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The Paychex Business Series Podcast with Gene Marks - Coronavirus

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Episode 45
Mark Cuban
About Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur, television personality, investor, and big thinker. He is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 34:31 min listen

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, who appears on the Shark Tank and owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, discusses the many different issues facing small businesses today, including government stimulus, health care, banking relationships, changing market dynamics, and what it will take to succeed in this time of “creative destruction.” One thing Mark Cuban has is his own point of view. You’ll definitely want to hear what he has to say about the opportunities he sees for our communities, and our country.

Episode 44
Lisa Carboni and Todd Leone
About Lisa Carboni and Todd Leone

Lisa Carboni is a Paychex PEO Senior Risk and Safety Representative with more than two decades of safety experience. Todd Leone spent the past 10 years as a Safety and Loss Representative for Paychex, working with small- and mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries to develop a customized safety plan for OSHA compliance.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 13:08 min listen

The current pandemic has completely changed the landscape of owning and running a business and has added new complexities with regulations and requirements regarding the health and safety of your employees and customers. Listen in to Lisa Carboni, Paychex PEO Senior Risk and Safety Representative, and Todd Leone, Paychex Safety and Loss Representative, as they talk with host Gene Marks about the OSHA guidelines regarding COVID-19 and how to help keep your business safe. Hear about everything from having a reopening plan and implementing a hazard assessment, to personal protective equipment (PPE) and OSHA complaints.

Episode 43
Burnell Cotlon
About Burnell Cotlon

Burnell Cotlon put his life savings into buying the market after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and wiped out everything. Burnell was recently featured on the Amazon Prime series, Regular Heroes, dedicated to COVID-19 essential employees where Alicia Keys surprised him with new appliances to help him feed the community.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:57 min listen

As an essential business owner, Burnell Cotlon saw firsthand the impact that COVID-19 had on members of his community. An area that was still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Katrina, the Lower 9th Ward is home to Burnell’s market, the Lower 9th Ward Market. So when coronavirus hit, and his customers began struggling to pay their grocery bills, Burnell decided he had to do all that he could to help them out. Hear him talk with Gene Marks about his experience as an essential business owner, how he’s working to support his community, and the lessons he’s learned from the current pandemic.

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Episode 42
Anthony Cristiano
About Anthony Cristiano

Anthony Cristiano is a celebrity hair stylist and entrepreneur in the beauty industry, and owner of Anthony Cristiano Salon in downtown Chicago, Illinois. With over 30 years of experience, Cristiano has worked with celebrities such as Demi Moore, Robert Downey Jr., Mariah Cary, Adriana Lima, and Sophia Bush, to name a few.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 17:48 min listen

When COVID-19 hit, celebrity stylist and owner of Anthony Cristiano Salon, Anthony Cristiano, was forced to close his doors and furlough his employees. His next move? Turning to the experts to help him navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Listen in as Anthony talks with Gene Marks about what happened when he closed his doors, who he turned to for advice, how he worked to make sure his staff was comfortable, where he found money, and how he’s hoping to welcome customers back.

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Episode 41
Keith Baldwin
About Keith Baldwin

Keith Baldwin is a co-owner of the Spike’s Trophies, where he also serves as President and Managing Partner. In addition, Keith is the President and Chief Relationship Officer of the award industry’s largest buying group, Award Associates of America where he works to maintain and build relationships with employees, vendors, and customers.

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With the need for trophies and awards on halt due to COVID-19, Keith Baldwin, co-owner of Spike’s Trophies, was forced to lay off his staff. That is, until an unusual opportunity arose – and Keith transformed his business from a trophy and awards company, to a call center for the state of New York. Hear as he shares his story with Gene Marks about converting his business into something completely different, how he enticed his employees back to work, and what his thoughts are for the future of his company.

