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For years, employees have extolled the virtues of the “distributed workforce” — working remotely. While some managers have embraced remote teams, be they across town, in a different time zone, or across an ocean, others have been hesitant to allow remote work. But the global coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses of every shape and size to adopt...
Small-business owners who prefer to pay estimated taxes as part of their overall tax strategy face an updated payment approach for 2020. Many may need to revisit their estimated payments for the first two quarters, which now have updated deadlines extended by the IRS. Learn how to calibrate your approach to tax payments this year...
With limited funds, increased physical distance and general uncertainty, you might find it difficult to even consider employee rewards and recognition right now. Yet it’s arguably more important than ever to acknowledge those who continue to commit to their work, whether they are on the front lines or working from home. If you need some inspiration for...
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Roadmaps for revenue and expansion are imperative for small-business growth. But, they’re only a few of the variables that go into the planning equation. Business owners should also consider devising a business continuity plan. Business continuity plans formalize the steps you can take to keep operations running in case of a major crisis. They can...
Between uncertain cash flow and concern over how to meet financial obligations such as payroll and bills, it’s a stressful time to be a small-business owner. Many entrepreneurs are experiencing the same anxieties over unemployment, debt and financial sustainability. Your personal and business credit scores could take a hit if you have to miss payments due to a cash...
If you’re facing a long term business slowdown do to a crisis, you may have more time on your hands or limited business hours. That’s true for many companies that face a pandemic or other crisis. During a slowdown, entrepreneurs can boost their business and prepare for a positive resurgence when the country recovers from...
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Now more than ever, you need to know how to connect with customers. But they need you, too. Like you, they may be facing new challenges if they work remotely for long periods of time As the weeks pass, they may be feeling the strain of staying at home and practicing physical distancing, even in...
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Many employers see training as part of an onboarding process for new talent. But after the first few months, training can get shelved and attention refocuses on day-to-day issues. Yet there are many reasons to train employees on an ongoing basis through professional development activities. First off, know what your team members want from their jobs....
Before the coronavirus pandemic created the current need to minimize physical and social contact, you probably didn’t think you needed a remote work policy. You either had no remote workers or you considered yourself too small of a business to draft a formal document. Now, with the need to act quickly and move your workforce...
There are many reasons to consider signing up for a business credit card for your company. Whether you are a freelancer, small-business owner, entrepreneur or head of a global enterprise, you can enjoy the benefits of a business card. With business credit cards, you get the benefit of greater payback flexibility and enhanced fraud protection.  A small-business...
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