The Paychex Business Series Podcast with Gene Marks - Coronavirus
Trainerize: How One Company is Defining a New Category in Personal Training and Fitness

Trainerize: How One Company is Defining a New Category in Personal Training and Fitness

December 15, 2020

Inspiration for a business can come from anywhere. For Sharad Mohan, Co-Founder and CEO of Trainerize, found it in 2003 while working with a physiotherapist. Hear as Sharad talks with host Gene Marks about his journey from ideation to realization, the bumps along the way, why defining a new category may be the key to a successful business, and where he sees himself going in the future.

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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.

How Amazon is Supporting Small Businesses During COVID-19 and Beyond

How Amazon is Supporting Small Businesses During COVID-19 and Beyond

December 8, 2020

When you think of Amazon, small businesses are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But maybe it should be. With more than half of the products sold on Amazon coming from small- and medium-sized businesses, Keri Cusick, Head of Small Business Empowerment at Amazon says small businesses are a fundamental part of their work. Hear what she has to say about what the company is doing to support small businesses, their focus on the customer experience, and what trends they’ve seen over the past few months. 

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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.

Paychex Panel Experts: Post Election Hot Topics

Paychex Panel Experts: Post Election Hot Topics

December 1, 2020

With the election behind us, many are wondering what to expect with the new Biden administration. Join Gene Marks as he talks with three experts from Paychex: Thad Inge, Senior Manager of Government Relations, Mike Trabold, Director of Compliance Risk, and Laurie Savage, Senior Compliance Analyst. Listen in as this panel talks about what business owners may see under president-elect Joe Biden, including the next round of stimulus, FICA tax, minimum wage and overtime laws, health care, 401(k) plans, and more.

Join us for our upcoming webinar on December 15, The Business Impacts of the 2020 Elections: A National Perspective, with host Gene Marks, and guests Rebecca Jarvis and Nicolle Wallace. Register today!

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This episode was recorded on November 20, 2020. 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 Congressman Steve Chabot, Member of the Committee on Small Business

Special Episode with Congressman Steve Chabot, Member of the Committee on Small Business

November 25, 2020

Listen in as Ohio Congressman, Steve Chabot, joins us for a special episode of the Paychex Business Series podcast. Hear as he talks with Gene Marks about his role as a member of the Committee on Small Business, the status of the new stimulus package, business liability in the COVID-19 era, Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness, and what business owners hope to see in the next two years.

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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.

Inside the World of a Business Journalist

Inside the World of a Business Journalist

November 24, 2020

Have you ever wondered how business journalists are able to write about the topic, without many having ever owned a business of their own? While Zach Warmbrodt, financial services reporter at POLITICO, may not be a business owner, he’s made a career out of providing commentary on a lot of the things that affect them. In this episode, Gene talks with Zach about the life of a business journalist, his take on the PPP, the rise of Fintech, 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.

Richard Gearhart Talks the Importance of Intellectual Property Protection with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Richard Gearhart Talks the Importance of Intellectual Property Protection with Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

November 17, 2020

You’ve thought of a new idea for a product or business…now what? Well, according to Richard Gearhart, founding partner of Gearhart Law, the first thing you should do is to get in touch with an intellectual property professional. Hear as Richard talks with host, Gene Marks about the difference between patents, trademarks, and copyrights; the importance of protecting your intellectual property; and why getting advice from an attorney sooner is better.

Thinking about starting a business? Be sure to read our article, “Starting a Business Checklist: Tips for Your New Launch.”

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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.

The Business Impacts of the 2020 Elections: First Impressions with Thad Inge

The Business Impacts of the 2020 Elections: First Impressions with Thad Inge

November 12, 2020

The results of the 2020 election will likely bring many changes for your business; in this episode, Gene talks with Thad Inge, Senior Manager of Government Relations at Paychex, about some of the most common questions being asked by business owners today, and what you can anticipate from the new administration.

Want to learn more about the business impacts of the 2020 election? Register for our upcoming webinar, The Business Impacts of the 2020 Elections: First Impressions, and learn how to jump on all these potential changes.

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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.

