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Wednesday 07/15/2020
Now’s the time to redeem your gift cards
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - This year has had its fair share of challenges, and you may find yourself adjusting to a tighter budget or needing a pick-me-up. While it might feel counterintuitive, a little retail therapy might be just the ticket to giving you a mood boost.

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Thursday 07/02/2020
The Return of the Great American Road Trip
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Road trips offer exploration, discovery and adventure at your own pace. Car picnics, roadside attractions, historical sites, lake visits, rolling through the Great Plains or canyons, up to the mountains or down to the beach — regardless of where you go, memories are sure to be made at any age. The pandemic has prevented many from traveling these past few months and the summer offers the opportunity to test drive socializing again with family and friends who may live far away.

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Wednesday 07/01/2020
Simple ideas for celebrating every day virtually
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - For most people, 2020 is a year of change. Remote work, social distancing and more have challenged people to find new ways to connect with each other. Fortunately, humans are resilient and their spirit for finding innovative ways to connect is alive and well.

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Thursday 06/18/2020
Demystifying the martini: 4 steps for perfecting the classic cocktail
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With all its many styles, variations and forms, the martini continues to be a mainstay among Americans. In fact, the wildly popular martini is the second best-selling cocktail nationwide, according to Nielsen.

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Wednesday 05/27/2020
Elevate Comfort Foods with Havarti and Blue Cheeses
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - At a time when you may be craving comfort food more than ever, specialty cheeses make it easy to bring a little more indulgence — and a lot of flavor — to your home-cooked meals and snacks. Simply switching to different varieties, such as a buttery havarti or a sharp blue cheese, can easily elevate your go-to dishes.

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Monday 09/21/2020
Shop Smart This October to Benefit Breast Cancer Patients
Posted: September 21, 2020

(StatePoint) It is not always easy to tell how your charitable dollars are going to be used, especially during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Friday 09/04/2020
How COVID-19 Has Impacted Tribal Communities
Updated: September 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) While the current health and economic crisis has impacted Americans nationwide, it has disproportionately affected the Native American/Alaska Native (NA/AN) community. Not only have chronic economic inequalities and systemic lack of infrastructure in many Indigenous territories put tribes at high risk, but these problems have been exacerbated by the loss of revenue experienced by tribal businesses shuttering their doors.

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Tuesday 08/18/2020
Upcoming National Museum To Honor All Soldiers
Updated: August 20, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you know is a soldier, Army veteran, Army family member or other proud military supporter, you can become a permanent part of history at the National Museum of the United States Army.  

An historic project led by the Army Historical Foundation and the U.S. Army, the Museum is going up at Fort Belvoir, Va., just south of Washington, D.C.   

“We are proud to build a national museum that will tell the history of the Army—and our nation—through the eyes of American soldiers,” said Foundation President U.S. Army Retired Lt. Gen. Roger Schultz. “The timeline for opening the Museum was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we promise it will be worth the wait.”  

To be included in the Museum’s story, soldiers and Army veterans can submit their stories of service in the Registry of the American Soldier, which will be one of the largest collections of American Soldier profiles ever assembled. Stories can also be submitted on a veteran’s behalf, at no cost. The Foundation currently features the Registry on its website and the collection will be made available on kiosks in the Museum. Stories can be submitted at www.armyhistory.org/the-registries/

Members of the Army community can also be a permanent part of the Museum by ordering a customized commemorative brick to be laid on the grounds of the Museum. More than 8,000 bricks have already been installed, honoring soldiers from all 50 states. Among the bricks are those for such well-known Army veterans as Senator Bob Dole and General Eric Shinseki. Individuals and organizations can order bricks at www.armyhistory.org/bricks.  

To stay up to date on the project, including announcements about opening day, visit www.armyhistory.org.

 

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Tuesday 07/28/2020
Foster Care And The Pandemic
Updated: July 30, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—Recent surveys of youth in foster care found nearly half (49%) expressed an immediate resource need during the COVID-19 pandemic—and you can help reverse that. Distance Learning Access (15%) was the top survey response, with Enrichment Activities (14%), Food Support (4%) and Cell Phones (4%) also discussed.

