A TALK Briefing| April 19, 2020
TALK COVID-19 Updates
Your COVID-19 links to check reside on our TALK website at www.talklou.com. We are all in this together! Want to share past updates from TALK? They are on the COVID-19 link as well!
Upcoming Webinars & Podcasts
Middle Tech: Kentucky Business Podcast. Released on Mondays. Free.

Health Enterprises Network brings you  HealthConomy,   a podcast. Current: Ben Reno-Weber, Director, Microsoft Future of Work Initiative, Co-Founder, MobileServe: Ben Reno Weber on Tech & Entrepreneurial Initiatives. Free.

Tues., April 21st, 1 PM. By Dean, Dorton Ford. Power BI: Intelligent Reporting at Your Fingertips .

Tues., April 21, 2 PM. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. KY Alzheimer's Assoc.

Weds., April 22, Noon. "Perfect Your Pitch" is a monthly online Zoom meeting hosted by the UK Office of Technology Commercialization and Base 110. Entrepreneurs can practice their pitch for potential investors etc. Free.

Weds., April 22, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Tax Policy Ramifications for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and All Others. By Bellarmine University. Bring Your Questions. Free.

Thurs., April 23. 2:30 PM. GLI COVID-19 Help: Best Practices for Remote Workers -- The World of Remote Work

GLI, Louisville Forward, Render Capital, and  LHOME  have announced a  Small Business Continuity Loan Program. Small businesses with 10 or fewer employees that can show an emergency connected to COVID-19, located in Jefferson County in good standing with the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission are eligible. In this time of need, we would like to show solidarity in support for our business community. Will your company help with $1000?  
Other Funding Resources for Businesses

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The fund will offer $5,000 grants for employers across the country. 

Wefunder , an investment crowdfunding platform, launched a Coronavirus Crisis Loans program enabling small businesses to crowdfund loans of $20,000 to $1 million from supporters.  

Nav’s Small Business Gran t ....$10,000 to take your business to the next level. Submit entries between February 24th and May 30th for your chance to win!

Applications are open for the Vogt Awards!
Bright Spots
Live in Lou is sharing #LouBrightSpots throughout the month. Follow @LiveInLou on  Facebook Instagram , and  LinkedIn  to see the latest feature. Tag them on social media ( @LiveinLou ) in your bright spots to be featured! 
For Up to Date Daily Info for KY: https://kycovid19.ky.gov/
For IN information: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/
April 24th: Join Our TALK Cyber Readiness 6-Wk Exploration
Understand Cyber Planning for Your Business or Home Environment
At TALK, we will offer a free six-week Friday at 2 PM session that will allow you to learn and achieve a Cyber Readiness Badge & MicroCredential for your website or social media.  Register on Eventbrite

This is a free series and is sponsored by Verizon Wireless as well as the Microsoft Future of Work Initiative in Louisville.

Your instructors will be:
*Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director of TALK and President of Aspectx
* Jay Rollins, Founder of CloudNexusIT
*Lee Ann Lyle, Founder of LAL Computers