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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.

Latest in SMB News: Advice, Tips and Resources

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Why Is Your Team Struggling With Remote Work?
By Anand Srinivasan | July 24, 2020

If remote work isn't successful for your team so far, these are some possible reasons why and how to correct them.

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10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020
By Adam Uzialko | July 24, 2020

There are many grants available for minority-owned businesses. Find out how you can take advantage of these grant programs to start or grow your business.

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7 Effective Ways to Strengthen Your Small Business During Quarantine
By Mervik Haums | July 23, 2020

Businesses large and small are feeling the impact of this global pandemic. Here are seven strategies to strengthen your startup during times of economic uncertainty.

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How to Avoid Mistreating Employees During COVID-19
By Adam Uzialko | July 23, 2020

Many employees feel mistreated by their employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways to support your employees and boost morale amongst your workforce.

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Preparing or Surviving: The Future of People-Focused Business Strategy
By Philios Andreou | July 23, 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted businesses everywhere. Here are seven of the most pertinent trends faced by businesses worldwide and five steps leaders can take to move into the future seamlessly.

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ATM Buying Guide
By Matt D'Angelo | July 23, 2020

Consider these five things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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3 Future-Readiness Ideas All Small Businesses Must Embrace
By Ian Khan | July 22, 2020

There are several steps entrepreneurs can take to overcome disruptions while growing business from the ground up.

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A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Survival Emotions in Today's New Normal
By Nichole Kelly | July 17, 2020

Your emotions are probably in survival mode right now. Here's how to successfully navigate them through a crisis and in your everyday life.

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How the Pandemic Is Impacting Digital Transformation
By Nacho De Marco | July 16, 2020

COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation for businesses in all industries. Here are the changing aspects of business you need to adapt to in your digital transition.

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Conflict Resolution Tips for Handling Difficult Customers During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | July 16, 2020

Learn the best ways to handle customers who refuse to follow health and safety policies.

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
By Baruch Silvermann | July 14, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

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Engaging Your Virtual Workforce During the Pandemic
By Michael Alexis | July 14, 2020

Keeping your team together and functioning can be difficult during a time of cascading stability. Here are nine tips for managing a virtual workforce in the wake of COVID-19.

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8 Actionable Takeaways for Small Businesses to Implement After Crisis
By Rotem Gal | July 13, 2020

As the world starts to go back to normal, businesses must adapt. Here are eight actionable steps every company needs to cross off their checklist once they are back in business.

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How Your Business Can Adapt During Uncertain Times
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 13, 2020

Tribute.co experienced exponential growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how it has thrived in a time of major change.

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Are There Any COVID-19-Proof Franchises Out There?
By Don Daszkowski | July 10, 2020

While there's no guaranteed COVID-proof investment, some sectors are better positioned than others. Here are eight franchise business areas that have done well through the pandemic.

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How to Avoid Creating an Annoying Email Campaign
By Andrew Martins | July 10, 2020

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?
By Haley C. Hanlon | 10 Answers | Last Activity on July 09, 2020

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 | July 09, 2020

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 | July 09, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 07, 2020

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 | July 06, 2020

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 | July 06, 2020

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 | July 02, 2020

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 | July 02, 2020

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 | July 02, 2020

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 | July 02, 2020

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 | July 01, 2020

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