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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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4 Ideas to Help Your Business Create Cash Flow Without Laying Off Staff
By Joy Gendusa | November 05, 2020

The pandemic has affected almost every business in 2020, and mine was no exception. My company was able to rebound from the initial shockwaves without a single layoff. Here's how I did it.

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4 Ways to Ensure Mold Doesn't Deter Your Business Reopening
By Brian Miller | November 05, 2020

As businesses reopen after lockdown, many are discovering their premises have been taken over by mold. Here's how to protect your business, building, employees and customers from mold.

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How to Train Your Workforce Remotely
By Nacho De Marco | November 05, 2020

Keeping employees up to date with digital practices is key for remote efficiency. Here's how to develop a sound remote training program that allows you to leverage the potential of your workforce.

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With COVID-19 Rising, Small Businesses Expand Health Coverage
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 05, 2020

Despite a slowdown in business due to the pandemic, small businesses are stepping up, making sure employees have health insurance.

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Small Business Boom: 'Pandemic Founders' Will Determine the Next Beloved Tech Brands
By Jay Bregman | November 04, 2020

2020's business founders are starting up with a fresh perspective, determining who the next beloved tech brands will be.

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6 Things Small Business Owners Need to Do Now to Succeed This Holiday Season
By Rich Rao | October 30, 2020

This holiday season may be make-or-break for many small businesses. Here are six tips for businesses to implement ASAP to make the most of this crucial season.

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Understanding and Mastering the Virtual Sale
By Ken Gosnell | October 30, 2020

In 2020, businesses have entered into a new reality. The virtual company is now a norm that customers of all ages and locations embrace. One of the most critical aspects of embracing the virtual...

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What Are Fringe Benefits, and Should You Offer Them?
By Skye Schooley | October 28, 2020

Learn what fringe benefits your business can offer to attract and retain top talent.

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 26, 2020

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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How to Mitigate Employee Absenteeism
By Mona Bushnell | October 26, 2020

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

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P90X Creator Tony Horton Is Building a New Business From the Ground Up
By Adam Uzialko | October 26, 2020

The renowned fitness expert has left behind the resources of a large company to launch his own venture, Power Nation.

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What Is Telemedicine, and How Does It Work?
By Adam Uzialko | October 22, 2020

Telemedicine is the use of remote conferencing technology to facilitate virtual consultations between patients and healthcare providers. Here's how it works.

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What to Include in a Layoff Letter When Laying Off Employees
By Skye Schooley | October 21, 2020

Learn how to communicate employee layoffs, and access this employee layoff template to get started.

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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The New Marketing Dichotomy: Be Agile or Be Obsolete
By Andrea Fryrear | October 14, 2020

Remote work has proven to be effective, but it can become a recipe for misalignment and miscommunication if the right processes aren't in place. Agile was built for just such situations.

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Small Business Guide on How to Decide When to Lay Off Employees
By Mona Bushnell | October 14, 2020

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.

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7 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
By Scott Gerber | October 13, 2020

While common, remote workforces present a unique challenge. But how do you know if your remote staff is actually working and not wasting time?

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How to Avoid Burnout When You're Working From Home (and Can't Leave)
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 13, 2020

Burnout is a serious result of prolonged, severe stress. Here's how to spot and avoid it.

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Top 10 Things to Buy for Your Business on Amazon Prime Day
By Simone Johnson | October 12, 2020

Take advantage of Amazon Prime Day to snag some great supplies for your business and help your employees. Consider these 10 items.

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When Your Business Can No Longer Pay Rent Due to COVID-19
By Austin Andrukaitis | October 09, 2020

If your business can no longer pay rent, here are five options available as a lifeline.

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Embracing Emerging Technologies in the Remote Work World
By Nicole Fallon | October 09, 2020

KeyBank relied on emerging technologies to transition its team to remote work during the pandemic.

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How Embracing Change Fuels Pioneer Sports' Growth
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 07, 2020

Pioneer Sports co-founder Tom Falcone didn't let the pandemic stop his company from growing, even when demand for after-school sports programs came to a screeching halt.

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Requirements for Getting a Small Business Loan
By Dock David Treece | October 02, 2020

If you are in need of a loan for your small business, it's important to know these requirements and plan to meet them.

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How to Make It Easier to Embrace Change
By Jan Bednar | September 29, 2020

Change is a force to embrace rather than weather.

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

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How Your Life Experiences Can Inspire Your Business and Help It Grow
By Simone Johnson | September 25, 2020

Learn how Mixed Up Clothing owner Sonia Kang's multicultural background, nursing credentials, and flair for fashion both inspired and saved her business.

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Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Brighter Days Are Ahead for the Middle Market
By Nicole Fallon | September 24, 2020

According to a new report by KeyBank, COVID-19 has shaken middle market businesses, but they're surviving and, in many cases, getting back to a state of normalcy.

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COVID-19, Lawsuits, a Presidential Election and New Laws: Are Big Changes Coming to Business Liability Insurance?
By Dan Rafter | September 23, 2020

What will 2021 bring when it comes to business liability insurance?

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5 Ways To Bring on New Hires in the Age of COVID-19 Telecommuting
By Alison Gutterman | September 22, 2020

The process of onboarding new employees always needs refining, but that's especially true while working remotely during a pandemic.

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Thriving Beyond COVID-19: The New Marketing Model for Small Businesses
By Paxton Gray | September 21, 2020

The effects the pandemic has had on small businesses could be long-lasting. It's crucial to adopt a practical and forward-looking marketing strategy.