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How to Attract Investors During a Crisis
BY Howard Goldstein

If you have been turned down by banks for funding, it is critical to ensure you take the steps needed to make your business investor-friendly.

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Company Culture: Defining, Building and Maintaining It During a Crisis
BY Nick Bogacz

Businesses that have a well-defined and sustained company culture will be the ones to survive the COVID-19 crisis – and others that may arise.

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Ready to Reopen Your Retail Locations? Try These 4 Tips
BY Bobby Marhamat

If you own or manage a retail business, keep these tips in mind as you reopen to the public.

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How Will In-Person Sales Meetings Evolve After COVID-19?
BY Neel Lukka

How will the sales landscape change after the pandemic subsides? Meeting, travel and conferences will require certain virtual adaptations.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 4
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.

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12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From 10 Years as a CEO
BY Catherine vanVonno

Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and other accounting issues. What tips or strategies have helped you manage business finances effectively?

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How to Mitigate Employee Absenteeism
BY Mona Bushnell

HR professionals offer their advice on how to manage employee absences during COVID-19 and beyond.

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What to Know About Bereavement Leave
BY Skye Schooley

Create a bereavement leave policy that follows best practices and meets legal requirements.

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Focus: The Most Important Tool for Navigating Uncertainty
BY Andrew Hoag

It’s important to focus on your customers, the features required to attract and retain them, and your team during tough times.

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An Uncharted Path to the New Normal for Venture Capital Firms
BY Louis Lehot

COVID-19 has thrown economies into disarray. Data shows that a global recession, and maybe even a global depression, is now upon us.

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Business as Usual No More: How Companies Are Adapting and Innovating Amid Disruption
BY Nancy Harris

Companies have also been forced to not only rethink norms when it comes to their employees but also to embrace a new vision of what a collaborative and productive workforce truly looks like.

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How Your HR Team Can Support Your Remote Workers
BY Jared Atchison

The shift to remote work means that HR must rise to the occasion to support both the business and employees. In the post, you'll learn the ways HR leaders can offer support to teams as they adjust to...

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what is the best business to start at home during social distancing?
QUESTION | BY elena rosito | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/07/20

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...

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The Escalating Adaptability Imperative for Small Business
BY Austin Mac Nab

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges the resiliency of small businesses who are adapting their strategies in response to shifting market conditions and changing consumer preferences.

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Owning Your Onboarding Process Is the Key to Success With New Hires
BY Christine Alemany

Your team culture includes how you work with one another, so it's important that new hires are empowered to do their jobs.

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How to Pivot Your Small Business to Help During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery pivoted its estate distillery and public house business to provide its community with sanitizers during the coronavirus crisis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.