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How Social Media and Networking Helped the Box of Oddities Podcast Reach 10 Million Downloads

How Social Media and Networking Helped the Box of Oddities Podcast Reach 10 Million Downloads

March 30, 2021

What started out as a “side job” for Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth, quickly turned into a focus for both. Their “Box of Oddities” podcast, has reached nearly 10 million views in just 2 years. Listen in as Kat and Jethro talk with host Gene Marks about how they came up with the idea, what they’ve done to market their podcast, how they are using social media, the importance of networking, and tips for those looking to start their own podcast.

Resources:

To learn more about how to market your business, download our free whitepaper, Startup Guide: Market Your Business, at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/market-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.

How the Philadelphia 76ers are Making Moves Off the Court to Help Put Black-Owned Businesses on the Map

How the Philadelphia 76ers are Making Moves Off the Court to Help Put Black-Owned Businesses on the Map

March 23, 2021

Historically, black-owned businesses have faced a unique set of social, financial and policy challenges that have created disparities that are difficult to overcome. That’s why the Philadelphia 76ers along side of David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer, have made a commitment leveraging their organization to help these businesses succeed. Listen in as David talks with Gene Marks about the history of black-owned businesses and how that has impacted them today, resources that are available to these business owners, and how the Sixers “Buy Black Program” is providing resources for local businesses.

Resources:

Looking to understand more about diversity and inclusion as it relates to your business? Read our article, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace" at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace.

Learn more about the Buy Black program at www.nba.com/sixers/community/buy-black.

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.

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Handles Tax Credits Like ERTC and FFCRA and What They Mean for Your Business

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Handles Tax Credits Like ERTC and FFCRA and What They Mean for Your Business

March 16, 2021

With the signing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 by President Biden on March 11, 2021, there have been some changes and additions to tax credits that business owners should know. On the third episode of this three-part series, Andy Gargana, Senior Federal Compliance Analyst at Paychex, is talking with Gene Marks about everything you need to know when it comes to tax credits under the third stimulus. Listen in as they talk Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the new COBRA tax credit, and much more. 

Resources:

To find out more about what’s in the third stimulus bill and how it’s impacting small businesses, read our article “President Signs $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act.”

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.

Third Stimulus Bill Expands Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Third Stimulus Bill Expands Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

March 16, 2021

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. This $1.9 trillion stimulus bill includes modifications and changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Listen in to part two of this three part series as Gene Marks talks with Paychex Compliance Analyst, Connor Mykins, about the expansion of these two programs and what small business owners need to know, including an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), the approaching March 31st deadline for the PPP, and more.

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To find out more about what’s in the third stimulus bill and how it’s impacting small businesses, read our article “President Signs $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act.”

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.

What’s in the Third Stimulus Bill and How It’s Impacting Small Business Owners

What’s in the Third Stimulus Bill and How It’s Impacting Small Business Owners

March 12, 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, also known as the America Rescue Plan Act. In this first episode of a three part series, host Gene Marks is talking with Senior Manager of Government Relations for Paychex, Thad Inge, about everything you need to know. Hear about the updates to the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the Employee Retention Tax Credit, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, as well as how this relief bill is helping the hard hit restaurant industry.

Resources:

Visit our COVID-19 Help Center for the latest tools and resources at paychex.com/coronavirus-resources.

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 SECURE Act Helps Attract & Retain Talent Using Tax Incentives to Start a 401(k)

The SECURE Act Helps Attract & Retain Talent Using Tax Incentives to Start a 401(k)

March 9, 2021

If you are a small business owner, a 401(k) plan is within your reach. Your business is never too small to offer a 401(k).  With costs for starting a 401(k) for you and your employees at an all-time low, now is the time to give it another consideration.

Gene Marks sits down with Daniel Notto and Meghan Jacobson from J.P. Morgan to simplify federal incentives, which can help make a 401(k) obtainable for your small business. Also, learn how a 401(k) is a way to help your small business attract and retain talent to gain a competitive edge.

Resources:

Download our free whitepaper: How a 401(k) Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

View our article: The SECURE Act 2.0: A Look Ahead for 2021

Read Dan Notto's bulletin: Congress Enacts Major Retirement Plan Legislation

Read Meghan Jacobson's 401(k) Small Business Survey

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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.

Andrew Zimmern Talks About the Challenges Facing the Restaurant Industry

Andrew Zimmern Talks About the Challenges Facing the Restaurant Industry

March 2, 2021

Andrew Zimmern started off working in the restaurant industry when he was 14 years old. Today, he is one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. Andrew has spent his career learning everything he could about the restaurant business and industry – from the kitchen and operations all the way to marketing and policy. Now, he’s talking with Gene Marks about the state of the industry, before, during, and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a chef, restaurant manager, budding restaurateur, or anything in between, this is a must listen to episode.

Resources:

For information on running your restaurant, check out our guide: Run Your Restaurant without Running Ragged

Get the information you need in your road to recovery by downloading our free guide: SMBs & COVID-19: Peer Insights for Rebuilding and Recovery.

Follow Paychex on Facebook @Paychex, Instagram @Paychex_Inc, and Twitter at @Paychex

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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.