“The demand for resources is greater than ever,” said Lisa Chin, CEO of Treehouse, which conducted the study. “Whether school is in the classroom or online, our youth continue to grow. They need new clothes, school supplies and other essentials.” 

The nonprofit organization partners with youth in care so they have a childhood and a future. Collaborating with social workers, foster care liaisons and caregivers to ensure access to resources is critical to success. When there are gaps, Treehouse provides tangible resources, but it can’t do it alone. 

“Community is such a key part of what we do here, and it’s going to take all of us to address this crisis and continue moving forward,” Chin said. 

Treehouse also has shifted to connecting with high school students in its Graduation Success program using remote strategies. Even before the pandemic, only about 50 percent of youth in care graduated compared to more than 75 percent who stick with Treehouse. 

One student in the program, Karizma, thrives as she completes her schoolwork from home. Last year, she started working with Ruby Zarate, a Graduation Success Coordinator at Treehouse. The two would usually meet weekly in person at school, and have now been staying in touch through frequent phone calls, texts and FaceTime. Although it’s going well, Karizma looks forward to everything eventually returning to normal.

“I never thought I would have to sit at home and wish to be at school,” Karizma said with a laugh. “It is a little different. Having Ruby there to remind me and look out for me has definitely helped a lot as I look to my future. I really do think Treehouse is amazing.”

Anyone who’d like to support Treehouse as they partner with youth in foster care to weather the pandemic can make a gift at www.treehouseforkids.org/donate.

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Friday 07/24/2020
Everyone Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19, Here's How
Posted: July 24, 2020

(StatePoint) As businesses and services reopen nationwide, the death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise, and experts warn that Americans must continue taking precautions to help stop the spread of the virus.

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Thursday 07/23/2020
Tips to Help Erase Bullying This Back-to-School Season
Posted: July 23, 2020

(StatePoint) This back-to-school season may look a little different, but no matter what learning environment kids find themselves in this fall, bullying is a real cause for concern.  

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Thursday 07/16/2020
Let's Keep It Local, New Mexico
Updated: August 26, 2020 - 2:35 am

(NewsUSA) - Good ideas often start in your own backyard

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Monday 07/06/2020
How to Make a Positive Impact in Your Community by Donating Plasma
Posted: July 06, 2020

(StatePoint) Plasma donations are essential. Used to produce life-saving medicines that treat rare and serious diseases, your plasma donation can help save lives. Experts say that during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not only safe to donate plasma, but that doing so is vital. By donating plasma today, you can help make a difference not only for patients that need plasma therapies, but to your local community.  

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Thursday 07/02/2020
How to Help Friends Vote Absentee From Anywhere in the World
Posted: July 02, 2020

(StatePoint) For military members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. For the 2020 general election, those friends can be an important source of voting information, especially for young people voting for the first time. And this year it’s even more important to register and request an absentee ballot early to avoid potential mail delays or other disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wednesday 06/24/2020
Great Online Content Can Let You ‘Visit’ a Museum This Summer
Posted: June 24, 2020

(StatePoint) If you are looking for new things to this summer do while staying home or social distancing, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has you covered.

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Friday 09/18/2020
Top Gifts to Show Appreciation for Teachers
Posted: September 18, 2020

(StatePoint) When it comes to showing teachers appreciation for all that they do, a personal gift is always appreciated. However, sometimes what they really want is the proper tools to help them in the classroom.

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Thursday 09/17/2020
How Small Business Owners are Shifting the Way They Do Business [Video]
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Friday 09/11/2020
Solving the Challenge of Math Class This School Year
Updated: September 18, 2020 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) Math can be one of the toughest subjects to conquer, even in a typical school year. In today’s unusual learning environment, new challenges are presenting themselves to teachers and students alike. Here is how you can help your child make the grade in math, no matter where their learning is taking place:

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Wednesday 09/09/2020
COVID-19 Fallout: Americans Changing Their Higher Ed Plans
Updated: September 16, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - The move to online classes at colleges and universities to deal with COVID-19 isn't making the grade with many Americans.

