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How to Move Your Business Forward During COVID-19

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Jo Ann Koontz (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Whitney Harper (ADVOS Legal) discuss the strategy behind moving your business forward during COVID-19. When unexpected situations effect your business, there are actions that can be taken to embrace opportunity and grow your business. Jo Ann and Whitney discuss how changing management technique and seeing eye-to-eye with employees can increase productivity and efficiency.
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Financing Contingency vs. Appraisal Contingency

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Article By:  Joel Maxson | Florida Realtors | Original publication: July, 1 2020

When buyers negotiate a contract that includes both a financing contingency and appraisal contingency, they sometimes have trouble understanding where one ends and the other begins. This is understandable, since a contract with both contingencies contains substantial overlap.

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Creating Contracts? You Must Literally Cross Tís and Dot Iís

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Article By:  Meredith Caruso | Florida Realtors | Originally published May 28, 2020

The goal in a transaction is to proceed smoothly to closing. Speedbumps occasionally arise – but don’t create speedbumps on your own. A smooth process starts with careful attention to the contract, filling in all necessary blanks, and checking all appropriate boxes.

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Guide to Completing the PPP Forgiveness Long Form Application

Friday, July 10, 2020

Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) and Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) provide an in depth example of completing the PPP forgiveness application long form. This deep dive covers payroll costs, non-payroll costs, calculating employee compensation for wages, additional expenses and more.

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The Realtorsģ Perspective: PPP EZ Form Explained

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham and Marina Parkin provide examples of completing the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (EZ Form). These examples will be focused for Realtors®, Schedule C filers and self employed individuals.

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Safe Harbors, Exemptions and PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Forms

Friday, June 26, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) take a deep dive into the exemptions and safe harbors related to the two PPP loan forgiveness applications. Additionally, strategies and critical information about documentation that will or may be required for your loan forgiveness is explained.

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Leading Through a Pandemic

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz, PL and Marina Parkin, CPA talk with professional business coach John Seiffer, CEO Bootcamp. A long term and unexpected event like the coronavirus will put stress on a business. John presents the importance of scenario planning and process development for alleviating and reversing the effects of the pandemic on your business.

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PPP and EIDL Updates and Clarifications

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) and Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) discuss the latest updates to PPP and EIDL loans including the PPP Flexibility Act modifications, newly available EIDL funds and how the changes to these relief opportunities can impact your business.

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