Helping children through the COVID-19 pandemic

With schools closed across the country, the absence of personal computers in homes can pose a substantial obstacle for students trying to do their schoolwork from home. Houston-based charity Comp-U-Dopt has been working for years to close this gap, diligently pursuing their mission to provide computers to children in need. Desroches Partners has long supported […]

Staying sane during these crazy times

Live on purpose Knowing why you get up in the morning and what drives you is kind of important. Keep structure in your day This keeps you moving in the right direction and builds positive momentum. Make daily deposits into your optimism account Refuse to feed negative thoughts or the endless what-if’s out there. Stay […]

SBA programs to help small businesses impacted by coronavirus

Through the recent CARES act, the United States federal government has dedicated over $350 billion in relief for small businesses available through several loan programs. Businesses are eligible if they have fewer than 500 employees and certify that their business has been impacted by COVID‐19. These loans are called: Paycheck Protection Program Economic Injury Disaster […]

CDC offers strategies for coping with stress and anxiety

Coronavirus reached global pandemic level last week, which means bad news is coming to us from all over the world. And with news blasting into our lives at machine gun rate ever since the Internet took off, the situation can look downright bleak. Feeling overwhelmed, even terrified, is a perfectly normal, healthy response. Getting bogged […]

Business owners: Get familiar with the moving parts in COVID-19 pandemic

This article is incomplete! Things have gotten weird lately, and most–if not all–of us are sailing through uncharted waters. If you’re like most people, all the tax and policy buzzwords zipping around are amalgamating into a big, amorphous cloud. Here’s a quick rundown of the important moving parts you’ve probably been hearing about. Families First […]

Things employers can do for employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

The term “human resources” implies that people are extremely valuable to the organizations that employ them. In times of difficulty, such as the one we’re in currently, a good employer will safeguard their people, not only out of kindness and decency, but in the interest of the relationship. Below are a number of suggestions for […]

Paid family and medical leave is expanded by Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Paid Leave Entitlements Generally, employers covered under the Act must provide […]

90 ideas to cut costs and increase cash flow

The following is excerpted from the book All About Earnings: 100 Ways to Profit in Any Economy by Barry Schimel and Gary Kravitz. When cash gets tight and you need to cut costs or find ways to increase cash flow always remember that your fellow Vistage group members offer a wealth of good ideas to […]