BMO Harris Bank’s Steve Zandpour Shares Why Businesses Should Look to Banks for Guidance and Advice

BMO Harris Bank’s Steve Zandpour Shares Why Businesses Should Look to Banks for Guidance and Advice

November 10, 2020

No longer just lending institutions, banks have become financial consultants. That’s why it's so important for small business owners to build a strong relationship with their bank. Steve Zandpour, U.S. Head of Retail Specialty for BMO Harris Bank, joins host Gene Marks to give insight into the banking side of business. Hear what he has to say about the Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Administration loans, competition in the lending industry, banker relationships and more.

To learn more about different types of small business financing options during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as lender options, read our article “Securing Financing for Your Small Business.”

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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.

Co-Founder of Vox.com Shares His Views on Building the United States Into the Strongest Economy in the World

Co-Founder of Vox.com Shares His Views on Building the United States Into the Strongest Economy in the World

November 3, 2020

What do China, New York City, and Washington, D.C. all have in common? According to Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox.com, it’s larger populations and strong economies. Listen in as Matt talks with host Gene Marks about why he believes a bigger population would be beneficial for the United States. Hear as he talks about his stance on how the U.S. can become the #1 economy, why immigration is so important, how we should learn to look at the country’s deficit, and what he thinks about healthcare as it relates to businesses.

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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.

National Trends, Local Impact – ABC News’ Chief Business Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis

National Trends, Local Impact – ABC News’ Chief Business Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis

October 27, 2020

Listen in as Rebecca Jarvis, chief business, technology & economics correspondent for ABC News, shares hard data and smart insights around significant “macro” issues small business owners need to be mindful of as they prepare for the weeks and months ahead. Rebecca and Gene discuss pent-up consumer demand and the coming holiday season, direct-to-consumer marketing, eCommerce, and opportunities with Amazon, more intentional spending habits and a renewed commitment to shop local, the unique challenges faced by women, as entrepreneurs and in the workplace, and much 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.

When it Comes to Small Business Loans, Online Lending May Be the Answer

When it Comes to Small Business Loans, Online Lending May Be the Answer

October 20, 2020

Finding loans for your small business can be a challenge – your company is not as big, you may be looking to borrow smaller amounts of money, or you may need your loan faster than a large bank can provide it. OnDeck, is an online lender company focused on the small business customer. In this episode, Gene Marks talks with Noah Breslow, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at OnDeck. Hear what Noah has to say about the service OnDeck provides, the online experience of applying for a loan, bridge loans, and more. 

For more information about small business loans, read our article, “Securing Financing for Your Small Business.”

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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.

 

Salesforce Executive Vice President Talks the Importance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software To Small Businesses

Salesforce Executive Vice President Talks the Importance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software To Small Businesses

October 13, 2020

Building and maintaining customer relationships is more important now than ever before. With that in mind, many businesses are looking into customer relationship management (CRM), and may be asking themselves, “Is it time to invest in CRM software?” In this episode, Meredith Schmidt, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Salesforce Essentials and SMB at Salesforce, is talking with Gene Marks about the importance of CRM for small businesses, how to be sure you are taking full advantage of the software capabilities, the future of  Salesforce, and more.

For more ideas on how to connect with customers, read our article, “How Microbusinesses Can Build Customer Relationships.”

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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.

How Companies Are Changing The Way They Do Business With Facebook

How Companies Are Changing The Way They Do Business With Facebook

October 6, 2020

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have become increasingly popular for use by small businesses as a tool for marketing, facilitating store traffic, and completing transactions. In this episode, host Gene Marks talks with Rich Rao, Vice President of Small Business at Facebook. Hear what he has to say about the increasing trend of small businesses entering the eCommerce space, how companies are using social media as a form of communication with their customers, what features Facebook provides small business owners, and where he sees the future of the Facebook Small Business group going to help companies be successful.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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.  

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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The Impact of Educational Technology As Parents Navigate Remote Learning

The Impact of Educational Technology As Parents Navigate Remote Learning

August 25, 2020

With the current COVID-19 pandemic changing the landscape of education, parents have begun looking for solutions for remote and hybrid learning options. Seeing this shift, Alice Locatelli, co-founder of CoPod, saw an opportunity to provide families with support in their children’s learning. Hear as Alice talks with host Gene Marks about setting up a teaching pod business and the future opportunities in the education technology industry.

As schools reopen, employers will play a critical role in helping working parents maintain a balance between their personal and professional obligations. Find out what you need to know and how you can help support your employees during back to school time. And for help navigating the complexities of the laws and regulations surrounding this, try our interactive tool.

