October 1, 2018
October marks Women’s Small Business Month, and we are happy and proud to recognize women in business both locally and around the world. Successful business women of the past and present continue to forge new paths for female entrepreneurs. We celebrate all those who are breaking the glass ceiling and serving as role models and mentors to women everywhere.
To support Women’s Small Business Month, we wanted to share a few statistics to spotlight the powerful impact women have had and continue to have on the American economy. Women solely own 36 percent of small businesses in the United States, employ 9 million people, and generate $1.7 trillion in sales. Additionally, 2.5 million businesses in the United States are owned equally by women and men. These dually owned companies contribute $2.5 trillion to America’s economy, provide $189 billion in payroll, and employ 6.5 million people.
Our firm effusively congratulates each and every woman in business! Please feel free to reach out to our firm at any time for support and advisory services as needed. Our goal is that you continue to succeed.
When the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last year, the program’s stated objective was “to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.” However, according to federal officials, the recently issued second round of funding has distributed only a small percentage of the $15 billion set aside for small businesses and low- to moderate-income “first-draw” borrowers.
While “under a blanket on a cold winter day” isn’t the worst place to work, it’s a good idea to regularly assess your remote working environment—especially if you don’t have a full home office setup—to decide if anything needs an adjustment or upgrade. Here are four important points to consider:
If your business sponsors a 401(k) plan, you might someday consider adding designated Roth contributions. Here are some factors to explore when deciding whether such a feature would make sense for your company and its employees.