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Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

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Last Updated: July 14, 2020

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
BY Baruch Silvermann

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

Article
Engaging Your Virtual Workforce During the Pandemic
BY Michael Alexis

Keeping your team together and functioning can be difficult during a time of cascading stability. Here are nine tips for managing a virtual workforce in the wake of COVID-19.

Advice
How did you reopen during COVID-19?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/14/20

For small business owners who were able to reopen after temporarily suspending (or pivoting) operations. What is your business and where is it located? When did you first close and/or pivot...

Article
8 Actionable Takeaways for Small Businesses to Implement After Crisis
BY Rotem Gal

As the world starts to go back to normal, businesses must adapt. Here are eight actionable steps every company needs to cross off their checklist once they are back in business.

Advice
What are your best tips for motivating employees working from home?
QUESTION | BY James Paul | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/13/20

We've recently begun working from home, following the COVID-19 outbreak. It was a very sudden move and whilst productivity has still remained high, we're having some trouble with a lack of...

Article
How Your Business Can Adapt During Uncertain Times
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Tribute.co experienced exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how it has thrived in a time of major change.

Article
Are There Any COVID-19-Proof Franchises Out There?
BY Don Daszkowski

While there's no guaranteed COVID-proof investment, some sectors are better positioned than others. Here are eight franchise business areas that have done well through the pandemic.

Article
How Agile Principles Can Help Businesses Survive a Crisis
BY Howard Sublett

Businesses are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As large enterprises grapple with the new reality, now may be the best time to consider implementing an agile mindset.

Article
How to Avoid Creating an Annoying Email Campaign
BY Andrew Martins

People are leery of promotional emails, so it's important not to annoy potential customers with your campaign. Here are four tips to help you avoid that problem.

Advice
Share Your Story: How has COVID-19 affected you?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/09/20

Hi everyone, I'm Haley, the Community Manager here at business.com. As the spread of Covid-19 has turned the world upside down and posed a particular challenge to small business, we?re working to...

Article
Business Basics on Surviving a Pandemic
BY Moazzam Kamran

Your business can survive the pandemic by re-engineering your processes and evolving to thrive in the market after COVID-19.

Article
How to Start a Telehealth Business
BY John Riddle

The market and demand will only grow, but will the rules prove too difficult to overcome?

Article
3 Leadership Best Practices That Improve Employee Engagement Amid COVID-19
BY Gina Miller

The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed consumers and employees. What can company leaders do to address concerns and thrive during this unprecedented period?

Article
How to Remotely Onboard New Employees During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Quontic successfully onboarded remote employees during the pandemic. Learn how your business can do this too.

Article
Does COVID-19 Mark the Beginning of a Remote Working Future?
BY Usman Raza

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is something we have to explore on a global scale. There is no denying that telecommuting is here to stay.

Article
10 Ways to Adapt Your Marketing Plan During the Pandemic
BY Skye Schooley

Use these 10 strategies to modify your marketing plan and improve your efforts to reach your consumers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Article
Ultimate Guide to a Successful Video Interview
BY Megan Jones

Video interviews will become more common as businesses reopen and start to grow again. Follow these tips when you inevitably need to interview a candidate remotely.

Article
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?

Article
How to Build a Cash Runway in Economic Downturns
BY Dan Ambrico

The pandemic has limited access to once potent VC funding. Businesses must now look to alternative means to create a cash runway that will sustain them over the coming months.

Article
Ways to Cultivate Volunteerism in Your Business During the Next Phases of COVID-19
BY Katie Zwetzig

Involving your employees in volunteer efforts is a good way to build employee engagement and your brand while serving the community.