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Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

We at business.com pledge to keep you as informed as possible on developments on the outbreak, in addition to offering you tools and suggestions to help you weather this unexpected downturn.

Last Updated: March 31, 2020

Expert Business Advice, Tips and Resources for Navigating this Uncertain Time

The Best Products and Services for Working Remotely, and Staying Afloat

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Expert Advice from the business.com Community

Get answers to your pressing business questions on how to survive this time as a business owner directly from professionals in our community. Our experts include experienced consultants, leaders who specialize working with remote teams, and financial experts who can ensure your business weathers the storm.

Latest in SMB News: Advice, Tips and Resources

Article
How to Communicate with Your Customers During the Coronavirus
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what to say to customers during COVID-19, how frequently you should be reaching out and which platforms you should use.

Article
3 Ways the Government Can Help Small Businesses Through the Pandemic
BY Travis Crabtree

Small businesses need help now more than ever. Let's look at what the government has done to assist them and some suggestions for what it could do to keep these pillars of the community standing.

Article
7 Steps to Sales Success in a Shutdown
BY Ken Gosnell

Downturns can impact organizations and many different departments in those organizations, but they should never impact sales activities.

Article
How Is COVID-19 Affecting Google My Business?
BY Kaili Killpack

Google My Business has halted certain features of its services due to the coronavirus and also has limited functionality during this time.

Article
8 Project Management Challenges with Remote Workers
BY Rashan Dixon

There are eight difficulties you are likely to encounter incorporating remote workers into your company. Here's how to solve those challenges.

Article
The CARES Act: What's in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package for SMBs?
BY Adam Uzialko

The CARES Act is a $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to provide economic relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. What measures could help your small business?

Article
Small Business COVID-19 Resources
BY business.com editorial staff

We at business.com pledge to keep you as informed as possible on developments on the outbreak, in addition to offering you tools and suggestions to help you weather this unexpected downturn.

Article
COVID-19 Q&A: How to Manage Remote Workers and Stay in Touch With Customers
BY Adam Uzialko

Shifting to a remote work model is challenging, but it offers an opportunity to continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how to make it work for your business.

Article
Should You Hire Full-Time or Part-Time Employees?
BY Mona Bushnell

Learn the pros and cons of hiring full-time employees versus part-time employees.

Advice
What are the potential business verticals can be started post Covid period?
QUESTION | BY Shibu George | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/20

I want to venture into most potential business verticals during / after corona virus period. Please suggest. Thank you.

Article
5 Important HR Considerations in the Time of COVID-19
BY Kelly O'Connell

COVID-19 has forced many companies to rapidly change their approach to work, raising crucial HR concerns. Here are some practical insights on five key policy areas.

Advice
How do you effectively communicate with your customers during coronavirus?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/26/20

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
Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
BY Mona Bushnell

How do you know when it's time to lay off employees? Find out how to conduct a mass layoff and when to do it.

Article
Free Business Services to Help You Weather the Coronavirus
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Need better tech to help your employees work from home? Here are some free and discounted software offers to make remote work easier and cheaper.

Article
From COVID-19 to Hurricane Season: Disaster Preparedness for Small Business
BY Sean Peek

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.

Article
8 Ways to Generate Leads During COVID-19
BY Nicole Krug

While sales may be slow during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can generate leads that will set you up for success once the crisis passes.

Article
Working from Home and the Keys to Long-Term Productivity
BY Matthew G.

A lot of us aren't used to working from home. Here's how to build some normalcy into your day and stay productive.

Article
Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
BY Jennifer Post

Maintaining healthy cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business. These tips will help you increase cash flow.

Article
Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
BY Daglar Cizmeci

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are forced to work from home, which can encourage procrastination. Let's explore a few tips to maintain productivity and focus at home.

Article
Small Business Advice for Surviving the Coronavirus
BY Skye Schooley

Keep your small business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic with this advice from community experts.