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The Future of the Small Business Administration and What it Means for You

The Future of the Small Business Administration and What it Means for You

June 29, 2021

On this episode of the Paychex Business Series podcast, host Gene Marks talks with Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Hear what she had to say about the future of the SBA, future financing models, the expansion of SCORE, and more.

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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.

Small Business Impacted by COVID-19: Rep. Sharice Davids Supports 4 Bills to Help Local Businesses

Small Business Impacted by COVID-19: Rep. Sharice Davids Supports 4 Bills to Help Local Businesses

June 24, 2021

In Kansas, small business owners, new and old, struggle to adapt to the changing economy and modernization needed to survive during COVID-19. Congresswoman Sharice Davids, of the House Small Business Committee, is working to support these entrepreneurs through community lending, grant funding, and tech resources. Tune in as she speaks with Gene Marks about the 4 bills she’s sponsoring to help local small businesses navigate during the pandemic.

Resources:

Learn more about how the pandemic has changed small business with our article, Top 6 Small Business Trends to Know for 2021 at www.paychex.com/articles/management/small-business-trends.

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.

Paychex President and CEO, Martin Mucci Talks Employment, Benefits, Business Outlook, and More

Paychex President and CEO, Martin Mucci Talks Employment, Benefits, Business Outlook, and More

June 22, 2021

In this special episode of the Paychex Business Series podcast, Gene Marks sat down with Paychex President and CEO, Martin Mucci, at the recent Paychex Business Conference 2021 to discuss the business outlook and what it all means for companies like yours. Listen in as they talk about what he’s seeing on the labor front, what the future may hold for supply chain, new ways of attracting employees, tax credits for employers such as the Employee Retention Tax Credit and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, getting creative with benefits, and more.

Resources:

For more insights into wage and employment trends on a national, regional, state, metro, and industry basis, take a look at the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch at www.paychex.com/employment-watch.

Be sure to watch our other great sessions from the Paychex Business Conference 2021 at www.paychex.com/thrive.

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.

Helping Small Businesses in the Pandemic: Congressman Scott Fitzgerald Sponsors the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act

Helping Small Businesses in the Pandemic: Congressman Scott Fitzgerald Sponsors the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act

June 17, 2021

In this pandemic, small businesses continue to struggle with funding, reliable employment, and lack of technology to compete with larger corporations. As a member of the small business committee, Congressman Scott Fitzgerald recognizes these issues and is sponsoring the Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act to ensure their future. Hear as he speaks with Gene Marks on the importance of SBA microloans, solutions for labor disruption in Wisconsin, and how bipartisan collaboration between government and state can help small businesses.

Resources:

Get more business information on our COVID-19 Help Center at www.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.

An Economic Forecast: Inflation, Interest Rates, National Debt, and More

An Economic Forecast: Inflation, Interest Rates, National Debt, and More

June 15, 2021

The conversation of inflation is definitely in the air, but what exactly is driving it, what are the inflation expectations, and what are the predictions for the next few months and years? Gene Marks is talking with Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics, Mark Zandi, about just that. Listen in as Mark talks about the impact of inflation, interest rates, the national debt and more, on your business, and the economy.

For a insights into wage and employment trends on a national, regional, state, metro, and industry basis, take a look at the Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch at www.paychex.com/employment-watch.

Check out to Mark's new podcast, Moody's Talks - Inside Economics, that focuses on key indicators and the global economy.

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.

Increasing Work Incentive: Rand Paul on Raising Minimum Wage, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the PRO Act

Increasing Work Incentive: Rand Paul on Raising Minimum Wage, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the PRO Act

June 10, 2021

As the new ranking member on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Senator Rand Paul sees firsthand how policies affect the working community. Listen in as he speaks with Gene Marks on the unseen aspects of raising minimum wage, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the PRO Act. While these policies intended for workers sound beneficial, learn why they may actually discourage competition and work incentives in the market.

Paychex continues to speak with policymakers on both sides of the aisle about policies and ideas shaping small businesses. Make sure to follow us so you don't miss out on these upcoming episodes.

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.

Women in the Workplace: The Past, the Present, and the Future

Women in the Workplace: The Past, the Present, and the Future

June 8, 2021

The Women’s Bureau, part of the Department of Labor, is the only federal agency mandated by Congress to work exclusively on issues that affect women in the workplace and represents their needs as wage-earning women in public policy process. Wendy Chun-Hoon is the Director of the Women’s Bureau, and she recently talked with host Gene Marks about what employers need to know. Listen in as she discusses everything from occupational segregation within certain job sectors, how the pandemic impacted women’s employment, the importance of policy as it relates to paid leave and child and elder care, the employer’s role in helping women thrive in the workplace, and so much more. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Our Heroes:  How to Employ Dependable, Critical Thinking Veterans in a 21st Century Workforce

Hiring Our Heroes: How to Employ Dependable, Critical Thinking Veterans in a 21st Century Workforce

June 1, 2021

Veteran unemployment was a national crisis in 2011. Hiring Our Heroes has helped our Veterans and their spouses, connecting them with businesses of all sizes for free. In this episode, Gene Marks explores with Eric Eversole, President of Hiring Our Heroes, the ins and outs of employing a diverse workforce that is focused on problem solving and teamwork. Learn how Hiring Our Heroes have created opportunities, the pros of employing our veterans, and how to secure good employees in today’s 21st century workforce.

Resources: 

Learn more about veteran hiring with our article, Changes in Approach by HR Can Improve the Recruiting and Hiring of Military Veterans at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/improve-recruiting-and-hiring-military-veterans

See how small businesses in the United States have evolved tremendously over the last decade with our article, The New Generation of Business Owners is Here at www.paychex.com/articles/startup/new-generation-diversity-reshaping-us-small-business.

Visit Hiring our Heroes at www.hiringourheroes.org

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.