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Koontz & Associates: How to Move Your Business Forward During COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates | By Ari Almalvez on 08.04.2020

On August 4th, Whitney Harper and Koontz & Associates hosted a webinar discussing best practices for employers when an employee has COVID.  

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#StrongCommunity Spotlight: ADVOS Continues “Sustaining Firm” Support of JALA

Strong Community | By Ari Almalvez on 07.23.2020

ADVOS is proud to be a Sustaining Law Firm for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), a non-profit law firm dedicated to providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and special-needs groups. During these unprecedented times, JALA’s services are needed more than ever. Recently, JALA’s volunteer attorneys have helped those in need in the following ways:…

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COVID-19: 3 Steps to Take if an Employee is Sick

COVID-19 Updates | By Whitney Harper on 07.16.2020

As businesses reopen and employees return to workplaces, many employers are faced with tough questions when an employee is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Following the CDC’s guidance in these situations will help to protect the company’s workforce, preserve the company’s ability to continue operations, and limit the company’s potential liability.  (Note: there are…

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H2 Advisors – Navigate 2020: Interactive Series Part 3

Community Involvement | By Ari Almalvez on 06.09.2020

H2 Advisors created an interactive webinar series to help small and medium sized businesses navigate through the pandemic. On June 9th, Gwen Griggs, Co-Founder and Managing Director at ADVOS, along with other business leaders, provided insight on how businesses can plan and strategize during and after the pandemic. During the webinar, Gwen covers three concerns…

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ACG Florida Insights – Navigating the Pandemic Through the Lens of Private Equity: Human Capital

Community Involvement | By Ari Almalvez on 06.04.2020

ACG Florida Insights, a partnership between the four Florida Association for Corporate Growth Chapters (North Florida, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and South Florida), created a webinar series to help middle market companies navigate their way through this pandemic. On June 4th, Whitney Harper, Chief Executive – Operations, joined other business leaders on ACG Florida Insights’s webinar…

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Building a Strong Community: Feeding Northeast Florida Virtual Food Drive

Strong Community | By Whitney Harper on 05.26.2020

The ADVOS team is committed to helping our community remain strong through the COVID-19 crisis. While we’ve been helping businesses navigate the impact of the pandemic and new legislation, we also recognize that record numbers of people are without work. In our own community, Feeding Northeast Florida has seen 2-3 times the usual number of…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Guidance

COVID-19 Updates | By Whitney Harper on 05.18.2020

SBA has released the application for PPP Loan forgiveness, which includes detailed guidance regarding forgiveness calculations.  The application is available here. Key Updates:  Option for alternative payroll period.  The forgiveness calculations allow the borrower some flexibility in selecting the 8 week period during which payroll will be counted Both paid AND incurred costs are forgivable.  Forgiveness is available…

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Update regarding PPP Loans: “Safe Harbor” Guidance Released (and it’s good news!)

COVID-19 Updates | By Whitney Harper on 05.13.2020

We indicated that the SBA promised to release additional guidance regarding the certification of need for PPP Loan funds, and the “Safe Harbor” for return of funds, which expires tomorrow, May 14. SBA has just released that guidance, and it’s remarkably reasonable. Summary:  For loans under $2m, the borrower will be presumed to have met…

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Update regarding PPP Loans: “Safe Harbor” expires May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Updates | By Whitney Harper on 05.12.2020

Although the initial legislation regarding PPP Loans indicated that all businesses were presumed to be adversely impacted by COVID-19 and therefore eligible for the funds, the SBA has now indicated that more stringent criteria will apply for all borrowers, and that it will review all loans of $2m or more (and others as appropriate). SAFE HARBOR…

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