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COVID Fuels Small Business Innovation, QuickBooks Study Finds

Some entrepreneurs are looking to small business innovation to stem the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the sector. In the new What’s next for the small business economy? report, Intuit QuickBooks surveyed 965 small business owners to gauge both the state of small business and what’s in its future. It finds some changes that are expected,...

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10 Franchise Business Lessons to Learn From a Successful Duo

From their pasts as a network administrator and a principal at the same school district, you’d be forgiven to not think about Stuart and Kelly Josberger as a couple to ask about franchise business lessons. However, we bet many entrepreneurs would, once they learn what the Josbergers have been building in their second careers. You...

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6 Business Resiliency Lessons to Implement Today

The current economic crunch reminds us of the importance of business resiliency. After all, it’s only the most robust businesses that can manage to withstand the pressures added by a pandemic. For Jenefeness Tucker, two Washington-based pizza shops drive this lesson home. One is no more, while the other thrives even during these hard times....

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Digital Transformation Is Crucial for Longevity, According to Cisco Study

A new study reveals just how much the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating small business digital transformation. With this modernization increasingly becoming a necessity, both networking giant Cisco and market intelligence firm IDC recommend eight steps entrepreneurs can take now. These insights are from the 2020 Small Business Digital Maturity Study, commissioned by Cisco. IDC’s analysis...

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Digital B2B Payments Adoption a Pandemic Silver Lining

An upside to the pandemic according to small business owners is the adoption of digital B2B payments. Mastercard found in a recent study that 57% of small businesses increased their use of digital systems for business-to-business payments amid the COVID-19 crisis. A majority of business owners (82%) said they changed the way their business sends and...

Financial Health Trumps Physical Health for Employees Amid COVID-19

Employees of small businesses are more concerned about their financial health than their physical health amid the pandemic. According to a new study by MetLife, 55% of small business employees express concern about their financial health during the COVID-19 crisis. That’s higher than the 41% who worry about their physical health. In fact, concern about financial...

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How to Shift Your Marketing and Communication During COVID-19

Ramon had a virtual sit-down with Gabrielle Raymond McGee, Chief Operating Officer of the Tory Burch Foundation. The theme was marketing and communication during COVID-19. Gabrielle and Ramon chatted about tips on small business branding, social media, and more on their #AskMeAnything series. The questions asked by listeners ranged from social media to eCommerce....

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Small Business Crisis Possible as Aid Dries Up

Small businesses should be vigilant as government aid amid the coronavirus pandemic is seen drying up. A new study by LendingTree found that the end of federal aid has the potential to cause a small business crisis. Entrepreneur and keynote speaker Ramon Ray commented that Covid-19 has sapped the cash flow of millions of small...

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Back to Work Faster with New Zoho App

To work in the office or work remotely? That is a common question today. With many businesses in limbo amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, Zoho has an answer for returning to work. Zoho Corporation is a global technology company offering the most extensive suite of business software applications in the industry. This week they launched the...