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Episode 40
Mark Daoust
About Mark Daoust

Mark Daoust is the Founder and CEO of Quiet Light Brokerage, an entrepreneur-led group of advisors who help people buy, grow, and sell their online business for six, seven, or eight figures. He is also the co-host of the Quiet Light Podcast, a contributor to FORBES, Entrepreneur, and Inc.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:46 min listen

When COVID-19 forced businesses to close and people to stay at home, many e-commerce sites saw a boom in business as people went online to find what they needed. In this episode, Gene Marks talks with Founder and CEO of Quiet Light Brokerage, Mark Daoust, about the impact the pandemic has had on the e-commerce space, what that means for the future of online businesses, and how the past few months have impacted the buying and selling of these online businesses.

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Episode 39
Bob House
About Bob House

Bob House is the president of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, the internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplaces. Together, they offer an inventory of tens of thousands of businesses for sale and receive more than 2 million monthly visits from business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 11:11 min listen

As we emerge from the COVID-19 shutdowns, many business owners are beginning to look into the opportunity to sell their company. Gene Marks talks with president of BizBuySell.com, Bob House, about the opportunity for potential buyers, the impact the pandemic has had on the market, which industries are smart investments, Small Business Administration financing options, and more.

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Episode 38
Justin McCallum
About Justin McCallum

Justin McCallum is a wedding, event, and portrait photographer based in New York City. A member of The Knot’s “Best of Weddings Hall of Fame,” Justin’s work has recently been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, GLAMOUR, A Practical Wedding, and Munaluchi Bride.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 19:42 min listen

In addition to the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries are facing a new set of complexities having to do with the health and safety of returning to their jobs. Owner of Justin McCallum Photography, Justin McCallum, talks with Gene Marks about his experience with applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and other federal funding programs, his concerns regarding how to approach future jobs where social distancing may not always be an option, and his takeaways about the importance of having a strong saving strategy.

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Episode 37
Joy Gendusa
About Joy Gendusa

In addition to being the founder and CEO of PostcardMania, Joy Gendusa is an author, keynote speaker, and philanthropist. Without any funding, and just a phone, computer, and postcards, Joy grew PostcardMania from a small startup to an industry leader that currently employs 279 people in Clearwater, FL and generated $62 million in 2019.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 17:00 min listen

As a business leader, your attitude can set the tone for the rest of the company. Founder and CEO of the full-service marketing company PostcardMania, Joy Gendusa knows exactly how important it is to stay positive, especially during times like these. In this episode, Gene Marks talks with Joy about her experience as a business owner during the current COVID-19 pandemic, how she was able to keep all her employees working, the importance of building a cash reserve, and how creative thinking and optimism helped her survive this economic downturn.

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Episode 36
Bob House
About Bob House

Bob House is the president of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, the internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplaces. Together, they offer an inventory of tens of thousands of businesses for sale and receive more than 2 million monthly visits from business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:33 min listen

With the increasing complexities of owning a business brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many small business owners may be considering selling their businesses. Bob House, president of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com talks with Gene Marks about why right now may be just the time to sell, including a unique loan opportunity from the Small Business Administration to encourage buyers and the increased demand in essential businesses that is catching the eye of prospective buyers. Listen as Bob also shares advice on how to get yourself and your business ready to maximize your return and make a smooth transfer of ownership.

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Episode 35
Rob Ryan
About Rob Ryan

Rob Ryan is the Director of Virtual Sales at Paychex Insurance Agency, where he concentrates on insurance. Rob helps clients find insurance for health, dental, vision, life, and disability for themselves and their employees, as well as workers’ compensation, liability, and commercial auto coverage solutions.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 14:21 min listen

COVID-19 has brought on many new challenges that has businesses looking for new ways to cut costs. According to insurance expert and Director of Virtual Sales at Paychex Insurance Agency, Rob Ryan, the unique circumstances brought on by the pandemic have created opportunities for business owners to look to their insurance policies for new ways to save. Rob talks with Gene Marks about reducing workers’ compensation rates, the importance of cyber insurance, and how many companies are rethinking health insurance.

