Newsletter | MAY 2020
Our local businesses, like businesses around the world, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 shutdowns . But there isn’t time to grieve when every day that passes can mean the difference between keeping or losing your business. Instead, it’s time to be creative and find ways to inspire each other. It’s time to adopt changes to our business models so we can follow health directive protocols and still garner income.

Ahora que nos toca vivir y hacer negocios en la época de la pandemia del COVID19 nos hace falta más que nunca acudir a esta capacidad innata para recuperarnos y adaptarnos. ¿Cómo podemos hacer esto cuando nuestros negocios están cerrados o con una limitada atención de público? Una de las maneras es aprender nuevas habilidades y conceptos; nuevas estrategias y recursos. Esto es exactamente lo que está haciendo West Business Development Center estos días.

Now that we are living and doing business in the era of the COVID19 pandemic we need more than ever to tap into this innate capacity to recover and adapt. How can we do this when our businesses are closed or offering limited services to our clients? One-way is to learn new skills and concepts; new strategies and resources. This is exactly what West Center is committed to supporting now.

ABC’s of Working in a Virtual World
To help our transition to a virtual world, mark Wednesday's to attend these webinars
Wednesday, May 6
3:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 13
3:00-4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 27
Friday, May 1 from 10-11 AM
Need help improving your credit score? Discover the secrets behind credit scoring. Join us with Financial Advisor, Chris Sprague, as he teaches us all about credit scores, what they are and they can shape your future plans.

Tuesday, May 5, 12:00- 1:00 PM
What does your brand say about you? Are you reaching your target audience? Preparing your brand for changes will be an important part of succeeding after COVID. Join us for our 3-part branding series on how your brand can evolve to support your business.

En el mercado actual es esencial que cada pequeña empresa tenga presencia en las redes sociales, pero navegar qué publicar y a qué plataformas dirigirte puede ser desalentadora. Aprenda a conectarte con otros propietarios de pequeñas empresas para crear tu red, intercambiar ideas e inspirarte a través de una sólida estrategia de marketing.

Tuesday, May 12, 12:00-1:00 PM
Life after COVID will have an impact on industries in different ways. How will your company present itself? What will its newest set of values be? Are you consistent with your branding? Do you need help creating a cohesive brand across all your marketing materials?

Mendocino joins Governor's Listening Tour on Economic Recovery and Reinvention : Retail
Mendocino's Jim Mayfield joined Governor Newsom newly launched Economic Recovery & Reinvention Listening Tour. Hosting a digital conversation with workers, small businesses and employers focused on the crisis' impact on the retail sector and how they are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Open Q & A sessions COVID Loan for businesses

Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
10:30-11:30 am
No registration necessary

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