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Starting and leading a new business during the coronavirus pandemic.

gig economy
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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Gig Economy (and How Freelancers Can Pivot)

It’s hard to see any area of work and life that has been left untouched by COVID-19. This unprecedented pandemic has impacted industries and businesses of all sizes, and that includes the gig economy. In March, media like The New York Times predicted the erosion of the gig economy. However, many months later, the reality...
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Employer Guides: Vaccine Policies in the Workplace

Lately the topic of vaccines in the workplace, specifically what employers can do, has been a popular point of discussion, and now with the new executive order in place regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, employers are wondering how they can implement a vaccine policy in their workplace. There are many factors that come into play when implementing...
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3 Critical Elements to Successfully Lead a Remote Team

The significant momentum of cloud computing over the past decade has transformed the modern workplace from a static environment contained within four walls to a dynamic entity, bringing employees together across cities, time zones and even cultures. And amid the current coronavirus crisis, the shift to remote work has increased drastically, as millions find themselves...
Small Business Saturday
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Make a Splash With Your Startup on Small Business Saturday (and Beyond)

If you just started a business, you might be looking for ways to get your name out in your community. Why not do that on a national shopping day devoted to small businesses—aka Small Business Saturday (SBS)? Small Business Saturday is part of the post-Thanksgiving weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Businesses nationwide...
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4 Ways Startups Can Empower Their Remote Finance Teams

Finance teams worldwide emerged as strategic leaders for startups with the onset of the pandemic by recognizing ways to efficiently manage remote teams, their finances, company operations and associated cost-cutting mechanisms. Now more than ever, as the remote work landscape continues to change, startup leaders need to reevaluate whether they’ve enabled their finance teams enough...
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How Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Impacts Your Business

The Biden administration issued new executive orders on Sept. 9 regarding the requirement of COVID-19 vaccines. The most pertinent order requires COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors and private employers with more than 100 employees. The order addresses the many accessibility issues workers face when seeking the vaccine or testing and asks the Occupational Safety and...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Remote Workforce and Cyber Security Protocol Compliance (Episode 277)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff discusses the importance of cybersecurity for employees working remotely, as well as solutions to a recent trend in compliance issues with cybersecurity protocols. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about how companies and their employees can to take cybersecurity more seriously: Tune in to News/Talk 760...
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How Startups and Entrepreneurs Can Use TikTok to Grow Their Businesses

TikTok has risen to new heights in recent years with its short-form videos: the app is now available in over 150 markets across the globe, in 75 languages and has over 689 million active monthly users. Internet usage has spiked amid the pandemic, and TikTok remained the most downloaded app in Q1 of 2021. As people seek...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Study Shows Small Businesses Put Employees First (Episode 216)

On this morning's WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the recently released Small Business Recovery Report conducted by Kabbage, an American Express Company. When asked which milestone would best indicate their business has recovered from the pandemic, the number one response of those surveyed was paying their employees their full wages. Tune in to the Business Beat,...
StartupNation Radio
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Local Merchants Talk Return to Main Street on StartupNation Radio

On today's special edition of StartupNation Radio, we're talking to several local Main Street merchants about the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunities ahead. Joining StartupNation's Jeff Sloan in the co-host seat is Julie Sloan of MainStreet Nation (a subset of StartupNation), who is a subject matter expert on...
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6 Things to Do After Receiving Your PPP Loan

You’ve gotten your PPP loan, spent it properly and hopefully qualify for full forgiveness. Congratulations! What’s next? StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Here are six steps you can take now, after receiving and spending your PPP loan, to help ensure your business continues on the road to recovery:...
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Click and Collect Has Become a Mainstay in the Way Consumers Make Their Purchases (Episode 205)

As we move further and further away from the epicenter of the pandemic of 2020, it's becoming clearer which changes the pandemic caused that will be here to stay long into the future. On this morning's Business Beat, Jeff discusses click and collect, a distinct consumer behavior in which customers make their purchases online and...