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Episode 34
Kate Hill and Rachel Dowling
About Kate Hill and Rachel Dowling

Katie Hill serves as a Compliance Analyst at Paychex, Inc. where she concentrates on employment law. Rachel Dowling is a Compliance Analyst at Paychex where she focuses on monitoring the regulatory environment, conducting compliance reviews and assessments, and keeping clients informed when changes will impact their business.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 18:55 min listen

As businesses come out of the COVID-19 shutdowns there is a lot to think about and plan for as they begin to bring employees back. In this episode, Gene Marks talks with Paychex Compliance Analysts, Kate Hill and Rachel Dowling about many of the questions business owners have about how to handle health concerns, confidentiality and employee rights, telework continuation, and the importance of communicating clear business policies. Hear as Kate and Rachel share some of the best practices  that employers should consider in order to protect their business and help keep their employees safe.

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Episode 33
Erik Asgeirsson
About Erik Asgeirsson

Erik Asgeirsson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA.com, a subsidiary of AICPA, the world’s largest accounting association. Under his leadership, CPA.com has established itself as a leader on emerging technologies and as a key solution provider to accounting firms in the United States.

 

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:28 min listen

The coronavirus pandemic has become a defining moment for accounting firms as their clients turn to them to help navigate everything from business relief opportunities to making plans for the future. During this time, the importance of technology has never been more evident. While firms that had already invested in technology accelerated forward, those that were further behind began to catch up in a new cloud-based model. In this episode, CPA.com President and Chief Executive Officer, Erik Asgeirsson talks with Gee Marks about the critical role accounting firms have played during COVID-19, how their ability to work remotely has become more important than ever, and the lessons they have learned for both themselves and their clients.

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Episode 32
Robert Cresanti and Matt Haller
About Robert Cresanti and Matt Haller

Robert Cresanti is the President and CEO of the International Franchise Association – the world’s oldest and largest organization representing the franchise industry. Matt Haller is the Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs of the International Franchise Association.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:43 min listen

Like many small business owners, franchisees were hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic. As the nation begins to reopen, the true effects of the shutdown are emerging. Listen as Gene Marks talks with President and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA), Robert Cresanti, and Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs of the IFA, Matt Haller, about what they have seen during the past few months – how franchise owners were forced to get creative, if they took advantage of loan programs, and where the most damage was seen – and where they see the future going, including using communication to manage change, the economic rebound, and opportunities for both existing and prospective franchise owners.

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Episode 31
Jim Gaffigan
About Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer – with much of his work revolving around his family and being a father to his five children. In addition to his Grammy nominated comedy specials. Mr. Universe and Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, he co-created and starred in the television show The Jim Gaffigan Show.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:02 min listen

While many companies may be focusing on traditional advertising to keep their business top-of-mind, comedian, actor, and independent business owner, Jim Gaffigan, is turning to social media – specifically YouTube. In this two-episode podcast, Gene Marks talks with Jim about how the shutdown has impacted his live appearance, comedy shows, and his business in general, and how it has also pushed him to discover and use social media platforms that he had not taken full advantage of. Hear how YouTube and the use of video is helping him in all aspects – from building awareness and reaching likeminded people, to creating a community and establishing relationships like never before. This is Part 2 of this fun, wide-ranging interview.

Episode 30
Jim Gaffigan
About Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a standup comedian, actor, writer, and producer – with much of his work revolving around his family and being a father to his five children. In addition to his Grammy nominated comedy specials. Mr. Universe and Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, he co-created and starred in the television show The Jim Gaffigan Show.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 24:05 min listen

While many companies may be focusing on traditional advertising to keep their business top-of-mind, comedian, actor, and independent business owner, Jim Gaffigan, is turning to social media – specifically YouTube. In this two-episode podcast, Gene Marks talks with Jim about how the shutdown has impacted his live appearance, comedy shows, and his business in general, and how it has also pushed him to discover and use social media platforms that he had not taken full advantage of. He even tells us how Rochester’s famous Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate™ has helped his business survive. This is Part 1 of this fun, wide-ranging interview.

