80% of Small Business Owners Say Pandemic Hurt Business – 55% Feel Positive About Future

Small Business Owners Say

The coronavirus has affected most small businesses in one way or another. So if your small business has been suffering due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, you are not alone.

According to the latest survey from Tech.co, 80% of small business owners accepted that COVID-19 has hurt their businesses. However, a good thing is that 55% of small businesses are feeling positive for the future.

COVID Hurt Small Business, Majority Remains Optimistic

Needless to say, most small businesses operate on a limited operating budget. And the pandemic has caused supply disruption, an increase in supply cost, and lower demand for products/services. As a result, most small businesses have been suffering badly amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Though local authorities are easing lockdown restrictions, things are improving at a slower pace as there is no effective treatment of the disease yet and the confirmed cases of the disease are still rising

Key Findings of the Survey

The impact of coronavirus on small businesses is huge. With reduced incoming cash, most small businesses have found it difficult to stay afloat during th

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Yahoo Small Business Offers Free Website for 1 Year with Get Online Offer

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Small businesses looking to connect with customers can now get a website for free. Yahoo Small Business is offering their Get Online offer. The offer lasts for one year.

That’s good news for the sizeable number of business owners looking to get a website  for the first time in 2020.  And those looking to make the move to the digital economy as COVID-19 restrictions loosen up.

Yahoo Small Business Free Website Offer

Maria Melo, a senior business advisor at Yahoo Small Business fronts the effort. She’s been supplying advice to small business people on how to get online to ease the transition as economies restart.  This is a part of those efforts.

The Get Online offer includes consultation time with a professional from the Yahoo Small Business team. Other features designed to help small businesses include:

Templates to Choose From

Building a website means fitting together a few different pieces. There’s content, pages, navigation and several other parts. Yahoo has simplified that process for the struggling small business by adding prototypes they can sort through.

The Web

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UPS Launches Logistics Help Portal, Offers Discount to Small Business

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As small businesses move towards reopening, United Parcel Service (UPS) has launched a dedicated portal to help them with their shipping needs. The new package by the messenger and delivery service company includes discounts, advice and other resources targeting the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

According to UPS, the resource portal will provide tools and resources to help them recover and pivot their businesses during these uncertain times.

UPS Small Business Coronavirus Recovery Help

Through its free Virtual Consultants, small businesses can get advice from a logistics expert on fulfillment. The company says this will run the full gamut of support regarding transporting customer orders. It will also include shipments, storing inventory, delivering orders on time and supply-chain management.

The support for small businesses also comes with a 45% discount for domestic air services and international shipping. Customers can also capitalize on the 25% discount from its Domestic UPS Ground using the promotional code ‘PIVOT’. The promotional discount will run until August 31st. This will he

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SpeedPro Releases New Touchless Menu Technology for Restaurants and Bars

As lockdown restriction ease up and restaurants and eateries start to open, SpeedPro has released a new signage technology to help maintain social distancing for customers with touchless menus. The new SpeedPro InfoLnkX, allows diners to make orders using their phones instead of handheld menus for safer dining experiences.

InfoLnkX can be strategically positioned within a restaurant’s high-interaction customer touchpoints like host stands and dining tables. And all a customer needs to do is hold their phones up to the sign. It then opens the restaurant’s menu through the web browser on each guest’s mobile device.

SpeedPro InfoLnkX Touchless Menus

The smart signage technology uses Near Field Communication (NFC) and Quick Response code (QR Codes) to communicate with mobile devices. According to the developers, the touch-free smart signage technology has multiple applications that go beyond restaurants. Museums, retailers and other public attractions are some of the possible applications for InfoLnkX.

“We knew this touchless technology would change the customer experience. We were in the process of developing it prior to the pandemic and have expedited the tech’s launch in order to aid businesses in their reopening and social distancing efforts to provide a solution to critical need restaurants and other busines

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