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Your Guide to COVID-19 Business Resources

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Latest in SMB News: Advice, Tips and Resources

Guide to Employee Bonuses
By David Gargaro | February 15, 2022

Offering employees bonuses is a good workplace incentive and retention tool, but there are many things you should know before implementing a bonus structure.

10 Ways to Stop Workplace Absenteeism
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

Employee absenteeism is costly, and it can hurt company morale and productivity. However, many absences are preventable. Learn the underlying causes and how to prevent them.

How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

Support Employees' Child Care Needs With a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
By Jane Genova | February 14, 2022

Dependent care FSAs are a benefit many employees find appealing, and it could help your company attract top candidates.

How Small Businesses Can Budget for a Tumultuous 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

Creating a business budget for the new year is challenging when it's not clear when the pandemic will end. Here's how to budget for an uncertain 2021.

What to Know About Bereavement Leave
By Skye Schooley | February 14, 2022

Create a bereavement leave policy that follows best practices and meets legal requirements.

How to Avoid Creating an Annoying Email Campaign
By Andrew Martins | February 14, 2022

People are leery of promotional emails, so it's important not to annoy potential customers with your campaign. Here are 10 tips to help you avoid that problem.

Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
By Tucker Mathis | February 14, 2022

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

19 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | February 14, 2022

Getting audited by the IRS can be a stressful and, ultimately, costly event. To help avoid that scenario, we've collected 19 tips to avoid being targeted by the IRS.

9 Workplace Safety Tips for Business
By Max Freedman | February 07, 2022

Having a safe working environment is essential, which is why you should have a plan to reduce the risks of injury.

What Is Ransomware?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 04, 2022

Hackers use malware to encrypt a business's data or lock them out of the company network. Known as ransomware, this practice has become a big problem for businesses across the globe.

Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
By Shawn Singh | February 04, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

5 Ways Your Business Can Boost Its Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Nathan Resnick | February 03, 2022

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.

How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 03, 2022

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | February 03, 2022

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.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Employee Well-Being During a Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | February 03, 2022

Ensuring the physical and mental well-being of your employees is critical for the survival of your business.

Insider Attacks and How to Prevent Them
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2022

While most cybersecurity threats come from outside your company, internal issues can cause major breaches as well.

How to Remote Into Your Computer From Your Mobile Device
By Sean Peek | February 02, 2022

Remote access software was quickly adopted during COVID-19, but businesses will continue to use these tools in the post-pandemic world.

How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2022

Are you paying too much for credit card processing? Find out how you can reduce the amount you pay for transactions.

How to Launch a Home Delivery Business During COVID-19
By Marc Kuo | February 02, 2022

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

Holiday Shopping Predictions and What They Mean for Businesses
By Sean Peek | February 02, 2022

Businesses are feeling uncertain about the outcome of the most anticipated time of the year: the holiday shopping season. Here are some predictions to inform your strategy.

What Are Fringe Benefits, and Should You Offer Them?
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2022

Learn what fringe benefits your business can offer to attract and retain top talent.

How the FMLA Applies to Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | February 02, 2022

Understand how the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to your business and what you need to do to comply with its regulations.

How to Build a Digital Product Ready for Angel/VC Funding Amid the Recession
By Dima Venglinski | February 01, 2022

Entering the market with a new product is not easy. However, it's still worth attempting regardless of challenging market conditions. This guide can help you navigate this process more easily.

What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
By Skye Schooley | February 01, 2022

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.

How to Make Your CRM Your Company's Most Flexible Tool
By Stella Morrison | February 01, 2022

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is a key tool for most modern businesses. Here's how to make your CRM system adapt to your existing business operations.

What Have We Learned? Business Lessons From COVID-19
By Brian Wallace | February 01, 2022

Do the work now so your business will still be around later.

Fight Coronavirus Procrastination: How to Boost Your Productivity Working From Home
By Daglar Cizmeci | February 01, 2022

In the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, many companies are forced to work from home, which can encourage procrastination. Let's explore a few tips to maintain productivity and focus at home.

How to Avoid Mistreating Employees During COVID-19
By Adam Uzialko | February 01, 2022

Many employees feel mistreated by their employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some ways to support your employees and boost morale amongst your workforce.

13 Things to Consider Before Starting a Restaurant
By Max Freedman | January 31, 2022

There are several crucial factors that must be planned for and taken into account when you're considering opening a restaurant.