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Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

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Almost Half of Workers Support Employers Mandating Vaccination
By Chad Brooks | June 15, 2021

Four percent of workers say they'll quit if they are forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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How to Make Your CRM Your Company's Most Flexible Tool
By Stella Morrison | June 15, 2021

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is a key tool for most modern businesses. Here's how to make your CRM system adapt to your existing business operations.

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9 Workplace Safety Tips for Business
By Max Freedman | May 07, 2021

Having a safe working environment is essential, which is why you should have a plan to reduce the risks of injury.

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Cloud VPN: Definition, Types, Benefits and More
By Nicole Fallon | May 05, 2021

Cloud VPNs are an increasingly popular choice for businesses that want to encrypt sensitive company data for their remote workforce.

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What Is Remote Access VPN?
By Sean Peek | May 05, 2021

Remote access VPNs have become hugely popular during the coronavirus pandemic, as they allow remote employees to connect to their company networks securely.

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What Is a Site-to-Site VPN?
By Sean Peek | May 05, 2021

A site-to-site VPN allows workers to securely access resources from a remote location.

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What Is Secure Remote Access?
By Nicole Fallon | April 30, 2021

Secure remote access allows employees and IT personnel to safely connect to and manage another user's desktop from a different location.

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Identity Access Control Guide
By Jeff Hale | April 28, 2021

Identity and access management systems are important security systems that all businesses should employ to protect their networks, systems and data.

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How to Use Biometric Access Control Systems
By Julie Ritzer Ross | April 28, 2021

For small and midsize businesses, biometric technology has many uses - along with multiple advantages and disadvantages.

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What Is SUTA Tax? How Do You Calculate It?
By David Gargaro | April 23, 2021

To cover the costs of unemployment benefits for workers, employers are responsible for paying unemployment taxes as part of their payroll taxes.

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Guide to Employee Bonuses
By David Gargaro | April 23, 2021

Offering employees bonuses is a good workplace incentive and retention tool, but there are many things you should know before implementing a bonus structure.

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Employee Expense Reimbursement
By David Gargaro | April 22, 2021

In some states, employers are required to reimburse employees for expenses. In others, this could be a recruiting tool.

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

For veterans who are starting a business, there are dozens of resources to help with funding, mentoring and becoming a government contractor.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Your small business can reap a host of benefits by implementing these green strategies.

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From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Natural disasters – whether a hurricane, tornado, or outbreak like COVID-19 – can have a disastrous effect on small businesses, but they don't have to. Here's how to weather a disaster successfully.

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Turn Your Genealogy Hobby Into a Side Business
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Learn how to turn your genealogy hobby into a home-based business.

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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How to Remote Into Your Computer From Your Mobile Device
By Sean Peek | February 26, 2021

Remote access software was quickly adopted during COVID-19, but businesses will continue to use these tools in the post-pandemic world.

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Don't Want a VPN? 4 Alternatives to Consider for Your Business
By Nicole Fallon | February 24, 2021

Virtual private networks are a tool to help protect your business's private data, but they are not perfect.

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What Is Remote Desktop Software?
By Sean Peek | February 22, 2021

Remote desktop technology has become a necessity for the pandemic-era workforce.

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Beyond the Paycheck Protection Program: Loans to Supplement PPP Funding
By Nicole Fallon | February 03, 2021

A PPP loan can help struggling businesses, but it's not the only option if you need more of a financial boost.

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Everything You Need to Know About Installment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 03, 2021

Installment loans are a viable funding option for many small businesses. Before you take one out, check out our guide.

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Why Working Capital Is Key to Economic Recovery
By Nicole Fallon | February 02, 2021

Increased working capital for hard-hit small businesses will allow them to rebuild and flourish, thereby boosting overall economic recovery.

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2021: The Year of the Digital SMB
By Stacey Marx | February 02, 2021

2021 will see SMBs further exploit the power and benefits of virtualizing their operations and customer and employee touchpoints.

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How Can Small Businesses Cultivate Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis?
By Ming-Yi Wu | February 02, 2021

The resilience of small businesses with limited assets has been tested during the pandemic. Here are six ways to stay resilient during this prolonged downturn.

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Self-Employed Guide to Tax Benefits and Deductions
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2021

Taxes can be difficult to navigate, but it's well worth the effort. To help you maximize the deductions and benefits you're entitled to, we've put together this list of self-employed tax deductions.