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Tuesday 09/08/2020
How to save money on monthly bills, with the help of your smart home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Hundreds of millions of people have sheltered in place as governments issue executive orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, many homes are becoming a fortress against the virus, a makeshift school, an office outpost and a daycare facility. As homeowners continue to spend more time at home with the appliances and lights on, they are looking for ways to optimize the efficiency of their homes.

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Saturday 08/29/2020
Educational Toys to Support At-Home Learning This School Year
Updated: September 01, 2020 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged.

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Wednesday 08/26/2020
5 Back-to-School Projects to Spruce Up Classrooms and Workspaces
Updated: September 01, 2020 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Back-to-school season is upon us once again, but this year’s circumstances are far from normal. Many parents and educators alike are still unsure what the coming months will look like, and their district plans and policies could change overnight, even after classes are underway.

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Tuesday 08/25/2020
New Remote Learning Resources Support School Year Uncertainty
Updated: September 02, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NewsUSA) - The Covid-19 pandemic has driven education for children of all ages from school to home, and often a hybrid of both. As remote learning stretches into the new school year in many areas, parents are worried, with parents of young children especially concerned about writing.

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Monday 08/24/2020
Covid Pandemic Highlights Value of Transportation Techs
Posted: August 24, 2020

(NewsUSA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shattered many preconceived notions about careers and technology. In particular, demand for transportation technicians is surging as the government has declared transportation technicians (mechanics) to be essential workers.

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Friday 08/21/2020
5 tips to land your next job
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re hunting for a new job, the way you showcase your skills and accomplishments can make all the difference in attracting hiring managers and recruiters.

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Friday 09/18/2020
Back to school in the new normal: What teachers need most this fall
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Heading back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic means most of our nation’s teachers are facing unprecedented challenges this year.

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Thursday 09/17/2020
BookBites: A Reading Potpourri of Fiction, Nonfiction and Spiritual
Posted: September 17, 2020

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Finding the Perfect Powersports Adventure for Your Bucket List
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Traditional getaways may seem like a thing of the past due to travel restrictions and safety concerns, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Many people are considering ways to create new experiences, take in landscapes and make memories with friends and family, and are looking for options.

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4 Ways Pets Help Impact Health and Wellness
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Daily life across the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in times of isolation, relationships – human or animal – are as important as ever before.

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Stream Hollywood Classics at Home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) While Hollywood may not be delivering its usual batch of blockbusters in theaters, there are still ways for movie fans to get their fix at home. Streaming media has made it more convenient to binge watch favorite shows and movie series on your own time.

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Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Building an Emergency Kit with Disability in Mind
Posted: September 17, 2020

(Family Features) Creating a supply kit is part of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Kits should include basic survival items but also things specific to your needs. Kits can have equipment to help with communication, things that reduce stress and more.

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Manage Medical Conditions During COVID-19
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients with two or more pre-existing conditions have 4.5 times greater risk of needing treatment at a hospital if they contract COVID-19, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Understanding the Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Pets
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) In most pets, the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning are nonspecific and could easily be attributed to other illnesses. To protect yourself and your pets from the dangers of CO, it’s important to keep working alarms throughout the home, test and replace them as recommended and understands the signs. Learn more about protecting your two- and four-legged loved ones at Kidde.com.

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Celebrate Halloween Safely and Help a Good Cause
Posted: September 17, 2020

(Family Features) This Halloween, fewer families will be going door to door as the pandemic enters its predicted second wave. Seventy-three percent of people do not anticipate taking their children trick-or-treating at all, according to a Harris Poll survey. However, Halloween is not canceled, and there are ways parents and kids can still celebrate safely while also giving back to a good cause.

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Friday 09/18/2020
After Her Unexpected Diagnosis, Danita Knew Her Sister’s Symptoms Required a Conversation With a Doctor
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Shortness of breath. Heart palpitations. When Danita first noticed these occasional abnormalities, she didn’t give them much thought. After all, she figured, aging and menopause can bring their fair share of physical changes, and the feelings would always go away.

