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Answering Questions About PPP Loan Forgiveness

December 2, 2020

What You Need to Know About PPP Loan Forgiveness  The interesting thing about PPP loans that were given out to small businesses this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is the fact that they can be completely forgiven if you match certain criteria. This naturally brings up lots of questions about the criteria. The Small…

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How a National Interest Exception (NIE) can get you into the United States

December 2, 2020

About the National Interest Exception Travel to the United States has been heavily restricted because of the COVID-19 pandemic, causing many people even with valid visas to not be able to enter the country. Because of this, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) has introduced the National Interest Exception (NIE) to allow travel to the U.S.…

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What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

November 17, 2020

What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? What is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? Those who follow the news and are involved in global business know the answer. It is a free trade agreement in the Asian-Pacific market. It was the first of its kind, the largest of its kind, and it was just enacted…

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Why you should do more than just translate a contract

November 10, 2020

Can you not just translate it? This question is asked to us a lot by our clients who want to just translate their contracts and use them in the English language. The other day, a client reached out to me and gave me a contract in German. They asked me if they should just translate…

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What is California Proposition 22 and a Gig Economy

November 10, 2020

Who won the election? No, I don’t want to talk about the presidential election, I want to talk about who won California Proposition 22. This is a proposition that would allow companies like Uber, DoorDash, and other companies that provide door to door service via a gig economy to treat their drivers, freelancers, 1099 workers,…

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Both Candidates Agree on this

November 10, 2020

Both candidates agree. President Trump as well as Vice President Biden both agree that section 230, regarding electronic communication and the rights of social media companies, should be changed. Right now, section 230 calls for immunity for a company that hosts social communication on its platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and so on. Both…

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Why is the Presidential Election so Complicated?

November 10, 2020

What is America? Now, about a week after the presidential election, the question is as relevant as ever. What is America? And what is America all about? Over the weekend, I chatted with friends, family, and clients from Europe who all asked me basically the same questions. I honestly didn’t know how to answer their…

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If an Electoral College Tie Happened Then Who Would Be President?

October 13, 2020

What Would Happen if There Was a 269-to-269 Electoral College Tie? Right now, the United States is in an election season. It’s hard, if not impossible to escape the seemingly endless amount of political ads, posts, and yard signs telling you who to vote for. This season won’t last much longer, however, because election day…

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What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

October 6, 2020

The 2022 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program Did you know that the United States gives out up to free 55,000 visas every year almost like a raffle? Seriously, the Department of State issues up to 55,000 visas from their Diversity Immigrant Visa Program every year. The visa issued is called a Diversity Visa. This visa is…

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How We Can Reduce the Food Waste Problem

September 25, 2020

How We Can Reduce the Food Waste Problem What are rotten tomatoes? The movie enthusiasts will tell me that Rotten Tomatoes is a great movie reviewing platform. When filmmakers release a movie, they keep a close eye on their Rotten Tomatoes score. But, rotten tomatoes, rotten food, and other food waste equate to 8% of…

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