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The FruitGuys CEO Shares His Story On Business Model Innovation During COVID-19

The FruitGuys CEO Shares His Story On Business Model Innovation During COVID-19

September 29, 2020

As many work environments changed with the onset of COVID-19 from in office to remote working, the impact was felt heavily for The FruitGuys, a company that delivers fresh fruit to businesses around the United States. That’s when Chris Mittelstaedt, CEO and Founder of The FruitGuys, had to become creative and reimagine how his company would navigate these uncertain times. Hear as he talks with host Gene Marks about how The FruitGuys has changed their business model and evolved over the past six months to keep the business going, how they are working to help support small farmers, how they have managed to run a nonprofit to help feed the hungry, and where he sees the future of supply chain and office working in the future.

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center for more information on navigating your business.

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.

Special Episode With Joe Biden’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council Member, Andrew Yang

Special Episode With Joe Biden’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Advisory Council Member, Andrew Yang

September 25, 2020

With the upcoming presidential election just around the corner and as the country continues to feel the effects of the current pandemic, there’s a lot for small business owners to consider. Recently, candidate Joe Biden put together an advisory council on small businesses and entrepreneurship, that includes former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang. In this special episode, host Gene Marks talks with Yang about the small business initiatives that Biden released on September 23, and what we might expect to see under a Biden/Harris administration. Hear as he talks about plans for additional relief for those that missed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the importance of making distinctions between small businesses and large firms, and Biden’s stance on labor and what that means for small business owners.  

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center for more information on navigating your business.

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.

Workplace Safety Guidance from Infectious Disease Physician and Epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Harris

Workplace Safety Guidance from Infectious Disease Physician and Epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Harris

September 22, 2020

Face masks or face shields? Thermal scanning or symptom checking? UV light, disinfectants or air filters? These are questions that small business owners are having to ask themselves as they work to create a safe working environment in the COVID-19 era. But how do you know what’s best and what is the best use of your money? In this episode, infectious disease physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Harris, breaks each of these down and provides insights on what you need to know when it comes to operating a safe business for you, your employees, and your customers.

For more information on implementing new safety precautions, including social distancing and increased cleaning, take a look at the “Workplace Safety & Privacy Considerations” section of our ebook, What to Consider as Businesses Re-Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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.

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What to Know About Employer Liability Concerns in the Age of COVID-19

What to Know About Employer Liability Concerns in the Age of COVID-19

September 15, 2020

As businesses work to navigate these challenging times, they are facing new questions about employer liabilities as they relate to COVID-19. On this episode, labor and employment litigation lawyer, Kamran Mirrafati, talks with host Gene Marks about what you need to know when it comes to liability insurance; workers’ compensation; retaliation and failure to accommodate claims, the importance of maintaining employee privacy, the impact of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, and more.

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center for more information on navigating your business.

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.

Aviation Gin Sr. Brand Manager Talks Ryan Reynolds, Social Media, and Influencer Marketing

Aviation Gin Sr. Brand Manager Talks Ryan Reynolds, Social Media, and Influencer Marketing

September 8, 2020

With an influencer like actor Ryan Reynolds, who would ever doubt the success of the spirits brand Aviation American Gin? But Senior Brand Manager, Adrian Molina, says there’s much more to influencer marketing than a big name. Hear as he shares with Gene Marks about his experience working with Reynolds – as an influencer and creative partner, why he feels it’s so important to find an influencer who is truly invested in the success of a brand, how social media can be used as a listening tool, and the importance of knowing the impact of your marketing plan.

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.

Furloughs, Layoffs, and Terminations: What to Know and How to Handle Them

Furloughs, Layoffs, and Terminations: What to Know and How to Handle Them

September 1, 2020

In this unprecedented economic downturn, many companies are having to make tough decisions, including changes in staffing. On this episode, Talia Edmundson, Principal and Founder of HRnB Consulting, is talking with host Gene Marks about furloughs, layoffs, and firings. Hear as she breaks down the differences and talks about unemployment insurance, the impact on benefits, best practices for communication, how to keep up employee morale, and more.

Have you already or are you considering furloughing employees? Learn more about the health benefits implications.

If you have already reduced your staff and are thinking about recalling or rehiring your employees, find out what to do if those employees refuse to return to work.

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Help Center for more information on navigating your business.

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.