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Starting and leading a new business during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 pivot
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3 Steps to Pivot Your Business for the Long-Term During and After COVID-19

We’re past the initial pivot stories involving the pandemic, in which vodka makers turned to developing hand sanitizer, and clothing companies began producing face masks on the side. These were, of course, smart and applaudable pivots that helped companies survive while aiding the greater good. However, most of these were short-term adjustments. The long-term pivoting...
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Overcoming The Hidden Risks of Becoming a Fully Remote Worker

Remote work, which was considered a bit outlandish just a few short years ago, has fast become the new normal. With 16% of companies in the world going 100% remote, the global remote workforce is only expected to rapidly grow by the decade’s end.  However, remote work comes with some rather daunting challenges as well....
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Tips for Keeping Your Company Grounded During a Crisis

Being a business owner is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I’ve ever had the opportunity to embark on. The endless cycle of personal and professional growth and learning makes for a truly life-changing experience. But surviving a global pandemic can quickly become one of the most stressful times of any entrepreneur’s career....
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How AR and AI are Driving Innovation Amid Social Distancing

AR and AI tools are a goldmine for retailers that can gather customer data to improve marketing, product development and personalization. Read how AR and AI work together to drive trendy new innovations like touchless makeup trials that make distance shopping easier. Theresa Novicky knows makeup. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Novicky, a beautician, loves...
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Tips to Help Employers Resolve Remote Work Compliance Challenges

Remote workplaces have offered employees many benefits and revolutionized the way businesses operate. However, there are still many challenges employers face, especially when it comes to compliance in a remote space. The lack of face time with your employees can cause significant concern for company protection, restrictions and limitations on employee coverage and maintaining compliance...
Great Resignation
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The Great Resignation Is Helping Startups Thrive

By now, you’ve likely heard of the Great Resignation. The term has recently dominated news headlines, as it’s impacting the American workforce across virtually every industry. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sparked a seismic shift in existing workplaces and will certainly play a distinct role in the future of work. While it seems as though the...
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Stop Doing These 4 Things if You Want Your Business to Last

We’ve all seen the statistics on how many businesses fail within the first few years of operation, and the current pandemic may accelerate that struggle for some startups. After fielding literally thousands of questions from small business owners during the past few months at Nav, we’ve identified four ways businesses are setting themselves up to...
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Why Your Startup Needs an Active Social Media Presence

The last several years have changed marketing as we know it. Technology is rapidly changing, and it has made social media platforms more prevalent than ever. With more than 3.8 billion social media users worldwide, it is crucial for startups in every industry to create a noteworthy online presence of their own. StartupNation exclusive discounts...
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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 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Work-From-Home Performance

Across the globe, companies have swiftly adopted remote work. While many had already been considering the switch (by implementing schedule flexibility or experimenting with work-from-home days), the current push toward remote work is unprecedented. Different apps and software tools quickly took charge of the opportunity. During just one week in March 2020, business conferencing apps...
benefits
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The New Era of Benefits: Work/Life Balance, Flexibility, and Purpose

A lot is changing about how we live and work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. The office as we once knew it is going through a seismic shift. COVID-19 has shifted priorities for many workers who had to juggle priorities this last year, or who had a taste of a different lifestyle. Burnout...
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A Work-From-Home E-Book From Dell

For most companies, work-from-home directives came almost overnight, with little time to address critical remote technology issues of scale, management, support, productivity, security and more. For your IT team, this situation is certainly not normal. And it has tested their ability to support your employees who are working from home in numbers like never before....
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How Main Street Businesses Can Learn From an Economic Downturn

The pandemic has had a major impact on the world economy with small and medium Main Street businesses taking the heaviest blow. But for those that managed to survive, it’s time to start preparing so you can turn the next economic downturn into an opportunity to get ahead of the competition. I’ll share some tips and...
chris mccuiston post-pandemic playbook
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Goldfish Swim School CEO Shares 5 Must-Haves in Post-Pandemic Playbook

Over the course of the last year, it’s been remarkable to watch successful adjustments to remote work, new innovation projects and everything in between, as small businesses across the nation quickly adapted to changes brought on by the pandemic. As we’ve surpassed the one-year mark of COVID-19 and inch closer to a return to normalcy,...
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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...