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    Building & Sustaining a Compelling Culture

    Posted by Steve Black on Feb 24, 2022 9:04:07 AM

    Compelling cultures have a common ingredient. Trust. It characterizes who they are and what they do. This single ingredient propels them to be bigger, better, faster, and stronger. They win more opportunities, deal with less distractions, and enjoy more of what Jim Collins calls “luck events.” Trust was once considered a “soft” part of business. Now, it is a necessary component of sustainable growth.

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Goals, 2022 Planning

    Success Starts in the Morning

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 18, 2022 11:24:42 AM

    “Your morning routine generates a 10x return for good or for bad. Make it good.”

    - Todd Stocker (Becoming the Fulfilled Leader)

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, Goals, 2022 Planning

    Winning with People-Based Competitive Advantages

    Posted by Steve Black on Sep 29, 2021 11:07:02 AM

    Competitive Advantage

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     “A condition or circumstance that puts a company in a favorable or superior business position.

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Important Additional Guidance for Employers Claiming the ERC

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Aug 25, 2021 11:05:04 AM

    The IRS recently issued further guidance on the employee retention credit. This includes guidance for employers who pay qualified wages after June 30, 2021, and before January 1, 2022, and guidance on miscellaneous issues that apply to the employee retention credit in both 2020 and 2021. Additionally, the IRS issued a safe harbor allowing employers to exclude certain items from their gross receipts solely for determining eligibility for the employee retention credit.

    Notice 2021-49 addresses changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to the employee retention credit that apply to the third and fourth quarters of 2021.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, Tax Credit, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, Employee Retention, ERC

    What you need to know about the Employee Retention Credit

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Aug 12, 2021 3:18:45 PM

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains a business relief provision known as the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), a refundable payroll tax credit for “qualified wages” paid to retained full-time employees from March 13, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020. The purpose of the ERC was to encourage employers to keep employees on the payroll, even if they were not working during the covered, COVID-19, period. 

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, Management, Tax Credit, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, SBA Disaster, COVID-19, Loan, Employee Retention

    How Nonprofits Can Maintain Donor Engagement

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Jun 23, 2021 12:47:06 PM

    By Robby Vanrijkel

    COVID-19, the economy and political shifts have resulted in tumultuous times for many nonprofits. Organizational resilience depends heavily on securing funding, and organizations are seeking out new ways to engage with donors to ensure they have the resources needed to continue their missions. Successful nonprofits understand that maintaining these relationships is imperative for the survival and continued growth of their organizations.

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    Topics: ohio, Nonprofit, BDO, workplace productivity, Success, Management, COVID-19

    How Nonprofits Can Scale for Success in 2021

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Jun 10, 2021 11:03:38 AM

    By Michael Ward

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nonprofits in dramatically different ways, with some organizations scrambling to meet rapidly rising demand and others shrinking to survive the ongoing crisis. Whether an organization’s situation has been one of boom, bust or somewhere in between, scalability is a universal asset in a global pandemic.

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    Topics: ohio, Nonprofit, BDO, workplace productivity, Success, Management, COVID-19, Case Study

    Prepare for Potential Tax Increases

    Posted by Jeff Kujawa on Jun 7, 2021 11:56:14 AM

    The Biden Administration’s American Families Plan and other tax proposals may complicate the tax landscape for high-income earners. Many of the proposals target taxpayers earning more than $400,000 per year.

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    Topics: Tax Planning, ohio, Tax, Tax Team, Tax updates, workplace productivity, meal deduction, Management, Deductions, Workplace Culture, Tax Increases, Biden Administration

    Stumbling into Human Resources

    Posted by Steve Black on May 10, 2021 10:52:11 AM

    I stumbled into Human Resources. Prior to my Human Resources career, I had very little understanding of what “HR people” did. As the department of “NO,” I saw HR as a group of people isolated from core organizational goals. As a “siloed” department, I saw a group of people working hard to process paperwork, pacify disgruntled employees, and fix payroll and benefits mistakes. What a misunderstanding! 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, HR, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Guidance Released: Temporary 100% Deduction on Business Meal Expenses

    Posted by Alan Greenwell on Apr 12, 2021 11:50:22 AM

    The IRSand the Treasury released guidance Thursday April 8, 2021 on a temporary exception to the 50% limit that businesses can deduct for food or beverages from restaurants during the pandemic.

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    Topics: ohio, workplace productivity, meal deduction, Management, Deductions, Workplace Culture, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Business Meal Expense

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