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5 fall tips for protecting your pet’s health
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Whether fall is when you switch out your exercise regimen or schedule your annual flu shot, staying healthy is at the top of most “to do” lists right now. Just remember your four-legged family members when considering seasonal changes to your wellness program. Fall is the perfect time to take steps to keep pets healthy, too.

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Thursday 09/17/2020
How to boost mood and memory at home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Society has become much better at recognizing the importance of mental wellness practices. It’s now common knowledge that exercise, a healthy diet and quality sleep are essential to both physical and mental health. This is great progress, but many people overlook other ways to take care of mind and mood besides treating the body.

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Expert tips and tricks you need to know to make every brunch your best brunch
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - For many, regular brunch gatherings may have fallen by the wayside in recent months. With the changing of seasons, it’s time to bring brunch back to create warm memories as the weather cools. If your go-to brunch plans are no longer possible, start thinking about creating a new routine and hosting a fabulous brunch in the safety and comfort of your home, outdoor living space or virtually.

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Beyond pumpkin spice: How to spruce up fall snacks
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When fall arrives, a whole new array of taste possibilities opens up for snacking and entertaining. But if you’re tired of the same old pumpkin spice everything, why not try something new? Offer friends and family a bold new chip flavor that brings out the best in seasonal favorites — and is perfect to add to meals and for straight up snacking.

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Go with the flow: Why good circulation is important, especially now
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When you think about circulation issues, cold hands and feet probably pop to mind. It’s true that cold extremities are frequently the result of poor blood circulation, especially if you have anemia, arterial disease, diabetes or hypothyroidism. But as your blood travels all over your body, it’s not just warming your extremities — it’s bringing oxygen and nutrients to every one of your cells (and taking waste products away). This orchestrated distribution of blood is key to your survival. That’s why good circulation is so important to all aspects of your health.

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Treat Your Allergy Symptoms from Home and Avoid COVID-19 Fears
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer, there’s never been a better time to get your symptoms correctly diagnosed, treated and under control.

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Tuesday 09/15/2020
Now is a good time to head back to your allergist
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many Americans have canceled or postponed non-emergency doctor visits. At first, practices were temporarily closed, but later patients avoided visits out of fear of exposure to COVID-19.

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Tips to make the most of more time at home this fall
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Between social distancing, quarantine, remote working and distance learning, it's likely you're at home more than you've ever been before. Add to this the change of seasons and dropping temperatures for the remainder of 2020 in most places across the country, and most families will be spending more and more time together at home.

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Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard
Posted: September 15, 2020

(NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

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Saturday 09/19/2020
How to Shop for a Medicare Plan from Home
Posted: September 19, 2020

(StatePoint) Every year, eligible individuals can shop for a health plan during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Doing so can potentially improve your coverage, lower your costs or both. The options are many, including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, Medicare Supplement plans and Prescription Drug Plans.

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Friday 09/18/2020
Once a crisis moment, now a manageable situation: First autoinjector to treat severe hypoglycemia
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As the country continues to navigate uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, it seems like there are new questions and decisions that pop up each day. What does heading back to school or work look like? How should my family commute in the safest way? How can I continue to minimize the risk of exposure when I’m surrounded by more people during the day?

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Thursday 09/17/2020
The benefits of biking for kids
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - For kids, biking is one of the gateways to growing up. Popular films and TV hits such as “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Stranger Things” highlight the joy a bike can bring as a fun way to explore or spend time kicking around the neighborhood. Yet, according to a study from the Outdoor Industry Association, bike riding among kids declined 19% between 2007 and 2019.

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Bridging the Gap: Tips for Young Adults with SCD Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care [Infographic]
Posted: September 17, 2020

(BPT) - In recognition of Sickle Cell Awareness Month, we take the opportunity to highlight the challenges young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) face when transitioning from pediatric to adult medical care. SCD is a lifelong inherited blood disorder that mainly affects people of African ancestry and other minorities. Complicating matters, people with SCD are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, adding an additional layer of stress. Check out the infographic below for tips on how patients can take an active role as they navigate this transition during the pandemic. Visit https://sicklecellspeaks.com/ for more information.

