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Are Businesses Prepared For The ‘Return To Work’ Security Risks?  

by Stephen Burke, CEO & Founder of Cyber Risk Aware As lockdown eases, many businesses are preparing for employees to return to work. But are their corporate networks ready, with adequate security measures in place, to ensure their systems are protected from the increased risk of a cyber attack owing to staff and their equipment working from home. Cyber criminals are well aware of employee environments, and will target cyber attacks in areas that have become vulnerable. We saw this with the sp...
Tags: Startups, Remote Work, Stephen, Stephen Burke, Professionalisms, Return To Work, Business Security


How Business Leaders Can Push For Change Before A Crisis Demands It

by Juan Riboldi, president of Ascent Advisor The financial challenges and social disruption imposed by the pandemic have forced many companies to change — often drastically. As with any change, there are new opportunities that if seized can be turned into gains. Leaders of some organizations are acting now to reposition their organizations for growth. But how many thought their business needed transformative change well before the economy was shut down? And did their inaction then make their st...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Organizational Change, Wharton School of Business, Harvard Business School, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Juan Riboldi, Riboldi


What Not To Do When Marketing During A Pandemic 

by Boris Pfeiffer, CEO and Founder of Riddle Months into COVID-19’s impact upon much of the business landscape, marketing teams have been forced to change their approach to messaging their clients. However, this is easier said than done. As a result, many companies have appeared tone-deaf in the face of the global pandemic. Smart companies know that an empathetic approach is a much better marketing strategy. Branding expert and marketing professor Jay Mandel puts it best: “If you want to build ...
Tags: Startups, Marketing, John Krasinski, Boris, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Good News Movement, Coronavirus, COVID, Boris Pfeiffer, Jay Mandel


Trust And Transparency: Keys To Renewal In Reentry

by Adam Markel, author of “Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life“ The new phase that we’re entering is almost like a spaceship coming back to Earth. We are reentering mid-pandemic. People are wearing masks at work, not able to huddle up physically even if they’re in the same office. People accustomed to seeing each other daily for long periods have been apart and changed due to their unique circumstances. How organizations handle reentry and reunion will help determine ...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Management, Workplace Culture, Earth, Long Island, Adam, Professionalisms, Leading People, Adam Markel, Wall Street Journal USA Today Los Angeles Times


Insight Into Operating A Successful Services Firm

by Cameron Batt, founder of Crum Consult Despite what some interviews and inspirational quotes may suggest, creating a multi-national firm is more than just luck. In fact, if you have the right team of people on your side and can communicate effectively, you won’t need much luck at all. Of course there are more factors than just being able to articulate yourself and having a good support system, but at the foundation of any successful businessperson, that’s most of what lies there. In this arti...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, London, US, Ppc, Cameron, Apple Store, Equities, Shark Tank, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Cameron Batt, Consultancy Services, Crum Consult


How To Lead During A Time Of Crisis

by Monica Eaton-Cardone, Co-Founder and COO of Chargebacks911 The world is in a state of uncertainty. Cases of COVID-19 continue to spread and millions of people are experiencing upheaval in both their personal and professional lives. We’re in a period of rapid change, which can be a scary, confusing, and frustrating experience. Now more than ever, people look to leaders to encourage and support them through the turmoil and confusion. Political and religious figures are expected to provide answ...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Leadership, Crisis Management, North America, Monica, Professionalisms, Charles R Swindoll, Leading People, Monica Eaton Cardone, Monica Eaton Cardone Co


How The Coronavirus Has Forever Changed Remote Work

by Sharon Koifman, CEO of DistantJob The rapid shift to remote work sent ripples through the business world. As quarantine orders were passed, businesses had to quickly modify their processes to make them compatible with a remote workforce. In total, about  20 percent  of U.S. adults were able to work from home, with those in the service industry and essential workers unable to work remotely. Once settling into the stay-at-home orders, large corporations recognized that they may not need expa...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Remote Work, Sharon, Professionalisms, Google Facebook Twitter Microsoft, Coronavirus, Sharon Koifman


The Secret Power Of Checklists

by Liesl Ulrich-Verderber, COO of Ever Widening Circles and Founder of Amazing World Media What if there was a free tool that could bring you the same success as astronauts, surgeons, and engineers? And that could help reduce stress and anxiety? Wouldn’t you want to use it? Well, grab a pen and some paper! In the next 10 minutes, you’re going to discover the almost-too-easy-to-be-true way these folks are able to increase their productivity and decrease their stress in some seriously stressful s...
Tags: Startups, Nasa, Sam, Chris Hadfield, Checklist, Personal Productivity, Renee, Business Productivity, Professionalisms, Beau Miles, Liesl Ulrich Verderber, Liesl Ulrich Verderber COO, Matt D'Avella Matt D'Avella


