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BizSugar Community Roundtable: Virtual Teams Key to Long-term Business Success

One of the key findings of the recent survey undertaken by the BizSugar mastermind community was that many small businesses focus heavily on DIY for things that have to get done outside of their area of expertise. Not only does that cost you precious time, a lack of expertise may cost you even in more in the long run. That’s why the BizSugar advisory...

In the News – Small Business Pandemic Recovery Continues, Employees Happy

Since March – that’s more than 3 months ago now – we’ve dealt with a lot of troubling news for small business (and big business, too). But it appears we may be seeing some positive changes. Just this week, we learned of several developments that indicate businesses are ready to get back to work and most importantly, so are employees, including yours....

Setting Your Profile on Private (CARTOON)

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Small Team? 15 Tips for Expanding Your Marketing Efforts With Limited Resources

Employees who work on small teams may need to play multiple roles to ensure everything runs smoothly. That sometimes means, with such limited resources, that that same small company may not be able to have a dedicated full-time marketing person to help them reach their full potential as a brand. That’s why we asked members of Young Entrepreneur Council...

Your Employees May Be Happier Than You Think, Per Zoho Study

As small business owners, it’s great to get a little good news, especially now.  And the good news is:  most of your employees are satisfied. In fact, 65.5% of small business employees in a recent survey by Zoho reported they have high satisfaction with the work they do. And 68.4% say their jobs provide them with meaningful work. Want even more good...

The Best Freelance Side Gigs for Professionals

Since the start of the pandemic, some freelancers have lost significant amounts of work. And small businesses that were forced closed may be struggling to get back on their feet. For each, finding a side gig in another field or hiring a freelancer may be the way to slowly rebuild a business. To help workers, business owners and freelancers that may...

Businesses in These Cities Haven’t Felt the COVID Pandemic Too Hard

The pandemic impacted businesses of all sizes across the country. But companies in some cities didn’t bear the brunt of the business shutdown orders as much as others. LendingTree recently analyzed data to see what American cities saw the least negative impact as a result of the pandemic response. The data showed how many businesses in cities saw...

Spotlight: How Kinetic Events Adjusted to a World with No Large, In-Person Events

Many large, in-person events have been put on hold due to COVID-19, which makes it tough for an event staffing agency. Instead of just accepting this fate as a negative, Kinetic Events took it as an opportunity to grow. Small Biz Spotlight: Kinetic Events After encountering this obstacle, the company offers a wide array of brand advocacy and promotional...

Only 12% of Salespeople Believe Automation Will Take Their Job

Automation is making a huge impact on small businesses and the workforce as a whole. But salespeople aren’t generally concerned about losing jobs to automation. A recent report on the state of retail sales from Raydiant, a digital signage platform for businesses, found that only 12% of retail sales professionals believe that their jobs will be taken...

45% More Productive Working at the Office, Not Home

Office productivity vs. home productivity. Right now, there’s a dilemma facing many employers. Where are your employees at their best? Almost half (45%) of workers say they are more productive working in an office than remotely. The sentiment to work more productively in an office comes at a time when an unprecedented number of employees are working...

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