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Entrepreneurs and Founding Fathers: Celebrating Your Business on July 4th

Jun 24, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

  The United States of America is a country built on pioneering – hard work, pushing boundaries, and taking risks. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate the Fourth of July by honoring some of America’s small business owners. Today, we’ll commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by remembering some of the people who […]

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9 inspiring Michael Jordan quotes that will get you fired up for any challenge

Jun 18, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Former NBA player Michael Jordan inspires many. Here are some of his famous motivational quotes. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images   Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and he’s inspired generations of athletes since he retired from the NBA in 2003. In the 1990s, Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six […]

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Contractors State License Board Ready to Reopen Test Centers

Jun 12, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

CSLB test centers (Except Berkeley) reopen on Monday, June 15, 2020. Public Counters are CLOSED to the public but should reopen soon. Most CSLB services are available online, through email, or at 800-321-CSLB (2752). SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is announcing that seven of its eight test centers around California will reopen […]

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PPP loans now only require 60% of funds to be used for payroll

Jun 11, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Borrowers only have to use 60% of their loan funds for payroll costs under changes the federal government made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday. Previously, the program required borrowers to use 75% of the funds on payroll, a requirement borrowers said was too restrictive. For many businesses impacted by mandatory stay-at-home orders, the […]

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Construction employment sees record rebound in May

Jun 11, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: ​The construction industry added 464,000 net new jobs in May, the largest monthly increase in construction jobs since the government began tracking employment in 1939 and a drastic improvement from April, which recorded the industry’s largest month-over-month job loss. While nonresidential construction employment lost more than 570,000 jobs on net in April, a total of […]

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A look at other ways the CARES Act can help your business

May 14, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Let’s take a look at another way the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help your business. The new act eliminates some of the tax-revenue-generating provisions included in a previous tax law. With the rules for claiming certain tax losses being modified it can provide businesses with relief from the novel coronavirus […]

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Senate approves additional PPP funds 5 days after original funding runs out

Apr 23, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

  UPDATE: April 22, 2020: The Senate on April 21 approved additional stimulus funds totaling $480 billion, with $310 billion earmarked for the PPP, five days after the latter’s original well of funding ran dry. Though the bill saw bipartisan support in the Senate, it still needs to be approved by the House, which could vote on the matter […]

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10 Things You Can Do To Stay Positive During COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Staying positive and optimistic during times of crisis can be challenging, but it’s critical to your mental well-being and immune system. Your attitude is so much like an inner architect building resilience in your mindset. Today, due to the hindrances caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, even individuals with the sunniest of outlooks may be having […]

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Congress on verge of bi-partisan approval of increasing the CARES Act PPP aid pool

Apr 09, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

The Congress is on the verge of bi-partisan approval of increasing the CARES Act PPP aid pool. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressed ahead with his plan for a quick vote Thursday on a $250 billion boost in a small business aid program. McConnell has offered an amendment to the record $2.2 trillion pandemic response […]

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Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License/Registration Renewal Options

Apr 09, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

  SACRAMENTO – This week the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) launched two different options that will allow California’s more than 283,600 licensed contractors and almost 21,000 registered Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS) to either renew their license, or to pay for their license or registration renewal online via CSLB’s website. The following two options are […]

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