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Recover Your Small Business after COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has wrecked many industries across the globe, leaving many companies and individuals struggling to survive. Although almost all businesses, both big and small, have been affected by the pandemic, small ones have encountered the most damage. According to a report filed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), as early as March 30th, that was early in the crisis, 92% of small businesses had already suffered significantly from the effects of the pandemic. Only 5% of small business owners had not experienced the challenges yet. Nine months into the pandemic, most of the small businesses that had not been affected are now counting losses with others having to shut down completely.

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Remote Working (WFH) is Quickly Becoming a Viable Alternative

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, there is something odd that is taking place. There is a growing disagreement on how the future of the workplace will look like. While some professionals believe that the workplace will still be done in the office, many people are beginning to see otherwise. It is fast emerging that the future of the workplace is remote working. After COVID-19 forced organizations to shut their physical offices and shifted to working from home, it has emerged that remote working is a viable alternative for many companies.

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Six Expert Tips on Mastering Remote Innovation

As we hunker down in our separate home offices, the stakes around innovation are only increasing. Innovation will remain a key differentiator in the market today and tomorrow. And there’s no turning back from the changes the pandemic has brought to the workplace.

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5 Tips To Focus Your Company’s Transformation As COVID Forces Change

While the recession caused by COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses of all sizes and industries, some are finding new ways to run daily operations, reach customers, re-shape their business, and stay relevant. But others are still trying to figure out how to transform, and an expert in the field says that launching a transformation begins with setting the right scope.

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State Of Small Business Report: Layoffs Expected

Alignable's September State Of Small Business Report has just been released. It's based on input from 510,000 small business owners polled since March and 5,500+ just last week. Several troubling trends are revealed, including that small business layoffs are expected over the next month, bringing payroll down from 82% to just 70% of pre-COVID levels. This is the first time since May that a decrease in hiring has been anticipated among our vast network of small business owners.

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Is Your Tech Startup Ready for Tomorrow’s Success?

Everybody knows that it’s uniquely challenging to start a business. And, even though two-thirds of Americans dream of beginning a new business, relatively few actually will. What’s more, many that do will fail

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Upgrade Your Video Conference Solution and Bring Back the Fun

During an already stressful time for many organizations, planning a virtual meeting can be overwhelming. Logistics quickly become headaches: Did everyone receive the meeting invite? Will they all be there on time? Add technical issues like crashing video calls, using multiple digital tools for one meeting or scrambling to locate documents, and a meeting becomes a recipe for headaches. This has made meetings tougher and also robbed them of fun and productivity.

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5 Tech Trends That Businesses Can’t Afford To Ignore

With technology evolving at such a rapid pace, some business owners are left digitally disoriented as they try to figure out which of the latest innovations they need to invest in and what they can ignore. It can make for confusing times.

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Taking Your Side Hustle to the Next Level

There comes a time when your side hustle is ready to become a full business. You will realize the importance of this step most if you are dealing with customers or creditors. There are two particularly common structures for small businesses to follow. On the one hand, we have Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and on the other, S-Corporations (S-Corp).

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Yes, Your Company Needs a Shareholder's Agreement

Congratulations – you and a few business partners just launched your new company. The next few months that follow will be a whirlwind of getting your business off the ground from fundraising to purchasing equipment and hiring employees. Too say you’ll be busy is an understatement. But don’t forget – no matter how hectic things are –create a shareholder agreement to protect yourself and your company.

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