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Top 10 Things to Watch Out for as You Explore 7(a) or 7(b) Loan Funding
BY Rapid Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the federal government to develop economic relief loan programs. Here's what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program and an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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How to Start a Business Without Outside Funding
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Shama Patel launched a successful skin care company with no outside funding. Here's how she did it.

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Paychex Launches Advance Application Process for Paycheck Protection Program
BY Andrew Martins

As Congress moves to infuse more cash into the depleted Paycheck Protection Program, Paychex is working with online lenders to quickly get that funding to small businesses.

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Paycheck Protection Program Receives $310B in New Funding
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program, a COVID-19 economic relief program created under the CARES Act, received $310 billion in additional funding.

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Remote Work Trends and the Coronavirus: What Changes Are Coming?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the benefits of remote work and why more small businesses may permanently integrate it after the pandemic is over.

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What's a Virtual Answering Service, and How Does It Work?
BY Adam Uzialko

Have you ever wondered how a virtual answering service can help your small business? Learn more about answering services and call centers, what they have to offer, and how much they cost.

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Best Practices for Exit Interviews
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to conduct constructive exit interviews that give you frank insights into what employees think about your business and their reasons for leaving.

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Tips for Staying Sane and Productive When Working From Home
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Working from home can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but even more so in the midst of a global crisis. Here, experts share their best tips for working from home.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 1
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program burned through $349 billion in funding in just 13 days. Here are real stories from entrepreneurs who applied for funding.

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How to Make Sure Your Company Can Adapt When Needed
BY Matthew G.

Being prepared to pivot when necessary and adapt to changing times is critical for your business's survival.

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6 Mindfulness Tips for Entrepreneurs
BY Ryan Ayers

In tough times, entrepreneurs, especially, need to practice mindfulness to keep their businesses running in a global recession.

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How to Protect Your Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
BY Leslie Hassler

Follow these six steps to protect your business's cash flow in uncertain times.

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7 Actionable Business and Marketing Tips to Survive the Recession
BY Robert Brill

2020 is dealing business owners a number of unexpected challenges. Here are seven actions businesses should be doing right now to survive and thrive.

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How to Work From Home With Kids
BY Skye Schooley

Stay productive with this list of helpful advice and resources from working parents and educators.

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Video Conferencing Technology Trends of 2020
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking for the latest video conferencing trends? Find out what's new and available now.

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How to Maintain Hiring and Background Checks Amid COVID-19
BY Lou Paglia

Urgently needing to hire as the pandemic rages? Here are steps to strengthen your employee screening process even during a crisis.

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what severance pay is and when you should offer it.

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How to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
BY Andrew Martins

Learn what you can do to help other small businesses survive the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Here are some initiatives you can support.

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How Curbside Pickup and Other Coronavirus-Related Tactics Are Changing Retail
BY Andrew Martins

To keep their businesses afloat, brick-and-mortar retailers are looking for new ways to reach customers in their homes.

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How to Write an Employee Handbook
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what information to include in your employee handbook – and what phrases to avoid.

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How to Craft an Effective Remote Work Policy
BY Laura Spawn

As telecommuting becomes increasingly popular, having a well-thought-out remote work policy is critical.

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COVID-19 Lessons on Communicating During a Crisis
BY Richard Lorenzen

During this time of uncertainty, it's imperative for business owners to communicate with their customers, employees and the media. Here's how to ensure you're communicating with all of your audiences...

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Do You Need an Employee Handbook?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what an employee handbook is and why your company needs one.

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5 Tactics to Improve the Reputation of Your Online Business
BY Thomas Griffin

Do you want to improve the reputation of your online business? Let's look at five smart tactics you should practice to build trust and rapport with your target audience.

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6 Effective Strategies for Communication in a Crisis
BY Ming-Yi Wu

In a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and their customers are left in the lurch. Follow these steps to communicate effectively with your audience during this or any other crisis.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Empower Team Members Struggling With Change
BY Deborah Sweeney

Talk about opportunities for innovation with all team members.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
BY Kiely Kuligowski

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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The CEO's Approach to Evolving Business Industries
BY Moazzam Kamran

Recent events have led to a massive movement to socially distance and move toward digital platforms for both work and learning. Let's look at various sectors and ways to embrace their digital...

