Creating a business budget plan for emergencies

If you run a small business or side hustle, what would you do if an unexpected emergency impacted your business? These are times when it’s essential to have an emergency business budget plan already created and ready to go.

While COVID-19 is a stark reminder of the types of emergencies that can impact a business, natural disasters, employee or customer injuries, and other problems that can show up with little or no notice.

If you run a small business, follow these tips to understand how a business budget plan for emergencies works and how you can set one up for your business.

How to create a business budget plan for emergencies

While many people neglect the business budget plan, nearly every business should have an operating budget. This budget guides your business spending and helps you meet financial and profitability targets. Without a budget, it’s hard to know if you’re … Read the rest

Adapting your fitness business for social distancing

Personal trainers, gym owners and other health and fitness experts have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fitness business and social distancing guidelines are difficult to merge simply due to the high-touch nature of fitness centers. This makes them a higher-than-average health risk while the coronavirus is circulating. Accordingly, most gyms were quick to close, and very few have made plans to reopen at full capacity.

If you want to preserve your business — or continue building it — you’ll be glad to know there are many options available to you, as long as you’re willing to adapt. So how can you adapt your personal training or fitness business to accommodate social distancing and closed gyms?

Move your business online.

 

Let’s explore a few options.

Personal training online

Rather than meeting people in the gym, you can meet with them virtually, relaying video feeds and communicating … Read the rest

4 COVID-19 mobile app trends every small business owner needs to know

It’s no secret — we live in a mobile app world. Since 2016, mobile use has trended upwards. Mobile has surpassed desktop usage and proved itself as an almost limitless means of connecting with others, conducting research and making purchases anytime, anywhere. As such, mobile app trends are on the minds of many entrepreneurs.

But, how has COVID-19 impacted consumer mobile engagement?

 

Well, in short, smartphone usage has increased across the globe since the start of the pandemic.

The pandemic has highlighted the value of mobile devices in the digital age, creating an interesting mix of emerging mobile app trends.

If you’re a small business owner looking to offer more value to your existing customers while attracting new audiences in the age of COVID-19, here are the mobile app trends you need to know about.

Related: Take your small business online — A step-by-step guide

Immersive mobile experiences

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From The Hill: America’s hidden resilience factor

GoDaddy and The Hill hosted an event on Tuesday, September 15 about microbusinesses and their impact on the U.S. economy.

GoDaddy’s CEO, Aman Bhutani, opened the event by sharing data that illustrates the impact microbusinesses make on local economies throughout America. These are businesses and ventures run with fewer than ten people. Often, they’re run by just one person, part-time. They’re side-hustles. Despite their size, these ventures make a startling impact on their communities.

The power of ventures on local economies

Measuring like-for-like locations impacted by the Great Recession, GoDaddy found that cities with more microbusinesses per 100 people recovered faster than cities with fewer everyday entrepreneurs.

Median income was higher in these places, unemployment was lower.

 

Bhutani and GoDaddy are so passionate about this information and the power of ventures within a community, they’re making this data available to everyone. They’ve committed to knocking on … Read the rest

GoDaddy & Felons.io – The life of an unregistered domain

GoDaddy was accused of using customer domain search inquiries to register names for itself on September 17. These accusations are 100% false. This type of behavior is predatory, unethical, and goes against everything we stand for as a company.

To put any rumors or speculation to rest below is a fully transparent, play-by-play of what transpired with felons.io, including how often it was searched for and why it will be available for registration again in a few days.

GoDaddy search history for felons.io

Here are the recent results where felons.io appeared to customers in the search results page leading up to purchase on September 16, 2020:

*Search Query: This is the domain name or keyword customers searched for.
**Search Date: This is the date customers did their search.
***Suggestion type: Searches can appear in three different places. “Exact” means the customer searched for felons.io. “Suggested” means we recommended
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