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COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

People around the world are learning how to navigate substantial obstacles during these difficult times,  including small business owners. We wanted to help by creating a list of tools and resources that may be useful to our local small business community.

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COVID-19 Recovery to Sustainable Growth Playbook
The Foster School of Business has developed insights and recommendations to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 stronger. Click here to access the recovery playbook!

2021 Digital Transformation Strategies seminar series

Remote Customer Service

Building Customer Relationships and Brand Loyalty in a Digital Setting
Small businesses will develop strategies and identify online tools that support employee remote work while protecting the company and customer data. Learn how to maximize available technologies to manage a remote workforce, enhance collaboration, reduce errors, and drive data to employees to improve their decision-making.
Wednesday, April 28
7:30-9:00 AM PST

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Turning Strategies Into Practice

Seminar & Workshop
This EY business clinic workshop brings together groups of impact entrepreneurs and offers a combination of practical training, peer discussion and individual and group mentoring – all in a few hours! Small businesses will learn how to adopt and integrate new technologies. Determine if investing in new technologies is the right step for your firm.
Seminar is open to all, however the workshop has limited space availability.
Wednesday, May 12
9:00 – 11:00 AM PST (Seminar)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST (Workshop)

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Recovery & Reconstruction workshops

CBDC offers Covid-19 Recovery & Reconstruction workshops

As owners of small- and medium-sized business are adjusting to economic changes wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, faculty from the University of Washington Foster School of Business are offering a series of workshops to help companies pivot to new opportunities…

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April 30, 2020

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Watch the prerecorded Recovery & Reconstruction workshops

Supply Chain, Distribution, and Sales

Small businesses will learn to manage disruptions and changes to their supply chain and improve their relationships with their vendors. Supply chain impacts the operational flow of a company and ultimately effects their relationships with their customers. Learn how to…

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April 9, 2021

Increasing Productivity & Decreasing Cyber Threats

Small businesses will develop strategies and identify online tools that support employee remote work while protecting the company and customer data. Learn how to maximize available technologies to manage a remote workforce, enhance collaboration, reduce errors, and drive data to…

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March 2, 2021

Reaching & Engaging Your Audience or Your Customers using Technology while Keeping Social Distancing

Modern day information technologies such as the Internet and smartphones have enabled small businesses to expand their reach to a global scale. As the current COVID-19 pandemic keeps a large portion of the society at home and more dependent on…

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July 2, 2020

Leadership in Volatile Times

Business owners are being asked to make decisions and lead their employees through times that none of us have been trained for. This workshop will highlight how business leaders can leverage these complex, fast-changing, and uncertain contexts to create vision, purpose,…

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June 22, 2020

Inventory and Supply Chain Management in Volatile Times

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to alter global supply chains and businesses are needing to adapt new strategies to manage inventory. This workshop will explore likely supply chain challenges that businesses will face over the next two years and strategies that…

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June 15, 2020

Negotiating with Employees, Vendors, and Other Business Partners

As the employees, consumers, businesses and governments manage through the immediate and medium term of the Covid-19 crisis business owners will need to re-negotiate written and unwritten contracts ranging from employee sick leave to rent payments to landlords and from…

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June 11, 2020

Cash and Debt in Good and Bad Times

The precipitous drop in demand from consumers, businesses and government has added pressure for businesses to manage cash and their debts wisely. This workshop will explore how to maintain liquidity over the next 12-24 months while the economy gradually re-opens.…

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June 8, 2020

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