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Application advice for SBA loans

You’re likely to have questions about the Paycheck Protection Program loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This podcast episode has some answers.

SBA issues details for Paycheck Protection Program loans

The US Small Business Administration has released an interim final rule providing additional guidance and requirements for the program. The final rule includes a number of changes, including a doubling of the loans’ interest rate from 0.5% to 1%.

AICPA-led coalition calls for small business funding

An AICPA-led coalition is urging quick government action to avert layoffs and allow small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to continue paying workers. A key step is a federal payroll funding account that small business payroll processors could use to get money directly to employees.

Regulators clear way for certain loan modifications amid pandemic

A move by regulators to ease certain restrictions for borrowers in good standing will facilitate loan modifications linked to the coronavirus pandemic. But borrowers will need to act fast to secure relief while still in good standing with their lenders, which has been defined as being less than 30 days past due on contractual payments at the time a modification is implemented.

35 questions for coronavirus planning

Business leaders should be proactive in putting emergency plans in place in response to the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a checklist for organizations related to employees, customers, and vendors.

Kari Patterson, CPA

Understanding operations and contributing to process improvements and strategy are essential tasks for finance leaders, according to Kari Patterson, CPA.

Housing costs and the talent crunch

Many of the world’s biggest cities have become unaffordable for workers, creating deep labor shortages. Some companies are beginning to invest in employee housing to lure talent and bolster retention.

Depression and the CPA

A CPA who lives with mental illness explains how getting help can make a difference — and how the support of colleagues can help, too.

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Keeping you informed and prepared amid the coronavirus outbreak

We’re gathering the latest news stories along with relevant columns, tips, podcasts, and videos on this page, along with curated items from our archives to help with uncertainty and disruption.

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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.