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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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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 | 5 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...

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How to Boost Employee Wellbeing With Mobile During COVID-19
By Jared Atchison | April 30, 2020

Maintaining team connections is more important than ever in this time of remote work and uncertainty. Here are some mobile tools and methods to boost your team's morale and productivity.

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How to Build a Resilient Business: Lessons From the Last Pandemic
By Mona Bushnell | April 29, 2020

What economics lessons can we learn from the 1918 pandemic, and what are successful businesses doing to survive the 2020 pandemic?

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How Small Businesses Can Market Themselves During A Crisis
By Kent Moon | April 29, 2020

The world is currently going through very unprecedented times. One small business owner offers guidance to fellow business owners on how their company can survive.

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5 Ways Your Business Can Boost Its Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Nathan Resnick | April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven problematic for businesses worldwide. While many economic factors are beyond the control of entrepreneurs, productivity needn't be something that declines, too.

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Small Biz PR and Marketing During a Global Crisis? Yes, You Can
By Matthew Bretzius | April 28, 2020

In times like these, it's easy for small businesses to hunker down and pull back on marketing their companies until it blows over. There may be more opportunity than you think.

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The Five W's of the CARES Act for Small Business Owners
By Jason Fry | April 27, 2020

Here's a breakdown of the "who, what, when, where and why" every business owner should know about the unemployment provisions in the CARES Act.

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How to Plan for the Future of Your Business During Coronavirus
By Adam Uzialko | April 27, 2020

The pandemic has forced many businesses to close or drastically adapt their business models to survive. Here's how to plan for the future of your business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Lemonade From Lemons: Don't Let the COVID-19 Crisis Go to Waste
By Alexey Chalimov | April 24, 2020

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 | April 24, 2020

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.