When is Your Business Ready to Reopen After the Covid Shutdown and How Can You Reopen Safely?

Posted in Jul, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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Over the last two months, state economies have begun to gradually reopen, with businesses across the nation emerging from prolonged closures to take in much-needed revenue. However, with case counts rising in some states, many business owners are facing re-imposed restrictions. It’s clear that a complete return to “business as usual” may not be in…

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Top 15 Tools to Manage Remote Employees

Posted in Jul, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Remote work has become a staple among companies big and small. For many businesses, it is here to stay. So what does employee management look like from afar? We turned to business owners to get their advice on managing a remote team. We asked 15 small business leaders, “What is your top tool that you…

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9 Examples of Ethical Leadership in the Workplace

Posted in Jul, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Quality of leadership plays a huge role in the success of a business. Employees look to their bosses to set the tone and the character of the organization as a whole. Therefore, it is crucial that office leadership displays ethical behavior. What is ethical leadership and how do you incorporate it? We asked nine thought…

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Is Your Technology Keeping Your Business From Succeeding?

Posted in Jul, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses have pivoted and transformed into virtual companies, some temporarily, others permanently. How has that pivot impacted company performance? Zoho, a global technology company, just released a study of employees at large and small businesses in the United States and Canada showing that while companies “excelled in the areas…

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How a Consultant Can Use Their Time Effectively Under Quarantine

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Operating under quarantine has forced us into changing our behaviors. For many, the first behavior was paralysis. As our new situation becomes the new norm, many have returned to a base level of productivity. However, it has become more difficult than ever to differentiate between “effectiveness” and “staying busy.” This is evermore true for solo…

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12 Online Selling Tips For Beginners

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The shift to selling online can be monumental for a business that had little digital presence before the pandemic. However, setting up an eCommerce site is challenging and, at times, overwhelming. With this in mind, we asked 12 experts, “What is your best eCommerce tip for a business just getting started?” Check out their tips…

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COVID-19: Business Lessons Learned

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Hal Shelton is a certified SCORE mentor, angel investor and author of Amazon best-selling book “The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan.” Here are some tips he’s learned while mentoring clients during the Covid-19 crisis. These are difficult times for a small business, for all businesses. Usual ways of gaining and conducting business have…

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Boosting Productivity While Working From Home

Posted in Jun, 29th, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

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There’s been a lot of buzz about remote working during this time of the coronavirus—but working-from-home certainly isn’t new. In fact three years ago, FlexJobs reported about 4 million U.S. employees worked from home at least half of the time. By this time, we all know remote work boosts productivity, increases employee morale, and fosters…

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How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Small Business

Posted in Jun, 2nd, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard that you need to perform a “SWOT Analysis”…  But maybe you aren’t entirely sure why or even more importantly, how to do it… Especially if you don’t even know what it is and what it means for your business. In a nutshell, doing a SWOT analysis is vital, because it…

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Cash Reserves: Turning Challenging Times into an Opportunity

Posted in Jun, 2nd, 2020 News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

A crisis brings difficult challenges, but disruption can also uncover huge opportunities. Some companies may need to actually increase production, or there may be inventory or equipment available at cheap prices. During times like these, adequate cash reserves can help your business proactively take advantage of new possibilities. I reached out to Dan Graff, a Director, Client Advisor…

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