The savvy small business’ guide to succeeding during coronavirus

By Steve Strauss, USA TODAY Senior Small Business Columnist and Voya Contributor   You may remember the legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey. With his signature signoff, “Good Day!” and his tales of little known, come from behind victories he called “The rest of the story,” Harvey was both an inspiration and an institution. Paul Harvey … Continued

Webinar: “Talk to the Trustee” A live interview with Jeremy France

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Mercer’s First Quarter 2020 Market Review

as of March 30, 2020 The global economy experienced an unprecedented halt in activity in March, as social distancing policies have forced many businesses to temporarily close.  The global economy is almost certainly in a recession, although estimates for its magnitude and duration vary widely. The initial impact on the US labor market has been … Continued

WEBCAST: RETIREMENT INVESTING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Mercer – Retirement Investing in Uncertain Times, April 23, 2020 The webcast presentation is not specific to any of the ABA Retirement Funds Program Funds and any guidance and advice is provided by Mercer, the Program’s investment fiduciary. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect those … Continued

COVID 19 & CARES Act Links and Resources

Below is a series of links to government or private industry webpages that may prove helpful to small businesses working to navigate these unique times. ABA Retirement Funds Program: https://abaretirement.com/covid-19-market-impact/   US Government Webpage Links: DOL: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus IRS: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus; https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/coronavirus-related-relief-for-retirement-plans-and-iras-questions-and-answers US Website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/ Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html FBI: https://www.fbi.gov/coronavirus FTC: https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus US … Continued