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Last Updated: June 02, 2020

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Article
How to Monitor and Support Employee Mental Health
BY Skye Schooley

Employee mental health is especially important amid the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how to effectively support your employees and their mental well-being.

Article
5 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Employee Well-Being During a Crisis
BY Howard Goldstein

Ensuring the physical and mental well-being of your employees is critical for the survival of your business.

Article
Showing Employee Appreciation During Extreme Circumstances
BY Andrew Martins

The novel coronavirus and resulting lockdown has been stressful for everyone, so it's important to show your employees how thankful you are for their hard work and sacrifice.

Article
7 Strategies to Motivate Your Remote Team
BY Jason McCann

In order to get the. most out of employees who are working from home, it is critical to keep them motivated and engaged.

Advice
what is the best business to start at home during social distancing?
QUESTION | BY elena rosito | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

I want to start a small online business at home during these times of covid-19 crisis and social distancing and quaratine. I worked in the hospitality industry for so long, I haven't got any idea how...

Advice
Share Your Story: How has COVID-19 affected you?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/30/20

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
Five Lessons I Learned While Working From Home
BY Mark Roberts

We have all learned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to work efficiently in a remote situation and how remote work may impact the future.

Article
How to Capitalize on Talent With a Distributed Workforce
BY Michael Mueller

COVID-19 has accelerated the timeline for shifting to remote work, which may mean rethinking how you approach your workforce.

Article
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.

Article
How to Optimize Your Online Business Meetings
BY Jared Atchison

Online business meetings have grown since more businesses are working remotely. Learn how to conduct effective, efficient meetings.

Advice
How do you effectively communicate with your customers during coronavirus?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/26/20

How often should you be reaching out to your customers during coronavirus, and which platforms should be using? What should you be saying to customers, and what should you AVOID saying? (Note:...

Article
What Small Businesses Can Learn from the Success of Independent Bookstores
BY Bill Brunelle

In order to stand out from the crowd, you need to find a way to highlight what makes your business unique.

Article
Businesses 'LinkedIn' Together During a Crisis
BY Eric Leopardi

Now, more than ever, LinkedIn is a powerful tool, if you use it properly.

Article
Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
BY Adam Uzialko

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

Article
How to Spend Paycheck Protection Program Funds and Obtain Forgiveness
BY Adam Uzialko

The SBA extended the deadline for businesses to return their Paycheck Protection Program loans to May 18. Here's what to know about returning your funds.

Article
Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Remote work is becoming more popular with companies and employees. Treat the remote work trend during COVID-19 as a test run for what the future might hold.

Article
4 Reasons Why CEOs Should Start Writing Thought Leadership Articles
BY Deborah Sweeney

Thought leadership allows CEOs to position themselves as experts within their niche.

Article
How to Start a Business With an Invention
BY Mona Bushnell

Learn how entrepreneur Grace Eleyae created a product that she wanted and couldn't find elsewhere, and how it led her to start a successful business in the beauty and hair care industry.

Article
How CFOs Can Lead Their Companies Through a Pandemic
BY Sarah Spoja

With so many unknowns, it’s impossible to say what the economy will look like in a year. However, that does not mean CFOs can't prepare their teams and companies for what comes next. Here are four...

Article
Is Your CNP Fraud-Detection System Confused by Consumer Behavior Now? That Could Damage Your Business
BY Rafael Lourenco

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how consumers behave. These changes could be causing a spike in good orders mistaken for fraud, creating irreparable damage for businesses.