Catherine Tansey

Catherine Tansey

Catherine is a freelance writer based in Oaxaca. She writes about human capital trends, emerging tech, and the future of work. When she’s not writing, Catherine’s evangelizing remote work and improving her Spanish. Like many New Englanders, her first job was at a local Dunkin’ Donuts.

67 articles

Remote First! A Primer for Small Businesses

What makes a remote-first company? We asked 4 businesses for their input.

Remote Work and the Rise of the ‘New Manager’

As more businesses embrace remote work, a new type of manager is emerging — one who focuses on results, can easily navigate technology, and doesn't shy away from distributed teams

Ways to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses

Here's how to support Black-owned small businesses, whether you are a business owner yourself or looking for a way to support your local community

My Business Was Damaged by Vandalism. Will Insurance Cover it?

The vandalism and theft some small businesses experienced this past week have left business owners wondering if insurance will cover damage caused by civil unrest. We unpack it in this article.

What Should Small Businesses Know About Data Security?

What is data security, and why should small businesses have policies for it?

PPP Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Application FAQs

We take a closer look at the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, and answer some commonly asked questions

SBO Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Lease During COVID-19

Commercial tenants and landlords need to work together to balance losses caused by the coronavirus.

How to Talk to Employees Who Are Reluctant to Return to Work

As states begin to allow nonessential businesses to reopen, small businesses are faced with a new problem — employees who are reluctant to return to work.

The 3 Big Risks of Noncompliance: What Your Business Could Lose

If your business isn’t compliant with HR laws, it could be at risk for penalties, reputational damage, and legal action.

Reinstating Pay and Benefits for Laid Off and Furloughed Employees

If you cut an employees’ pay, or furloughed or laid off employees, keep these things in mind as you begin to re-hire