Professional Services

TODAY’S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRY PRIORITIZES ITS PROFESSIONALS

Recent years have seen a surplus of headlines forecasting and preparing for a post-2020 work environment. In 2022, companies are still facing COVID-19 concerns, and the reality is that professional services firms face new and continued challenges that include navigating the tax implications of various work arrangements and attracting and retaining talent amid shifting labor Read More…

HOW TO GET STUFF DONE

Businesses face disruption on multiple fronts, and they are struggling to get things done. Company leaders must contend with and the challenges of managing a remote workforce, as well as supply chain disruptions, demand shifts, resource constraints and more, all while devising critical plans for the road ahead. Combined with uncertainty about how long the Read More…

THE STAKEHOLDER VALUE MANDATE

From stakeholder buy-in to supply-chain transparency and beyond, companies across the globe face a variety of challenges when developing and implementing ESG (environmental, social, and governance) strategies. But this has not deterred CEOs from incorporating ESG principles into their core business strategy, embracing corporate visions that: Deliver long-term value for all stakeholders; Contribute to the betterment of Read More…

IRS MID-YEAR CHANGE TO STANDARD MILEAGE RATE

Effective July 1 through December 31, 2022, the standard mileage rate for the business use of employees’ vehicles will be 62.5 cents per mile – the highest rate the IRS has ever published—up 4 cents from the 58.5 cents per mile rate effective for the first six months of the year. The new rate for Read More…

EIDL BORROWERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DEFERMENT

On March 15, 2022, Isabella Casillas Guzman, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the SBA is providing an additional deferment for existing borrowers of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL loans).  The additional deferment provides for a total of 30 months deferment of principal and interest payments, from the date of the Read More…

TERMINATION OF THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58), enacted on November 15, 2021, retroactively terminated the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for the fourth quarter of 2021. This early termination does not apply if the employer is a recovery startup business, the credit continues to apply to wages paid before January 1, 2022. A “recovery start-up Read More…

NJEDA SMALL BUSINESS LEASE GRANT PROGRAM

On October 20, 2021, the Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will open applications for the new Small Business Improvement Grant Lease Program.  This is the first of several programs that the NJEDA will be rolling out, as part of the Main Street Recovery Program.  $10 million dollars has been allocated to the Business Lease Program, with Read More…

NJEDA SMALL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

On October 20, 2021, the Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will open applications for the new Small Business Improvement Grant Lease Program.  This is the first of several programs that the NJEDA will be rolling out, as part of the Main Street Recovery Program.  $15 million dollars has been allocated to the Business Lease Program, with Read More…

SBA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE EIDL PROGRAM

On September 8, 2021, the SBA announced major changes to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program.  New COVID EIDL policy changes include the following: Maximum loan cap increased from $500,000 to $2 million Use of funds was expanded to include payment and pre-payment of business non-federal debt incurred at any time (past or future) and Read More…

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK

On September 1, 2021 New Jersey and New York were hit with the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which caused catastrophic damages in the state of Louisiana a couple of days prior. Some portions of New Jersey and New York received excessive storm damage due to flooding and tornadoes. On September 2nd, President Biden approved an Read More…

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