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Maintaining the Personal Touch Without In-Person Interaction: How Small Businesses Can Translate Their Business's Spirit Online
BY Rich Rao

Here are four tips to differentiate your store and appeal to potential shoppers or stay top of mind with current customers.

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Can (or Should) You Raise Prices During COVID-19?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Supply shortages in higher demand and other pandemic-related expenses are causing some companies to raise prices during COVID-19. Should your business follow suit?

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Transitioning to a Fully Remote Office
BY Mike Kappel

To reduce expenses, boost productivity and increase employee retention, consider taking your team fully remote.

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How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

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Sell Your Team on Safety
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

​​​​​​​Your top job right now is to convince employees and customers to follow the rules.

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Yes, You Can Make a Digital Transformation Right Now. Here's How.
BY Jeff Mazur

By reanalyzing your workforce, setting clear goals, encouraging adaptability, and focusing on data accessibility and availability, you can launch and sustain a quick-moving digital transformation.

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How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
BY Shawn Singh

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

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Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
BY Shawn Singh

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

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Why Small Businesses Need to Digitize Documents
BY Emily Watson

Learn about the benefits of digitizing your documents and how to do it.

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Mandatory Sick Leave Laws and How They Work
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

Depending on the state you operate in, you may be required to provide paid sick leave for your employees.

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A Pathway to Reopening During COVID-19
BY Matthew Loughran

Follow these steps for a safe and sustainable reopening.

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Should an Entrepreneur Act as a Registered Agent?
BY Deborah Sweeney

What is a registered agent, and what do entrepreneurs need to know about acting as the point of contact between the state and their business?

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Mastering the Digital Handshake: Adapt Your Sales Pitch to Virtual Meetings
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Selling during a virtual meeting involves different skills and more preparation than an in-person meeting.

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Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
BY Andrew Hoag

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

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Your Guide to Using Non-Contact Infrared Thermometers at Work
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how to use non-contact infrared thermometers to check for fevers from a safe distance, keeping your employees and business safe from the coronavirus.

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How to Hire a Remote Team Member With Confidence
BY Lesley Pyle

Is the prospect of hiring new team members daunting when you can't meet them in person? Follow these steps and tips to feel good about your choice.

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What Is COVID-19 Liability Protection, and How Can You Protect Your Business?
BY Andrew Martins

As businesses reopen across America, how can your company avoid COVID-19 lawsuits?

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How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
BY Lesley Pyle

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

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Free Time-Tracking Apps: What You'll Get, and What You'll Be Missing
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

Free time tracking apps can track your employees' hours without adding a new expense to the balance sheet. Here's what to look for in a free app – and what you should only expect from paid apps.

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How Are American Small Businesses Really Doing?
BY Joy Gendusa

Recently, I surveyed my small business owner clientele to see how they were faring through the pandemic. Here are some takeaways – and surprises – based on their answers.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
BY Andrew Martins

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
BY J. Kevin McHugh

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.

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What Type of Employee Monitoring System Do You Need?
BY Simone Johnson

Find out about the different types of employee monitoring tools you can use to keep your employees stay on task.

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How FinTechs Are Changing Small Business Lending Amid the Pandemic
BY Chris Porteous

The small business lending space won't go back to its pre-pandemic configuration because a bumper crop of new highly-skilled fintech innovators are bringing new approaches to lending to the market.

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How to Team Up with Other Businesses to Tackle a Common Problem
BY Andrew Martins

Learn how Blast Beat Network helps multiple online media outlets band together to boost their advertising power while rising to the challenge of serving a misunderstood audience.

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The Ads Affair: How the Industry Has Changed and Is Changing
BY Boris Pfeiffer

With consumers more savvy to advertising efforts and aware of privacy concerns, companies are having to rethink how they promote their products and services.

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What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.

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Moving to E-Commerce: What You Need to Know
BY Eric Leopardi

Between social distancing, economic variability and state closures, many businesses are increasingly turning to e-commerce as a way to stay afloat.

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3 Steps to Attract the Next Generation of Investors With Social Responsibility
BY Brady Fletcher

COVID-19 brought CSR to the fore, and the increased consumer interest in it will remain. To capitalize on this, businesses must be transparent to investors and report on metrics tied to social good.

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Offensive or Defensive: Which Crisis Strategy Is Better for You?
BY Nacho De Marco

Learn more about the best business strategies to follow in the post-pandemic world.