Benay Informer 3/17/2021
Updated: Mar 17
"It's been like tax season for an entire year"
Benay's CEO, Dawn Reshen-Doty talks small business survival during a pandemic on "Inside Maine" radio show with Marty Grohman, Executive Director of Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech). They discuss the big picture of how small businesses had to navigate their finances during 2020 and the stark inequities that were exposed during the rollout of the governmental loans. Learn more
How financial advisors are helping people during the pandemic
Many have worries due to job losses and reduced work about foreclosures, evictions, and food insecurity. Professional financial advisors have stepped in to help.
100 women making their mark in the finance world
Women are achieving greater prominence in power in the private sector, and in particular in the world of finance. These 100 women made the Barron's second annual list of the 100 most influential women in U.S. finance.
Defending ourselves against the cyber threats to our global financial systems
The assessment that a major cyber attack poses a threat to financial stability is axiomatic— not a question of if, but when. Governments and companies continue to struggle to contain the threat because it remains unclear who is responsible for protecting the system.
Many have received the latest round of stimulus checks
President Joe Biden’s signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law on March 11, 2021. Many Americans have received their checks and Biden is hopeful this will boost the economy.
Biden signed 2 executive orders promoting gender equality in the United States and around the world
On International Women's Day President Biden signed two executive orders geared towards promoting gender equality. Biden says his administration shows their commitment "to ensure that every domestic and foreign policy we pursue rests on a foundation of dignity and equity for women." Learn more
8 ways business managers could use fiction to prepare for the uncertain reality of the Corona virus
Businesses can use novels to consider possible future scenarios, study sensitive workplace issues, develop future plans and avoid unplanned problematic events — all without requiring a substantial budget. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many business leaders have learned how important it is for businesses to consider a wide range of possible outcomes and to enhance organizational adaptability Learn More.
A way to jumpstart your conscious business
7 in 10 Americans believe that businesses have an obligation to improve societal and environmental issues. Generating a profit cannot be a businesses sole purpose anymore. Capitalism is one of the most powerful engines for scalable change. Learn More.
5 management principles for your dropshipping business
For online enterprises like dropshipping, the challenges you face may include finding suppliers, scoring the right products to sell and ensuring swift product fulfillment. And you’ll need to be armed with management tips and principles to overcome such challenges. Here are some to consider: Learn more
3 ways COVID-19 reshuffled our finances
The coronavirus has influenced how we interact with money, both physically and philosophically. People are being more intentional about how they spend their money, learning what they can do without and forgoing cash in favor of more contactless payments.
Here are three financial trends we can chalk up to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn More.
Navigating COVID-19 in your business
Quoting entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Vance said that the actions you take as a company in response to the COVID-19 pandemic define your company for decades to come. Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 and its legalities in the workplace. Learn more.
New COVID-19 relief bill includes targeted relief for hard hit small businesses
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Act), includes new pandemic-relief grants for small and mid-sized restaurants and bars; expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program; added flexibility under the Shuttered Venue Grants program; additional targeted relief grants for small businesses in low-income communities; and an extension and expansion of the Employee Retention Tax Credit program. Learn more. #COVID19 #reliefbill #ppp #americanrescueplan #business #smallbusiness #relief #pandemic #benayinformer
Top 5 social media platforms for business leaders
Almost every major company is active on the big social media platforms, and even more small businesses are jumping on board as well. If you are a small business owner looking to take the social media world by storm, make sure you’re active on at least these five platforms. Learn more.
Every business is a tech business
The pandemic has made it clear that for a business to survive and thrive in 2021, it must understand and utilize technology to compete in a global marketplace or with local consumers that even before COVID-19 valued convenience more than ever. Learn more.