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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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

Mercadien Webinar Replay: CARES Act – Tax & Financial Reporting Considerations

April 16, 2020Managing Directors Frank Pina, CPA, Lee D. Boss, CPA, MBA, & Rick Willinger, CPA, MST, presented a webinar CARES Act – Tax & Financial Reporting Considerations on Tuesday, April 14th. During the webinar, they went over: Background on the CARES Act Tax Impacts for Individuals & Businesses Financial Reporting Considerations: COVID 19 note disclosures to…Read More

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

April 9, 2020 | By: Frank PinaDuring the COVID-19 crisis, most organizations moved to social distancing and a remote working environment, connecting virtually through amazing technologies. However, the need to communicate with your network and provide value to your clients has become even more important and impactful in challenging times. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt professional and personal lives, how you…Read More

Your Estate Documents Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

April 9, 2020 | By: Frank PinaOK so, a couple weeks of quarantine down, you’ve caught up on all the shows/movies you’ve been wanting to see, cleaned out that junk drawer, read a book, now you’re bored – and from everything we’re hearing all or most of April will be seen from inside our homes as well. I bet you haven’t…Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Application Processing and Other Back Office Assistance

April 9, 2020SBA approved lenders, we know supporting your communities is your priority and supporting you is ours!  Are you a financial institution looking to assist borrowers with obtaining relief funds available through the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Mercadien team stands ready to help our bank clients move quickly to ease the friction and administrative…Read More