Although the PPP has been the most popular loan program for small businesses, it may not be the right solution for every business. There are other organizations offering loan programs, and even companies providing grants. Note that there are still elements you have to understand when applying for loans and grants. Read this article to learn more. If you need help reviewing your options, our team would be happy to assist you.
As we’ve "flattened the curve” of COVID-19 infection & as stay-at-home orders are gradually reduced, many business owners, possibly including you, are looking forward to returning to a new normalcy.However, this is a brand new territory for all of us & the risk of getting sick is still high, even possible lawsuits. As we shift to keep our business going, it is critically important to follow these guidelines to protect your business from liability while protecting your employee & customer health.
What the Coronavirus pandemic has brought us is battles toward staying healthy and sane when stuck at home and protecting our business to be fully operational in the midst of the crisis. Many business owners are now facing the tough decision of whether to persevere and keep their business going or to close it all down and walk away. If you are asking yourself this question right now, here are some things to consider before going down the bankruptcy road.
These past few months have been very challenging for all of us because of the COVID-19 pandemic that compels us to face our own fragility and mortality. Millions of people, of any age, healthy or with certain underlying medical conditions one day, got infected by the virus, confined in the hospital for several weeks, unable to pay their mortgage & bills, and unable to see their loved ones. Within our current reality, that "one day" has become an ever more real possibility.
Know that no matter how poor or rich your parents are, they especially must secure an estate plan because their affairs will affect you and will become your responsibility in the event they become incapacitated or die. Their estate plan ensures that their assets no matter how much or how little it can be will be distributed to their heirs according to their personal wishes. If you do not know whether or not your parents have estate planning in place that will help you best support them, read on.
Keeping your loved ones out of the probate court and conflict is the primary reason for establishing a living trust. It plays a major part in you and your loved one's life because it does not only keep them out of court and conflict, but it also helps educate them on your true purpose and details what your wishes are for your assets upon your demise. Read here to know if your living trust is set up the right way for the people you love.
At some point in life, you might not be able to make decisions for yourself due to a medical condition, and when this time comes, you should be prepared. To ensure you remain part of the decision-making process concerning your life and that the preferences for your ongoing care are respected, you'll need to have the right legal documents in place. Read here how to help you and your loved ones make these important decisions on your behalf, which you may be unable to make later in the future.
There are many things that you cannot predict but can prepare for, such as death. After your death, or even if you are disabled and unable to make decisions for yourself, you need to make sure someone, who is called your Agent, can make important decisions on your behalf. Your Agent should be someone you can trust and will carry out your wishes exactly the way you would like. Learn here the different types of agents everyone must have.
Being left in the hands of unscrupulous guardians appointed by the court can be the most frightening aspect for you in the event you become incapacitated, given that you may have a loving and caring family members, but are unable to take care of you. Putting up a plan in place that clearly states all your wishes and consent prevents such from happening and ensures that the individual of your choice can make legal decisions on your behalf according to how you wanted them to be.
Not having proper planning vehicles in place leaves not just you but also your senior loved ones vulnerable to exploitation and court-ordered guardianship should they become incapacitated caused by illness or injury. With no government agency tasked with preventing abuse by professional guardians, it’s up to you to protect yourself and your loved ones through proactive estate planning. Read here to know more.