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Resource Guide: COVID-19 Resources for Small Business Owners Continued

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Last month, I shared some financial resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic and business shutdowns. Hopefully, you’ve been able to take advantage of some of those resources to keep your business afloat during this difficult time. With stay-at-home orders extended, and uncertainty still being rampant, I want to share some additional resources that have become available. Paycheck Protection Program The Paycheck Protection Program is administered by the Small Business Administration as part of the CARES Act, which was enacted into law last month. The purpose of the program was to enable business […]

Remote Work Tools to Help You During the Pandemic

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In the past two months, business owners and employees have had to adapt to working remotely. The probability is high that even after we have a vaccine, there will be a paradigm shift. More of us are going to be working from home, and that means we’ll all need to have tools to help us manage our assets, collaborate, and connect with one another. With that in mind, here are some of the best tools available for working remotely, now and in the future. Asset Management Tools A lot of companies have moved to cloud-based backup systems, but some haven’t. […]

What to do Now? Resources for Small Business Owners

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If you own a small business, you might struggle to be profitable even at the best of times. The current COVID-19 pandemic has dialed up the stakes for most businesses in the United States and around the world. Non-essential businesses have closed their doors in an effort to halt the spread of the virus, and there is no clear end in sight. There is a glimmer of good news. There are many resources available to help small business owners in this difficult time. Some are resources that were already available in some form but have been retooled to fill the […]

How to Stay Connected When Your Staff/Team is Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to scramble to set up the technology required to allow employees to work from home. If you and your team are used to working in the same space, the adjustment requires more than technology. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to increase your sense of connection and your ability to work as a team. Here are some suggestions. Use Online Meeting Tools Online meeting software Zoom has seen a huge increase in users since governors began issuing stay-at-home orders. Zoom software allows multiple users to connect to a meeting, and they […]

Is Your Reputation Costing You Business?

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The song says, “I don’t give a damn ‘bout my bad reputation.” Those lyrics sounded fun and rebellious when Joan Jett sang them but taking that attitude when it comes to your online reputation can be disastrous to your business. Not caring about your online reputation is a mistake. And your online reputation consists of more than your carefully-thought-out website and social media pages. Most importantly, your online reputation is something you can control – for the most part. Here’s what you need to know. The Elements of Your Online Reputation  Your online reputation is the total of everything shown […]