Rhonda Abrams, Special to USA TODAY
Published 10:00 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020
Learning to be flexible and to pivot quickly has helped O’Brien achieve great success as a reporter and entrepreneur.
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In the three decades I’ve been advocating for small businesses, there’s never been a more challenging time for them and for the self-employed. And we’re far from out of the woods as this pandemic is not yet under control, and the economy is likely to take a long time to recover.
We’ve seen how President Donald Trump and his administration have responded to this crisis, but what would an administration headed by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris look like for small business and the self-employed?
“Day one, the focus is getting the coronavirus under control,” said Rhett Buttle, Biden for President National Business Advisor. “One in six small businesses are probably not coming back,
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Best Pick selections highlight the solutions that help small business owners continue to adjust and grow in the face of COVID-19.
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Business Coach and developer of Chironomics, a coaching program that provides business support, strategies, and systems for Chiropractors.
The saying, “No man is an island,” holds true in business. After all, it is impossible to do everything by yourself. The sooner you recognize this, I believe the closer you get to achieving any goal you set for your company.
That said, while two heads are always better than one, having the right two minds is imperative. Building a dynamic team, both externally and internally, is the cornerstone of any successful business. For your company to experience significant revenue, you need help. These five tips keep me on pace in my business as I continue to build my team:
1. Create a hiring plan.
You must have an effective plan of action when building your team. Onboarding new members can be a challenging process, and hiring the wrong people
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he plans to bring up a bill to fund the small business loan program next week.
He said the bill will include new funding for the popular small business Paycheck Protection Program.
“There is no excuse for Democrats to keep blocking job-saving funding for the Paycheck Protection Program while other conversations continue,” Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said in a statement. “Democrats have spent months blocking policies they do not even oppose. They say anything short of their multi-trillion-dollar wish list, jammed with non-COVID-related demands, is ‘piecemeal’ and not worth doing.”
“Republicans do not agree that nothing is better than something for working families,” he added.
With Republicans having only a narrow majority in the Senate, they’d need a handful of Democrats to join them in order to overcome another filibuster on this proposal.
The last time Senate Republicans brought up coronavirus relief
For more than 60 years, American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been committed to supporting the small business community. American Express is continuing that commitment with a unique virtual experience, bringing resilient entrepreneurs together from coast to coast for “Business Class LIVE: Summit for Success” on October 20, 2020. While the Summit is typically held in-person, this year American Express has built a fully immersive, proprietary Amex Virtual Campus to host the day-long experience for thousands of small businesses. The Summit aims to address small business owners’ needs by providing networking, resources, and tools to help them navigate challenging times and continue on a path towards growth — all at no cost to attendees. The Summit will also host several sessions dedicated to supporting the specific needs of minority-owned businesses.
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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that Senate Republicans will attempt to move forward on a “targeted” coronavirus relief bill when the Senate returns to session next week — a sign that prospects for broad stimulus agreement have all but faded before Election Day.
ComcastRISE Initiative Provides Small Businesses with Free Marketing Insights and Opportunities to Apply for Media, Technology Upgrades and Grants Up To $10,000
Black-Owned Small Businesses, Those Impacted Most by the Pandemic, are the First Eligible Applicants for Comcast RISE Resources and Grants.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today launched Comcast RISE, an initiative created to help strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by COVID-19. The Comcast RISE program will help thousands of small businesses over the next three years. The multi-faceted program offers grants, marketing and technology upgrades, including media campaigns and connectivity, computer and voice equipment, as well as free marketing insights to all applicants.
U.S. small businesses have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the number of U.S. active business owners dropped from 15 million to 11.7 million from February to April. The study
(Reuters) – U.S. small business confidence rose last month to its highest since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year with more firms experiencing an uptick in foot traffic and sales, according to a monthly survey released on Tuesday.
The National Federation of Independent Business Optimism Index rose 3.8 points to a reading of 104 in September, the highest level since February. After crashing to a seven-year low in April, the index has rebounded sharply as restrictions imposed on businesses and consumers to contain the spread of COVID-19 have continued easing.
Nine of the index’s 10 components showed improvement, led by a 13 point improvement in business owners’ assessment of earnings trends. A larger net percentage of firms expect the economy to improve as well, and a