employee retention credit

Infrastructure Law Sunsets Employee Retention Credit Early

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was a valuable tax credit that helped employers survive the COVID-19 pandemic. A new law has retroactively terminated it before it was scheduled to end. It now only applies through September 30, 2021 (rather than through December 31, 2021) — unless the employer is a “recovery startup business.” The Infrastructure Investment and…

leadership

Leadership and Culture

Creating a high-performing culture requires quality leadership. Our businesses and cultures reflect us. What does your culture say about who you are and what you are? Below are a few items that typically come up in our coaching conversations with business owners on improving their culture, leadership, or the leadership of their leaders.    Can…

supportive environment

Creating a Supportive Environment

Enhancing your culture begins with two key elements: How we each recharge our batteries and the environment we create to support different behavioral styles.  All leaders desire a healthy and high-performing culture. The strategies we instill can support us in creating and empowering our culture and others. DISC, a behavioral and communication model, helps us…

job selection

Job Selection & Benchmarking For Success

A Selection Roadmap: Job Selection and Benchmarking for Success   DISC and Motivators are powerful behavioral model tools to understand yourself and others. They give insight on how to lead, inspire, and best select someone for a role. Selection is 80% of success. Anyone that has ever hired for a position knows the cost of…

Social security

Employers: The Social Security Wage Base is Increasing in 2022

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the wage base for computing Social Security tax will increase to $147,000 for 2022 (up from $142,800 for 2021). Wages and self-employment income above this threshold aren’t subject to Social Security tax. Background information The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) imposes two taxes on employers, employees and self-employed…