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Written on May 1, 2020

Report: Ohio, Pa. Small Businesses Least Affected by Virus
Small businesses in Ohio and Pennsylvania are among the country’s least affected by COVID-19, according to a WalletHub report that examined 12 factors in three areas: impact and access to resources, small-business financial conditions, and business environment and workforce support. A weighted score was assigned to all metrics.

Yelp partners with GoFundMe to give small businesses a fighting chance at survival during coronavirus shutdowns
Yelp has partnered with GoFundMe, a social fundraising platform, to provide a way for independent businesses to start fundraisers and accept donations through their Yelp pages.

Mark Cuban shares his tips for startups trying to survive and thrive during the coronavirus crisis: 'There's so much opportunity here'
While the coronavirus crisis and subsequent economic turmoil have already caused turbulence at a handful of startups, Cuban says that he sees big opportunities in the chaos, too. His top tips for startup up founders: Take advantage of government funding, communicate with your employees, and don't panic. 

Six tips for looking great in a Zoom meeting
Many of us have turned to video meetings in place work meetings, and we’re spending our days on video conferences. And many of you are probably looking into the picture window at yourself and saying, "Really? I look that bad?" It doesn't have to be that way. 

Tech Corner - Coronavirus hacks: How to build better relationships remotely
With measures to tackle coronavirus leaving so many people unable to meet family and friends, how can we make more meaningful connections when we're on phone calls or using video apps? Experts offer their hacks.