The COVID-19 crisis is forcing changes on every American. Consider taking the right management steps to stay on track. Have you set up or updated your personal or business budget? Are you looking beyond the obvious ways to save money and preserve business assets? When wage income or business revenues dry up, the natural reaction is to borrow money to maintain your altitude. Do you have a plan to manage debt wisely? This webinar will help you navigate the uncertainty and prepare for recovery.
Businesses have been forced to implement innovative strategies to provide their products and services and stay engaged with their business communities. This can be especially challenging with limited funding, resources, and opportunities. Content strategist Samantha Williams, who serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the New Haven Free Public Library, will share practical changes you can make to stay connected with your customers while social distancing.
Understanding how things look from the lender’s point of view can help prepare a small business for a successful effort to raise debt capital, whether from a community lending source like CEDF or from a bank or credit union. Lack of knowledge of certain principles can cause loan applicants to waste time, effort and emotions. With a grasp of these concepts, small business owners can focus on what’s truly important to move toward to secure lending support.
Are you a small business owner on a tight budget? Are you losing your top talent to the competition? Understand how to keep employees engaged and satisfied without increasing salary costs. This interactive session will focus on what your employees are not telling you but secretly wish you knew. Participants will learn new cutting-edge ideas on building a culture of appreciation and leave with a customized plan that you can put into place.
Harnessing the Power of Positive Thinking
-- David O'Brien, President, WorkChoice Solutions
Wed., May 20, 2020; 1 pm – 2 pm
Free but registration required
Our thoughts and related self-talk particularly during times of uncertainty determine how we feel both physically and emotionally. When we choose a positive, hopeful mindset, our overall capacity to navigate uncertainty improves on nearly every level. In this highly engaging webinar, participants explore a wide range of proven techniques for being able to harness the power of positive thinking both in and out of work.
A flurry of legislation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis has brought changes to tax policy that provide opportunities for savings for businesses at a time when every little bit helps. While some of the provisions are straight-forward, others will require a discussion with your tax advisor. But you can’t take advantage of what you aren’t informed about. Ed Muenzner, CPA, will highlight the most important considerations so you can prepare for further discussion with your accountant.
Now featuring 4 hours of QuickBooks Desktop version video instruction
Learn in small bites
CEDF has launched a dedicated website for delivering online learning for busy small business owners and entrepreneurs. It's currently featuring a free five-part Financial Fundamentals course for new business owners and managers to solidify their understanding of the importance of good recordkeeping, tax compliance responsibilities, and an introduction to accounting terminology and the use of basic financial reports. You can absorb this necessary business nutrition in small, digestible bites on your own schedule.
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-- Santa Clara University's My Own Business Institute
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We are pleased to offer access to the world's leading source of free online education for entrepreneurs. This program is open to all small business owners and those contemplating opening a business, not just CEDF clients.