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Small Business Checklist for Reopening During a Pandemic
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Small Business Checklist for Reopening During a Pandemic

Luke Hayward writes for the Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace that allows the public to lend money directly to small- and medium-sized businesses. He contributes today’s guest post on a reopening checklist for small business owners and startups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small business owners are no stranger to uncertainty, flexibility, and creativity. The nature of an entrepreneur is to look for ways to handle issues that arise and grow a business. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is a different sort of uncertainty. The unmatched difficulties surrounding the current pandemic left many small business owners and startup founders helpless as many had to close their doors for nearly three months.  With states reopening their businesses at various rates and with different regu...
How Can Your Startup or Small Business Survive a Pandemic? Know What to Expect
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How Can Your Startup or Small Business Survive a Pandemic? Know What to Expect

Life is changing rapidly for everyone. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 infectious outbreak as a pandemic, the first pandemic in modern times caused by the emergence of a new or novel coronavirus. There is so much information coming at us daily. Yet, founders and small business owners are struggling to decipher what it all means for business operations. Let's walk through what we know and what we can reasonably expect, given the best available information from trusted sources. Then we can offer some recommendations to help you adapt your business operations during a pandemic. First, stay informed COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC...
Employees Working Remotely? Here’s 4 Steps to Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats
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Employees Working Remotely? Here’s 4 Steps to Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats

Cybercriminals always seize upon opportunities, especially as more employees are working remotely. While employees rely on their laptops, tablets, and smartphones to work from home, they are also susceptible to cybercriminals who exploit to gain access to your business website, network, and data. Because your employee isn't within easy reach of someone in information technology when working from home, help them protect themselves and your business from cyber threats. Prevent employees from going to a malicious site In 2019, 90% of all successful cyber attacks started with a phishing campaign. Cybercriminals will send an e-mail containing a malicious attachment or a hyperlink to a website that looks legitimate. Phishing emails try to trick the recipient into downloading the mal...