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July 24, 2017: This Week's Best Business-Building Articles

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July 24, 2017—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, FenderBender has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

 

U.S. Census Bureau Updates its Business Builder Tool, Here’s What’s Inside - Small Business Trends

Business owners can now use the Small Business Edition and Regional Analyst Edition of the Census Business Builder Version 2.2 to access and use key demographic and economic data for their research. The Small Business Edition is aimed at small business owners who require data for their business plan or to understand a potential market. This article goes through the features and how you can use them to benefit your business.

Crisis And Response - TED Radio Hour

Moments of crisis can upend our lives, but can also help define them. This episode, TED speakers explore how a quick, compassionate or unexpected response can turn crisis into opportunity.

Rethinking Insurance Coverage - U.S. Small Business Association

Like most small businesses, you probably can’t self-insure (pay for losses out of pocket) because you can’t afford the risk for substantial financial exposure. You need insurance. But you may not have the type or amount of coverage that is necessary for your protection at this time. Most small business owners routinely renew policies year after year without thinking about how changes in their business affect their risk exposure and coverage needs. Here are some areas to reexamine before you automatically renew as well as other areas for which new coverage may be needed.

How to Use Facebook Messenger for Social Customer Service - Social Media Examiner

According to USA Today, Facebook views Messenger for Business as a venue for “conversational commerce.” Messaging apps are the perfect avenue to engage with customers and prospects. Facebook Messenger is fast, mobile, and efficient, which makes it a great tool for business/customer interactions and a valuable platform for customer care. Here's how you can take advantage.

Helping Employees to be Healthy Makes Sense - Inside Business

Forty-nine percent of firms with 200-plus employees providing health benefits in 2016 offered wellness programs. However, mid-size and small companies struggle with how to deal with wellness in the workplace, and employers continue to be frustrated by where to start or if to start a program at all. Wellness or well-being programs don’t necessarily have to be expensive or expansive to have an impact on employee health and costs. Small steps can go a long way in improving health.

 

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