September 2020 - In This Issue:
Dear CEO's,

Welcome to September! It is hard to believe we are already through Summer and most of us are still in work from home mode. September can often bring a renewed energy towards wrapping up Q3 of the calendar year, focusing on end of year goals, and starting to look towards the year ahead. We have worked to find articles that balance these priorities in what continues to be the new world of work in 2020. 

If you find anything of interest to you that you think other CEO's might like, please send it to us or feel free to post directly to the Slack channel. Same for upcoming events or webinars. 

Given the newsletter is now monthly, we will continue to update the Slack channel and Google calendar with events and articles on an ongoing basis, so please sign on to those for timelier updates.   

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Helpful Articles & Resources
The Grasshopper Bank Resource Center
This resource guide for founders consolidates helpful and relevant information on a variety of different topics. The main objective is to help you manage your business and mental health, while growing and even thriving, during the Covid-19 pandemic.  
Building Resilience to Weather Future Disruptions
EY has identified nine areas to help build resilience into your operations, decisions, business model, and ways of working so your company can weather future disruptions. These suggestions will not only assist business continuity now, but help reframe your organization's future. Link
PPP Clarifications on Owner-Employee Compensation Rules and Rent Forgiveness 
"With many PPP borrowers now working their way through the intricacies of the forgiveness calculations and related analysis, the SBA and Treasury Department announced on August 24, 2020 new clarifications on certain aspects of the program, some of which could have significant effects on the way many borrowers have been thinking about the use of their PPP funds." Source
PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidelines 
In early August, the US Small Business Administration issued New PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs. These FAQs, together with previously released guidance and forgiveness applications and instructions, provide an outline for borrowers preparing to seek full or partial forgiveness of their PPP loans. Click here to read a summary. 
Webinar: Return to Work - Employee Benefits Considerations 
Register for the upcoming webinar on September 15 from 12pm to 1:30pm ET on employee benefits and executive compensation issues. Hosted by Troutman Pepper's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. Register here
How to Handle the Ups and Downs at Work
Managing and harnessing your emotions before they get the best of you has always been a useful skill, but its never been more vital. First Round Review offers tips for for anyone looking to more effectively bridge the gap between emotions and actions at work. 
Inclusion in the Remote Workplace 
As many organizations shift their work dynamics, many should take this opportunity to embed more inclusive practices and more effective leadership. Read this article from McKinsey to learn how to promote a more inclusive work environment. 
Lessons Learned From Working From Home
Here are a few of the basics that remote workers have had to internalize in order to improve the work from home experience. In summary get your router out of the cabinet, wear headphones, and close the laptop every now and then. 
Companies in the News
Cognition Therapeutics, a clinical stage neuroscience company developing drugs that treat neurodegenerative diseases, announced that it has dosed the first patient in their latest study in adults with Alzheimer's disease. 
Catherine Berman, CEO and co-founder of CNote, an innovative fintech platform, gets interviewed on Forbes. Read about her journey and how her company can help create a new model for social innovation. Link to Forbes
Groupize is featured in this Yahoo Finance article to discuss the unique challenges that companies face in the meeting and event management segment. Alisa de Gaspe Beaubien, CEO of Groupize, describes how technology will play a bigger role in meeting programs. 
Angela Ruggiero, CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, is interviewed on The Women's Sport Debate show on Sky Sports to discuss the need for more women in positions of power. Link
Are you in the news? Let us know! Please email your Newsletter feedback and suggestions to Matias Healy.  
From Golden Seeds 
Join Us for the Next Trend Talk
Please join Golden Seeds Member Paula Bennett for a robust Discussion with Deirdre Quinn, Co-Founder/CEO of Lafayette 148. They will discuss the fashion retail industry, how Deirdre and her co-founders created one of the very rare, vertically integrated fashion brands, and how 24 years later she continues to lead the brand towards the future.  This video link reflects Lafayette 148's culture, vision and style.  

When: September 9 from 3pm-4pm ET

Meeting ID: 918 4007 4406
Passcode: 461620
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Thanks to those who have joined the Slack Group - we are starting to get more traction there and are actively updating the Google Calendar. New events come in with short notice, so please check out the main Slack channel - "CEO-info-sharing" for up-to-date alerts on webinars or other resources. You may have questions for your peer CEO's so feel free to start discussion threads to make it as dynamic as possible. The focus is to enable you, as founders, to have those discussions. Join our Slack Channel. Follow the Google Calendar
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