Covid19

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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...

banking

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...

Marketing and communication during COVID-19

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....

Back to work business app

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...

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School of Rock CEO Rob Price Shares How They Quickly Pivoted

You’ve probably heard of the School of Rock in some form — the movie, the broadway show, or the franchises all around the globe. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s a quick education: The School of Rock has 270 schools around the world where kids earn music in a non-traditional way. Basically, they learn music through...

business owner

Recovery Has Begun With or Without You.

Yesterday I was speaking to a SCORE counselor about what they're seeing in the market place. They're seeing that we are entering a mode of recovery. Indeed, many small businesses are still trying to figure out how they'll just survive day to day, but many more, those who are not out of business are...