As more businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, dental practices are considering enhanced measures to clean their facilities and equipment, as well as protect their patients and staff.  One of these tactics involves the use of ultraviolet light to sanitize the air, surfaces and equipment in dental offices. Disinfecting with UV light products is widely
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Buying a franchise is potentially a very profitable way of owning your own business. The franchisor can’t guarantee the franchise business owner will be successful. But studies of the franchise business model have proven franchisees are more likely to be successful than if they had started a business on their own. Pros of Buying a
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At the idea and validation stages, in particular, you have to be especially careful about the goals … [+] you set because if you focus on the wrong prize, you risk exhausting your resources before giving your idea the shot it deserves. Here’s how to set SMART startup goals at the idea stage. Getty It’s
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Being quarantined inside is difficult on its own but doing it with other people truly makes it hard. Too often we shy away from negative conflict which only makes issues grow. What negotiation strategies can you use to get an agreement that fits what you need and help with employers and customers as well? On
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Since many small business owners and their employees are currently working remotely, it’s the perfect time for entrepreneurs to focus on activities that can be completed from anywhere. Whether you’re trying to improve team communication or market your business, these tips from members of the online small business community might help. Use These Tools for
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New Jersey restaurant owner Chris Clayton told CNBC on Friday that giving businesses the green light to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic does not guarantee their survival.  “Open is a four-letter word,” Clayton said on “Squawk Alley.” ”Just being open doesn’t mean that you’re not going to go under. You need to be open enough, especially for
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With the coronavirus pandemic impacting the entire country, the IRS is moving its Nationwide Tax Forums to a virtual format this summer, with a series of live-streamed webinars beginning this July. The forums were scheduled to take place in six cities around the country; those in-person events are canceled. Initial registration for the in-person 2020
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As a customer service and hospitality consultant, I advise hotels at all star ratings and service levels (up to and including triple-Five Star Forbes Travel Guide properties) on “the hospitality part of the hospitality industry”: proactive customer service, standards and best practices, and moments of wow, large and small. A typical consulting engagement for me
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Assistant store manager Jesus Alvarez rings up groceries from behind a new plexiglass barrier at Ralphs Kroger grocery store after California issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters The U.S. small business relief program may be changed to allow borrowers
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Are you worried your employees may not come back to work post pandemic? Some may fear for their safety. Others could be enjoying temporarily enhanced unemployment benefits. Either way, getting some employees back to work may be tougher than you originally thought. Small Business Trends contacted Arran Stewart, CVO and co-founder of Job.com who shared
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Mark Cuban continued his public effort to help businesses navigate the choppy financial waters of the coronavirus pandemic, and this time he is focused on helping minority-owned and women-owned businesses who missed out on their share of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In a pair of tweets on Wednesday, Cuban offered assistance to the help those businesses
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Location data has come a long way. From the early days of radius targeting, which is still happening, mobile-location and location history are now being used for sophisticated AI-driven personalization and customer engagement, increasingly without any reference to location at all. Neura, which describes itself as “a leader in real-world customer intelligence,” announced it’s available
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