Business Management

  • 08.27.20

    Telepresence Reshaping the Workplace

    I recently read an article by Derek Thompson (2020) with The Atlantic, The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically, in which he shares what economist David Autor and MIT’s Elisabeth Reynolds assert about the impact of “the rise of remote work—or what they call ‘telepresence’—[leading] to a more homebound life that creates less work for others.”

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  • 08.26.20

    SBA Issues Additional PPP Guidance

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued additional guidance concerning the ownership percentage that triggers the applicability of the owner compensation rule for forgiveness purposes and limitations on the eligibility of certain non-payroll costs for forgiveness.

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  • 08.07.20

    Temperature Assessment Devices

    There has been increased interest in temperature assessment devices as part of an overall COVID-19 response plan as businesses begin to reopen.  There is some hesitancy in using these instruments because in part as the Federal Drug Administration notes in its article, Non-contact Temperature Assessment Devices During the COVID-19 Pandemic, “Some studies suggest that temperature measurements alone may miss more than half of infected people.”

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  • 08.03.20

    Advocacy News

    501(c)6 Provision in Play for Next COVID Relief Bill

    With the introduction of the HEALS Act on July 27, the Republicans have presented a $1.5 trillion counter-offer to House Democrats’ $3 trillion HEROES Act.

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  • 07.29.20

    Advocacy News

    The ILLICIT CASH Act in Defense Authorization Bill Poses Privacy Concerns

    Sometimes, policy proposals relevant to PHCC members can pop up in legislation that doesn’t exactly seem relevant. Such was the case with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.

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  • 07.29.20

    Advocacy News

    Hassle-Free PPP Forgiveness, Second Shot of PPP for Struggling Businesses in Play

    Congress is in the midst of negotiating the next comprehensive COVID-19 economic relief package. Trump administration officials have been lobbying Congress on several key administration priorities, the top two being a payroll tax cut and automatic forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000.

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  • 07.15.20

    Are You Up for the [Best Practices Business] Challenge?

    Evaluate your business, profitability and your operations and receive a complimentary 30-minute coaching consultation call from one of our experienced QSC Business Coaches. Simply complete and submit the QSC Best Practices Business Challenge form, and we will be in touch with you to discuss opportunities. It’s that easy!

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  • 07.14.20

    Meet Keynote Speaker Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)

    He was on the front lines of relief efforts in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. He is a decorated 37-year Army veteran, having served in South Korea and Germany as well as other national posts. And he’s the go-to expert on disaster preparedness and crisis management for global news networks like CNN, FOX and MSNBC.

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  • 07.07.20

    Advocacy News

    President Trump Signs PPP Extension

    On Friday, July 3, 2020, the president has signed S.4116, a bill that temporarily extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8. This bill moved very quickly through Congress in response to the small business program’s expiration on June 30. The PPP has been instrumental in keeping many small business contractors afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • 06.19.20

    PHCCCONNECT2020 Goes Virtual to Provide a Dynamic, Interactive Online Experience

    With the health and safety of attendees, staff and the public top of mind during the current public health crisis, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) announces that it will offer its annual conference, PHCCCONNECT2020, in a virtual format. The event, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1, will offer a valued-packed online program, full of high-quality education and networking opportunities.

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