Category Archives: News

  • PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES By Brian R. Miller

    PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES By Brian R. Miller

    Many of us who own and run small businesses over the past year, whether professional services businesses, restaurants, shops, theaters, or any business relying on interactions with the general-public, have spent hours awake at night terrified about what comes next with COVID.  While larger companies have easily transitioned to online platforms, part of the charm of small businesses is the ability and willingness t...

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  • CLU (Coronavirus Legal Update for March 27, 2020:  How the CARES Act Can Help Small Businesses)

    CLU (Coronavirus Legal Update for March 27, 2020: How the CARES Act Can Help Small Businesses)

    On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the “CARES Act”). The purpose of the Act, as stated, is to “[p]rovid[e] emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.” This monumental, $2-billion-dollar stimulus package, is the largest disaster relief package in U.S. history and ...

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  • C.L.U. for 4/17/2020

    C.L.U. for 4/17/2020

    • April 17th, 2020
    • News

    Commercial Leases are now officially a mess. Small businesses have been shutdown everywhere and now Landlords are demanding rent when there are no profits for businesses to pay for it. Landlords and tenants are in a bind.  Here are some suggestions for both.  Many of the solutions are similar, but with some key differences: What is a Tenant to do? FIRST: Read your lease.  Read through it care...

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  • C.L.U. 04/15/20

    C.L.U. 04/15/20

    • April 16th, 2020
    • News

    https://melissap9.podbean.com/e/clu-041520-165302/

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  • C.LU. for 04/01/20

    C.LU. for 04/01/20

    • April 15th, 2020
    • News

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2ktbs-d7e54e?utm_campaign=i_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=i_share

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  • C.L.U. for 4/14/2020

    C.L.U. for 4/14/2020

    • April 15th, 2020
    • News

    https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pqhcd-d936cd?utm_campaign=i_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=i_share

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  • FFCRA (CLU 04/03/2020)

    FFCRA (CLU 04/03/2020)

    • April 3rd, 2020
    • News

                The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), which was signed into law on March 18, 2020, went into effect on April 1, 2020. This Act requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick, family, and medical leave for specific reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Act, certain public and private employers with fewer than 50...

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  • CLU 03/30/2020

    CLU 03/30/2020

    • March 30th, 2020
    • News

    From what we can see from reading through the CARES Act, the provisions regarding mortgage forbearance, foreclosures, and evictions, do not extend to commercial mortgages. That being said, there are loans, grants, and other protections for small businesses within the Act which can help businesses in this area. If you are facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the best thing you can do is c...

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  • CLU (Coronavirus Legal Update) for March 27, 2020:  How the CARES Act Can Help Small Businesses

    CLU (Coronavirus Legal Update) for March 27, 2020: How the CARES Act Can Help Small Businesses

    • March 30th, 2020
    • News

    On March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the “CARES Act”). The purpose of the Act, as stated, is to “[p]rovid[e] emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.” This monumental, $2-billion-dollar stimulus package, is the largest disaster relief package in U.S. hi...

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  • Coronavirus Legal Update: Guidance for Small Businesses

    Coronavirus Legal Update: Guidance for Small Businesses

    • March 26th, 2020
    • News

    This Monday, March 23, 2020, Governor Henry McMaster issued Executive Order 2020-13, which authorizes law enforcement to “prohibit or disperse any congregation or gathering 3 or more people “unless authorized or in their homes…”  The same day, he released a statement in which he specifically stated that this Order “does not apply to private businesses nor to responsible South Carolinas continuing to ...

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