Episode 29
Thad Inge
About Thad Inge

Based in Washington, D.C., Thad Inge serves as the Senior Manager, Government Relations for Paychex. As part of his portfolio, he works closely with Congress, the Executive Branch, trade associations, and public policy organizations to monitor and advance policies of importance to Paychex and its small business customers.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 17:20 min listen

With the third stimulus bill on the horizon, there’s a lot of talk about what it will contain. That Inge, Senior Manager, Government Relations for Paychex, talks with Gene Marks about the proposed Heroes Act as well as what we can expect to see come from the Republican side. Listen as Thad shares what he’s hearing in Washington, D.C. about the hopes for funding for state and local governments, the possible extension of federal unemployment, direct stimulus checks, and business liability.

Episode 28
Kate Hill
About Kate Hill

Katie Hill serves as a Compliance Analyst at Paychex, Inc. where she concentrates on employment law. Kate monitors and analyzes the impact of legislative and regulatory changes in employment law, conducts compliance reviews, prepares risk assessment reports, and writes compliance articles and training materials.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 10:45 min listen

The path to reopening post-COVID-19 shutdown is a challenging one. Whether you have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place or not, there is a lot that business owners need to be aware of – most importantly, the compliance ‘trifecta’: federal, state, and local laws. Hear as Paychex Compliance Analyst, Kate Hill, talks with Gene Marks about some key areas of focus, including designating a return to work team, changes to paid family leave, wage and hour issues, and more. And for more information on returning to work, be sure to visit the Paychex Return to Work: Getting Back to Business page, featuring state guidance, FAQ’s, best practices, and other valuable tools.

Episode 27
Connor Mykins
About Connor Mykins

Connor Mykins is a Compliance Analyst at Paychex, a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services for small- and medium-sized businesses. Connor, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:20 min listen

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application process opened on April 3, 2020. Since then, a lot has changed – on June 5, 2020, President Trump signed the PPP Flexibility Act into law. Listen in as Paychex Compliance Analyst, Connor Mykins discusses the complexities of the PPP with Gene Marks, including the most recent changes coming from the PPP Flexibility Act – the extension of the forgiveness period, the new percentage requirements for eligible expenses, guidance on restoring headcount, and much more.

Episode 26
Erik Asgeirsson
About Erik Asgeirsson

Erik Asgeirsson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CPA.com, a subsidiary of AICPA, the world’s largest accounting association. Under his leadership, CPA.com has established itself as a leader on emerging technologies and as a key solution provider to accounting firms in the United States.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 15:08 min listen

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. This act provides small business owners with greater freedom for how and when funds must be spent. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with CPA.com CEO, Erik Asgeirsson about these changes and what they mean for small businesses, as well as how the PPP has positively impacted businesses, how the program should be looked at as more of a grant than a loan, and when business owners should begin thinking about the forgiveness application. And for more information on the PPP Flexibility Act, click here.

Episode 25
Alice Bredin
About Alice Bredin

Alice Bredin is the founder of Bredin, a market research company that tracks the small- and mid-sized business market for its’ corporate clients. Paychex has asked Bredin to look into what small businesses are thinking about the Paycheck Protection Program and other COVID-19 related topics.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 14:35 min listen

Businesses across the United States are beginning to reopen their doors, but as they do, concerns about maintaining customers and keeping employees safe weigh on owners. Alice Bredin, founder of the market research company Bredin, says that this is something all businesses should have top of mind, and that the key overcoming this challenge is to get into the mindset of customers. Listen in as Alice talks with Gene Marks about the findings of the most recent Paychex COVID-19 snap poll which give insight to business owner worries as they work on the path of reopening, how they plan to overcome these challenges, and what they are doing now to prepare their business for the possible second wave of COVID-19. Click here to find out more about the findings from the latest COVID-19 snap poll.

