Word around the water cooler.

  1. Reopening during the pandemic: How local Massage Envy locations are making it work

    We spoke to Steve Plattner, who owns six Massage Envy locations in the Tampa Bay area, about how they’re adapting to the pandemic and why he’s optimistic about the future.

  2. SBF is a Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Finalist

    Spoor Bunch Franz is honored to be among Tampa Bay’s top small businesses and looks forward to the announcement of the winners this fall.

  3. How can I get my PPP loan forgiven?

    The SBA recently released information about the process for getting loans forgiven. The Loan Forgiveness Platform is set to open August 10. Here’s what you need to know.

  4. What You Need to Know About Investing in an Opportunity Zone

    Tax incentives may make investing in an opportunity zone tempting, but is it right for you? We have answers to your questions.

  5. Is outsourced accounting for you?

    To help you decide whether outsourced accounting would work for your business, we’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions

  6. SBF Partner W.G. Spoor: “I love change. I’m a change agent.”

    In this first feature in our new series, “Getting to Know SBF,” meet SBF Partner W.G. Spoor.

  7. Taxes are Due July 15: What You Need to Know

    For businesses or individuals who took advantage of the automatic extension granted by the IRS during the COVID-19 emergency, the July 15 deadline is fast approaching.

  8. Are you SBF intern material?

    An internship at Spoor Bunch Franz will give you a taste of the industry, teach you key skills, and help you acclimate to your chosen profession, as you are treated as a valued member of the team.

  9. There’s never been a more important time to take a holistic view of your financial future

    The COVID-19 crisis has led many of our clients to seek help with investments and estate planning in addition to working with us on their accounting needs.

  10. More Flexibility for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness and Payroll Tax Deferral

    The PPP Flexibility Act greatly increases the likelihood that a large percentage of a borrower’s PPP loan will be forgiven. The forgiveness application was just released, and while we can begin preparation, finalization should wait until the end of the 24 week period covered by the loan.

  11. PPP forgiveness changes coming as Senate passes House bill last night

    We’ve been waiting for more guidance on PPP forgiveness and finally some decisions were made.

  12. Four things the 4th Street Shrimp Store in St. Petersburg, FL is doing to stay afloat

    Businesses that can adapt, communicate, and stay connected stand the best chance of making it through this crisis

  13. Creating a “New Normal” in our Tampa Bay Office

    How our Accounting teams are transitioning back to the office in St Petersburg, FL and creating new procedures for keeping staff safe.

  14. Three Tips for Small Business Owners

    SBF partner Steve Bunch has advised countless small business owners during the COVID-19 crisis. In this quick video, he gives three key tips based on that experience.

  15. SBF is the #1 best place to work

    Another honor for SBF’s culture comes from the Tampa Bay Business Journal

  16. PPP Loan Forgiveness Update – We’re Still Waiting

    After congress passed the second round of funding for PPP loan program, we’ve seen an increase in the number of businesses to receive funding through the program.

  17. Small Business PPP Loan Update

    For the past weeks, our firm has been closely monitoring the ever-evolving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), its funding (or lack thereof), and the details surrounding the forgiveness of loan proceeds.

  18. Our Team is Staying Connected

    How playing “social hour” trivia on Zoom is helping us maintain team spirit

  19. Don’t wait to file your tax return

    Yes, tax deadline was moved, but there are advantages to filing sooner

  20. SBF is a Top Workplace

    Our internal communication, flexibility, mentoring, and office culture are highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times’ annual list of Tampa Bay’s top workplaces

  21. Affordable Housing Updates

    What the affordable housing industry needs to know about the recent federal updates.

  22. Paycheck Protection Program

    What every small business needs to know and how to start preparing

  23. President Trump signs into law CARES Act

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to taxpayers affected by COVID-19. We have summarized the top provisions in the new legislation below, with more detailed alerts on individual provisions to follow.

  24. We’re open

    Like so many of our clients, the majority of the SBF team is working from home following the precautions set forth by the CDC.

  25. It is time to pick ourselves up off the mat and fight back, SBF can help…

    Across the world, many have felt the anxiety and fear that has spread over the uncertainly with this virus, but we cannot lay down forever. We are about to see the best of America and the rest of the world…

  26. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on Wednesday March 18, 2020. The new law includes paid sick leave for employees impacted by COVID-19 and those serving as caregivers for individuals with COVID-19. The legal obligations will be effective 15 days from the date it was signed - so plan for it to take effective on April 2.

  27. Federal loans available to small businesses due to COVID-19

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  28. An update for our clients…

    The information below is up to date as of the afternoon of March 18, 2020. We anticipate future announcements and guidance from the Federal government and the IRS. We will send out future correspondence with any updates as they become available.

  29. We continue to work hard on clients’ behalf, while taking steps to protect against COVID-19

    Like all of you, we are monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus and adjusting our daily activities to reduce the possibility of spreading COVID-19. With confirmed cases in the west-central Florida areas we serve, we are being especially cautious.

  30. SBF’s membership in BDO Alliance USA helps firm’s clients

    Since Spoor Bunch Franz joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms, the firm has seen immediate results with how the Alliance can help us in our client work.

  31. Retirement and 529 Plans

    What you need to know about changes to retirement and 529 plans.

  32. Smart Tax Tips For 2020

    Follow these tips to help avoid a heavy tax burden this year.

  33. SBF Offers Some Perks to Make Things Easier

    The start of a new year marks the beginning of our busiest time at Spoor Bunch Franz.