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3 Ways To Boost Your Business During A Crisis
Updated: September 19, 2020 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re a business owner and you haven’t already pivoted your business model to accommodate the pandemic, you could be missing out on higher revenue opportunities. A June 2020 GetApp.com survey found that 92% of small businesses in the U.S. had already done so, adding elements such as online sales, takeout and to-go orders, virtual offerings and more. Such companies were three times more likely to report higher-than-expected revenues than those that didn’t. That’s a significant number, and it’s incredible news considering the far-reaching economic downturn. 

If your company has already made changes, it’s not time to take your foot off the gas just yet. Many businesses went into emergency mode after the crisis and put a quick solution in place. This is great and necessary for the short term, but it’s not enough. It’s crucial to keep adapting as the crisis continues. It’s now time to think about the long term. Do you have the right technology in place to support your business goals for the next five years? What about the next 10? Technology is such an important part of the recipe for business success as we move into a more digitally connected world.  

If those numbers about higher-than-expected revenue have convinced you it’s time to add more digital revenue streams, take a look at three of the most common business pivots made by business owners we surveyed and how you can build on them for long-term success.  

Pivot 1: Adopt a new online delivery channel. Most people we spoke to have incorporated more digital elements to their business, such as online ordering for restaurants or using eCommerce software to set up online product sales. While many small businesses may have already wanted to go digital, COVID-19 forced them to change quickly and rush to get a minimally viable product up and running.

How to build on this: Small businesses that have invested in IT and software since the pandemic and see technology as a driver right now are able to thrive. Take restaurants as an example. Before COVID-19, many only had an online booking system. Now, having a point-of-sale (POS) platform that enables curbside pickup and local delivery is essential.  

Pivot 2: Develop a new virtual service. Two out of five GetApp.com survey respondents added a new virtual service to their offerings. Think of a fitness class offering training or a craft cocktail bar offering mixology classes online using a video conferencing platform.  

How to build on this: Don’t feel limited to recreating an in-person experience online. The video conferencing technology available now opens the doors to a lot of innovative ideas. For example, while some virtual workout attendees may enjoy meeting at the same time as their classmates, there’s no reason fitness centers couldn’t record a class and offer it on demand for those who aren’t able to make a 6 a.m. workout. Think of it as the ability to reach even more customers than you may have been able to with in-person offerings.  

Pivot 3: Create a new offline delivery channel. Business owners are also adding new offline offerings. In our survey, this was the third most popular business model change. Yes, digital transformation is incredibly important for your business, but offline channels work hand in hand with your software tools. How to build on this: eCommerce and POS software vendors are moving quickly to ensure their platforms include curbside, takeout and online ordering as an option. Find a vendor that allows this as an add-on or included as part of your software so you can keep revenue up during a time of social distancing. Once you have a solid platform in place, ensure it’s backed by an offline process and marketing plan so customers know about your new services.  

Next steps: You may not have the right software in place to grow your business. Whether you’re still thinking about changing your business model or have already added new offerings to your lineup, it’s important to have the right software in place. It’s always easier to scale once you have a solid foundation. The right software can help support your business model changes to ensure you’re able to not just survive the current economic downturn, but grow your business for years to come.  

For more tips about how software can help grow your business, visit ­GetApp.com/resources

 

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Premixed chemotherapy mitigates risks of drug exposure for healthcare workers
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Medication is essential for cancer patients in treating their disease. However, there are inherent risks associated with compounding and administering chemotherapies for intravenous infusion. Risk mitigation is important for the well-being of healthcare workers who may be exposed to hazardous materials.

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Finding the Perfect Powersports Adventure for Your Bucket List
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Traditional getaways may seem like a thing of the past due to travel restrictions and safety concerns, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Many people are considering ways to create new experiences, take in landscapes and make memories with friends and family, and are looking for options.

