November 4, 2022

Entrepreneurs Forever November 2022 Newsletter

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Thanks for being part of our Entrepreneurs Forever community! 

We are so glad to stay in touch with our many members, supporters, community partners and others who share our vision of supporting small business owners. We will send a monthly email newsletter to keep you up to date on all the happenings in our groups, new events, outreach and business news of interest.

It's been a whirlwind of activity in the past few months! 

On December 6th, Entrepreneurs Forever will kick off a multi-partner effort to help nearly 100 existing small business owners in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties to grow their businesses substantially. The Henry L Hillman Foundation has provided funding for this vital collaboration between start-up accelerators and other service providers in the SW Pennsylvania entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced the inclusion of Entrepreneurs Forever in his (FY) 2023 Community Project funding request for Southwestern Pennsylvania. Senator Casey strongly advocated for Entrepreneurs Forever to be included in the appropriations subcommittee bills. Once appropriated, his program will serve 300 members in Western Pennsylvania. 

Espanol!  We are launching our first peer group in Spanish this month thanks to the hard work of our Programming and Community outreach teams for making that happen!  Learn more about our program en Espanol by clicking here.

New Virtual Learning Events: All are welcome, please join us!

Attracting a steady stream of ideal clients (Forever Forward): Friday, November 11. 8:30am

Join us for this lively, interactive webinar and dive into the process of attracting and closing your best clients for a thriving business.

Register now!

End-of-Year Financial Checklist (Deep Dive): Monday, November 14. 4pm-5:30pm

Guest presenters Cynthia Underwood & James Carter (Homestead group!) will help participants look at their year's financial results and do end-of-year and next year's plans.

Register now!

Refer A Friend!

The Entrepreneurs Forever Community Directors have been busy all fall meeting and connecting with members, prospects and others in our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Congrats on the terrific outreach to Patrick, Scotty, Ashley, Marlon and Connor. Do you have someone you’d like to refer to us? Just click here to refer a friend!

Don't Miss This!

Time-sensitive opportunity for small business owners

Jordan Robarge of Nancy’s Revival in Pittsburgh (a member of our Wilk 2 group) was able to get a substantial tax refund based on keeping his staff on the payroll despite the COVID epidemic. And this was on top of PPP programs he had been able to take advantage of! 

The Employee Retention Tax Credit is a federal payroll tax refund of up to $26,000 per employee. Yes, retroactive for paying your employees during 2020 and 2021!

Who qualifies? 

  • Fewer than 1500 employess (not 1099 workers)
  • You stayed open during COVID and paid your staff
  • Does not matter whether you got a PPP loan or other assistance

Jordan used his payroll company (who charged him a flat fee) to assist him in submitting the paperwork needed, but your accountant is probably a good place to start. The deadline to submit is March 2023. Information on the bill from Congress is here.

Join our Roundtable

We are planning a Virtual Roundtable in January to talk about Small Business Employment. Would you like to be a panelist and talk about your experiences hiring or retaining employees? Contact Deborah at dgallant@e4ever.org!

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