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3 critical ways businesses can prepare for the unknowns of a post-COVID-19 world

(BPT) - Running a business is no small feat. Add to that the evolving uncertainties with COVID-19, protests, rioting, a recession and more, and any business is on high alert. Preparing for unknowns is difficult despite the organization's size, but it can be even more difficult for small and medium businesses.

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Tuesday 09/29/2020
Tips for your next career move after military service
Posted: September 29, 2020

(BPT) - Making the transition from military service to civilian life can be challenging on multiple fronts — and the toughest issue can be figuring out your next career move. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available for veterans and military families coping with the job hunt, moving, handling their finances and more.

How to Choose the Best Insurance Policy for You
Posted: September 29, 2020

(StatePoint) It’s never fun to think about the possibility of getting sick or hurt, losing a home, needing extended medical care, or even dying, but these are extremely important topics to confront when planning your financial future.

Friday 09/25/2020
Navigating Important Family Decisions With a Financial Advisor
Updated: September 27, 2020 - 2:34 am

(StatePoint) Recent historic economic downturns and significant unemployment numbers and job losses have created considerable financial worries for families across the country. Health and safety concerns about returning to schools, childcare facilities, and office settings have only added to the uncertainty and stress that Americans are currently feeling.

Thursday 09/24/2020
COVID-19 Weighs on Those Saving for College
Posted: September 24, 2020

(NewsUSA) - Back to school has taken on a whole new meaning for families this fall.

Life insurance 101: Your guide to getting the right coverage
Updated: September 30, 2020 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Life constantly changes and no one can predict the future, which is why life insurance offers peace of mind that your loved ones are protected financially should anything happen to you. There are many life insurance options available, which is beneficial because that means you can find the best one for your needs and budget.

Monday 09/14/2020
What to Know About Today’s Life Insurance Options
Updated: September 22, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are looking into new life insurance coverage or taking a closer look at their existing coverage to make potential updates, according to a new survey.

Thursday 09/10/2020
Your PR Ps and Qs
Updated: September 17, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Every year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports, approximately 400,000 new small businesses open. If yours is among them—or you’d like it to be—this year, you’re probably facing unprecedented issues. Fortunately, there’s a well-established means to help your new or existing business to grow and flourish and that is public relations. Public relations builds visibility for your brand by creating mutually beneficial relationships between your organization and media, influencers and other relevant audiences. To get facts about your business to potential customers, it’s wise to get information out through this publication and other media. 

Here are hints on how to do so: 

•Get to know the media and see what perspective you can offer them. Read this and other publications; watch and listen to the TV and radio news and talk shows to get to know what they like to cover and how your firm can fit in. Gather e-mail addresses for your target media. 

•Draft clear and personal e-mails to media that cover topics relevant to you and your business. Introduce yourself and tie the introduction to what the person covers. Explain what captured your attention about them. Explain why you’re reaching out and how you can help them to do their job. Then, follow up; stay connected. 

•Let the media know you’re available to share opinions and have a unique perspective. Perhaps you can talk about the unique ways the pandemic has affected your business and how you’re working to overcome them. Are you adding new services? Are you hiring new people? Are you making changes to your physical location?  

•Promote your company by applying for industry, local and regional awards. 

•Is your business having any special sales or is there anything special that you have done for someone that has affected their lives? Let this publication and other relevant media know what you did or plan to do. 

Get Help 

If all that sounds like a lot of work, while you’re trying to start or revive your business, well, that’s good. The good news is that you don’t have to do it all yourself. You can get a professional public relations person to manage the process, keep you on schedule and gain attention for your business while you focus on running your company. A public relation expert such as Nicole Rodrigues, founder and CEO of NRPR Group, a highly-recognized, award-winning and exclusive boutique public relations agency, can keep your company in the spotlight so existing and potential customers know who you are and why they want to do business with you. 

Learn More 

For further facts on what a PR firm can do for you, visit www.nrprgroup.com

 

Wednesday 09/09/2020
COVID-19 Fallout: Americans Changing Their Higher Ed Plans
Updated: September 16, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - The move to online classes at colleges and universities to deal with COVID-19 isn't making the grade with many Americans.

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