4 Helpful Financial Resources for Restaurant Owners

Were you heartbroken when your favorite restaurant closed, and then ecstatic when it reopened, only to be traumatized when it closed again? If that is how you feel, imagine what the owner behind the counter is going through. I didn’t understand myself until I met Chef Russell Jackson. 

This was back in March, in the early days of our new Zoom reality, and I was there to inform Jackson, the owner of the Harlem restaurant Reverence, that his business was one of the first recipients of Hello Alice’s $10,000 Covid-19 Business for All Emergency grant program to help small businesses through the pandemic. These calls are always emotional, but he seemed at a loss for words. Russell paused for a moment before turning to call his wife and son into the camera frame. “This is our motivation,” he told me, looking down at his child sitting in his lap.

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Advice on the Optimal HR Career Path

I was having a conversation with someone in HR a few weeks ago and they asked me a very pointed question: what is the best career path to take if I want to get to the CHRO/Chief People Officer role in the next few years?

The world of HR is evolving quickly. We had a 10 year aggressive decrease in unemployment followed by the chaos of COVID. There is a newfound emphasis on HR (or People Operations as I like to call it), as well as talent acquisition. The US economy continues to be driven by companies that rely on highly skilled people who are hard to recruit and retain.

In addition, there is a slow but steady rise in the number of organizations who are actually leveraging people analytics to better understand the entire employee life cycle from applicant to alumni. This has created new roles within the HR/PeopleOps … Read more

Ethereum Price Prediction: ETH/USD Price Could Soon Break Past $400

ETH Price Prediction – August 9

ETH/USD path of least resistance is downwards but support is anticipated at $390.

ETH/USD Market

Key Levels:

Resistance levels: $440, $460, $480

Support levels: $350, $330, $310

ETHUSD – Daily Chart

ETH/USD for the first time this year made it above $400 even beating the last year high around $361. A new yearly high was formed at $415.09 but marked the end of the magnificent bullish move. Due to high volatility witnessed at the beginning of this month, a reversal took place sending the coin back to the support at $325.86.

Since the beginning of last week, ETH/USD has remained in the bullish hands but the price action has not been as rapid as seen in the last couple of weeks of July. Attempts to sustain gains above $400 have not yielded with Ethereum remaining pivotal at the same level.

What is Next for

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Why Businesses Should Ignore Trump’s Payroll Tax Holiday

While negotiations over a Phase 4 bill stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump moved to ameliorate some of the problems caused by the cessation of several relief programs.

On August 8, the president signed four executive orders that offer $400 in weekly federal assistance to unemployed workers–down from the $600 they were getting before the benefit phased out at the end of July–a continuation of student loan relief and a moratorium on evictions. Another ordered a payroll tax holiday for Americans making less than $100,000.

While none of those measures contains direct support for small businesses, they create a minefield of tax issues.

In particular: the order that defers the employee portion of payroll taxes for the rest of the year. That’s 6.2 percent for Social Security and 1.45 percent for Medicare for workers earning less than $100,000 a year. If workers forego the payroll tax, their incomes will

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In order to bring about true continuous process improvement you need to get out of your comfort zone and look at the real world.

In our book Reality, Perception and your Workplace Culture I discussed this point in detail. It becomes a case of looking at the world from the image in the mirror or looking at the world from what you see looking out the window.

To bring about genuine process improvement you need to be able to see the world from the point of view of the customer. Your customer sees the world as having a problem and it directly effects how they interact with you. Your responsibility is to see the world as they see it. I

understand that is a difficult undertaking. We all have our inherent biases which may interfere with this effort. but we have do it. From an Human Capital Management view, this means that we need to look at the existence of problems apart from the way we usually do things It means that we need … Read more