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The Paychex Business Series with Gene Marks

Join host Gene Marks as he talks with real small business owners and other experts about today’s top issues, including the current COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on the workplace, employees, and the way we work.

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Season 2 | Episode 50
Cathleen Swody, Founding Partner and Director of Assessment from Thrive Leadership
COVID-19 Podcasts 24:08 min listen

Mental Health Series: Improving You and Your Employees’ Mental Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace

Cathleen Swody, Founding Partner and Director of Assessment from Thrive Leadership, talks with Gene Marks about ways employers and employees can improve their mental health with re-entry into the workplace and in a virtual work environment. Hear what she has to say about opening lines of communication, the mental health benefits you can offer to employees, and why business owners should also take some time away.

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Employees might be struggling more now than ever before brought on by the pandemic, according to a Paychex survey conducted in late 2020. Download our e-book "How Are Your Employees Feeling? A Guide to Workplace Mental Health" for suggestions on how to make your workplace safe and productive. 

Challenging times are ahead for employers with employees returning to the workplace with mental health stressors. Find critical insights into what employers can do to help at with our article: "Mental Health at Work During COVID-19."

Season 2 | Episode 49
Wade Conlan, ommissioning and Energy Discipline Manager at Hanson Professional Services, Inc,
COVID-19 Podcasts 24:22 min listen

The Importance of Creating a COVID-Safe, Energy Efficient Workspace

Looking for ways to create a safer work environment for your employees? One way is by improving the physical space that they work in. Hear from the Commissioning and Energy Discipline Manager at Hanson Professional Services about the importance of air quality, energy efficiency, getting the most out of your current systems and equipment, and much more.

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Looking for more information on creating a safe work environment? Read our article, Workplace Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident.

Season 2 | Episode 48
Peggy Alford, Executive Vice President of Global Sales for PayPal
Podcasts 25:08 min listen

It’s Not Just For Online Businesses – How PayPal is Helping Brick-And-Mortar Companies Too

Peggy Alford, Executive Vice President of Global Sales for PayPal, is talking with Gene Marks about how the PayPal is helping businesses of all kinds. From eCommerce to brick-and-mortar, PayPal is helping companies create a seamless commerce journey aimed at meeting the needs of changing consumer expectations.

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To hear more ideas on how companies are adapting their business, read our article, Adapting Your Business to the New Normal.

Season 2 | Episode 47
Saskia Popescu, infectious disease expert
COVID-19 Podcasts 28:41 min listen

Business Safety as We Emerge From COVID-19 with Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Infection Preventionist, Saskia Popescu

Listen in as Gene Marks talks with Saskia Popescu, Assistant Professor in the Biodefense Program in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, the importance of safety as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear what she has to say about what they’ve learned about COVID-19; the impact of intervention strategies such as masks, cleaning, vaccination, and temperature checks; and what business owners can do to help create a safer environment for both employees and customers.

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Wondering what role, if any, your organization should play in motivating employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Watch our webinar, Vaccination and the Workplace: Key Considerations.

Learn more about promoting workplace safety during COVID-19 with our article, Workplace Safety and Returning to Work: Guidance for COVID-19.

 

Season 2 | Episode 44
Frank Fiorille, VP of Risk, Compliance, and Data Analytics from Paychex
Podcasts 17:18 min listen

Small Business Employment Watch: Job growth as America Starts Reopening From COVID-19 Pandemic

Gene Marks speaks with Frank Fiorille, VP of Risk, Compliance, and Data Analytics from Paychex, to dive into the current trends for hiring, unemployment, and wages for small businesses. Also, learn about what opportunities are available for COVID-19 relief that small businesses must take advantage of.

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View the latest results of the Paychex Small Business Employment Watch at www.paychex.com/employment-watch.

If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to follow our channel on your favorite podcasting platform so you won’t miss out on the latest small business insights.

Follow Paychex on Facebook @Paychex and Instagram @Paychex_Inc

Follow Gene Marks on Twitter @genemarks

Season 2 | Episode 45
Joe Wall, Goldman Sachs
Marketing Podcasts 2340 min listen

How Goldman Sachs is Educating Small Businesses With Their “10,000 Small Businesses” Program

On this episode, Joe Wall, Managing Director of Government Affairs at Goldman Sachs, talks with Gene Marks about the 10,000 Small Businesses program. Listen in as he talks about how the initiative is helping provide education, capital, and support services to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.

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To learn more about best practices to help you manage your business download our free resource, An Essential Guide for Business Owners and Managers.

Looking for more information on small business financing options? Read our article, Securing Financing for Your Small Business.

Season 2 | Episode 44
Box of Oddities Podcast
Marketing Podcasts 22:27 min listen

How Social Media and Networking Helped the Box of Oddities Podcast Reach 10 Million Downloads

When they started their podcast “Box of Oddities”, Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth viewed it only as a side job. Two years and nearly 10 million downloads later, Kat has committed fulltime to this and Jethro is on his way. Listen in as they talk about how they started their podcast, what marketing strategies they used, how they have leveraged social media, and what the importance that networking has had on their immense success.

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To learn more about how to market your business, download our free whitepaper: Startup Guide: Market Your Business.

Season 2 | Episode 43
David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer of Philadelphia 76ers
Inclusion and Diversity Podcasts 24:21 min listen

How the Philadelphia 76ers are Making Moves Off the Court to Help Put Black-Owned Businesses on the Map

Created over decades and generations, black-owned businesses now face a unique set of challenges that are often difficult to overcome. That’s why David Gould, Chief Diversity and Impact Officer for the Philadelphia 76ers, says now is the time to support our communities and help these businesses succeed. Listen in as he talks with Gene Marks about the history of black-owned businesses and how that has impacted them today, what those business owners can do to overcome those challenges, and how the 76ers organization is doing their part to help address some of these disparities.

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Looking to understand more about diversity and inclusion as it relates to your business? Read our article, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.”

Learn more about the Buy Black program.

Season 2 | Episode 41
Connor Mykins, Paychex Compliance Analyst
COVID-19 Podcasts 15:32 min listen

Third Stimulus Bill Expands Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

With the signing of the third stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan of 2021, there are some changes and expansions that apply to small business owners, including independent contractors and sole proprietors. Listen in as Connor Mykins, Compliance Analyst at Paychex, talks with host Gene Marks about the specific changes to the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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To find out more about what’s in the third stimulus bill and how it’s impacting small businesses, read our article “President Signs $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act.”

Season 2 | Episode 42
Andy Gargana, Senior Federal Compliance Analyst at Paychex
COVID-19 Podcasts 19:31 min listen

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Handles Tax Credits Like ERTC and FFCRA and What They Mean for Your Business

When it comes to tax benefits for businesses, there’s a lot to know about the new American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. In this episode, host Gene Marks is joined by Senior Federal Compliance Analyst at Paychex, Andy Gargana, to talk about the ins and outs of tax credits under the third stimulus bill. Hear as they discuss the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the new COBRA tax credit, and much more.

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To find out more about what’s in the third stimulus bill and how it’s impacting small businesses, read our article “President Signs $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act.”