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Gene Marks Talks Lessons From a Pandemic: “Cash is King”

Gene Marks Talks Lessons From a Pandemic: “Cash is King”

August 18, 2020

In the words of Gene Marks, host of the Paychex Business Series podcast, “Cash is King.” Listen in as Gene kicks off season two and talks about the importance of having cash reserves to help you survive unexpected challenges, and how having cash has helped business owners navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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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.

Mark Cuban – More than a Shark, More than a Maverick

Mark Cuban – More than a Shark, More than a Maverick

July 29, 2020

In this episode, you’ll get to listen in on Gene’s wide-ranging conversation with Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks and appears on the popular TV show, Shark Tank. Hear Mark’s take on the different issues facing small businesses today, including government stimulus, health care, banking relationships, changing market dynamics, and what it will take to succeed in this time of “creative destruction.” Anyone who knows Mark Cuban knows he has strong opinions and viewpoints on most every topic. You’ll really want to hear what he has to say about the challenges – and opportunities – he sees for our communities, our economy, and our country.

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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Understanding the Importance of Staying Compliant With OSHA Guidelines in a COVID-19 World

Understanding the Importance of Staying Compliant With OSHA Guidelines in a COVID-19 World

July 28, 2020

As businesses begin navigating the path of reopening, there is a lot for business owners and leaders to think about in the post-pandemic world. At the top of mind for many is the health and safety of employees and customers. In this episode, host Gene Marks talks with Paychex PEO Senior Risk and Safety Representative, Lisa Carboni, and Paychex Safety and Loss Representative, Todd Leone, about the new complexities and OSHA guidelines regarding COVID-19 and how to help keep your business safe. Hear as they talk about everything from the having a reopening plan and the importance of implementing a hazard assessment, to the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and what to know about when it comes to OSHA complaints.

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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A New Orleans Business Owner Survives Covid By Helping Others

A New Orleans Business Owner Survives Covid By Helping Others

July 23, 2020

The community members of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans were still recovering from Hurricane Katrina when COVID-19 hit.

Just as many businesses began to struggle, so did those living in that area. As an essential business owner, Burnell Cotlon saw this first hand. As his customers came into the door of his market, the Lower 9th Ward Market, Burnell saw their struggles and decided to do what he could to help them out. Hear as he talks with Gene Marks about his experience as an essential business owner, how he’s working to help support his community, and the lessons he’s learned from the current pandemic.

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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Celebrity Stylist Anthony Cristiano Talks Surviving the Pandemic as a Luxury Salon Owner

Celebrity Stylist Anthony Cristiano Talks Surviving the Pandemic as a Luxury Salon Owner

July 21, 2020

As the owner of a salon, Anthony Cristiano was not considered an essential business owner. So, when COVID-19 hit, he was forced to shut down his salon and furlough his employees. That’s when Anthony turned to the experts to help him navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Hear as he talks with Gene Marks about what happened when he closed his doors, who he turned to for advice, how he worked to make his staff comfortable, where he turned to for money, how he’s hoping to welcome customers back, and his thoughts on 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.

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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.

Surviving the Pandemic and Saving Jobs – How One Trophy Company Reinvented Itself Overnight

Surviving the Pandemic and Saving Jobs – How One Trophy Company Reinvented Itself Overnight

July 16, 2020

After laying off his entire staff, opportunity came knocking for Keith Baldwin, co-owner of Spike’s Trophies. In one simple call, Keith decided to turn his trophy and awards company into a call center for New York State, allowing him to hire back his employees and train them to book appointments for COVID-19 tests, and later handle unemployment triage calls for the Department of Labor. Listen in as Keith shares with Gene Marks his experience completely switching up his business in order to keep his people employed, how he handled enticing his employees back to work despite the additional $600 of unemployment a week, and what his thoughts are on diversifying his business in 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.

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Post-COVID-19, Is the Future of Businesses Online?

Post-COVID-19, Is the Future of Businesses Online?

July 14, 2020

While COVID-19 caused the shutdown of many businesses, the e-commerce space saw a massive spike. As people were forced to stay at home, they turned to online businesses to provide them with what they needed. But the question on many people’s minds is, will the trend of online buying continue, or will things go back to ‘normal’ once we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic? Listen in as Founder and CEO of Quiet Light Brokerage, Mark Daoust, talks with Gene Marks about the impact the pandemic has had on the e-commerce business space, what that means for the future, and how the buying and selling of these online businesses have been affected.

