How to network remotely with other business owners during the pandemic

Business owners who have mastered networking already know the value of it. We attend networking meetings, Chambers of Commerce events and business after-hours events. We’ll even talk to complete strangers in coffee shops. That’s because good networking done properly can lead to new opportunities and new friendships. I’ve been a constant networker for the past 15 years, and I can’t tell you the number of introductions I’ve made to people or the opportunities that have come to me through a referral. But how do you network remotely now that COVID-19 has halted in-person gatherings?

Networking has slowed down for everyone in the last several months, but that doesn’t mean networking opportunities are lost.

 

Even if you’ve never tried networking yourself, or you need to find some new ways to network with other business owners during the pandemic, we can give you a few ideas.

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7 security tips for working remotely

Working from home (WFH) has its benefits for both employees and employers, yet it also presents distinct challenges. One of those major challenges is cybersecurity and following security tips for working remotely. Keeping the computers and login credentials of employees safe as they view sensitive documents and open work emails on home internet connections is crucial for companies with remote work policies.

And many companies not only have remote policies now, but have even pushed to full remote in the crazy world of 2020 — some with plans to operate fully remote until mid-2021.

For instance, Google recently announced that all Google employees will work fully remote into June of next year. And while this may feel like a big move in a country desperately trying to return to normal, similar policies have already been adopted by other major Silicon Valley companies like Facebook and Intel.

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