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5 Ways The Future of Small Business Will Change

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Business operations and consumer behavior have shifted dramatically over the last few months, resulting in several new trends emerging as small businesses learn to adapt. We have made a list of 5 of these trends that are likely to stick around and transform small businesses in the future! Having an online site is a must. While many industries are not new to e-commerce, there are plenty of categories that were either not available online or had little online availability. This resulted in many businesses being shut off to customers completely. Going forward, many stores are learning to pivot and not...

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A Guide to Reopening Your Business

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A Guide to Reopening Your Business
As many businesses are preparing to reopening their doors, both business owners and customers and learning to adapt. Patience and compassion are key! Look Local First has made a Guide to Reopening Your Business that will help you navigate reopening!

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6 Things Your Website Needs to Convert Online Customers

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6 Things Your Website Needs to Convert Online Customers

If you currently have an influx of extra time, use it to do some much needed housekeeping on your business website! Follow the 6 tips below to complete an audit of your website and provide the best possible online experience your customers. It is time to start converting these online visitors into loyal brand fans!

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25 FREE Resources to Help Run Your Business Remotely

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25 FREE Resources to Help Run Your Business Remotely
The task of getting your business up and running remotely may seem overwhelming. Look Local First has compiled a list of some of the best free online resources for business owners learning to run their remote business. These are also great tools that transition into a traditional work environment (many of which we currently use)!

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7 Free Things You Can Do To Support Local Businesses Right NOW!

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7 Free Things You Can Do To Support Local Businesses Right NOW!

The realization that many small businesses might not make it through this is terrifying, not only for them and their employees but because of the impact that could have on our community. The most obvious and immediate thing we can all do to help them is to continue shopping by ordering take-out, buying gift cards to use later, or ordering online. However, we’re all humans with budgets, so here are some more creative ways you can support them without spending anything at all:

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