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4 tips to help your business survive the coronavirus pandemic from beauty icon Bobbi Brown

This article originally appeared on Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., a CNBC multiplatform financial wellness and education initiative, in partnership with Acorns.

Navigating the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy for business owners. Serial entrepreneur Bobbi Brown is no exception.

The beauty icon, who sold her eponymous cosmetics company to Estée Lauder in 1995, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution, a lifestyle and content company.

“Parts have definitely been frustrating,” Brown said of the pandemic. That includes things such as being physically separated from her team.

Yet she isn’t letting those frustrations get to her.

1. Focus on the positive

“Mostly, I’ve been focusing on the positive — the power of Zoom calls, virtual [public relations] opportunities, Instagram Lives, and having the time and space to connect with people I would’ve never met,” she said.

The self-made millionaire certainly isn’t a stranger to embracing change. She

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Beauty icon Bobbi Brown has this advice for small business owners during the pandemic

Navigating the pandemic hasn’t been easy for business owners. Serial entrepreneur Bobbi Brown is no exception.



a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution.


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Bobbi Brown, who left her eponymous cosmetics company in 2016, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution.

The beauty icon, who sold her eponymous cosmetics company to Estée Lauder in 1995, is now founder and CEO of Beauty Evolution, a lifestyle and content company. 

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“Parts have definitely been frustrating,” Brown said of the pandemic. That includes things such as being physically separated from her team.

“Mostly, I’ve been focusing on the positive — the power of Zoom calls, virtual [public relations] opportunities, Instagram Lives, and having the time and space to connect with people I would’ve never met,” she said.

The self-made millionaire certainly isn’t a stranger to embracing change. She walked away from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in late 2016, after building the company from scratch in

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Ohio Senators Portman and Brown divided over new coronavirus bill that would pay unemployed $300 a week

WASHINGTON, D. C. – As far as Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is concerned, a coronavirus relief bill that Republicans plan to bring up for a Senate vote on Thursday is dead in the water because it would replace a $600 weekly federal unemployment supplement that expired in July with a $300 weekly payment that expires in December.



Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman are posing for a picture: Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, right, and Sherrod Brown disagree on the virtues of a new coronavirus relief bill before the U.S. Senate.n.


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Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, right, and Sherrod Brown disagree on the virtues of a new coronavirus relief bill before the U.S. Senate.n.

“The $600 a week saved millions of Americans from eviction, saved millions of Americans from poverty,” Brown said Wednesday in announcing that he won’t vote for the $500 billion coronavirus relief package that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled this week.

“This doesn’t just help unemployed workers, it helps people in the communities, it helps small businesses. Why McConnell doesn’t care about

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Ex-NFLer Mike T. Brown on building tech start-up in Silicon Valley

This is part of CNBC Make It’s series on what it’s like to be Black in Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley has long been a culture dominated by white men, with a fraught record of following up on commitments to fix its race problem, from major tech companies that have barely moved their numbers on diversity to a lack of funding for Black founders. Here, CNBC Make It spoke with Black professionals to hear their experiences.

Mike T. Brown figured that after he spent four seasons playing professional football — one season in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts and three seasons in another pro league, the equivalent of today’s XFL — he would go on to Rice University in Houston, Texas, to get his MBA.

But then a friend and former teammate told Brown about the legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper (whose investments include Skype, Tesla, Hotmail,

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