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5 Strategies for Avoiding PPP Legal Blunders


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The CARES Act was a landmark, $2 trillion piece of legislation that not only provided every American with a $1,200 stimulus check and an extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits, but also put aside money for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to cover the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL). This program provides forgivable, low-interest loans to small businesses that qualify and has already been a lifesaver for many businesses that have been forced to shut their doors during the quarantine.

But as with all good things, there will always be those who take advantage, which means that these loans come with strict standards and regulations for those applying to and receiving federal funds. Although most business owners would do anything to avoid an accusation of fraud, it can

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Called for a Companywide Moment of Silence to Recognize George Floyd

‘Our black community is hurting, and many of us are searching for ways to stand up for what we believe.’

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the would hold a moment of silence on Wednesday in recognition of the of George Floyd and other black lives that have been lost.

In an email sent to employees and shared on the company’s blog, the Google and Alphabet chief said that there would be a moment of silence at 1 p.m. PDT lasting eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time that George Floyd was held under the knee of a police officer before he died.

“Our Black community is hurting, and many of us are searching for ways to stand up

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7 Lawsuits to Watch Out For Right Now


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We’re living in uncertain times in every sense. But in coming months, one thing to keep a particularly close eye on is how the legal landscape will evolve. In the wake of the global health crisis, there are likely to be many lawsuits filed. And while most owners have done everything they can just to survive these difficult times, that desperation may come back to haunt them if they aren’t mindful of potential legal issues. Here are some potential allegations to keep in mind as you move forward with recovery.

1. Alleged exposure

In the early days of the crisis, there were (and still are) quite a few unknowns about the virus, and many Americans were not adequately informed of the risks until it was far too late. But if precautions were disregarded

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Here’s How Business Leaders Are Responding to the George Floyd Protests


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As protests roiled the country in response to the death of George Floyd, many Americans spent the weekend in a state of deep sadness and self-reflection. In the midst of a that has had an outsized effect on black Americans, the graphic video of a black man dying under the knee of a white policeman was simply too much. While it’s too soon to say what exactly will come from this moment, it does feel like a tipping point, and many of the country’s most high-profile – often averse to weighing in on social issues – seem to sense this. A number have made public statements of solidarity with the black community and pledged to take their roles in the fight for equality more seriously. Here is a sampling of who’s been speaking out, and we will continue to update this

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Improving Productivity for Remote and Distributed Work Forces

As work from home and distributed teams become a new normal, it’s critical to recognize that managing remote teams comes with some different challenges. Here are four tips to achieving stronger communication and productivity gains.

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At a time when more people are working from home but business deliverables and deadlines remain the same, managers are seeking tangible ways to make remote work function just as well as the usual methods for employees they support. Below are four tangible steps that managers can take to combat communication or productivity issues that can occur for teams who aren’t used to working remotely.

Related: 3 Ways Strong Leaders Can Support Work-From-Home Employees

Integrate your communications and management tools

Integrations allow distributed, remote-first and remote-friendly teams

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7 Methods to Maximize Your Decision-Making


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People make thousands of decisions a day. Some are small and insignificant, others are big and potentially life-changing. Managers, business owners, and leaders make substantially more decisions than the average person and are regularly faced with making high-stakes decisions. As a result, it’s common for leaders to suffer from decision fatigue, to fall back on comfortable decision-making styles, or to defer making big decisions. 

Yet, being an effective decision-maker is one of the most important skills for leaders to have. Good decision-makers positively impact the trajectory of their business and earn the confidence and respect of their teams. , the well-known management consultant and business author, often talks about the importance of decision-making. He advises that, “making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level” and has observed that “wherever you see a

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