Episode 24
Robert Cresanti
About Robert Cresanti

Robert Cresanti is the President and CEO of the International Franchise Association – the world’s oldest and largest organization representing the franchise industry. Recently, Robert served on one of the President’s Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, to help develop blueprints for reopening businesses.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 14:09 min listen

As part of the reopening process, President Trump brought together executives, economists, and industry leaders to make up several Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups.These groups were tasked with coming up with a blueprint to guide business leaders as they head down the road of reopening. President and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA), Robert Cresanti, talks with Gene Marks about his experience serving on one of these councils and some key takeaways businesses should consider when opening, including health and safety of employees and customers; CDC, OSHA, and state and local regulations; and how the document will evolve as the country continues to move forward.

Episode 23
Rachel Dowling
About Rachel Dowling

Rachel Dowling is a Compliance Analyst at Paychex and has extensive experience in analyzing complex legislation and regulations, and holds a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) certification. She currently focuses on monitoring the regulatory environment and conducting compliance reviews and assessments.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 13:50 min listen

As businesses across the U.S. look to reopening, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have put together guidelines that business owners should look to as they create new policies and procedures. In addition to OSHA and CDC recommendations, it’s important for business owners to look to the state and local regulations as well. Listen in as Rachel Dowling, Paychex Compliance Analyst talks with Gene Marks about best practices in social distancing, temperature and health checks, face coverings, and cleaning procedures, and how these guidelines may vary by state and industry.

Episode 22
Alice Bredin
About Alice Bredin

Alice Bredin is the founder of Bredin, a market research company that tracks the small- and mid-sized business market for its’ corporate clients. Paychex has asked Bredin to look into what small businesses are thinking about the Paycheck Protection Program and other COVID-19 related topics.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:40 min listen

As small businesses start on the road to recovery post COVID-19 shutdown, one thing that stands out is their optimism about getting back to work and what the future has in store. But can small business owners be TOO optimistic? Alice Bredin, owner of the market research company, Bredin, argues that their optimism is what has made these business owners successful from the beginning, and it’s what will help them plow ahead. Listen in as Alice talks with Gene Marks about the findings from the most recent Paychex COVID-19 snap poll – what businesses are thinking about the future, industry and location trends, and how their optimism will impact how they do business moving forward. Click here to learn more about the findings from the latest COVID-19 snap poll.

Episode 21
Julie Wineinger
About Julie Wineinger

Julie Wineinger is the owner of two small businesses in the heart of Washington, D.C. – Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, a neighborhood gift and sweet shop which opened in 2017, and Willow, a clothing and gift shop that she opened in 2011.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 7:50 min listen

As states begin to reopen post COVID-19 shutdown, government guidelines will be provided to businesses to ensure they are doing so safely. But beyond those requirement, many of the changes business owners are planning come from what the coronavirus pandemic has taught them over the past few weeks. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Julie Wineinger about what she is considering for employee and customer safety, as well as what she has learned about the importance of efficiency and how that will impact her business moving forward.

Episode 20
Eric Casaburi
About Eric Casaburi

Eric Casaburi opened his first business at 23 and his first franchise, Retro Fitness, launched in 2004. He has since grown his now $150,000,000 business to over 150 Retro Fitness clubs around the U.S. Casaburi has been featured on CNBC, MSNBC, the CBS series Undercover Boss, as well as in dozens of publications.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 15:34 min listen

Weeks after complete shutdown, the health and wellness industry is beginning to plan out it’s reopening. But in such a hands on service, how will the coronavirus pandemic and the fears surrounding it impact these businesses? Entrepreneurial leader and founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi, shares with Gene Marks what he’s telling his franchisees and other business owners in the industry about the new normal, the importance of listening to the consumer, and how the pandemic may be an opportunity for the industry to promote the importance of staying healthy.

