SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness...
Did You Know That IC Realtime Offers TAA Compliant Cameras and Recorders?

Did You Know That IC Realtime Offers TAA Compliant Cameras and Recorders?

IC Realtime is now providing TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant products to its direct dealers and distribution partners.  We call it our new TAA series.  As a manufacturer operating within the higher end of the spectrum, all devices are UL...
The Liabilities All Around

The Liabilities All Around

As a business, the risk you face every day is immense. There are liabilities all around you, and there simply isn’t enough page space to explore them all and – let’s face it – no one except me likes insurance...
Personality Assessments in the Electronic Security Industry: Harmful or Helpful?

Personality Assessments in the Electronic Security Industry: Harmful or Helpful?

What do personality tests really reveal? Many companies see the benefits of handing out a personality test upon hiring, such as understanding how a worker interprets tasks or how well an employee might work with others. Others warn of potential...
After April’s Stimulus Funding, What’s Next for the Economy?

After April’s Stimulus Funding, What’s Next for the Economy?

It could be viewed as an anti-climactic month considering what transpired in Congress during March. The national fear and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) prompted a virtual shutdown of the national economy resulting in the most jobs lost since the Great...
Legislative Report April 2020

Legislative Report April 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Congress enacted three major pieces of legislation in March, culminating in the “CARES Act,” which appropriated over $2 trillion in aid to businesses and Americans. A centerpiece of this bill was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which...
ESA’s National Training School Delivers Savings and Convenience with e-Books

ESA’s National Training School Delivers Savings and Convenience with e-Books

In recognition of the economic challenges we all face amidst the COVID-19 crisis, ESA’s National Training School is extending additional savings to electronic security and life safety pros by adopting an e-book format for many of its training courses. More cost-effective digital course...
Research Results: Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

Research Results: Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

Industry Associations’ Joint Survey Results Reveal COVID’s Impact In the last few weeks, ESA, SIA and TMA conducted a nationwide survey of members in order to better gauge the impact COVID-19 has had on electronic security and life safety businesses....
ESA’s National Training School Releases 19 Hours of New Online CEU Courses on Workplace Essentials

ESA’s National Training School Releases 19 Hours of New Online CEU Courses on Workplace Essentials

Mastery of soft skills – such as conflict resolution or time management – is a highly sought-after attribute in job candidates and a trait many employers wish they could grow in their current employees.  Strong time management, goal setting and conflict resolution capabilities are just some of the soft skillsets that are difficult to measure but serve...
President Signs Bill for Additional Stimulus Funds for Small Businesses

President Signs Bill for Additional Stimulus Funds for Small Businesses

H.R. 266 will fund an additional $484 billion for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing. This second round of stimulus funding is now approved, after the continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the almost immediate depletion of...

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