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Will the Pandemic Destroy Small Businesses?

May 12, 2020

Here in the State of Maine, as in much of the country, a vocal group of people are demanding our state open for business.  They claim that the shutdown is going to kill small Maine businesses.  Luckily, we have a governor who is being cautious and making sure businesses can operate with new safety measures…

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Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

April 28, 2020
working from home flip-side in covid-19

Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years.  For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology.  Unlike so many of you, the current pandemic situation did not suddenly throw me into an unfamiliar…

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Should You Start A Home Business in a Recession?

April 16, 2020
start a home business in a recession

The protective measures we have taken to help protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus is very likely to bring on our next big recession.  With unemployment at an all time high, there are also more people out there seriously considering starting their own business. But should you start a home business in a…

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Working from Home Q & A: Facebook Live Replay

April 9, 2020
working from home q & a

Dealing with a pandemic can make you feel pretty helpless. I’ve found a great way to feel a little less helpless is to make myself helpful. That’s why I finally decided to take the plunge into Facebook Live. This was a big decision for me. I’m a dyed in the wool introvert, so putting my…

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Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

March 31, 2020
customize your zoom background for your home business

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19.  Students and teachers are using it for learning. Friends and family are using it to keep in touch and more businesses are using it now that many of their workers have moved to working remotely.  Some…

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Keeping it Real When Working from Home

March 26, 2020
keeping it real when working from home

It’s kind of crazy how just a month ago I was writing these blog posts for a relatively small group of home business owners.  Today, while we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of people working from home has exploded.  If I have ever doubted how quickly the world around me can change, this…

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Your Home Business: Is It Business As Usual in the Midst of COVID-19 Social Distancing?

March 19, 2020
business as usual in covid-19

Those of us who already own a home-based business are lucky.  We already know the ins and outs of working from home.  We use online technology like Zoom to conduct business meetings regularly and accessing files from cloud storage like Dropbox is old hat.  So, for home-based businesses is it business as usual in the…

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