*NEW* March 18 - Dealing with the Coronavirus: What to do immediately, to help save your tourism industry & downtown businesses
This workshop is FREE to all, so spread the word — this is important for your economic future. In this workshop we are offering ideas that can still encourage travel while implementing “social distancing” and “self-quarantine” procedures, ways to shift your tourism marketing to help you weather the storm, what downtowns (and downtown businesses) can do to survive, and programs coming online to help small businesses that make up the bulk of our tourism-industry providers and downtown businesses.
*NEW* March 20 - Navigating COVID-19: Resources for Foodservice Operators
The health and safety of everyone we serve is always mission-critical for the restaurant industry. This is just as true now as it was before the emergence of COVID-19. This webinar will focus on best health and safety practices for consumers and employees working in restaurants still offering dine-in service, as well as best health and safety practices for employees and consumers in restaurants only offering take-out or delivery options.
*NEW* March 23 - COVID-19: Preparing for What Comes Next
Join the International Economic Development Council to learn the latest on the impact COVID-19 is having on everything from small businesses to essential civil functions. Our moderator will engage speakers on their past experiences in emerging from economic calamity, whatever the cause -- natural disasters or previous outbreaks. Attendees will gain from past experiences and learn important information they can use in the coming weeks and months to help their communities recover from the impact of COVID-19.
*NEW* March 24 - Cash Flow Management Strategies for Small Business
One of the biggest challenges business owners will face in this difficult time is Cash Flow Management. Learn proven cash management strategies and techniques including:
• How to understand the sales cycle
• The main causes of cash flow problems
• Cash flow management tips that you can apply to your business
• Strategies to keep cash flowing in your business
• The importance of developing a cash flow forecast and,
• Simple suggestions to ease cash crunches and improve your daily cash flow
*VIRTUAL SESSION* March 25 - Social Media for Small Business Workshop
There's no denying that social media has had a dramatic impact on the way we experience the world around us. We, as business owners cannot afford to ignore the significant marketing opportunity it has presented.Learn the basics of how important social media is, what platforms to use, how to get started- and leverage your social media presence into real engagement (and sales!) for your business.