PPA is working daily on new webinars and Facebook live events to help you stay informed, answer difficult questions and plan for the future. Here you'll find information on upcoming events, links to watch previous events and supporting resources.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) released its first set of guidance regarding the new financial assistance for small businesses. Join PPA CFO Scott Kurkian on Tuesday as he breaks down the new 82-page SBA guidance and explains the new clarifications and changes it contains. This is your chance to get answers so that you can move quickly to take advantage of these new small business assistance programs.
Federal lawmakers agreed to a second round of stimulus legislation last week, which has now been signed into law. The bill allocates $900 billion in economic relief to businesses and workers across the country. Of the significant funding that was approved, there were several key provisions to help small businesses.
Listen to Scott Kurkian, PPA’s CFO, discuss the new law and how it can benefit you as a photography business owner. There are some changes to the latest version of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that you’ll need to be aware of, and as last time, funding is capped, so it will be essential to move quickly on this if you are eligible.
We also reviewed the ability to deduct expenses paid for with original PPP funds, updates on loan forgiveness, and continued unemployment benefits for small business owners.
The U.S. Treasury and SBA just released new Payroll Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness applications, which include a new EZ Forgiveness Application that will be what most PPA members can file. The EZ form will make it much simpler to complete your forgiveness application. This webinar walk you through the new EZ application form and explains how the recent changes affect your ability to receive maximum forgiveness of your PPP loan. We also address the biggest question facing PPP loan recipients, whether to use the current 8 week period for calculating loan forgiveness or change to the new 24 week period.
Following the release of new COVID-19 disaster relief programs, PPA conducted a quick survey to understand how photographers are approaching and applying for federal aid. These survey results will allow us to provide new and better ways to assist the photographic community at large and PPA members in particular.
Take time to think about your company brand as we navigate new challenges on a daily basis. Use your time wisely during the next few weeks to protect your brand, strengthen your connection to your customers as you provide insight and solutions for families.
Let’s talk about ideas to lend your expertise to clients by delivering valuable ideas to your family of clients. By working together to share ideas and lift our colleagues, together we can maintain our brands and emerge with new ideas and insight.
Presenter: Trish Logan, M.Photog.Cr.
In this webinar, we provide examples of clauses from various contracts that are commonly used and provide insight on how to communicate effectively with your customers who may be considering canceling their contract for photography services due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Presenters: Stephen Morris, Attorney at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. and Luc Boulet, PPA’s Government Affairs Manager.
We are all facing new and strange territory as we walk through this world-wide crisis. Small business owners are especially affected and here at PPA, we want to help. Listen to PPA President, Gregory Daniel along with Ashley Brooke and Vanessa Joy discuss some of the specific challenges facing photo-entrepreneurs and provide proactive ways to navigate this unfamiliar territory. They’ll share ways to be productive during this forced downtime, how to share authentically with your community, the best ways to maintain communication with your clients and various ways to handle emotional stress.
We’ll get through this; our hope is to help you put some practices in place so you’re better prepared when things get back on track. We hope you can join us.
We’re all in this together, PPA and photo-entrepreneurs. We’re here for you. We believe in keeping conversations going to bring you the information you need, the inspiration you crave, and so that no one has to go it alone.
Listen to a conversation between Kira and Mary about the big challenges facing the photography community. Learn ways you can face these issues and make the most of your time so that when things turn around you’ll all be ready.
How to make the most of this downtime to set a solid foundation for future business growth.
Obtaining coverage for loss of business income due to a pandemic is a long shot but filing a claim costs you nothing. Your best chance at filing a claim successfully is through an existing Business Owner’s Policy (BOP). Most BOP claim payouts for business income loss are due to a direct physical loss or damage to the property. The worse thing the insurance company can say is, no. But, given the situation photographers are facing, we recommend you try everything you can to protect yourselves.
For more information on filing claims, read through Lockton's Coronavirus Insurance Coverage and Claims Guidance e-book.
Fear Shouldn’t Keep You From Focusing On Your Business During This Time. Check Out These Tips For Staying Productive And Engaged Despite Cancellations And Social Distancing Efforts.
So many people are in the midst of uncertainty and in many ways COVID-19 has become a giant obstacle in our way.
The Author Ryan Holiday has done a fabulous job with the book, “The Obstacle is the Way”
Watch a breakdown of the book
This support document offers clarification on options and obligations pertaining contracted agreements with clients. Most particularly, the questions focus on: