Category: Business Briefs


Assessing Productivity as You Cope With the Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting not only the way many businesses operate, but also how they assess productivity. How can you tell whether you’re getting enough done when so much has changed? There’s no easy, one-size-fits-all answer, but … Read More »

July 6th

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How to succeed at virtual team building

Thanks to affordable technology, more and more companies have been allowing employees to work remotely in recent years. It’s become feasible to procure laptops, set up security protocols, use cloud servers and rely on employees’ home Wi-Fi connections … Read More »

May 13th

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Subchapter V: A silver lining for small businesses mulling bankruptcy

Many small businesses continue to struggle in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some have already closed their doors and are liquidating assets. Others, however, may have a relatively less onerous option: bankruptcy.

Although bankruptcy obviously isn’t an optimal outcome … Read More »

May 6th

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Using your financial statements during an economic crisis

The economic fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced business owners to reevaluate their operations and make difficult decisions. One place to look for the information you need to make rational, reasonable moves is your financial statements. Under U.S. … Read More »

April 1st

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SBA offering loans to small businesses hit hard by COVID-19

Every company has faced unprecedented challenges in adjusting to life following the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Small businesses face particular difficulties in that, by definition, their resources — human, capital and otherwise — are limited. If this describes … Read More »

March 25th

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Marketing is a game of adjustments

In business, a failure to evolve may lead to failure. One way to keep your company rolling is to regularly adjust how you market products or services to customers and prospects.

A marketing strategy shouldn’t be a knee-jerk reaction to some … Read More »

March 11th

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How’s your buy-sell agreement doing these days?

Most companies wouldn’t go into business without some basic types of insurance in place, such as property coverage and liability policy. For a company with more than one owner, there’s an additional type of risk-management arrangement that needs to be … Read More »

March 4th

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Digital documents with e-signatures aren’t going away

Have you applied for a business loan lately? Or had some repairs done on your facilities? Maybe you’ve signed a contract with a certain technologically inclined customer or vendor. In any of these instances, you (or one of your employees) … Read More »

February 19th

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How to make the most of your multigenerational workforce

Many of today’s businesses employ workers from across the generational spectrum. Employees may range from Baby Boomers to members of Generation X to Millennials to the newest group, Generation Z.

Managing a workforce with a wide age range requires flexibility and skill. … Read More »

February 12th

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Getting help with a business interruption insurance claim

To guard against natural disasters and other calamities, many companies buy business interruption insurance. These policies provide cash flow to cover revenues lost and expenses incurred while normal operations are limited or suspended.

But buying coverage is one thing — making … Read More »

February 5th

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