Disaster Resources and Important Information

Applying for Disaster Assistance U.S. Small Business Administration: Steps to Apply for Disaster Assistance Before you apply for assistance, below are the steps you need to take to start your recovery process: Step One:      Take photos of your damaged home or business and belongings. Step Two:      Make a list of damaged/lostContinue Reading

Employers, It’s Time To Post And Electronically File Your Workplace Safety Records

For employers required to maintain work-related injury and illness records: it’s that time of year again. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires covered employers (establishments with 10 or more employees, except for certain “low-risk” industries) to prepare and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, at their establishments from February 1Continue Reading

PPP: First and Second Draw Loans

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) portal resumes January 11, 2021 to accept applications for First Draw PPP Loans.  Second Draw Loan applications are accepted January 13, until March 31, 2021.  The Payroll Protection Program is a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their employees on payroll. Loans have 1% interest rate. Loans issued before JuneContinue Reading

Employee Tests Positive, Now What?

Across the country the number of people who test positive for COVID-19 has taken a sharp turn upward.  In Texas, the daily number of positive tests for COVID-19 increased from 864 on May 1, 2020, to 1,312 on June 1, and 6,991 on July 1.    This spike prompted Governor Abbott to declare  a pauseContinue Reading

PPP Loan Forgiveness: The Basics

UPDATE: U.S. Congress: House Passes Legislation to Change the PPP Loan Program Today (May 28), the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 by a 417-1 margin. Sponsored by Representatives Chip Roy (R-TX) and Dean Phillips (D-MN), this bill would make several changes to the PPP program, including:Continue Reading

Return to Work

COVID-19 Back to Business Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Businesses are gearing up to get back to …well, business.  This cheat sheet will help you consider things to keep your work environment safe, and help you develop a plan of action for return-to-work in a post-pandemic world.  Before opening your business, be sure to review federal, state, and local protocols for your industry.  Check outContinue Reading

Small Business Recovery Program: City of Corpus Christi

This morning, the Corpus Christi City Council approved a loan program for businesses operating within the City of Corpus Christi city limits with an annual revenue of up to $1.5 million. Applications will be accepted beginning April 10 at LiftFund.com.  Thank you to the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Council for working with the CityContinue Reading

Coronavirus COVID-19: Small Business Administration Loans

Information below is courtesy of the Small Business Administration.  For more detailed information visit the  SBA website.  Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster. The SBA willContinue Reading

Harassment: It Could Cost You.

$168 million!  The largest sexual harassment lawsuit on record is a judgment against Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California.  We read about cases like that and think, “That’s California!  It won’t happen to me and my business.” A little closer to home… How would a ruling of $6.2 million against your company impact your business? Continue Reading

Safety Update: New OSHA Final Rule

OSHA’s new final rule brings safety standards up to date after more than 40 years.  The final rule reduces U.S. workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica, and requires engineering controls such as water or ventilation, or respirators when engineering controls are not adequate.  This is an effort to curb diseases such as lung cancer, kidneyContinue Reading

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