Episode 19
Angie Hicks
About Angie Hicks

Since 1995, Angie Hicks has dedicated herself to helping consumers get the scoop on service companies and health providers. Angie is the Chief Customer Officer and Director at ANGI Homeservices as well as the Co-Founder of Angie’s List.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:39 min listen

Starting a business is no easy task. It’s more than just having a good idea or product. In fact, Angie Hicks, Co-Founder of Angie’s List, says that it’s really not about the idea, it’s about how you take on the challenges you face. Listen in as she talks with Gene Marks about her experience as an entrepreneur starting right out of college and how she helped grow the business from just two people in 1995, to over 3,500 today. Find out what she’s learned about being taken seriously, work-life balance, what investors are looking for, and never giving up.

Episode 18
Alice Bredin
About Alice Bredin

Alice Bredin is the founder of Bredin, a market research company that tracks the small- and mid-sized business market for its’ corporate clients. Paychex has asked Bredin to look into what small businesses are thinking about the Paycheck Protection Program and other COVID-19 related topics.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 13:09 min listen

Most all businesses have been concentrating on maintaining customer relationships, managing business as usual, making sure expenses are paid, and focusing on sales and marketing. But one thing that has stuck out during the research conducted by Bredin, is the resilience and optimism that is emerging among small business owners despite the current conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Bredin owner, Alice Bredin about the spirit of small business owners, their outlook for the future, and the permanent changes they are making moving forward.

Episode 17
Danny Abrams
About Danny Abrams

Having been in the restaurant business for the past 25 years, Daniel Abrams is the owner of a over five restaurants in the New York City area, including The Mermaid Inn, Pizzeria Sirenetta, and JG Melon.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:55 min listen

As a restaurant owner in New York City, Danny Abrams had opened his newest restaurant just one week before the shutdown. Hear how the pandemic has effected the industry from capacity restrictions, navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan, what he’s doing now, and how he thinks it will affect the restaurant business in the future.

Episode 16
Julie Wineinger
About Julie Wineinger

Julie Wineinger is the owner of two small businesses in the heart of Washington, D.C. – Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, a neighborhood gift and sweet shop which opened in 2017, and Willow, a clothing and gift shop that she opened in 2011.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:30 min listen

Federal funding opportunities such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program loan, were designed to help small businesses like Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop in Washington D.C.. Hear from Julie about the highs and lows of applying to federal funding opportunities, as well as other grant opportunities. Listen in as she talks with Gene Marks about taking advantage of anything and everything that comes her way in order to keep her business afloat during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Episode 15
Alice Bredin
About Alice Bredin

Alice Bredin is the founder of Bredin, a market research company that tracks the small- and mid-sized business market for its’ corporate clients. Paychex has asked Bredin to look into what small businesses are thinking about the Paycheck Protection Program and other COVID-19 related topics.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 10:49 min listen

According to Bredin, a market research company that tracks the small- and mid-sized business market for its’ corporate clients, just one in three small businesses (SMBs) with between two and 500 employees have applied for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. In this first episode with Bredin Founder, Alice Bredin, listen in as she talks with Gene Marks and sheds light on why small businesses aren’t applying to the PPP, where they are getting funds instead, and what they are doing to help stay afloat. Be sure to take a look at the other great findings from our Paychex COVID-19 snap polls.

Episode 14
Bob Stone
About Bob Stone

Bob Stone is the owner of Champion Technology a point-of-sale system company that sells, installs, consults, and supports cash registers, food service solutions, age verification units, and credit card processing systems for retail and restaurants.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:20 min listen

With a focus on restaurants, bars, and retail business, Champion Technology LLC was significantly impacted with the closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. To help stay afloat during these trying times, owner Bob Stone was forced to lean on his “rainy day” savings and also turned to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. Listen in as Bob talks with Gene Marks about how he used the resources around him and found success with the Paycheck Protection Program.

Episode 13
Matt Turse
About Matt Turse

Matt Turse is the founder of Team Turse, a youth athletic, before and after school program that launched in 2019 in North Carolina, which partners with local schools to get kids moving.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 17:56 min listen

As small business owners were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many turned to available loans through the Small Business Association (SBA). Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Matt Turse, founder of Team Turse, about his experience working through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and what he’s learned along the way.

