Forgivable Loans from the SBA

Forgivable loans are available and include costs for payroll and health insurance premiums. Loan applications are being accepted by approved SBA lenders starting Friday, April 3, 2020. We encourage employers to contact a lender and seek this assistance as soon as possible as demand will be extremely high. Here are some helpful links: SBA Lenders…

Understanding Your Health Benefits

A Brief History Already under scrutiny, when the Studebaker Car Manufacturing company closed and couldn’t fulfill its pension promises to its thousands of employees during the 1960s, the event was a catalyst for citizens and politicians alike to demand pension reform. Enacted and signed into law by President Ford on Labor Day 1974, the Employee…

How To Plan For A Secure Retirement

by Barry H. Spencer​ | Dec 26, 2017 When most people think about investing for retirement, it’s usually in terms of market returns — because that’s what the media wants us to think about. Every evening on the news, right before a commercial break, they’ll give you a 20-second market update: The S&P was up 1 percentage point,…

Employee Recruitment and Retention

Second in a series of five ‘HR challenges’ facing small businesses, we take a look at why, especially now, HR is so important to small and midsize (SMB) companies (Related post: “Why HR For Small Business“). Here in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle and the North Puget Sound small and midsize companies are competing with one…