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March 31, 2020, 1:45 PM - April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM
This town hall is offered both over the phone and online.
For those of you joining on the phone only, you can press *3 to ask us a question and a live person will put your question in the queue. To receive the call invitation you must sign up for a specific town hall time and date below. Online viewers will see a PowerPoint presentation with visuals to accompany the discussion. Please enroll by 5:30 the night before in order to receive a call.
For those of you following along online you don't have to sign up ahead of time, just click this link and the presentation will begin at the scheduled time. Online viewers can also ask a question through the chat function on your screen.
April 3, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
One of the landmark provisions of the CARES Act, the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package signed into law last week, is a new loan program that is designed to ensure small businesses can continue paying employees during this unprecedented economic disruption. Another provision expands eligibility for the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
April 6, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join National Trainer, Bryan Caplan, as he shows you how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Whether you want to build a budget, create a meeting agenda or organize your priorities, these best practices will boost your productivity while working remote.
Use templates in Google Sheets to build a personalized to-do list
Use templates in Google Docs to create a meeting agenda
April 7, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Given by the SBA, this webinar will cover the newly offered Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
April 7, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crisis Management for Small Business Owners
Now more than ever, successful entrepreneurs must be equipped with crisis management skills in order to survive. In this one-hour webinar, Accion’s Director of Coaching and Connections in Chicago, Rowan Richards, will share the five key elements of crisis management for small business owners. This conversation will cover everything from cash flow usage to negotiations with vendors to employee management, and everything in between. Sign up today to join this live webinar, learn from Rowan’s expertise, and have your questions answered.
April 8, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Webinar
The second webinar will be on using social media and other marketing tactics to engage with your customers.
April 8, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Each Wednesday @ 11am EST, EforAll will host a virtual workshop led by one of their top specialists. Open to the public.
Wednesday April 8, 2020 Webinar: Pivot: Is this the time to reinvent your business? How do you do it?
Call will be held 11am-12pm EST via Zoom. Use link below to access the webinar.
Our Guest Specialist This Week:
Eric Ashman, Strategic Consultant, Founder of Bothered Mind Advisors, Specialist for EforAll Roxbury
Topic: Pivot: Is this the time to reinvent your business? How do you do it?
That word “pivot” keeps coming up during this crisis period. If you provide services in person or have a physical space, you literally cannot keep doing what you were doing before. How can you accomplish this pivot? Is it temporary or is this the time to rethink what you sell, who your customers are? Join EforAll to explore how to strategize and then actualize a pivot at your business so you can make it through these difficult times.
April 8, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Calling all the Small Business Owners to join us on FACEBOOK LIVE!
Director at Entrepreneurship Center @CTI, Franky Descoteaux, will share some tips and strategies on Staff Retention:
Keeping Staff Engaged and Productive During COVID-19 Business Closures.
This LIVE will help you in understanding how to support your staff emotionally, how to help them develop additional skill set and be a great leader during crisis. Come ready to take notes and walk away with a plan on how to implement this.
April 9, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how to create daily habits that will help you build better relationships with clients, family and friends.
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April 13, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join Bryan Caplan, Speaker for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.
Looking to create a Google Tour for your business or organization? Contact Panospin3060!
April 15, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Online social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are becoming an essential part of daily life for the average American. If your business does not have an active presence on these platforms, you are missing out on a major opportunity to reach your ideal customers.
Attend this webinar to learn about the various platforms that are essential, how to optimize those accounts, what to post and more. This is a 2 hour presentation with time for questions and answers. Have ready the devices you’ll be using to post to your social accounts, plus a notebook and we’ll dig in to your social media accounts in real time.
April 15, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
The current events around the COVID pandemic & the current bear market are unprecedented. People are incredibly concerned (as they should be) and are now quarantining themselves globally. There's a big opportunity to reach your business's target audience while they are paying attention on social media.
but beware...this is a double edged sword. This webinar will go over messaging strategies for social media to help your business be contextually relevant while remaining sensitive to the events that are unfolding. Figure out how to develop a rapport with people on social media, be contextually relevant without going off brand, and come off as sensitive to people's concerns.
April 17, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Learn to effectively articulate who you are, what you do, and what you offer in an elevator pitch
Learn successful ways to maximize how you connect to others
Understand the appropriate way to follow up on connections
Create a personal networking action plan
April 20, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join Bryan Caplan, Speaker for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website. In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:
• Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
• Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
• Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
April 27, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join Bryan Caplan, Speaker for Grow with Google, for an info-packed webinar dedicated to growing your business online. In this 45-minute webinar, you'll learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. A focus on Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions.
April 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Getting a new business off the ground is hard and often needs some capital. Where can you get that money, and how much will it cost you? Are your funding expectations realistic? Jessica McLear and Ben Littauer are experienced angel investors and business mentors who will guide you through the options.
The session will be interactive, so bring your questions. Specific cases will be discussed as often the best way to understand business funding options.
This workshop provides an overview of the whole range of potential financing sources for startups and small businesses. At a high level, we will explain the debt, equity, and alternative funding options potentially available to you, and will address what lenders, investors, and crowd funders are looking for in a business.
April 30, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This webinar will go over external industry data from paid media regarding which industries have been positively and negatively impacted by the current events, what we can do about the current situation from a marketing perspective, and recommendations for your marketing strategy during and after quarantine.