Episode 12
Angie Hicks
About Angie Hicks

Since 1995, Angie Hicks has dedicated herself to helping consumers get the scoop on service companies and health providers. Angie is the Chief Customer Officer and Director at ANGI Homeservices as well as the Co-Founder of Angie’s List.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 13:52 min listen

As essential businesses, such as those in the home service industry, navigate through these unprecedented times, new expectations in safety have companies rethinking how they do business. From new procedures in cleaning and sanitation, to the adoption of technology for client communication and digital payments, business owners are having to change not just what they do, but how they do it, as well as how they interact with customers. Angie Hicks, Co-Founder of Angie’s List, talks with Gene Marks about how to think long term, post-COVID-19, so your business doesn’t just survive, but it thrives and becomes stronger than ever.

Episode 11
Julie Wineinger
About Julie Wineinger

Julie Wineinger is the owner of two small businesses in the heart of Washington, D.C. – Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, a neighborhood gift and sweet shop which opened in 2017, and Willow, a clothing and gift shop that she opened in 2011.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 11:00 min listen

Designated as an essential business, Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop was able to reopen just days after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the initial intent of just getting rid of the ice cream left in her store to ensure it did not go to waste, Julie Wineinger opened up for one day only, selling pints of ice cream as a fundraiser to raise money for the employees she was forced to lay off during these uncertain times. The response was overwhelming. That’s when Julie saw an opportunity to rethink her business. Listen in as she talks with Gene Marks about how she’s using her shop to help support her employees and her community.

Episode 10
Timothy Lyon
About Timothy Lyon

Timothy Lyon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Klean Katch, a medical device company started in 2017 and launched into market in February of 2019. Together with his wife, Tim invented a device to help create a better healthcare experience for women.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 15:36 min listen

Every day we hear about the growing financial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on individuals, companies, and our country. But as businesses are forced to close and people told to stay home, equally as challenging is the psychological effects that the isolation, loss of jobs and income, and uncertainty for the future have on us all. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Timothy Lyon, CEO and Co-Founder of Klean Katch, talks about how he found new purpose when facing dark days by bringing a little bit of joy to his family and friends.

Episode 9
Andy Gargana
About

Andy Gargana is a Senior Federal Compliance Analyst within the Compliance Risk Management team at Paychex, Inc. He leads the federal payroll compliance activities of the company, monitoring all legislation and working as the liaison with the Product Management and Development divisions to ensure regulatory matters affecting the firms payroll processing and tax filing platforms are implemented.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 11:57 min listen

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemics, there has been an expansion by the federal government to allow employees to take time off for sick time, to care for themselves and to care for family members. To help employers pay for this addition time, the federal government is offering them a tax credit to get reimbursed for paying for their employees’ time off. Paychex Compliance Analyst, Andy Gargana talks with Gene Marks about these tax credits, including pay requirements, credit maximums, the handling of healthcare costs and Medicare tax, and more.

Episode 8
Richard Seaman
About Richard Seaman

Richard Seaman is the Chairman of the Board at Seaman Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial fabrics for a wide variety of outdoor applications, where he also previously served as President and CEO from 1976-2015. Under his leadership, the Seaman Corporation grew from $10 million in annual sales to nearly $200 million in sales today.

Serving as the President and CEO of Seaman Corporation from 1976 to 2015, Richard Seaman currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the multi-generational family industrial fabric company.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 14:39 min listen

Throughout this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have been forced to close. For essential businesses, which remain open to provide their necessary products and services, it’s in no way business as usual. As these businesses adjust to meet new regulations, they must reevaluate the way the work, including setting up employees to work remotely and implementing new safety procedures. Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Seaman Corporation Chairman of the Board, Richard Seaman, about the new way of working amid this unprecedented time.

