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    Updated Ohio TechCred Program Open NOW

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Aug 12, 2020 10:12:53 AM

    The Ohio TechCred Program is open again and employers DO NOT have to identify specific employees (current and/or prospective employees) on the application this round. The employees will need to be identified when filing for reimbursement. This makes the program much more flexible for employers that know what credentials/trainings will be needed but are not sure which employees will be receiving those credentials/trainings!

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, TechCred, 2020, Small Businesses, Businesses, Training

    Congress Approves Favorable Changes to PPP

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Jun 4, 2020 12:13:42 PM

    On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate approved H.R. 7010, a bill that will dramatically change critical terms to the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, providing much needed relief for borrowers.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses

    Ohio DSA Launches Two More Grant Programs to Help Small Businesses

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Jun 3, 2020 3:12:28 PM

    The Ohio Development Services Agency has created two new grant programs to help small businesses recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs are targeted to help small businesses that have disproportionately been affected by closures, or have pivoted to help end shortages of protective medical gear. The two grants are funded by federal CARES Act stimulus funds.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Small Businesses, Businesses

    SBA Loan Forgiveness: Application & Instructions

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on May 18, 2020 3:07:21 PM

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration released the much-anticipated application and instructions for how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers can see their loans forgiven.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    Question & Answer: "How will SBA review borrowers’ required good-faith certification...?"

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on May 14, 2020 12:20:28 PM

    "How will SBA review borrowers' required good-faith certification concerning the necessity of their loan request?"

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    Paycheck Protection Program: Additional Funds Available

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Apr 27, 2020 9:17:31 AM

    On Friday, April 24, 2020, the President signed into law a $484 billion relief bill called the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") and Health Care Enhancement Act with additional funding for PPP, Hospitals, and Testing. 

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

    JobsOhio Partners with Peoples and First Federal/Home Savings Banks to Help Small Businesses

    Posted by Kari Brooke on Apr 22, 2020 11:37:08 AM

    JobsOhio, Peoples Bank and First Federal/Home Savings Bank announced a partnership to support existing small business clients with maintaining operations and payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. JobsOhio has committed up to $50 million to assist Peoples Bank and recently merged First Federal Bank and Home Savings Bank. The program provides additional financing on favorable terms for local Ohio business customers in good standing that would otherwise not be able to access this credit on such terms due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Small Businesses, Businesses, Employee Retention

    Our Business Advisory Experts Can Help You...

    Posted by Jon Trunk on Apr 14, 2020 10:11:12 AM

    COVID-19 is impacting your business, and we are here to help. Our Business Advisory experts are empathetic and diverse problem solvers that are here to assist where you need it most.  

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    Topics: ohio, Business Advisory, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, Businesses, CARES Act

    Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Get Our FFCRA Toolkit to Help Businesses

    Posted by Steve Black on Apr 8, 2020 12:23:37 PM

    On March 18th, the Federal government passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCCRA). Within the law, Emergency Paid Sick Leave (E-PSL) and Emergency FMLA (E-FMLA) provisions created paid leave for qualifying employees. These provisions went into effect on April 1st. 

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    Topics: ohio, Human Resources, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, COVID-19, Loan, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, Businesses, FFCRA

    PPP Application Update: The Interim Final Rule

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Apr 4, 2020 3:04:21 PM

    Late on Thursday, April 2, the SBA released the Interim Final Rule (IRF) which constitutes the much anticipated “Regulations” to provide further guidance of the PPP implementation. This interim final rule is effective immediately and is being issued to allow for immediate implementation of this program.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, Stay at Home Order, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, SBA, Small Business Administration, Small Businesses, CARES Act

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