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Americans Worried About Surrendering Privacy During and After Pandemic

As governments across the world look towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 and plug holes in the health care system, a debate has resurfaced over the issue of privacy. This is because medical data companies, governments, and international agencies accessing this information is now a real issue. Stances on Pandemic Privacy This has brought to …

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10 US Cities Hit Hardest by Coronavirus Unemployment

A staggering 22 million jobs have been lost in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic so far. To identify which cities are most susceptible to rising unemployment, WalletHub has released a new report. ‘Cities with the Biggest Growth in Unemployment to COVID-19’ identifies where businesses and workers have been worse affected by the pandemic. …

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These Cities Have the Most At-Risk Businesses During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every industry, business and city and town in the United States. Nowhere is immune to the consequences of the deadly virus. Most At Risk Businesses However, cities that rely heavily on entertainment, retail, accommodation and food, are most vulnerable. Cities Most at Risk from Pandemic A study by LendingTree, …

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Mojichat Has a Brand Advertising Program for Streamers

Mojichat has announced the launch of a new advertising program targeting live-stream gaming fans. The program will provide brand imagery and links integrated into the streamers’ custom avatars and in-game chats. According to Mojichat, the Cost per thousand impressions (CPM) based program, has the ability to multiply streamer revenue as much as tenfold – eliminating …

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5% of Small Businesses Got Money During Round 1 of PPP, 60% Applied

With just 5% of small businesses receiving a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the first round didn’t reach its target. The PPP was designed to help small businesses, but disclosure of some of the applicants has revealed multi-million/billion-dollar companies have applied and received tens of millions of dollars. This, in great part, is …

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Impact of Coronavirus on Small Businesses – Where Is It Worst?

The impact of COVID 19 is felt by all businesses, large and small. Which small businesses are most affected? In late March, the SMB (Small and Medium Business) Group surveyed more than 500 businesses. The SMB survey found out which small businesses were most impacted and outlined expected changes that will be part of economic …

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PPP Program Refunded – What’s the Next Step for Your Small Business?

The initial Paycheck Protection Program well ran dry. Congress and President Donald Trump approved $310 billion in additional funding for the program. It’s now called the PPP and Health Care Enhancement Act. In addition to the $310 billion, $60 billion has been added for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Another $10 billion will be …

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White House Unveils Plan to Reopen American Businesses

Each state’s Governor, with guidelines from the POTUS, has a plan to reopen for business following the coronavirus pandemic response. The reopening will happen in phases. The kick start will take place more quickly in places where COVID-19 cases appear to be under control. Plan to Reopen American Businesses What does that mean for your …

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The Psychological Impact of Coronavirus Shutdowns on Small Biz Owners

One in four small businesses have shut down temporarily due to COVID-19. Research reports one in 10 say they have less than a month before closing their doors completely. Small Business Trends spoke with Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H. a Board-Certified Psychiatrist with a Master’s in Public Health. She talked about the psychological impact these shutdowns …

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70% Working From Home Have Experienced Disrupted Sleep Patterns

Some 70% of new home workers have discovered their sleeping patterns have been disrupted as self-isolation and work from home become routine across businesses. According to survey by furniture company Hammonds, one in four people working from home say their sleeping pattern has been ‘very disrupted’, experiencing restless sleep every night. Others have reported experiencing …

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Video Freelancers Have Lost 76% of Projects Scheduled for Next 3 Months

More than three quarters (76%) of video and creative freelancers have lost projects scheduled for the next three months. This insight was uncovered in a report by SoundStripe, creators of royalty-free music. The ‘Creative Response: How Freelancers and Agencies are Adapting During COVID-19’ report surveyed over 300 freelance videographers. The survey asked respondents how they …

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8 in 10 Hotel Rooms Empty During Coronavirus Pandemic

The economic impact of COVID-19 across different industries is staggering. And the hotel and lodging industry is no different. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is reporting 8 in 10 hotel rooms are now empty because of the pandemic. The data comes from the newly released report by the AHLA, which states things are …

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