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2021 Family Business Forecast

Hiring a bigger concern than the pandemic, says central Ohio’s family businesses   The tenth Annual Family Business Forecast survey, conducted by the Conway Center for Family Business, revealed more than one in four (27.4%) Central Ohio family business leaders­ believe adapting to COVID-19 mandates and restrictions will remain one of their most significant business challenges …

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Lessons I’ve Learned Working With Family – from Conway Center member Jason Carpenter of Environmental Pest Management

People often ask me how it is to work with my wife. I always say working with her is the easy part, the hard part is working with our children. When I started Environmental Pest Management 18 years ago, I had no idea it would become a family business, heck, I just wanted to be …

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“I didn’t know I fired you” Covid edition – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

Have you recently received unemployment claim paperwork for an employee sitting right across the office from you? You just had a conversation with them about the Super Bowl for crying out loud! (Team Chiefs or Team Buccaneers? We have to stay sports team agnostic here at GO-HR, so we’ll just root for no Inflate Gate …

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COVID and the Vaccine – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

The COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out – slowly.  A lot of employers are still trying to navigate this whole vaccine thing, the logistics of mandating or not mandating the vaccine to their employees, and the myriad personal and professional opinions about the short-term and long-term impact of the vaccine. It’s just… a lot. Let’s get …

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Blue Preview – US Public Policy Brief

As the Presidential inauguration ushers in Democratic control of the White House and Congress, this report from Morgan Stanley provides a brief on the outlook for fiscal policy in 2021, projected tax increase probability, US/China relations, healthcare reform, and the potential for tech regulation. VIEW full report.
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State of Ohio Tech Cred program application closes January 29 – from Conway Center member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

No doubt about it that 2020 was a rough year for many small businesses, forcing innovation, restructuring, and sea change! This type of change is not necessarily a bad thing, but you may be trying to figure out how to upskill your workforce to meet these changes. Ohio’s TechCred program offers a reimbursement to employers …

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U.S. Consumer Pulse Survey Outcomes

With a pool of over 1000 researchers and financial analysts, this AlphaWise report provides an overwhelming amount of data about markets, the economy and even COVID specific consumer behavior, attitudes and outlook. Among those outcomes addressed include vaccine willingness, spending, and work from home data. Key Insights:* Virus concerns are stable* Economic outlook is rising …

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Good news on PPP, but what about FFCRA? – from Conway Center Member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

It’s been a busy week in Washington DC and now we know the updates on the next round of stimulus dollars and PPP (with the official and riveting name of Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021). However, what about the FFCRA? It wasn’t extended past the sundown date of December 31, 2020. Does that mean that employees …

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COVID-19 Vaccination & HR Considerations – from Conway Center Member Sharon DeLay of GO-HR

Season’s Greetings GO-HR clients, friends, and supporters. Needless to say, it’s been a year! They say hindsight is 20/20. Most of us just want to get 2020 behind us! The latest news is, of course, the COVID-19 vaccine. It started rolling out in the past week or so across the globe, and while it will …

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2020 Family Business Awards

a Virtual Celebration OF OUTSTANDING FAMILY BUSINESSES Celebrating the accomplishments of outstanding family businesses in our community through our annual awards program is one of our favorite traditions. This year has brought a number of unanticipated challenges, and family businesses deserve to be recognized for your versatility and leadership in response to adversity.  Our annual …

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