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Zoho Launches a Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program

Zoho is helping small businesses through hard times created by COVID-19 by letting customers use their apps for free. The Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program (ESAP) is geared to 20,000 Zoho clients with 25 employees or less. Zoho Small Business Emergency Subscription Assistance Program ESAP waves the cost of all the applications they use …

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline for Individuals and Businesses

The IRS announces a tax deadline extension of 90 days to July 15 interest and penalty-free to help individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday in the briefing about the coronavirus, individual taxpayers and small businesses can delay paying their income taxes on as much as $1 …

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New Forbes8 Digital Summit Going on Despite Mass Event Cancellations

Adapt and evolve. If there is any group of people that live by this credo, it is entrepreneurs. For example, just take a look at the Forbes8 Digital Summit. Coronavirus is responsible for the cancellation of hundreds of conferences . As a result, you need to adapt? Find alternative methods to bring speakers and attendees …

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Smart Devices Provide Plenty of Workplace Distractions

Many small business owners consider that mobile phones are productivity killers. If you also do the same, you’re right in your observation. According to a new survey from Truce Software, 34% of employees have 1-2 mobile apps set up to send alerts. And needless to say, constant mobile alerts can distract employees, affecting their performance. So …

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New Snapchat Tool Lets You Create AR Ads for Your Business

Snapchat has announced the launch of a web-based Augmented Reality (AR) production tool to allow businesses to create AR lens. The tool , Lens Web Builder, by the photo and video messaging platform is presented to democratize AR advertising production. Snapchat has continued to open opportunities for business to leverage their brand to customers. Where …

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78% of Companies Signing Up for a New Individual Coverage HRA are Small Businesses

Small businesses account for some of the early adopters of the Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) according to Take Command Health .  With just two months since the start of the new employer-sponsored health insurance plan, 78% of the enrollees in the plan are small businesses. ICHRA Statistics Nonprofits and associations account for 20% …

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EZ Texting Tries to Take Pain Out of SMS Messages for Business

Now small businesses can use a new landline service and iOS mobile app for texting.  EZ Texting made the recent announcements that lets SMBs quickly convert their business phone numbers to send and receive texts with two-way messaging. The new app provides real time communication. Both good developments when you consider 48% of consumers polled …

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Despite Worries, Consumer Confidence Remains High, Money Anxiety Low

Even though the coronavirus is directly impacting the economy, consumer confidence remains high. This according to the February 2020 Money Anxiety Index . The index for February has gone down by 1.2 points to 40.9, indicating consumer resiliency. February 2020 Money Anxiety Index The decrease in the points indicates higher financial confidence among consumers, prompting …

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Headlines: Zoho Launches Remotely, Hootsuite Unleashes Social Listening Tool

The steps the U.S. and other countries have taken to combat the coronavirus is a clear indication of the impact it is having globally. Businesses are doing all they can to find workarounds to keep their companies operational. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at the virus and how businesses are coping. Zoho …

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The Most Common Workplace Lie and Reasons Employees Fib at Work

A recent survey has found that fibbing in the workplace is much more prevalent. Some 83% of people working in HR say they lie in the workplace according to Viking . This suggests HR staff are more likely to lie at work, outstripping other professionals. Reasons Behind Fibbing in the Workplace HR professionals would tell white …

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