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How Computer Vision Can Boost Your E-Commerce Conversions
BY Jared Atchison

Managing images is one of the most important activities an e-commerce site has to carry out. Let's explore how computer vision and digital asset management can boost your e-commerce conversions.

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Choosing a Location for Your Retail Business: Pros and Cons of Brick and Mortar vs. Online
BY Emerson De Oliveira

Online shops are great, but there are also plenty of reasons to choose a brick-and-mortar store.

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How Your Small Business Can Benefit From a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
BY Dr. Brittany McDonald

Learn three effective ways small to medium-sized businesses can implement and benefit from corporate social responsibility.

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Employee Rights You're Violating Right Now
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Are you violating your employees' rights? Find out which violations are the most common and what you need to know to avoid making them.

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How to Keep Your Small Business on Track During the Coronavirus Pandemic
BY Nickolas Strain

You can't control the pandemic or the economy, but you can control your business's actions. Focus on these three areas.

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Creating Shelter in the Storm: Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19
BY Rob Shelton

The COVID-19 crisis has made it necessary for many commercial companies to shift their business models quickly. Many are repurposing their assets to create new value, protect the brand and survive.

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How to Keep Your Employees Healthy During the Coronavirus
BY Skye Schooley

You have a legal and ethical duty to keep your employees safe during the coronavirus.

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How to Survive When Business Is Slow
BY Simone Johnson

Many businesses experience financial ups and downs. Here are tips to help you stay afloat when business slows down.

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Your Open Office Didn't Work? 5 Better Ways to Boost Collaboration
BY Jason Myers

Open offices haven't necessarily improved communication and collaboration. True collaboration depends less on what your office looks like than on how it operates.

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How to Build a Strong Company Culture (Even When You All Work From Home)
BY Kunal Chandiramani

Your whole team may now work from home, but company culture is as vital as ever. If you maintain a culture of trust and empathy, it will strengthen the backbone of your company.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

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How Long Can Small Businesses Survive the Coronavirus-Related Disruption?
BY Andrew Martins

We asked small business owners how their businesses are faring in the wake of the coronavirus. Here's what we found out.

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How to Protect Your Startup With a Sustainable Mindset
BY Kash Mathur

Growth doesn't have to happen at lightning speed. Startups can celebrate the small wins on their growth journey (as well as the big ones).

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How to Decide on Your Company's Fiscal Year
BY Catherine vanVonno

Choosing when to start your fiscal year is one of the first things you need to do when setting up a new business. It may sound like the easiest thing to do, but this small step has a big impact.

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A Comprehensive Overview of Vast Conference
BY Vast Conference

Vast Conference is a video conferencing platform that makes meetings and presentations easy. Here's a guide to Vast Conference and how it can improve your workflow.

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A Guide to Accounting Basics for Freelancers
BY Intuit

Freelancers have more to consider when it comes to accounting than the average employee. Here's how to keep your business and personal expenses separate as a freelancer.

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What Is Cash Flow Management?
BY Jennifer Post

Cash flow management is essential to a small business's survival. Here's how to improve your own cash flow management.

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Why Having a Diverse Board Is Good for Business
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Diversity introduces fresh perspectives and challenges old thinking. Learn how to create a diverse board of directors for your business, and find out how it can improve your bottom line.

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17 Effective Sales Tricks to Gain Loyal Customers
BY Usman Raza

Selling your product or service is often the hardest part of business, but it doesn't have to be. These 17 effective sales tricks will help your business generate more conversions and sales.

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What Is a Reasonable PTO Policy?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

The type of PTO policy you choose has a strong effect on your company culture.

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What the Delayed Tax Deadline Means for Your Small Business
BY Andrew Martins

As the federal government tries to deal with the coronavirus disruption, officials extended the tax filing deadline to July 15. Here's what that means for your small business.

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7 Ways to Protect Your Online Business During COVID-19
BY Rotem Gal

In the face of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to protect and maintain your online business against changing market conditions as well as malicious threats.