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Relief Options for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Relief Options for Small Businesses During COVID-19

When disastrous events like pandemics strike, the consequences for businesses and workers can be massive. If you’re an owner or a manager of one of the more than 30 million small businesses across the United States, you know the challenges: reduced access to capital forpayroll, limited workforce capacity, inventory and supply chain shortfalls, and unexpected repair and maintenance costs, among otherthings. Workers also know the stress and strain from these incidents, from getting laid off or furloughed to having to take pay cuts, reduced hours, or additional risks during the workday.

The world has been experiencing enormous economic struggles at the hands of COVID-19. Report after report has been borderline apocalyptic, but there’s positive news as well:relief measures taken by the federal government have helped struggling businesses and workers on an unprecedented scale.

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Staying Organized While Working from Home

Staying Organized While Working from Home

It’s unsurprising that the transition to remote work has been so difficultMost companies lacked adequate systems and policies to respond to the sudden, urgent need to move people off-siteThere’s a simple reason for that.“We spent the last 120 years learning how people can be productive in an office,” explains Hiten Shah, an entrepreneur and adviser to remote-work companies.

Most businesses still have to learnthat remote work is different, says The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. And while the percent of the U.S. labor force working from home has tripled in the last fifteen years, most workers were not adequately prepared for this change, either. 

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The Tech Tip That Can Overhaul Your Remote Workday

The Tech Tip That Can Overhaul Your Remote Workday

Now that you’re working from home, your workday probably looks a lot different. For a lot of us who weren’t planning on making this transition, the road has been a little bumpy. There are pros and cons to working from home. Many of us are discovering those now.

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Disinfect Your Tech (And House): Here’s How

Disinfect Your Tech (And House): Here’s How

People around the globe are reacting to the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus strain that was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in 2019. The measures that are being taken—business closures, event cancellations, social distancing, work from home policies—are all aimed at preventing the spread of this infectious disease. We all play an important role in protecting the vulnerable members of society, and no one wants to get sick. So, let’s look in depth at a simple step you can take to keep yourself and your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and peers healthy: disinfecting your devices.

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10 Tech Tips to Make Tax Season Go Off Without a Hitch

10 Tech Tips to Make Tax Season Go Off Without a Hitch

Tax season is in full swing. This time of year, the unnecessary trouble you may encounter will either come from inside the business (internal factors) or outside the business (external factors). You have to worry about more than just the latter, which would include the cyberattacks and data breaches you hear about in the news, and also closely examine your practices and those of your employees.

There are simple things you can start doing right now in order to make this season go by more smoothly. The worst thing would be to see this information too late—after someone a data breach strikes, for instance.

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