Episode 7
Andy Gargana
About Andy Gargana

Andy Gargana is a Senior Federal Compliance Analyst within the Compliance Risk Management team at Paychex, Inc. He leads the federal payroll compliance activities of the company, monitoring all legislation and working as the liaison with the Product Management and Development divisions to ensure regulatory matters affecting the firms payroll processing and tax filing platforms are implemented.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 12:20 min listen

The Employee Retention Tax Credit, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is a refundable tax credit for businesses that are still paying their employees during the current pandemic. Under this tax credit, employers are eligible for up to 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid for each employee. In the first of this two-part episode, Gene Marks talks with Paychex Compliance Analyst, Andy Gargana about what you need to know, including what the Employee Retention Tax Credit is, business eligibility, revenue qualifications, and more.

Episode 6
Julie Wineinger
About Julie Wineinger

Julie Wineinger is the owner of two small businesses in the heart of Washington, D.C. – Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop, a neighborhood gift and sweet shop which opened in 2017, and Willow, a clothing and gift shop that she opened in 2011.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 11:40 min listen

The coronavirus pandemic has created a number of unexpected challenges for small business owners all over the United States. Whether they closed by choice, or by mandate, businesses have had to make some very difficult decisions regarding their company, their employees, and their future. In Part 1 of this four-part series, Julie Wineinger, Owner of Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop in Washington, D.C. talks with Gene Marks about her decision to close the doors of her sweet shop. Listen in to find out how Julie handled employee work status, what she’s done to help advocate for her employees, and how she’s handling her everyday expenses during this unprecedented time.

Episode 5
Matt Turse
About Matt Turse

Matt Turse is the founder of Team Turse, a youth athletic, before and after school program that launched in 2019 in North Carolina, which partners with local schools to get kids moving.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 14:56 min listen

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), a Small Business Administration loan, is designed to provide small businesses who are suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic with financial assistance of up to $10,000. Gene Marks talks with Matt Turse, Founder of Team Turse, about how Matt navigated the application process and about his experience receiving his EIDL funds.

Episode 4
Mike Trabold
About Mike Trabold

Mike Trabold is the Director of Compliance at Paychex where he leads the regulatory and compliance team which supports and guides the more than 670,000 businesses.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 13:50 min listen

Part of the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program was designed to get cash out quickly to small and mid-sized businesses struggling during the current COVID-19 pandemic and incent them to maintain or rehire employees and keep their wages high during this unprecedented time. Hear as Gene Marks talks with Mike Trabold, Director of Compliance at Paychex, about business eligibility, loan forgiveness, and more during this episode of the Paychex Business Series podcast. 

Episode 3
Bill Goselin
About Bill Goselin

Bill Goselin works as a liaison between the U.S. government tax agencies and Paychex in his role as Compliance Analyst. He helps the company and his clients maintain compliance with the federal payroll tax laws, including how businesses are effected by the COVID-19 pademic.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 11:53 min listen

Gene Marks talks with Bill Goselin, Compliance Analyst at Paychex, about the deferment of employer social security tax as part of the the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Hear what this provision means for employers, the restrictions, and the limitations.

Episode 2
Tammy Tyler
About Tammy Tyler

Tammy Tyler is a Manager of Employment Law Compliance at Paychex, a leading provider of integrated solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 16:05 min listen

Our host Gene Marks talks with Tammy Tyler, Manager of Employment Law Compliance at Paychex about the paid leave portion of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), including how it affects you, your business, and your employees.

Episode 1
Gene Marks
About Gene Marks

Small business owner of a company that provides financial and technology management services, Gene Marks is also a Certified Public Accountant and regular business columnist for publications such as The Guardian, The Hill, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.

COVID-19 | Podcasts 8:44 min listen

Gene Marks starts our Paychex Business Series podcast with everything you need to know about the Economic Injury Disaster Laon Program. Find out what’s being offered by the Small Business Administration in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including what the program is, who’s eligible, and what’s available.

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