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.

Interested in Buying a Business? President of BizBuySell.com Says Now May Be the Right Time

Interested in Buying a Business? President of BizBuySell.com Says Now May Be the Right Time

July 9, 2020

As businesses begin to reopen, many owners may be taking a serious look at the option of selling their company and move on. So, is now, during a pandemic, a good time to look into buying? Bob House, President of BizBuySell.com, talks with Gene Marks about the potential for those looking into buying businesses, including the impact the pandemic has had on the market, which industries may be a smart bet, financing options through the Small Business Administration, 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.

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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.

 
 
The Pandemic’s Bad Enough, but Try Being a Wedding Photographer!

The Pandemic’s Bad Enough, but Try Being a Wedding Photographer!

July 7, 2020

The financial impact of COVID-19 is being felt by almost every business. But what if your chosen industry forces you to choose between turning down jobs, and putting yourself into situations where social distancing is not always an option? Hear from Justin McCallum, owner of Justin McCallum Photography, as he talks with Gene Marks about his experience navigating the current pandemic. Justin shares with Gene his experience applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and other federal funding, his questions regarding contract protection with a force majeure clause, and how he plans to approach jobs in the future to ensure he is keeping the health and safety of himself, his loved ones, and his community at the forefront.

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How a Cash Reserve, a Little Creative Thinking, and a Positive Attitude Helped One Marketing Company Survive COVID-19

How a Cash Reserve, a Little Creative Thinking, and a Positive Attitude Helped One Marketing Company Survive COVID-19

July 2, 2020

It’s not always easy to keep a positive attitude, especially during times like this. But for Joy Gendusa, founder and CEO of the full-service marketing company PostcardMania, thinking negatively was never an option. Hear from Joy as she talks with Gene Marks about her experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, how she kept all her employees working, the importance of having cash reserves, and how her creative thinking and optimism have helped her survive this downturn.

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Looking to Sell Your Business? Bob House of BizBuySell.com Says Don’t Rule It out Because of the Pandemic

Looking to Sell Your Business? Bob House of BizBuySell.com Says Don’t Rule It out Because of the Pandemic

June 30, 2020

Whether they are looking to retire or have decided to move on from the increased complexities that have been brought on by COVID-19, there are many business owners who are considering selling. But is right now, in the middle of a pandemic, the right time to make a move? Bob House, president of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com says it just may be. Listen in as he talks with Gene Marks about why it may be a good time to sell, including a unique opportunity from the Small Business Administration to encourage buyers and the increased demand in essential businesses that is catching to the eye of prospective buyers. Bob also shares his advice on how to get yourself and your business ready to maximize your return and make it a smooth transfer of ownership.

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Get Creative With New Insurance Opportunities to Help Cut Costs During COVID-19

Get Creative With New Insurance Opportunities to Help Cut Costs During COVID-19

June 26, 2020

As businesses work to navigate the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19, finding ways to cut costs is top of mind for most. Insurance expert and Director of Virtual Sales at Paychex, Rob Ryan, says that with the unique circumstances brought on by the pandemic, business owners can look to their insurance policies for ways to save. Listen in as Rob talks with host Gene Marks about how to reduce workers’ compensation rates, why cyber insurance is more important than ever, and how to rethink health insurance offerings.

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Post-COVID-19 Shutdown, the Key to Protecting Your Employees and Your Business is Clear, Well Thought Out Policies

Post-COVID-19 Shutdown, the Key to Protecting Your Employees and Your Business is Clear, Well Thought Out Policies

June 24, 2020

Coming out of the COVID-19 shutdowns, business as usual is not what it once was. As companies start planning their reopening or begin bringing back employees, there is a lot to think about. Paychex Compliance Analysts, Kate Hill and Rachel Dowling, share with Gene Marks some best practices and considerations that employers should look at in order to protect their business and keep their employees safe. Hear as Kate and Rachel touch on topics such as handling health concerns and ensuring safety, confidentiality and employee rights, how to handle questions about telework continuation, and the importance of communicating clear, how well thought out business policies to help guide you.

