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Federal Programs Support Businesses Affected by COVID-19

All firms experience ups and downs during a normal business cycle, pushing forward and growing when times are good, cutting back and hanging on when the economy softens.

Normal cycles last four to five years, giving prudent businesses time to adjust to both good and bad times. 

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Federal Programs Support Businesses Affected by COVID-19

All firms experience ups and downs during a normal business cycle, pushing forward and growing when times are good, cutting back and hanging on when the economy softens.

Normal cycles last four to five years, giving prudent businesses time to adjust to both good and bad times. 

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New Rules for Qualified Retirement Plans

The Secure Act, which stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, came into effect at the start of […]

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Keys to Success in Succession Planning

I have previously written about the need for succession planning for a small firm, such as an insurance agency, small […]

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What Are Qualified Opportunity Zones?

After a 10-year U.S. economic expansion, taxpayers hold trillions of dollars in unrealized capital gains. To encourage investment in economically […]

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Seek Public Documents Under Ohio Revised Code

National publications like the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have recently considered news of The Vindicator’s closing, and […]

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Arbitration Or Litigation?

So the oil company has short-changed you some royalties.  Or maybe you purchased some product online and it arrived in […]

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Solar Energy Leases: Points to Consider

Solar energy firms are approaching landowners in Pennsylvania and Ohio to lease land for solar installations. American Electric Power, for […]

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So You Want to Sell Your Business…

Baby boomers are leaving the workforce in droves. But a business owner who wants to retire cannot simply turn off […]

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Estate Planning for Foreign Born

My namesake and great grandfather, Nils P. Johnson, was a Swedish immigrant who settled on “Swede hill” at the top […]

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Periodically Examine Your Corporate Culture

Corporate culture is one of those terms that seems like it belongs in a psychology handbook. It’s something that we […]

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The Pitfalls of Forming, Operating a Business Without an Attorney

It can be feverishly tempting to set up a new business without first consulting an attorney. With 24/7 online business […]

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Incentives Enable Old Sites to Be Remediated

At one time our “Steel Valley,” was one of the great steel regions of the world, hosting mills along the […]

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