Whether you run a small business that relies on remote and/or hybrid workers, you are part of a large organization navigating how the post-COVID workplace looks or you are a remote worker yourself, figuring out best practices to support this work arrangement is critical for corporate success.
This post on Business.com discusses critical best practices to consider to ensure that remote work is a success including technology adaptations, work scheduling and IT security concerns to name a few. The piece also discusses the important of outlining a remote work policy and provides tips on how to navigate that process.
This post published by the US Chamber of Commerce provides some helpful advice for small business owners who are looking to expand their local networks. Specifically, the piece shares suggestions such as volunteering with local nonprofits, attending trade shows, exploring digital networking and collaborating with other local businesses for cross-promotion and support. Check out the post to see other tips!
This blog post from SCORE (which stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives) highlights eight points to ponder when considering whether to turn your side hustle into a full time business. Specifically, the piece mentions the importance of considering what automation tools you will use to help you scale efficiently (for tasks like scheduling, accounting, inventory, etc) as well as considerations about your marketing plan and customer base. Check out the blog post for more tips!
Women entrepreneurs with poor credit scores have a few lending options to check out when getting a business loan. One option is nonprofit lenders that focus on helping women-led startups get funding. Another option is alternative lenders with less strict requirements. Even if your credit is bad, there are still possibilities to secure funding for your business. Check out this this article in Forbes for resources that can help with funding!