Remote Hiring For Success

by Lesley Pyle, MSc., founder of HireMyMom.com   Without the luxury of a Human Resources department, many small business owners find themselves navigating the laborious task of hiring the right team members themselves. It seems easy enough: Place a job post, interview those with the best cover letters and resumes and make an offer to the top candidate.  But there’s reason to re-think that approach. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the price of a bad hire is estimated at ...
Tags: Startups, Pyle, Human Resources, Hiring, Lesley, U S Department of Labor, Linkedin Twitter, Professionalisms, Hiring Practices, Geoff Smart, Remote Hiring, Lesley Pyle, Randy Street, Forbes Entrepreneur Wall Street Journal USA Today


Assessing The State Of And Options For Your Business During COVID-19 Fallout

by Joseph Pack, Esq., founder of Pack Law Unprecedented times. Unchartered territory. There’s no crystal ball. So much uncertainty. A new normal. The calm before the storm. While these phrases are ingrained in the current-day vernacular of America hit hard by COVID-19, basic tenets of commercial law are still very much in place. Business owners and creditors should be proactive and arm themselves for the economic threats that are to come. Information regarding changes in the law are overwhelmin...
Tags: Startups, Florida, New York, Law, America, Miami, Business Law, Legal Advice, Business Advice, Professionalisms, COVID, Joseph Pack, Joseph Pack Esq


How To Handle Your Business Remotely

With the world becoming more interconnected through the internet; many business owners are embracing the concept of managing their companies remotely. The recent Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the demand for businesses to diversify or risk losing relevance. While it’s true that any business can adapt to running remotely, it’s nonetheless very different from managing a traditional office. Handling a business remotely requires an entirely different approach. Here are some useful tips on how to ...
Tags: Work From Home, Startups, Remote Work, Upwork, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Remote Business


Best Practices For Online Conferences

by Heidi Waterhouse, Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly It may be a while yet before we need to think about packing strategies, standing on physical stages, or managing afterparty politics. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have some things to consider! If you are planning to attend an online conference, or have several more scheduled, here are some considerations for giving talks online. Atmospheric. This category is about the world around the focus of your webcam. If you can use ethernet, do....
Tags: Startups, Remote Work, Online Meetings, Heidi, Professionalisms, Conference Calls, Virtual Meetings, Virtual Workplace, Heidi Waterhouse, Bandwidth Bandwidth


Research Shows These 5 COVID-19 Changes Really Can Help Brands Grow Market Share

by Anne E. Beall, PhD, CEO and Founder of Beall Research, Inc and author of “Strategic Market Research: A Guide to Conducting Research that Drives Businesses“ “We’re all in this together.” “We’ll get through this and emerge stronger.” By now, the entire nation is familiar with these COVID-19 era mantras that brands are repeating on the airwaves, social media and in stores. But have consumers had enough of COVID-19 communications? And are these messages really helping brands – not just in the mo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Cdc, Chicago, Coca Cola, Market Share, Branding, Yale University, Anne, Hershey, Elmo, Boston Consulting Group, Quest Diagnostics, Professionalisms, Brand Messaging


Benefits Of Documentation Management In Remote Working

by Mahendra Gupta of Saviom Software Organizations are trying to switch to remote working with the help of technologies and work culture to obtain similar or better operational efficiency than before. There are many factors that help remote working cultures to thrive. This post will dive into an aspect whose importance often goes unnoticed i.e. documentation management. Controlling and sharing information is the key aspect of remote working when it is practiced with well-managed resources. Simp...
Tags: Startups, Remote Work, PMP, Professionalisms, Documentation Management, Mahendra Gupta, Saviom Software, Saviom Software Organizations, Better Project and Resource Planning Document, Easy Recovery Document Management Solutions


Mistakes To Avoid When Pivoting Your Brand Online

by Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs Even with all the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way, many businesses have been able to adapt their offering to service customers online. In fact, if you’re one of the 48% of SMBs and entrepreneurs who have experienced a severe decline in demand or cannot operate at all as a result of the pandemic – pivoting online may have been the only route out. No sector has been spared by shutdowns and the dramatic shifts in consumer behaviour, but out ...
Tags: Startups, Branding, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Pivoting, Shayne Tilley, Shayne Tilley Head


Frustrated With Remote Collaboration? There’s Hope.

by Suresh Sambandam, CEO of Kissflow Before COVID-19, your office was a powerhouse for collaboration. Overnight, team members became isolated on laptops at home. The physical separation for newly remote teams has been tougher than expected. Email, chat, and video conferencing are great, but they aren’t the same as personal, face-to-face interactions. Team collaboration in your organization feels like it is suffering. Remote collaboration isn’t easy when people are used to physical proximity. Th...
Tags: Startups, Digital, Remote Work, Suresh, Professionalisms, Team Collaboration, Workplace Collaboration, Suresh Sambandam, Kissflow, SaaSBoomi Asia


