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When your payroll process meets a natural disaster

When your payroll process meets a natural disaster

During times of natural disaster, facilities closure and employee displacement create issues, often unprecedented, affecting payroll and other HR functions. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vital importance of timely and accurate payroll for continued business [...]

Q3-4 2022 economic outlook for small businesses

Q3-4 2022 economic outlook for small businesses

With a possible recession on the horizon, growth normalizing, continued supply chain issues, and a tight labor market, navigating the remainder of 2022 and 2023 will be tricky for small businesses. As SWBC’s Chief [...]

Commercial real estate investment rose 10% YOY in Q2 2022

Commercial real estate investment rose 10% YOY in Q2 2022

CBRE Research recently released an in-depth report on the real estate investment industry for Q2 2022. They found commercial real estate investment activity this quarter increased 10% year-over-year. In this blog post, we’ll share [...]

The impact of inflation on auto insurance rates

The impact of inflation on auto insurance rates

One of the significant and sudden impacts of the pandemic was people suddenly started driving far less than before. Subsequently, there were fewer auto insurance claims nationally. In response, many auto carriers offered discounts and [...]

Q3 2022 economic outlook for financial institutions

Q3 2022 economic outlook for financial institutions

With a recession on the horizon, the landscape for financial institutions will become more difficult for the rest of 2022 and into 2023. Rising delinquencies, tighter margins driven by an inverted yield curve, and softening [...]