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4 Ways Pets Help Impact Health and Wellness
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Daily life across the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in times of isolation, relationships – human or animal – are as important as ever before.

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Stream Hollywood Classics at Home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) While Hollywood may not be delivering its usual batch of blockbusters in theaters, there are still ways for movie fans to get their fix at home. Streaming media has made it more convenient to binge watch favorite shows and movie series on your own time.

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Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Thursday 08/27/2020
Celebrate National Pet Bird Day, September 17, 2020 [Infographic]
Posted: August 27, 2020

(BPT) - Mark your calendar for September 17 because it is National Pet Bird Day! This very special annual day of celebration was created in 2019 by the Bird Enjoyment Advantage Koalition (BEAK) to recognize all of the wonderful ways in which pet birds enrich our lives as well as educate on the responsibilities and commitment that come with having a companion bird. Post joyful pet bird photos, stories, stats and articles on social media using the hashtag #NationalPetBirdDay and join the celebration!

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Wednesday 08/26/2020
3 Easy Steps For Fast Relief to Heal Summertime Canine Hot Spots
Posted: August 26, 2020

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Thursday 08/13/2020
5 ways to protect your family – people and pets – from germs
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Tuesday 08/11/2020
Top 5 ways to encourage your cat to drink more water
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Water is an essential nutrient for humans — and it’s the same for our pets as well. Cat owners might not know that felines are inefficient at drinking fluids compared to dogs or other pets, which can lead to dehydration or other issues.

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Monday 08/10/2020
Study finds 1 in 5 dogs has parasites: How to stop the spread of worms
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re like 68% of dog owners, your pup has become even more of an emotional companion during the pandemic. You love your pup so you’ve stayed on top of tick and flea medication and are trying to remain diligent in scheduling annual exams with your veterinarian. But even great dog owners may not put much thought into other, less talked about health risks like intestinal parasites and worms which can not only make your pup really sick, but can also infect humans.

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Monday 07/27/2020
New recipes that mirror cats' meat-rich evolutionary diet [Infographic]
Posted: July 27, 2020

(BPT) - Learn more about offerings from the new ACANA Cat line, including four new recipes and three enhanced recipes, crafted in ACANA’s Kentucky kitchen with fresh regional ingredients and real meat as the first ingredient. For more information, visit https://acana.com/en_US/acana-for_cats.html.

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Monday 07/20/2020
Helping all victims of abuse escape and heal together [Infographic]
Posted: July 20, 2020

(BPT) - Pets are family. They provide unconditional love and support. Unfortunately, many crucial resources for victims of domestic abuse don’t factor in their pets, creating a heartbreaking dilemma: Stay in an abusive situation, or leave a pet behind. That's why Purina partnered with RedRover to create the Purple Leash Project, a national initiative to help change the landscape of domestic violence services so that survivors and their pets can leave abuse and heal together.

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Thursday 07/02/2020
4 ways to help keep your dog protected and happy this summer
Posted: July 02, 2020

(BPT) - With the country beginning to reopen, don’t forget about your pet. While you return to your favorite summer activities including hiking and swimming with your dogs, it is important to be aware of a few things first. Senior Technical Services Veterinarian at Bayer Animal Health, Dr. Zach Miller, shared these four simple tips to keep your pets happy and active in the coming months:

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Thursday 06/18/2020
5 smart strategies for cleaning and refreshing your home
Updated: September 21, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With more of us spending time at home over the last few months, you’re probably noticing every bit of dust, pet hair and dirt accumulating on the floor and in nooks and crannies. And it’s harder than ever to keep up with regular cleaning while the whole family is together inside.

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Monday 06/15/2020
Tips for Keeping “Pandemic Pets” as Things Get Back to Normal-ish [Infographic]
Posted: June 15, 2020

(BPT) - Pets helped us cope with the pandemic by easing stress, fighting depression and loneliness, giving us reasons to exercise and play, and just being great companions. Now that stay-at-home orders are lifting, America’s pet care community is sharing an infographic to help people transition pandemic pets to a lifelong part of the family.

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