Heartfelt Leadership: The Pandemic Has Revealed The Truth About Your Heart

by Deb Boelkes, author of “Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring“ A couple months ago, a crisis hit the world — one that changed almost everything about how companies operate. We all know the details, so no need to enumerate them here. But as we continue to navigate this fearful, uncertain, emotionally charged stretch of history, leaders need to ask themselves a big question: What has the pandemic taught you about the role your heart plays in your leadership styl...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Self Awareness, North America, Disneyland, Southwest Airlines, Walt Disney, Southwest, Wendy, Deb, Garry Ridge, WD 40 Company, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Professionalisms, Starbucks Coffee, Howard Behar


Survival Mode: Small Businesses Strategies To Weather The Coronavirus Pandemic

by Eddie Davis, VP of Business Development for FINSYNC What happens to us is not nearly as important as our reaction to what happens. This adage feels particularly pertinent these days, as we all face daunting uncertainty about how the business landscape will be reshaped. While the coronavirus pandemic and the massive economic disruption caused by the broad shutdowns and mandates for social distancing have hurt all manner of companies, startups and other small businesses are shouldering the wor...
Tags: Startups, Small Business, Business Success, Small Business Administration, SBA, Eddie Davis, Business Advice, Professionalisms, VP of Business Development, Paycheck Protection Program, FINSYNC


How To Craft The Perfect Sales Presentation For Small Businesses

by David Duford, author of “The Official Guide To Selling Insurance For New Agents“ If you’re a small business owner, chances are you persuade your clients on some level.  If you’re looking for a strategy to sell in an ethical, low-pressure way that produces results, then you’ve found the right article! In this article, I discuss how small businesses can craft the perfect sales presentation to convert more of your prospects into clients. Specifically, we’ll discuss: How to conduct c...
Tags: Startups, Medicare, Don, Mrs Jones, Small Business Advice, Sales Strategy, Sales presentation, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Business Presentation, David Duford, DavidDuford


Pandemic Thinking: How To Keep Your Head In The (Long) Game

by RJon Robins, founder and CEO of How To Manage A Small Law Firm The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling and toppling many U.S. small businesses. Often called “the backbone of the economy,” small businesses that are managing to survive face an uncertain  future . As states start to reopen, consumer spending is in steep decline while unemployment skyrockets and many people remain hesitant to venture out. But some entrepreneurs will find their businesses in trouble because they had the wrong mindset ...
Tags: Startups, American University, Relationship Building, Florida Bar, Inc, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Pandemic, RJon Robins, Nova Southeastern College of Law Robins, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Together At Home: 3 Ways To Create Human Connections On Virtual Teams

by Tara Peters, Ph.D., coauthor of “The Demotivated Employee: Helping Leaders Solve the Motivation Crisis That Is Plaguing Business“ Tune into social media, and you’ll most likely see the trending hashtag #TogetherAtHome. Remote work and social distancing have limited our daily activities as we work together to flatten the curve. But sheltering in place has adverse psychological consequences, and people are feeling alone and isolated. As a result, folks are trying to find ways to stay connected...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Remote Work, Chris Martin, Coldplay, John Legend, Business Communications, Ocwen, Managing Employees, Professionalisms, Employee Management, Virtual Team, Managing A Team, Remote Team, Tara Peters, Coca Cola Allstate Walmart


How To Market In A Time Of Crisis

Edward Coram James, CEO and Co-Founder of Go Up Ltd The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to everybody’s lives, and though we are all trying to stay safe and flatten the curve, it’s still uncertain when things will return to something resembling normality. Entrepreneurs have already had to make sweeping changes, whether that means arranging for staff to work from home, adapting their services, or even pausing altogether. At such an unpredictable time, business owners must...
Tags: Startups, Marketing, US, Crisis Management, New Zealand, Ikea, Virgin Media, Western Europe, Business Marketing, USP, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Managing A Crisis, Ford McDonald, Edward Coram James, Edward Coram James CEO and Co Founder of Go Up Ltd


5 Secrets To Generating Revenue During COVID-19

b y Jack Siney, GovSpend Chief Revenue Officer The global pandemic, COVID-19, has changed our world as we know it. With unemployment  estimated at 20%  and growing, businesses in almost every industry are feeling the effects.  U.S. government agencies are one of the few organizations that will actually be spending more money in the coming months. More than $2 trillion in new federal spending have already been authorized — not including additional state and local expenditures. So, how do...
Tags: Startups, Business Growth, U S Navy, Professionalisms, Government Contracts, Revenue Generation, Jack Siney, Jack Siney GovSpend, Vendor Registry, GovSales University


