By Mehdi Hussen is the digital marketing manager at SalesHandy.

Research conducted around the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found that [1]43% of small businesses in the US are temporarily closed due to lack of demand.

As the crisis keeps getting worse, small brick and mortar businesses are finding it difficult to transact with customers due to quarantines. Even those markets not under quarantine orders have seen a precarious [2]drop off in physical footfall in retail outlets and malls.

Under these circumstances, customers are turning to online channels to avail essential goods and services. eCommerce platforms have seen an increase in traffic and sales, which signal a shift in demand generation channels.

So throughout this blog, we’ll explore ways to divert this surge in traffic and demand to [3]generate leads for your business.

Why generate leads for your business online?

Online lead generation helps businesses overcome their physical

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The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has an increasingly important role within any company. In the past, the finance department had been in charge of keeping the books, managing the budget and looking after cash and capital.

Still today, when it comes to working with data beyond accounting postings, many CFOs and their teams mostly use Excel to collect data manually and store it rather than studying and understanding it. The result is disconnected and inconsistent data silos.

However, as our global economy becomes increasingly competitive, it becomes even more essential for every member of an organization to add direct value. The potential is there for CFOs to do so much more.

CEOs and Boards are demanding more from the typical CFO, counting on them to offer insight, advice and strategy for the company. That’s why this role is in a perfect position to make the most of the data Business

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Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019.

Aly Song | Reuters

Today the world’s leading chief financial officers have a more positive outlook for China’s economy than they do for the economy of the United States. The Q3 CNBC Global CFO Council Survey revealed on Friday. That is the first time in the survey’s history that this elite corps of executives were more upbeat on China.

In the latest survey, CFOs gave an average outlook of “Stable” for China’s GDP, while seeing the U.S. economy as “Modestly Declining.” Around the world, GDP outlook was generally improved from the second quarter survey, when no region was seen as stable. This quarter, along with China, the council upgraded the rest of Asia and the Eurozone from “Modestly Declining” to “Stable.” Latin America went from “Strongly

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