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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 to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
By Andrew Martins | May 28, 2020

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.

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How to Optimize Your Online Business Meetings
By Jared Atchison | May 27, 2020

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

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How do you effectively communicate with your customers during coronavirus?
By Skye Schooley | 6 Answers | Last Activity on May 26, 2020

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:...

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Businesses 'LinkedIn' Together During a Crisis
By Eric Leopardi | May 25, 2020

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

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | May 22, 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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Treat COVID-19 Remote Work as a Test Run
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | May 20, 2020

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.

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4 Reasons Why CEOs Should Start Writing Thought Leadership Articles
By Deborah Sweeney | May 20, 2020

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

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How to Start a Business With an Invention
By Mona Bushnell | May 20, 2020

Learn how entrepreneur Grace Eleyae created a product that she wanted and couldn't find elsewhere, and how it led her to start a successful business in the beauty and hair care industry.

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How CFOs Can Lead Their Companies Through a Pandemic
By Sarah Spoja | May 19, 2020

With so many unknowns, it’s impossible to say what the economy will look like in a year. However, that does not mean CFOs can't prepare their teams and companies for what comes next. Here are four...

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Is Your CNP Fraud-Detection System Confused by Consumer Behavior Now? That Could Damage Your Business
By Rafael Lourenco | May 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how consumers behave. These changes could be causing a spike in good orders mistaken for fraud, creating irreparable damage for businesses.

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Can You File a Business Interruption Claim During COVID-19? It Depends
By Dan Rafter | May 18, 2020

With many businesses across the country forced to close or pause due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent restrictions, here are things that business owners can do to protect themselves.

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The COVID-19 Return-to-Work Guide for Small Businesses
By Mona Bushnell | May 18, 2020

Find out how and when to reopen your business safely, with industry-specific advice for small business owners.

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Ensuring Emotional Safety and Security for Your Remote Workers
By Isaac Kohen | May 15, 2020

Is your small business able to pick up on employees' signs of stress during COVID-19 that could be impacting their well-being and work?

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Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
By Tucker Mathis | May 15, 2020

Take steps to preserve your cash and access, expand online sales pathways, and cultivate customer relationships to survive a financial crisis.

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Recovery Scenarios for Business Leaders Impacted by COVID-19
By Rob Shelton | May 13, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic is an economic crisis as much as it is a public health catastrophe. Here's how to shift from surviving to thriving during the pandemic recovery.

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5 Tips for Delivering a Remote Sales Demo That Converts
By Victor Snyder | May 13, 2020

Remote sales demos are your opportunity to show off all of your digital product's bells and whistles and close the sale. But even with cutting-edge virtual demo solutions, not every demo ends in...

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How to Support a Remote Workforce Effectively
By Vast Conference | May 13, 2020

Pivoting to a remote workforce can help businesses cut costs while maintaining the same level of productivity, but it's important to use the right tools to do so.

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How to Give Your Business a Digital Makeover (and Why You Should)
By Jared Atchison | May 12, 2020

Updating your business's digital appearance and strategies is essential to stay relevant and appealing to your audience. Let's explore ways for businesses to give themselves a digital makeover.

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How to Lead Your Team Through COVID-19
By Joshua Stowers | May 11, 2020

Homes.com has found great success with its new #WorkFromHomes program that prioritizes supporting its employees who are now working remotely.

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7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
By Wesley Cherisien | May 10, 2020

With consumer spending forecast to drop significantly due to the effects of COVID-19, small businesses will need to find innovative ways to mitigate economic impact.

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17 Effective Methods for Managing Your Remote Team's Tasks
By Scott Gerber | May 09, 2020

Ensuring everyone is focused on the right tasks is critical. Here are some ways you can help share goals and ideas.

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How to Communicate Most Effectively With Team Members During COVID-19
By Meredith Schmidt | May 07, 2020

Crises like COVID-19 can leave teams feeling anxious. As a leader, you need to genuinely connect with and encourage each and every employee. Here's how.

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How to Keep Content Fresh During COVID-19
By Boris Pfeiffer | May 07, 2020

At a time when people are largely stuck at home and most content is surrounding only one topic, businesses have to be extra creative in how they reach people.

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How to Retain Customers During COVID-19
By Skye Schooley | May 06, 2020

Follow these 10 customer retention strategies to keep your customers loyal to your business during the coronavirus crisis.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 2
By Adam Uzialko | May 04, 2020

These three small business owners are coping with challenges facing many entrepreneurs due to COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.

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How to Successfully Manage Remote Work Amid COVID-19
By Derek Gallimore | May 03, 2020

Making sure you are getting the most out of your remote employees is critical during the current environment.

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How to Launch a Home Delivery Business During COVID-19
By Marc Kuo | May 01, 2020

Is your business in a position to pivot to making home deliveries?

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How to Triage and Build Resilience During Uncertain Times
By Nichole Kelly | May 01, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is just beginning, and the end is nowhere in sight. So what do we do? We respond.

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How to Support Furloughed Employees (and Bring Them Back to Work Properly)
By Adam Uzialko | May 01, 2020

The pandemic and its economic impacts have led many companies to furlough employees. Here's what you can do to support your furloughed employees and bring them back to work the right way.

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How will COVID-19 permanently affect remote work trends?
By Skye Schooley | 6 Answers | Last Activity on May 01, 2020

COVID-19 has drastically changed how businesses operate. After the world resumes back to "normal," what remote work changes will businesses permanently adopt? What businesses have benefited from...