Why Entrepreneurs Need To Keep Up With Changing Regulations

by Kelvin Simmons, a partner at Nexus Group The modern tech leader will encounter his or her share of proverbial hoops and barriers. Whether it’s the development process, staffing, or another variable, your can’t-miss startup solution will probably face an obstacle or two on its way to viability. Regulation is one issue that looms exceptionally large for tech entrepreneurs. The importance of law to an entrepreneur can’t be overstated. Tech regulation is fluid and shouldn’t be disregarded by com...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Microsoft Office, Jay Nixon, Young, Compliance, Simmons, Business Advice, Professionalisms, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Industry Regulations, Kelvin Simmons, Nexus Group, ReShonda Young


Three Leadership Pitfalls To Avoid While Leading In This Crisis

by Alain Hunkins, author of “Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders“ Believe it or not, it was just a few short weeks ago when we naively thought that we were already being challenged to lead in a world of constant disruption. In 2018, I wrote: If there’s one constant in today’s workplace, it’s change. VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) has not only entered the common parlance, it’s now business as usual. Oh, how little I knew. The disruptions wer...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Microsoft, Nigel, Peter, Alain, Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap, Kotter, John Kotter, Professionalisms, Leading People, Tuckman, Pitfall, VUCA Volatile Uncertain Complex, Alain Hunkins


How To Hire People With An Entrepreneurial Mindset

by Chuck Swoboda, author of “The Innovator’s Spirit: Discover the Mindset to Pursue the Impossible“ Most entrepreneurs agree that building a business starts with a motivated leader and a good idea – one that solves a problem and creates real value for customers. The next steps are usually tactical: writing a business plan, building a prototype, testing the idea, getting access to capital and setting up efficient processes. While all of these elements are important for a sustainable business, th...
Tags: Startups, New York City, Hiring, Hiring People, Peter Drucker, Cree Inc, Chuck Swoboda, Professionalisms, Hiring Practices, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Impossible Fast Company


How Different Generations Communicate (And What That Means For Your Business)

by Eric Schurke, VP Operations at VoiceNation As companies increasingly switch to telecommuting, workers are adapting in different ways. One of the most notable schisms in the way employees handle this change is generational: Millennials and Generation Z are more comfortable with text and video chat than their Generation X and baby boomer peers. While this generational gap in communication may be obvious to some, the facts are borne out in the data. Over 93% of millennials own smartphones, bols...
Tags: Startups, Communication, Millennials, Gen Xers, VP Operations, Communication Strategy, Professionalisms, Generation Z, Customer Personalization Strategy, Eric Schurke, VoiceNation Eric, VoiceNation


Battling Big Business Bullies On The IP Playground: Minimizing The Risk Of Intellectual Property Litigation

by Christopher Rosario, associate attorney with McManis Faulkner Business is inherently risky. It is even riskier if you are the new kid on the block. Big businesses  have the means to bully fresh-faced startups into the red—permanently. While some of this bullying may be unlawful, the courts are a common tool used by large corporations to protect their turf. Aspiring entrepreneurs may mitigate the risk of litigation however by taking steps to avoid infringing the legal rights of established pl...
Tags: Startups, IP, Uspto, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Legal Advice, San Jose CA, Tess, United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO, Professionalisms, Santa Clara University School of Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trademark Electronic Search System TESS, Christopher Rosario, McManis Faulkner Business, McManis Faulkner


Right-Size Your Office For Collaboration And Productivity

by Leonard Callejo, Director of Online Marketing at Cisco Webex   Empty and underused office spaces are teeming with potential.   With so much real estate available, it’s an opportune time to experiment with an office space layout and right-size it with the features you need to build a collaborative office space — one that inspires workers to produce to their fullest potential. That could mean adhering to an open office plan, doubling down on meeting and breakout spaces for your smaller t...
Tags: Startups, Office, Cisco, Workplace Productivity, Online Marketing, Leonard, WebEx, Professionalisms, Cisco WebEx, Leonard Callejo, Right-sizing, Cisco Webex Empty


7 Tips To Keep Your Business Afloat During COVID-19

by Athan Slotkin, The Shadow CEO Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has already hit small businesses hard. What’s worse is that some experts are saying this is only the beginning. Whether or not the pandemic ends within a month or a year, small business owners need to be ready to buckle down, reassess, and even make changes to their business strategy in order to weather the storm (and beyond). Here are seven best pieces of advice for anyone running their own business right now. 1. Analyze yo...
Tags: Startups, Business Advice, Professionalisms, COVID-19, Athan Slotkin