, it’s time for those businesses to get ready to reopen. But in an industry that is so hands on, will customers want to return? What will reopening look like? How will things change? And is there any positive to take away from this entire ordeal? Listen in as entrepreneurial leader and founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi, talks with Gene Marks about how business owners should take this as a positive opportunity to build excitement around reopening, create a great new member experience, and leverage the pandemic as a message to consumers about the importance of staying healthy.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Angie Hicks on Perseverance – the Key to Being an Entrepreneur

Angie Hicks on Perseverance – the Key to Being an Entrepreneur

May 27, 2020

There’s no question that when it comes to opening a business there’s a lot to think about – what you want to do, how you are going to do it, who you will do it with, and where you will find the money to get started. But there are some other things that you may not think about that can influence your success from the start and into the future. Listen in as Angie Hicks, Co-Founder of Angie's List talks with Gene Marks about her experience starting right out of college and how she helped grow the business from just two people to over 3,500. Find out what she’s learned about being taken seriously, work-life balance, what your investors are looking for, and never giving up.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Optimism, Resiliency, and the Future of Small Businesses

Optimism, Resiliency, and the Future of Small Businesses

May 25, 2020

While all businesses are concentrating on maintaining customer relationships, managing business as usual, making sure expenses are paid, and focusing on sales and marketing, there’s an optimism and resilience that is emerging among small business owners. Alice Bredin, owner of the market research company, Bredin, talks with Gene Marks about her findings from the Paychex COVID-19 snap polls, and how the coronavirus pandemic has spurred small business owners to make permanent change in the use of technology, scheduling, and work from home opportunities.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 
 
Restauranteur Danny Abrams Talks the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Restauranteur Danny Abrams Talks the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 22, 2020

Just one week before the shutdown, Danny Abrams opened his newest restaurant in New York City. Since then, he has had to navigate the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, helping his employees in any way he could, and the weight of growing bills. Listen in as Danny talks with Gene Marks about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted his restaurants, and what he thinks it means for the future.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

The Ups and Downs Applying for Federal Funding During COVID-19

The Ups and Downs Applying for Federal Funding During COVID-19

May 21, 2020

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Julie Wineinger, owner of Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, has had her fair share of experience with applying for federal, local, and other funding opportunities meant to help businesses during these uncertain times. From the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the Paycheck Protection Program, and even a D.C. grant opportunity, Julie has tried to take advantage of anything that has come her way. Listen in as she talks with Gene Marks about the highs and lows of applying for federal funding and other grants.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Alice Bredin Sheds Light on How Small Businesses are Staying Afloat

Alice Bredin Sheds Light on How Small Businesses are Staying Afloat

May 18, 2020

Over the past three weeks, the market research company, Bredin has been connecting with small businesses (SMBs) – with between two and 500 employees – across the country to find out what they have done, what they are worried about, and what they are thinking about for the future amidst the current coronavirus pandemic. One of the most enlightening topics covered in this research is a look into what small businesses are thinking about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). With just one in three SMBs applying for a PPP loan, Alice Bredin talks with Gene Marks about what companies are doing to stay afloat, where they have gotten funds, and why they aren’t applying. Be sure to take a look at the other great findings from our Paychex COVID-19 snap polls.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Finding Success with the Paycheck Protection Program Loan

Finding Success with the Paycheck Protection Program Loan

May 15, 2020

With a focus on customers in the restaurant, bar, and retail businesses, Champion Technology was quickly and significantly impacted when closures happened. That’s when owner Bob Stone showed how the advice of his father to save for a ‘rainy day’ was more important than ever. In addition to his savings, Bob turned to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to help him stay afloat during these uncertain times. Listen in as Bob talks with Gene Marks about how he used his resources and found success with the Paycheck Protection Program.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Persistence With The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

