Helping small businesses weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for state and local governments. Millions of SMBs around the country had to shutter their doors and will need financial support to remain in business after the pandemic. As of 2018, there were 30.2 million small businesses (with less than 500 employees) operating in the United States. SMBs account for 99.9% of all U.S. businesses and employ 49.2% of the nation’s workforce.
Remote work has become the new normal across the country in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With it has come a new series of technical and personnel management challenges to overcome, such as employees that aren’t familiar with remote working and data security. Having the right people with the right software and equipment and the proper security can make all the difference.