As someone who has now officially worked at home for all of one week, I am by no means an expert when it comes to working from home. Personally, I much prefer the energy and excitement of being in the office and interacting in person with our team and clients. That said, in preparation for my switch from the office to home, I did quite of bit of research and planning to ensure that I could maintain a high level of efficiency and effectiveness even from my remote workspace. Here are some tips that I have found helpful.
As part of the new stimulus package signed by President Trump today, $349 billion is being allocated to assist small businesses with loans. The loans will be administered through the SBA 7a loan program via qualified commercial lenders and pertain to companies that have seen business decline as a result of COVID-19.
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
Brixey & Meyer has created a dedicated team to help business owners file for the Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster relief loans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to assist small businesses suffering substantial economic injury, providing you with low interest working capital.
Effective tonight, Monday March 23, 2020 at 11:59pm, the state of Ohio has issued a Stay at Home Order until at least April 6, 2020 at 11:59pm. The order identifies businesses and operations deemed essential and therefore exempt. You can read the full order HERE.
To our valued clients and colleagues:
First and foremost, we want to thank you for the trust in our Brixey & Meyer team and the services we provide.
The adrenaline rush you get when closing on an acquisition (or merger) is exhilarating.
Excitement builds as you make the formal announcement to the team and send the press release. The congratulations start pouring in and all the endorphins rush in. If only this were the punctuation at the end of the sentence. It’s more like a new chapter that is yet to be written.
Enjoy your post close rush, but know that success is in what follows, not the successful completion of the acquisition.
Often, business leaders are not prepared for this next phase in the transaction, which happens to be the most difficult. Integration, or as we prefer to say, unification, is the next and most important phase. Closing the deal is now a success that lives in the past and future success is properly unifying the teams and driving the intended benefits.
Topics: Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, acquisition, Takeaways, Retain, Key Employees, Business Consultant, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Merger
You’ve probably seen the topic of workplace culture everywhere. There are articles written about it, podcasts devoted to it, employers tout their culture to new hires and there are awards given to companies for having the “best place to work." What exactly is culture? At Brixey & Meyer, we say we have a great workplace culture, but what does that really mean?