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How to Avoid Creating an Annoying Email Campaign
BY Andrew Martins

People are leery of promotional emails, so it's important not to annoy potential customers with your campaign. Here are four tips to help you avoid that problem.

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Share Your Story: How has COVID-19 affected you?
QUESTION | BY Haley Hanlon | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/09/20

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...

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Business Basics on Surviving a Pandemic
BY Moazzam Kamran

Your business can survive the pandemic by re-engineering your processes and evolving to thrive in the market after COVID-19.

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How to Start a Telehealth Business
BY John Riddle

The market and demand will only grow, but will the rules prove too difficult to overcome?

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3 Leadership Best Practices That Improve Employee Engagement Amid COVID-19
BY Gina Miller

The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed consumers and employees. What can company leaders do to address concerns and thrive during this unprecedented period?

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How to Remotely Onboard New Employees During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Quontic successfully onboarded remote employees during the pandemic. Learn how your business can do this too.

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Does COVID-19 Mark the Beginning of a Remote Working Future?
BY Usman Raza

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is something we have to explore on a global scale. There is no denying that telecommuting is here to stay.

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10 Ways to Adapt Your Marketing Plan During the Pandemic
BY Skye Schooley

Use these 10 strategies to modify your marketing plan and improve your efforts to reach your consumers during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Ultimate Guide to a Successful Video Interview
BY Megan Jones

Video interviews will become more common as businesses reopen and start to grow again. Follow these tips when you inevitably need to interview a candidate remotely.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

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Ways to Cultivate Volunteerism in Your Business During the Next Phases of COVID-19
BY Katie Zwetzig

Involving your employees in volunteer efforts is a good way to build employee engagement and your brand while serving the community.

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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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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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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
BY Adam Uzialko

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. How can your business accept them?

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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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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?