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Kennel Connection Educational Blogs

Welcome to the first Kennel Connection blog. We strive to be more than just a software provider. You can count on us to provide educational information that ranges from kennel management to general tips and tricks for operating a successful business. As you likely know, running a business is a lot of work. While our robust software can help you with many aspects of your business, there are many other components of your business such as marketing and advertising that determine your level of success.

While you might be an expert in kennel management or pet care, you might not be an expert on website management. Terms like SEO might seem confusing to you. We will teach you about things like Search Engine Optimization to make sure when people are searching for pet care service that you offer, your business name will be served up first on Google.

Some of our educational blogs will focus on day-to-day management such as suggestions for business telephone manners. These educational blogs can be used to train youthful employees who might be great with pets but have no experience answering a business phone. 

Social media can be a great marketing tool for your business, or it can cut like a knife when someone gives you a bad review on Yelp or Facebook. We’ll teach you how to respond to bad reviews as well as sharing with you the importance of both reading and responding to social media reviews about your business. Whether they are good or bad, they should be acknowledged.

You will find a new educational blog posted on our website every month. We also share our blogs on social media, and we will always send the latest blog to you by email. Be sure to share our blog with colleagues who might benefit with the important information offered on our blog. We are dedicated to serving the pet care industry and all aspects of growing your pet care business. If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, drop us an email – info@kennelconnection.com

PPP Loan Forgiveness Information

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As promised, our educational blogs cover important topics of running your business. We know that many of our clients took advantage of the PPP loans offered to help businesses stay afloat during the pandemic. Along with those loans came much confusion about whether it was forgivable and if so, how do you ask for forgiveness. We have some important information from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that includes a simple one-page forgiveness application

If your loan was less than $2m, you are likely eligible for complete forgiveness using this one-page form that eliminates complicated calculations previously required. In fact, it is so simple that small-business borrowers merely need to confirm that the PPP-loan proceeds were used for eligible costs, such as payroll, rent/mortgage and utilities. There is minimal documentation required to prove these expenses. In most cases, the application takes about 10 minutes to complete. We advise you to maintain underlying PPP records for six years as the SBA can audit your business with connection to this loan during that time period.

PPP loan proceeds could have been spent on payroll costs entirely and are always eligible for forgiveness when spent only on payroll, but small businesses were also able to use up to 40% of PPP loan funds on other qualifying expense, such as rent, business mortgage payments and utilities. 

Simplified Documentation 

If a small business used their entire PPP proceeds for payroll to yourself or your employees, you can simply submit bank statements or cancelled checks showing those payments from the business to the employee to document the qualifying payments. Payments to you as an owner are allowed. Keep in mind, the business owner’s payroll is capped at $20,833. 

Who Cannot Use the Simplified Application

The simplified application cannot be used by small businesses that reduced their full-time employee headcount from pre-pandemic levels or reduced the pay rate of employees greater than 25%. In these instances, PPP borrowers will need to use the standard PPP loan-forgiveness application, and qualifying payroll costs will be reduced based on pay rate decreases or full-time employee headcount decreases. For small businesses that can’t use the simplified 3508EZ application because their loan amount was greater than $2m will have to use a long form and should consult with your CPA.

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