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Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

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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.

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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.

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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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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?