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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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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.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
By Mark Robinson | June 30, 2020

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.

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11 Entrepreneur-Recommended Tools for Your Next Online Meeting
By Scott Gerber | June 30, 2020

In the age of remote work and social distancing, try these video conferencing tools for your company's online meetings.

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Rise of Click-and-Collect Options Presents Incredible Opportunities and Challenges
By Monica Eaton-Cardone | June 29, 2020

Contactless payments have recently grown in popularity, and it's important that we examine the long-term effect this might have on the market.

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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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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.