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Lemonade From Lemons: Don't Let the COVID-19 Crisis Go to Waste
BY Alexey Chalimov

Crisis is an opportunity for innovation. How can your business make the best of this situation and come out stronger than ever?

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Top 10 Things to Watch Out for as You Explore 7(a) or 7(b) Loan Funding
BY Rapid Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the federal government to develop economic relief loan programs. Here's what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program and an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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Paycheck Protection Program Receives $310B in New Funding
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program, a COVID-19 economic relief program created under the CARES Act, received $310 billion in additional funding.

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Paychex Launches Advance Application Process for Paycheck Protection Program
BY Andrew Martins

As Congress moves to infuse more cash into the depleted Paycheck Protection Program, Paychex is working with online lenders to quickly get that funding to small businesses.

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Remote Work Trends and the Coronavirus: What Changes Are Coming?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the benefits of remote work and why more small businesses may permanently integrate it after the pandemic is over.

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Tips for Staying Sane and Productive When Working From Home
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Working from home can be challenging under the best of circumstances, but even more so in the midst of a global crisis. Here, experts share their best tips for working from home.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 1
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program burned through $349 billion in funding in just 13 days. Here are real stories from entrepreneurs who applied for funding.

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Video Conferencing Technology Trends of 2020
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking for the latest video conferencing trends? Find out what's new and available now.

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6 Mindfulness Tips for Entrepreneurs
BY Ryan Ayers

In tough times, entrepreneurs, especially, need to practice mindfulness to keep their businesses running in a global recession.

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How to Protect Your Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
BY Leslie Hassler

Follow these six steps to protect your business's cash flow in uncertain times.

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7 Actionable Business and Marketing Tips to Survive the Recession
BY Robert Brill

2020 is dealing business owners a number of unexpected challenges. Here are seven actions businesses should be doing right now to survive and thrive.

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How to Work From Home With Kids
BY Skye Schooley

Stay productive with this list of helpful advice and resources from working parents and educators.

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Funds Exhausted for the Paycheck Protection Program: What Comes Next?
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program is meant to offer economic relief to small businesses in need of funding to cover wages and salaries, but is it enough? Is more funding on the way?

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How to Maintain Hiring and Background Checks Amid COVID-19
BY Lou Paglia

Urgently needing to hire as the pandemic rages? Here are steps to strengthen your employee screening process even during a crisis.

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How Curbside Pickup and Other Coronavirus-Related Tactics Are Changing Retail
BY Andrew Martins

To keep their businesses afloat, brick-and-mortar retailers are looking for new ways to reach customers in their homes.

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How to Craft an Effective Remote Work Policy
BY Laura Spawn

As telecommuting becomes increasingly popular, having a well-thought-out remote work policy is critical.

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COVID-19 Lessons on Communicating During a Crisis
BY Richard Lorenzen

During this time of uncertainty, it's imperative for business owners to communicate with their customers, employees and the media. Here's how to ensure you're communicating with all of your audiences...

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Leading Change in an Uncertain Time
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

Prolonged disruption to business can be less damaging if business owners and managers keep their staff moving forward with encouragement and high expectations.

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6 Effective Strategies for Communication in a Crisis
BY Ming-Yi Wu

In a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and their customers are left in the lurch. Follow these steps to communicate effectively with your audience during this or any other crisis.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Empower Team Members Struggling With Change
BY Deborah Sweeney

Talk about opportunities for innovation with all team members.