• How to Help Your Employees Focus as They Work from Home

    To the untrained eye, working remotely looks a lot like doing nothing.   We stare at our computers, sometimes typing, sometimes video conferencing with people, sometimes taking a minute to watch YouTube. But, I ...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Latest Payment Protection Program details

    The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal relief program established by Congress and implemented by the U.S. Treasury Department and the SBA with rules, requirements, protocols and processes that all participating ...
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  • The 7 Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Small Businesses During Coronavirus

    Regardless of your industry, what you do, and where you live, when a crisis hits, it’s bound to impact you and your business. Here are my 7 tips for your social media channels during a crisis, which is extremely...
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  • Coronavirus Resources for Small Business

    Coronavirus Resources: What You Need to Know For Your Small Business. As countless small business owners confront unprecedented financial challenges due to the coronavirus (Covid-19), we are developing articles desig...
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  • Emerging Small Business Resources for Coronavirus Relief

    Yes, we are in seemingly uncharted territory with COVID-19, but the good news is that the operative word here is “seemingly.” While the coronavirus outbreak is a disaster unlike any of us have seen, there ...
    Steve Strauss
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  • The Small Business Delivery Options to Tap During Coronavirus Stay at Home Rules

    With “stay-at-home” policies widely implemented across the nation to slow the coronavirus (Covid-19) spread, delivery services are quickly becoming part of the new normal. So, if consumers can’t co...
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  • A Guide to Translating Live Events to Digital Platforms

    If you were already hosting live events, given the global pandemic and resulting lockdowns, you’re now faced with the new reality that you cannot gather your audience together in person. At least for the foresee...
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  • How to Succeed on Facebook in a New Era of Privacy

    As Facebook continues to prioritize privacy, small- and medium-sized businesses can look at it as an opportunity to deepen relationships with prospects and customers.   In January, Mark Zuckerberg solidified his...
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  • Help Your Small Business Stay Healthy with a Coronavirus Crisis Communications Plan

    For businesses of all sizes, but especially for small businesses without large cash cushions, the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be enormous, affecting cash flow, sales, jobs and business survival rates.  ...
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  • Facebook Pledges $100M in Small Business Grants and Credits

    As small businesses face considerable financial pressure during the COVID-19 crisis, Facebook is taking steps to provide financial support for business owners.   Facebook said it will provide $100 million in g...
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  • Targeted, Digital Marketing Is a Must for Small Businesses

    Advertising and marketing are so much better today than even a decade ago, and woe to the small business that is not taking advantage.   Example: I know a chiropractor who used to offer free “pain relief s...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Women Business Owners Share Their Top Tips for Profitability

    Money is the scorecard of business success. In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, we asked women business owners to share their best advice about managing business and personal finances.   Wh...
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  • Break Email Marketing Rules if You Want to Win

    There are so many rules for email marketing. Send email on this specific day at this specific time (great if everyone you mail lives in the exact same time zone and industry). Email must be this length and not any lon...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Why You Should Ditch Annual Reviews and Create an Employee Feedback Loop

    It is no secret people today look for authenticity when buying from a business.   This is especially true for millennials who expect their corporate partners to be real, genuine, to stand for something. The day...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Celebrating Small Business

    Every Community has Something to Celebrate This Small Business Month. Small Business Month is a time when we stop and take notice of all the vibrant businesses that make up our communities. The relationship owners ha...
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  • Six Successful Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

    Women entrepreneurs are looking forward to a strong 2020, according to the latest Women Business Owner Spotlight, recently released by Bank of America. In honor of Women’s History Month, which celebrates “...
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  • You're Going to Hate Me, But You Should Consider Launching a Podcast

    It’s easy to see why we forget about podcasts. Screens dominate our lives. We watch Netflix and YouTube on multiple devices. We skim (never read) articles on our phones (sometimes while watching Netflix or YouTu...
    Chris Brogan
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  • Why running reports, and understanding them, is important for you and your small business

    By Stacy Kildal Owner/Operator of Kildal Services Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor   Importance of Reporting You’re a small business owner, so you know that in order to gain insight into (and mak...
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  • 6 Tactics for Winning Corporate Clients and Sponsorships

    Pop quiz!   What is the best way to grow your business?   If you are like a lot of small business owners, you are often trying to answer this question. Should you upsell more to current clients, offer new,...
    Steve Strauss
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  • Does Humor Work in Marketing? Funny You Should Ask

    Darth Vader, a Rabbi, and a talking bag of potato chips walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What is this? A joke?”   I love this humor for two reasons: 1.) You can replace all 3 characters in the...
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