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The spreading of coronavirus didn't hinder Shanel Fields to start her company, MD Ally, which aims to help local governments improve their emergency response systems, which is significantly timely in this crisis. She's not alone as new businesses are forming despite the pandemic, though at a substantially slower rate than before.

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With the pandemic and record-breaking winter storms continuing to keep us from our normal work schedule, how are we coping and continuing to keep a good attitude when it comes to our work and businesses? There are many things you can do, especially if you belong to a local coworking center. Even if you can't get out to say hi in person, chatting online with the friends and colleagues you've made will brighten your day and help you remember that you are not alone. Another thing you can do is try something new. Whether it is implementing new software or downloading a new app, trying a new tech gadget, or getting a meal delivered from a new restaurant or meal service. Take the time to treat yourself and get yourself and your business on a more successful path. Keeping a positive outlook will help you start off on the right foot when the time comes where you can safely venture out again. Be sure to jump on our WorkIT members-only Facebook group and just say hi or start a new topic of conversation so many can join in. We can't wait to see you online and someday in-person again!

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It can in a pandemic.

There's no doubt that small businesses are significantly affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Not only the employers but the employees they support are devastated as well. After the lockdown, this co-working space owner had such success going virtual that she is making bigger plans.

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