Find the original archive of the video here: Chatbot for Small Business – Web and Beyond Live – June 29, 2020.
This week, Ray discussed:
- SARS-COV2 / COVID-19 pandemic impact on small business update
- States are reclosing again
- 12 states are pausing reopening over the surge in US coronavirus cases
- Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 2.5 million on Sunday…with 40,587 new daily cases were reported. Texas, Arizona and Florida are the new epicenters as southern states get pounced by the wave. Sources: 1, 2.
- In May, The Washington Post noted, “Small business used to define America’s economy. The pandemic could change that forever.” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/12/small-business-used-define-americas-economy-pandemic-could-end-that-forever/)
- 41% of businesses closed on Yelp have shut down for good during the coronavirus pandemic
- Next retail sales report from the US Census Bureau comes out on July 16, 2020.
- In related news, Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores
- For those reopening, give this some thought…not everyone will want to, and how you go about reincorporating your staff back into retail or office environment (Mark Cuban shared this post on LinkedIn from Laura Weisman)
- Adobe Flash Cut-Off Will Kill Millions Of Websites
- Chatbots for Small Business; check out ManyChat’s free video course on chatbot marketing: https://manychat.com/free-video-course
- Chatbot services/platforms: Drift, Freshchat, Chatfuel, Rocket.chat, and ManyChat
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