Knowledge and Insights

Offering resources and insights that help clients and communities

One of the ways Mercadien accelerates client and community success is by continually enhancing and sharing knowledge.  By offering our expertise and thought leadership on key business and industry trends and issues, we’re a better resource to you. It benefits everyone to keep minds sharp and fingers on the pulse of what’s critical in today’s dynamic environment.

We’re pleased to provide articles, news, and information to help you stay up-to-date on topics affecting your organization; learn about best practices and processes in relevant fields; and simplify the business and financial complexities you may face.

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WEBINAR: ARE YOU READY TO SUBMIT YOUR PPP FORGIVENESS APPLICATION?

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Managing Director Frank Pina Co-Authors Article for Fraud Magazine

May 8, 2020Managing Director Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, Co-Chair of Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support Group, authored an article on Drexel University’s Fraud & Internal Control Case Competition with Barbara Murray Grein, CPA, Associate Professor & Head of the Accounting Department at Drexel University, for the May/June issue of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners…Read More

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Implementation Guide

May 8, 2020 | By: Sherise D. Ritter & Kyle A. NeeldThe PPP Loan Program Evolution Owners of numerous small businesses, including those who are self-employed, applied for potentially forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This program was designed to incentivize employers to maintain payroll and employee headcount throughout the COVID-19…Read More

Sherise Ritter Presents Webinar for HITS Consulting – Post COVID-19: Resuming Your Practice After the Pause

May 5, 2020Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, PSA, Managing Director & Co-Chair of Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group, was a featured speaker in HITS Consulting’s April 30th webinar – Post COVID-19: Resuming Your Practice After the Pause. Along with Roy W. Breitenbach, Partner/Director, Garfunkel Wild, PC, Sherise shared vital insights about the legal and financial…Read More

Cash Flow Considerations for the “New Normal”

April 29, 2020 | By: Frank Pina & Elizabeth LaCorteDue to COVID-19 and its effects on the economy, a major concern for all businesses is liquidity.  Preserving cash flow should be a focus for business owners, whether they are temporarily closed for business or operating at reduced capacity. The ever-evolving fall-out from the COVID-19 crisis will continue to impact all organizations, but it’s difficult…Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Reloaded

April 29, 2020On April 24, 2020, President Trump signed another Coronavirus relief package into law that included an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), making an additional $310 billion available to qualified applicants. The Small Business Administration began accepting new PPP applications on Monday, April 27, 2020. Although the additional funding is good news for many…Read More

A Discussion on COVID-19 & Its Impact on Organizations

April 23, 2020Mercadien Managing Directors Kyle Neeld, Lee Boss, Sherise (Sherry) Ritter and Frank Pina all sat down online and had an open discussion answering frequently asked questions as it relates to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on organizations. Below are the highlights that came out of that discussion. Frank: What prompted Mercadien…Read More

PPP came through for me! Now what do I do?

April 23, 2020 | By: Frank PinaOwners of numerous small businesses applied for potentially forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created as part of the CARES Act, designed to incentivize employers to maintain payroll and employee headcount during the COVID-19 crisis. If you had the good fortune of getting approved for funding at this point, brace yourself for what…Read More

I’m Self-Employed, How Will the Paycheck Protection Program Help Me?

April 17, 2020 | By: Frank PinaThe Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a potentially forgivable loan designed to support small businesses (in operation as of February 15, 2020) with immediate cash during the worst of the COVID-19 crisis. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will forgive loans if employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is…Read More

Preventing Business Exploitation In A State Of Vulnerability

April 16, 2020 | By: Gina HollandAs the days go by, business owners and individuals are receiving volumes of information on how to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Channels of communication include news media outlets, advertisements, telephone calls, emails and text messages. A worldwide pandemic mixed with an ounce of fear and vulnerability gives fraudsters a recipe for exploitation. Given the amount…Read More

Cares Act Provider Relief Fund for Healthcare Organizations

April 16, 2020 | By: Jenniffer FoxOn March 27, 2020, the President signed the bipartisan CARES Act that provides $100 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. This funding will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19, and to ensure uninsured Americans can get testing…Read More