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Transitioning Your Office Online Must Work for All Employees
BY Mark Shapiro

Due to COVID-19, more employees are teleworking, and this can be a benefit for those with disabilities. But telework presents new issues that employers must address to ensure digital accessibility.

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The FFCRA Ultimate Guide
BY Mona Bushnell

Is your business required to comply with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? This comprehensive guide will walk you through what you need to know about the FFCRA.

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How to Reopen During COVID-19: Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Have Done It
BY Adam Uzialko

Are you ready to reopen your business? These tips from entrepreneurs who have already reopened during COVID-19 can help you plan ahead.

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Radical Compassion: A Leadership Lifeline During Times of Crisis
BY Barbara Shannon

Radical compassion is the act of directly aligning ourselves and our mission with the moment.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
BY Mark Robinson

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.

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11 Entrepreneur-Recommended Tools for Your Next Online Meeting
BY Scott Gerber

In the age of remote work and social distancing, try these video conferencing tools for your company's online meetings.

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How to Find an Opportunity to Help Your Business Thrive Amid COVID-19
BY Simone Johnson

When the pandemic caused Swift Cafe LA's business to drop by 90%, this healthy eats restaurant partnered with the city to provide delicious, nutritious meals for senior citizens.

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Rise of Click-and-Collect Options Presents Incredible Opportunities and Challenges
BY Monica Eaton-Cardone

Contactless payments have recently grown in popularity, and it's important that we examine the long-term effect this might have on the market.

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How COVID-19 Has Forced Businesses to Boost Their Online Presence
BY Daglar Cizmeci

Businesses that rely on offline operations are in a difficult position due to COVID-19. How has the virus forced businesses to display their online adaptability, and how can you keep up?

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Why and How You Should Create Wellness Content During COVID-19
BY Jared Atchison

As a business, you should be offering wellness content to your employees and customers during a public health crisis. Here are some ways it can help your brand and some methods to deliver it.

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5 Common Pitfalls of Entrepreneurship, and How to Avoid Them
BY Deborah Sweeney

Creating a proper work-life balance keeps you running smoothly, which in turn allows the business to run smoothly.

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Avoid These Mistakes While Starting a Business in a Risky Economy
BY Dustin Ray

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur trying to get your business idea up and running during this tumultuous year, pay attention to these key mistakes to avoid.

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
BY Dan Rafter

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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How the FMLA Applies to Your Small Business
BY Skye Schooley

Understand how the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to your business and what you need to do to comply with its regulations.

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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness: New Guidance Released by SBA
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.

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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check? What Is the HEROES Act?
BY Adam Uzialko

The HEROES Act, a $3 trillion spending bill intended to further address the economic impact of COVID-19, includes a second check for individual taxpayers. But it has to pass the Senate first.

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How to Use Direct Mail Marketing Out of a Crisis
BY Kent Moon

With the recent ease of restrictions, businesses should take full advantage of direct mail marketing opportunities to amend customer relationships and pursue new customers.

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Nip Negative Talk in the Bud to Save Future Sales
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Happy employees sell your company and its products or services without even trying.

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5 Tips to Get Your Office Back to Normal After Quarantine
BY Robert Moutal

As governments look to ease the global lockdown, will your employees return to your office as normal? Here are five tips to reopen your office safely and adjust to the new normal of post-COVID work.

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Does Working From Home Save Companies Money?
BY Baruch Silvermann

Many full-time employees in the U.S. want to work remotely, even after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. But can working from home actually save companies money?