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Managing a Small Business: Tips on Cutting Costs to Survive the Pandemic

COVID-19 has closed more shops and caused more bankruptcies than anyone could ever have imagined. Foreclosures and bankruptcies suddenly became part of the “pandemic’s norm.” And those businesses, especially small businesses, that have so far kept these at bay find themselves struggling to stay afloat. Cutting costs has likewise become part of the pandemic-challenged business […]

Remote Work Challenge: Maintaining Productivity

While businesses have started re-opening and employees are returning to their physical offices, there are still businesses in the country and around the world that have opted to retain work-from-home arrangements for their employees. And while most employees naturally prefer this arrangement, they find that there are days when they are struggling to accomplish tasks. […]

Phone Etiquette in Business: 5 More Tips to Keep Calls Professional

There are various reasons why companies fail to encourage brand loyalty but the one that almost always tops the list is poor customer service. Contrary to popular belief, product quality isn’t always the one deciding factor to motivate customers to keep coming back for more. Often, it’s poor after sales service that dissuades repeat customers. […]

Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Operating on Reduced Budget

When businesses had to close shop at the onset of the pandemic, they didn’t expect lockdown and physical distancing restrictions to go on as long as it has. These health and safety protocols, while reducing the risk of contracting the virus, have nonetheless heavily impacted the economy. Businesses incurred millions in losses, and those that […]

Stress, Fear, and the Pandemic: COVID-19 and “Coronasomnia”

It’s been almost two years since the onset of the pandemic, and more than a year since people from all over the world had close, physical contact with friends and family outside their homes. Work-from-home arrangements, people losing jobs, COVID deaths, and physical distancing have taken a toll on everyone, affecting not only their physical […]

Top 3 Unhealthy Work-from-home Habits to Avoid

More than a year into the pandemic, not much has changed in terms of work-from-home arrangements. A lot of businesses are still operating fully or partially on a virtual platform, which means employees are still working from home most of the time. If your staff has been working remotely since the onset of the pandemic, […]