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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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How COVID-19 Has Forced Businesses to Boost Their Online Presence
By Daglar Cizmeci | June 29, 2020

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 | June 26, 2020

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 | June 25, 2020

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 | June 25, 2020

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 | June 24, 2020

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 | June 22, 2020

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 | June 22, 2020

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 | June 19, 2020

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 | June 19, 2020

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 | June 18, 2020

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 | June 16, 2020

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 | June 16, 2020

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?

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How to Attract Investors During a Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | June 15, 2020

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 | June 12, 2020

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 | June 12, 2020

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 | June 12, 2020

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 | June 12, 2020

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 | June 11, 2020

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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What to Know About Bereavement Leave
By Skye Schooley | June 11, 2020

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 | June 10, 2020

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 | June 10, 2020

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 | June 09, 2020

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 | June 08, 2020

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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Owning Your Onboarding Process Is the Key to Success With New Hires
By Christine Alemany | June 04, 2020

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 | June 03, 2020

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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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Employee Well-Being During a Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | June 01, 2020

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 | June 01, 2020

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 | June 01, 2020

In order to get the. most out of employees who are working from home, it is critical to keep them motivated and engaged.

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5 Lessons I Learned While Working From Home
By Mark Roberts | May 28, 2020

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.

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How to Capitalize on Talent With a Distributed Workforce
By Michael Mueller | May 28, 2020

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