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Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

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Latest in SMB News: Advice, Tips and Resources

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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PPP Round 2: How Much, and How to Have It Forgiven
By Eric Leopardi | January 18, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is open for a new round of funding. See if you qualify, how to apply for forgiveness, and what you can use the loan to cover.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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Why Your Small Business Needs Cybersecurity Software
By Max Freedman | January 14, 2021

Cybersecurity software can help you protect your business from hackers and cyberthreats, many of which could result in irreparable damage.

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17 Creative Ways to Bring Company Leaders Together for Productive Conversation
By Scott Gerber | January 14, 2021

Seventeen members of YEC share effective tactics for gathering together leaders that lead to effective strategizing and team building.

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5 Ways Small Tech Companies Can Thrive During COVID-19
By Mehdi Khalvati | January 12, 2021

With a few sales and marketing strategies, such as reframing your product and focusing on SEO, your small tech company can thrive during COVID-19.

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Why In-Location Experiences Matter More Than Ever
By Bobby Marhamat | January 12, 2021

To survive and thrive in the future, businesses will need to make in-location experiences a priority.

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Working From Home: 10 Tips to Improve Work-Life Balance
By Jake Eisenberg | January 12, 2021

Exclusively working from home can feel as if the line between work and life is virtually nonexistent. These 10 tips will help you strike a good balance.

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Your Guide to Marketing in 2021
By Mark Lamplugh | January 11, 2021

With everything 2020 threw at us, small businesses can apply those lessons to their marketing strategy in 2021.

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The Pandemic Recession Calls for a Whole New Collections Playbook
By Sachin Goyal | January 07, 2021

The pandemic has led to an escalating debt crisis, with businesses facing mountains of late or unpaid invoices. You need to be tactful in how you collect late customer payments, however.

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Domestic and Global Economic Recovery in 2021 Depends on the Course of COVID-19
By Nicole Fallon | January 06, 2021

KeyBank's Q4 Economic Outlook Report explores the prospect of economic recovery in 2021 and how the pandemic will influence consumer spending, business performance, and global growth.

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The Four Rules of Successful Virtual Recruiting
By Joanna Swash | January 06, 2021

As businesses adapt to the new normal, recruiting safely and effectively to expand and grow is essential.

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Recovering Your Business Post-COVID
By Brian Wallace | December 31, 2020

With COVID-19 and lockdowns showing signs of turning the corner, here is a holistic list of business and technology solutions to help businesses find the path forward.

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How to Build a Digital Product Ready for Angel/VC Funding Amid the Recession
By Dima Venglinski | December 31, 2020

Entering the market with a new product is not easy. However, it's still worth attempting regardless of challenging market conditions. This guide can help you navigate this process more easily.

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New Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans Coming: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | December 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program has been revamped and funded under the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill that President Trump signed on Dec. 27.

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Does Your Store's Customer Experience Live Up to Your Marketing Promises?
By David Fletcher | December 29, 2020

As consumers, we want to be recognized and catered to, and we can always use more convenience and positive experiences – especially during a time when there's more uncertainty than usual. 

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Small Business Technology Trends for 2021
By Andrew Martins | December 29, 2020

Tech trends that can benefit small businesses include further adoption of big tech and AI, new HR-related technology, digital healthcare, and small business cybersecurity.

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5 Money-Saving Customer Support Solutions for Small Businesses
By Daria Leshchenko | December 28, 2020

Learn how to cut expenses on customer support without compromising on its quality.

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How to Futureproof Your Niche Business During the COVID-19 Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | December 23, 2020

Forward-looking businesses, especially those within niche markets, should combine plans for weathering the current storm with plans to maintain future growth, resilience and profitability.

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The Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package: How You Can Take Advantage of It
By Adam Uzialko | December 22, 2020

The second round of COVID-19 stimulus includes long-awaited support for both individuals and small businesses.

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Quick to Spot Opportunities, Cratejoy Saw Sales Surge in 2020
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 21, 2020

Thanks to its outreach efforts and ability to pivot quickly, online subscription box marketplace Cratejoy has seen demand surge during the pandemic.

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What We Learned in 2020: Businesses That Did Well and Why
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 21, 2020

Despite the economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19, some small businesses thrived in 2020. Here's what it took for them to be successful.

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How Partnering With a Viral Success Changed the Game for Dual Wield Studio
By Andrew Martins | December 21, 2020

The overnight success of Innersloth's Among Us game quickly extended to its business partners, spurring growth for its merchandiser, Dual Wield Studio.

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How Pastene Used Its Business Relationships to Grow in 2020
By Kiely Kuligowski | December 21, 2020

In our interview with Pastene president Mark Tosi, learn about the changes that this small Italian foods business made during the pandemic that allowed it to experience record growth.

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How Fresh n' Lean Adapted to Keep Employees and Consumers Safe
By Andrew Martins | December 21, 2020

Deemed an essential service early in the pandemic, Fresh n' Lean adapted by increasing its already-stringent quality control and employee safety.

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How Sus Hi Eatstation Increased Sales During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | December 21, 2020

Learn how the owners of this sushi restaurant flipped their business model upside down and implemented new technology to increase sales during the pandemic.

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2021 SaaS Predictions: 3 Trends to Watch
By Aaron Senneff | December 18, 2020

SaaS trends shaped by the pandemic in 2021 include rising market demand, increasing opportunity for vertical SaaS solutions, and emerging operational challenges for SaaS companies.

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Protecting the Future of Small Business Employees: How Open Enrollment Can Play a Role
By Jessica Moser | December 17, 2020

How can small business owners and their employees best persevere through these unprecedented times? One potential answer: open enrollment.

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Tips to Ensure Your Business Is Ready for the 'New Normal' of Holiday Shopping
By Austin Mac Nab | December 16, 2020

This holiday season, shopping will look different. Now is the time for business owners to ensure they are prepared to accommodate the new normal.