Persistence With The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

May 13, 2020

As a small business owner of a youth athletic company that partners with local schools, when COVID-19 hit, Team Turse was forced to close and Founder Matt Turse began looking for loan options to help him during these trying times. When it came to the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loan, Matt faced many frustrations – from the application process to communication. Listen in as Matt talks with Gene Marks about his experience with the PPP process and what he’s learned along the way.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Angie’s List: It’s Not About Surviving, It’s About Thriving Post- COVID-19

Angie’s List: It’s Not About Surviving, It’s About Thriving Post- COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Deemed as essential businesses, companies in the home service industry have had to rethink how they do business, including what they do, how they do it, and how they respond to customers throughout this pandemic. According to Angie Hicks, Co-Founder of Angie’s List, 90% of home service companies have made immediate changes in their procedures to cleaning, sanitation, and customer communication to ensure the safety of both their employees and their customers. But, in order to come out of these challenging times a stronger and better company, they have to think long term. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Angie Hicks about how businesses need to adapt to these new times to not just survive the pandemic, but thrive afterwards.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop – From Ice Cream to Community Resource – Part 2 with Julie Wineinger

Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop – From Ice Cream to Community Resource – Part 2 with Julie Wineinger

May 8, 2020

Just one week after closing her business due to COVID-19, Julie Wineinger decided to reopen for one day – a fundraiser for her employees. Using the inventory that was left at the store, Lulabelle’s offered pints of ice cream with contactless exchange. The success was overwhelming. That’s when Julie decided that she could use Lulabelle’s designation as an ‘essential business’ to the advantage of both her employees and the community. Listen in as she talks with Gene Marks about how she’s making the best out of a tough situation.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Klean Katch Finds A New Purpose Among Dark Days of COVID-19

Klean Katch Finds A New Purpose Among Dark Days of COVID-19

May 6, 2020

In the middle of February, Tim Lyon’s medical device company came to a screeching halt as the healthcare industry turned its focus to investing in personal protective equipment (PPE) and fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Suddenly, there he was without any revenue stream coming in and growing increasingly frustrated. Listen in as Tim Lyon, CEO and Co-Founder of Klean Katch talks with host Gene Marks about the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how he has found a new purpose while his business is closed helping bring joy to his friends and family.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

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The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Employer Tax Credit For Employee Leave With Andy Gargana

Employer Tax Credit For Employee Leave With Andy Gargana

May 5, 2020

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, employees are faced with new and unexpected challenges that may require time away from work. Whether they become sick with coronavirus themselves, need to take care of a family member who becomes sick, or need to care for their children while schools and daycares are closed, the federal government has expanded their paid leave requirements. As a result of these new regulations, a tax credit is available to help employers pay for their employees’ time off. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Paychex Compliance Analyst Andy Gargana about these tax credits, including pay requirements, credit maximums, the handling of healthcare costs and Medicare tax, and more.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Nothing is Business as Usual at Seaman Corporation

Nothing is Business as Usual at Seaman Corporation

May 4, 2020

With many businesses forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential businesses, including Seaman Corporation - manufacturer of industrial fabrics – continue to operate and provide their products and services. But for them, nothing is business as usual. From setting up remote working, to adopting new safety procedures, these companies are learning to rethink how their business works. Hear from Richard Seaman, Chairman of the Board at Seaman Corporation, as he talks with Gene Marks about a new way of working amidst the current circumstances.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Andy Gargana Breaks Down the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Andy Gargana Breaks Down the Employee Retention Tax Credit

May 1, 2020

Part of the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Employee Retention Tax Credit is available to qualified employers who are still paying employees during the current coronavirus pandemic. It allows the employer to take a refundable tax credit for up to 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid for each employee. In the first of this two-part episode of the Paychex Business Series, Paychex Compliance Analyst Andy Gargana shares with Gene Marks what you need to know about the Employee Retention Tax Credit, including what it is, business eligibility, revenue qualifications, and more.

For more information regarding COVID-19 and your business, including workplace health, business continuity, payroll processes, health insurance, financial assistance, new legislation, and more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.