Within the information: dealing with vaccination data
In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered that all shops there only allow customers who can prove a vaccination. So how do small business owners who are just beginning to see lights of hope after the economic challenges of the past year and a half deal with it? As cities across the country and even around the world grapple with this problem, the legal basis for obeying orders is of great importance.
In this week’s roundup, Vaccination Certificates – Should Your Small Business Need Them? is an article where legal experts answer some of the pressing questions that move on the minds of small business owners. From obliging employees and customers to wearing masks to asking whether a business owner can require employees to be vaccinated to asking customers for proof of vaccination – the experts answer these timely questions.
The round-up also explores how David Portnoy is expanding The Barstool Fund beyond the COVID era, why offering free WiFi is a great idea, as well as the growing number of pedestrians in retail stores.
Small Business News Roundup – Aug 13, 2021
Here’s a look at the rest of this week’s headlines:
Remote workers say half of the video calls could have been email
A survey of teleworkers found that many believe that a significant portion of the video calls could have been simple emails. Unnecessary additional video calls have contributed to a large increase in video calling fatigue over the past year, the study found.
New SMS upgrade from Keap includes automation and compliance
With the new text upgrade from Keap, small businesses can send automatically triggered SMS messages. Customers and prospects who make a purchase, make an appointment or fill out a lead form receive these follow-ups. It’s another way small businesses can take advantage of the 90% text message open rate. There is also a new feature for sending SMS.
Dave Portnoy says the small business stool fund won’t go away
Dave Portnoy, founder of the Barstool Fund, which helps small businesses during the pandemic, has announced plans to expand the fund beyond the Covid era. Portnoy had stopped fundraising when restrictions were lifted across the country in the spring and summer. However, a change of heart was recently announced on Instagram.
Yelp enables businesses to view COVID vaccine requests
Yelp recently added two new features for businesses to let their customers know where they stand on COVID vaccine requirements.
60% more footfall in small business retail stores
Given the lack of good business news over the past 18 months, the fact that footfall for small retail stores has increased by 60% is a huge sigh of relief. And it’s on the rise, according to Zenreach and its National Customer Foot Traffic Report. On the rise Zenreach’s visitor traffic provides a reliable snapshot of physical business traffic.
Can employees be vaccinated or wear a mask at work?
When employees go back to work and customers shop in their stores, many legal issues related to COVID 19 can arise for small businesses. Can you require your employees to get vaccinated or wear a mask at work? On this week’s Small Business Radio Show, Attorney Zane Smith says it’s all about a safe work environment.
Re-hired employees are often more satisfied with their work
Finding the right employees is not without its challenges. In fact, with a growing army of workers who have resigned from their jobs since the outbreak of the pandemic, it is more difficult than ever to find staff during the “Great Resignation”. From then on, the issue of reinstatement was brought into the limelight.
Why it is smart to offer your customers free WiFi
Growth-minded entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for anything that can give them a competitive advantage. This is why stationary companies that rely on pedestrian traffic are increasingly investing in free and fast WiFi. They understand that it is no longer an innovation, but an expectation.
Knowing the cheapest days to fly lowers the cost of business travel
Saving money on business travel is not just about choosing the cheapest airline and finding the best travel website. Choosing the right flight days can also have a major impact on pricing. Read on for a complete guide to finding the cheapest flight time for business travelers looking to cut costs.
How to do product photography or pay someone to do it
Good product photography is an essential part of successful marketing. Professional, eye-catching images increase your online and brick-and-mortar sales. Here’s a small business guide to product photography. And some tips on how to outsource your needs to experts who produce great results.