Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

We at business.com pledge to keep you as informed as possible on developments on the outbreak, in addition to offering you tools and suggestions to help you weather this unexpected downturn.

Presented by in Partnership with

Latest in SMB News: Advice, Tips and Resources

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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?

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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?

Article
What to Know About Bereavement Leave
BY Skye Schooley

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

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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...

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
5 Lessons I Learned While Working From Home
BY Mark Roberts

We have all learned lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to work efficiently in a remote situation and how remote work may impact the future.

Article
How to Capitalize on Talent With a Distributed Workforce
BY Michael Mueller

COVID-19 has accelerated the timeline for shifting to remote work, which may mean rethinking how you approach your workforce.

Article
How to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
BY Andrew Martins

Learn what you can do to help other small businesses survive the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Here are some initiatives you can support.

Article
How to Optimize Your Online Business Meetings
BY Jared Atchison

Online business meetings have grown since more businesses are working remotely. Learn how to conduct effective, efficient meetings.

Advice
How do you effectively communicate with your customers during coronavirus?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/26/20

How often should you be reaching out to your customers during coronavirus, and which platforms should be using? What should you be saying to customers, and what should you AVOID saying? (Note:...

Article
Businesses 'LinkedIn' Together During a Crisis
BY Eric Leopardi

Now, more than ever, LinkedIn is a powerful tool, if you use it properly.

Article
Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
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.

Article
Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Remote work is becoming more popular with companies and employees. Treat the remote work trend during COVID-19 as a test run for what the future might hold.

Article
4 Reasons Why CEOs Should Start Writing Thought Leadership Articles
BY Deborah Sweeney

Thought leadership allows CEOs to position themselves as experts within their niche.