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Why CPA.com’s Erik Asgeirsson Thinks the Coronavirus Pandemic is a Defining Moment for Accounting Firms

Why CPA.com’s Erik Asgeirsson Thinks the Coronavirus Pandemic is a Defining Moment for Accounting Firms

June 22, 2020

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, accounting firms have played a key role as advisors for their clients. For many firms this has been a defining moment, being able to continue operating remotely to help their small business clients navigate these tough times. In this episode, CPA.com President and Chief Executive Officer, Erik Asgeirsson, talks with Gene Marks about the importance of technology and cloud-based platforms as it relates to the accounting industry. Listen as Erik talks about how accounting firms who had technology in place have fared during the past few weeks, how COVID-19 has pushed other firms to invest and build their technology offerings, and what the future holds for accounting firms working as trusted advisors for businesses moving forward.

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Robert Cresanti of the International Franchise Association Explains How Ingenuity and Strength Are Helping Franchise Owners Emerge From COVID-19

Robert Cresanti of the International Franchise Association Explains How Ingenuity and Strength Are Helping Franchise Owners Emerge From COVID-19

June 19, 2020

As the nation begins to come out of the current coronavirus pandemic, and businesses, including franchises, start to reopen, the true effects of the shutdowns are emerging. In this episode, Gene Marks talks with President and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA), Robert Cresanti, and Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs of the IFA, Matt Haller, about the effect of the pandemic on franchise owners across the country and how they used their creativity to making it through. Robert and Matt give insights and advice for franchise owners moving forward, including using communication as a foundation of managing change, how to encourage employees to return to work, whether they see the economy rebounding, and the opportunity for both existing and prospective franchise owners.

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Jim Gaffigan is Playing the Long Game on YouTube

Jim Gaffigan is Playing the Long Game on YouTube

June 18, 2020

In this two-episode podcast, Gene Marks talks with comedian, actor, and independent business owner, Jim Gaffigan, about his experience with the current coronavirus pandemic. Listen in as Jim talks about what the shutdown has meant for his live appearances and comedy shows, how it has pushed him to use social media platforms he had not previously taken full advantage of. Hear how YouTube is helping him in all aspects of his career, despite the current pandemic - from building awareness and reaching likeminded people, to creating a community and establishing relationships like never before. This is Part 2 of this fun, wide-ranging interview.

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How the Signature Dish From One City in Upstate New York Has Helped Jim Gaffigan’s Business Survive the Pandemic

How the Signature Dish From One City in Upstate New York Has Helped Jim Gaffigan’s Business Survive the Pandemic

June 17, 2020

In this two-episode podcast, Gene Marks talks with comedian, actor, and independent business owner, Jim Gaffigan, about his experience with the current coronavirus pandemic. Listen in as Jim talks about what the shutdown has meant for his live appearances and comedy shows, how it has pushed him to use social media platforms he had not previously taken full advantage of, and why Rochester’s famous Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate™ has helped his business survive. This is Part 1 of this fun, wide-ranging interview.

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The Next Stimulus Bill is Coming Soon…How Will it Affect Your Business?

The Next Stimulus Bill is Coming Soon…How Will it Affect Your Business?

June 15, 2020

With two stimulus bills already passed, there is much talk over the possibility of a third stimulus bill. Thad Inge, Senior Manager, Government Relations for Paychex, talks with Gene Marks about what both the Democrats and Republicans are each looking for as they work towards passing a bill. Listen in as they discuss funding for state and local governments, an extension of the extra $600 a week in federal unemployment as presented in the proposed Heroes Act, and business liability and possible direct stimulus checks, as being discussed on the Republican side. Thad shares what he’s hearing in Washington about the next stimulus bill, what he thinks will make it into the bill, and when he expects it to pass.

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Compliance ‘Trifecta’: Federal, State, and Local Laws Key in Reopening

Compliance ‘Trifecta’: Federal, State, and Local Laws Key in Reopening

June 12, 2020

As businesses make their way through the current coronavirus pandemic, the path to reopening can be a challenging one. Whether they have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place or not, there is a lot that business owners need to be aware of as they begin planning. So, where should they start? Paychex Compliance Analyst, Kate Hill, says first and foremost, you need to be aware of the compliance ‘trifecta’ – federal, state, and local laws. Kate says that now is the time to look at what has stayed the same and what has changed, to help ensure you are on the right track. Listen in as she talks with Gene Marks about designating a return to work team, ensuring you are on top of changes to paid family leave, wage and hour issues, and more. And for more information on returning to work, be sure to visit the Paychex Return to Work: Getting Back to Business page, featuring state guidance, FAQ’s, best practices, and other valuable tools.

