New Business Ideas for During and After COVID-19

2020 has seen the world of business change like never before, or at least in the living memory of most people. Around the world, people were suddenly forced to stop working or work from home. Now the restrictions have eased in many places, though resurgences continue sporadically. All of this poses serious limitations on businesses, and challenges to planning for the future.

Work from home is the new normal

However, there are many innovative entrepreneurs that rise to the various challenges brought by the global pandemic. This can be seen through the hackathons and competitions that seek to take on global issues, such as easing congestion in public places to ensure social distancing can be maximized, and a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).…

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Navigating These Trying Times: How Has COVID-19 Impacted the Accounting Profession?

When 2020 got started, people in the accounting profession had a lot to be happy about. Many CPAs were looking forward to a busy season, especially considering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, P.L. 115-97. The financial markets were off to a good start, and everything looked rosy.

Accounting services

Then, along came the coronavirus. Several vital industries tanked, virtually shutting down and disappearing overnight. Millions of Americans are doing what they can be working from home. There probably isn’t a single aspect of the CPA business that hasn’t been dramatically impacted, but new opportunities to help clients navigate these turbulent times have popped up overnight.…

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An Overview of Key Employment Contract Issues Due to COVID  

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone and a large percentage of the workforce in the United States and lots of people have been laid off. This has contributed to an economic crisis that has only compounded the public health crisis.

Wrongfully employment contract termination issue during COVID-19 pandemic

There have been numerous reports of furloughs, pay cuts, and even people getting laid off. In many cases, these people have been the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has given rise to a number of legal questions. In particular, many individuals want to know if they have been terminated wrongfully. This is where it is important to take a look at the employment contract or agreement.…

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Why Covid-19 is the Best Time To Pick Up your SEO

Let us remember the pre-COVID world, digitalization was growing, businesses were all geared-up for 2020 and were ready with their highly-invested digital marketing ships to sail through the high tides. Seems quite an old story now!

Covid-19 and SEO

COVID-19 has hit businesses differently, many businesses have slashed their paid marketing investments, and search ads lost 7% of all impressions between Jan to March. The same effect was witnessed across other paid marketing channels.

But, thankfully SEO didn’t feel that steep bump, instead some businesses increased their efforts in SEO and were able to feel a growth in some specific search queries.

So, this article discusses:

  • Why COVID-19 is the best time to invest in professional SEO services?
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Resources for Struggling Businesses During COVID-19

COVID-19 has severely impacted the way that everyone goes about their lives. Most are forced to stay at home, yourself likely included.

Work from home

This means that many businesses are currently closed or working at a significantly reduced capacity. Unsurprisingly, this is resulting in losses across the board as businesses struggle to keep up with their expenses while having their income handicapped.

In particular, small businesses tend to be hit the hardest. Small businesses have less flexibility to handle a disaster like a pandemic, so their losses tend to be more impactful.

Business insurance may cover coronavirus losses, but this is not guaranteed relief and you may not even have a policy.…

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Charitable Scams: How to Identify COVID-19 Charity Fraud

We are living in a tumultuous time where our lives have become dictated by the measures we must take to protect ourselves and our communities from the threat of Covid-19. There are a variety of preventative measures that we can take to support the health of ourselves and our community and one of those methods is by donating to the charities and organizations who are assisting those most in need during this uncertain period of history.

Beware of COVID-19 charity fraud

If you are fortunate enough to be able to make a donation to such a charity, whether it be a financial donation or a donation of goods, you should be mindful that there are those out there who are preying on the goodwill and kindness of people such as yourself.…

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5 Tips for Surviving as a Freelancer During the COVID Pandemic

It is obvious that the world has come to a standstill due to the spread of COVID-19. Every country is combating this viral outbreak the best way they can. Governments all around the world are looking for ways to help every single citizen.

The sick receive the needed treatment, and the healthy receive instructions on how to properly isolate themselves.

But, what happens to employees and businesses? Fortunately, there are various policies being implemented that are meant to provide aid to both the employees and businesses.

Freelancing

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However, what’s in it for freelancers? Freelancers are major contributors to the economy.…

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