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Everything You Need to Know About Last Week’s PPP Changes

Everything You Need to Know About Last Week’s PPP Changes

June 10, 2020

Since the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application process opened on April 3, 2020, a lot has changed. Most recently, on June 5, President Trump signed into law, the PPP Flexibility Act. In this episode, Paychex Compliance Analyst, Connor Mykins, talks with Gene Marks about the complexities around the PPP and what has changed with this most recent act. Listen as he discusses everything from the extension of the forgiveness period, the new percentage requirements for eligible expenses, what qualifies for acceptable nonpayroll costs, guidance on restoring headcount, and much more.

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Why CPA.com’s Erik Asgeirsson Thinks the Paycheck Protection Program Has Been a Success

Why CPA.com’s Erik Asgeirsson Thinks the Paycheck Protection Program Has Been a Success

June 8, 2020

Signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act provides business owners with greater freedom for when and how loan funds must be spent. This new act increases the time borrowers have to spend their loan and reduces the percentage of the loan that must be spent on payroll. Listen in as CEO of CPA.com, Erik Asgeirsson, talks with Gene Marks about these new changes, as well as how this will positively impact businesses as they begin to reopen, how the PPP should be looked at as more of a grant program than a loan program, when you should start thinking about the forgiveness application, and his thoughts on the success of the PPP.  Visit Paychex WORX to learn more about the PPP Flexibility Act.

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For Small Businesses the Focus is on Customer Relationships Post COVID-19

For Small Businesses the Focus is on Customer Relationships Post COVID-19

June 5, 2020

As businesses begin to reopen, a legitimate concern for many owners is having enough customers to keep their businesses going into the future. Alice Bredin, founder of the market research company Bredin, says that the key to this potential problem is for businesses to get into the mindset of their customers – find out what they are worried about, come up with plans to help ease their minds, and get the word out to your previous customers and any possible new prospects. Listen as Alice shares the findings from the most recent Paychex COVID-19 snap poll with Gene Marks and explains what the data is telling us about how business owner concerns, how they are working to get people in the door, what they have learned over the past few weeks about efficiency, and how they plan to prepare themselves for a possible second wave of the coronavirus. Click here to find out more about the findings from the latest COVID-19 snap poll.

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IFA CEO Talks His Experience on the President’s Council for Reopening

IFA CEO Talks His Experience on the President’s Council for Reopening

June 4, 2020

Reopening businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is not an easy task. In fact, in order to provide direction to businesses on this, President Trump put together several Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, made up of executives, economists, and industry leaders. Robert Cresanti, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA) was one of the industry leaders who was asked to help come up with a blueprint to guide businesses as they look to get up and running. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Robert about some of the key takeaways, including how the CDC, OSHA, state, and local recommendations and regulations impacted the blueprint; what businesses should consider in terms of health and safety; and how the document will evolve as time goes on.

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CDC and OSHA Guidelines Provide Starting Point as Businesses Reopen

CDC and OSHA Guidelines Provide Starting Point as Businesses Reopen

June 3, 2020

As businesses across the U.S. begin to reopen, there are a lot of rules and regulations that they need to be aware of to ensure they stay compliant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the state and local governments have laid out guidelines that business owners need to be sure to educate themselves about. Listen in as Paychex Compliance Analyst, Rachel Dowling, talks with Gene Marks about everything from social distancing and temperature and health checks, to creating new health and safety protocols and guidelines vary by state and industry. 

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Alice Bredin Talks Optimism of Small Business Owners Amidst COVID-19

Alice Bredin Talks Optimism of Small Business Owners Amidst COVID-19

June 1, 2020

Optimism. With the current coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard to believe that any business, especially a small business, could use that word to describe how they are feeling about the future. But according to Alice Bredin, founder of the market research company Bredin, that’s exactly the outlook small business owners have as they begin the road to recovery. Listen in as Alice talks with Gene Marks about the findings of the most recent Paychex COVID-19 snap poll which gives insight into what businesses are thinking about the future, industry and location trends, and the ways they are changing how they do business moving forward. Click here to learn more about the findings from the latest COVID-19 snap poll.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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