Small Business COVID-19 Webinars


7/2/2020

The SBA, SCORE, and other local business organizations are offering a variety of small business education sessions around COVID-19 topics. Check out the calendar below for an upcoming seminar. For other small business workshops, click here. For more information about small business COVID-19 resources click here. 

Please note - unless otherwise noted, these programs are not presented by the City of Cambridge. If you have questions on a particular session, please contact the organizer directly. 

July

Cash Management Programs and Budgeting Considerations Webinar

  • Date: July 2, 2020

  • Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

  • Description: Understand how to read a basic cash flow statement, develop a 13-week cash forecast, and more. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers. 

  • Click here to register and for access information

How To Protect & Grow the Value of Your Business During a Pandemic 

  • Date: July 2, 2020
  • Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
  • Description: The coronavirus recession is unlike anything business owners have experienced before, with many businesses plunged into crisis and extreme uncertainty overnight. Unfortunately, many businesses won’t survive this crisis, but for the ones that do, there are always opportunities in crisis. Presented by SCORE.
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Guide to Raising an Angel Seed Round: Due Diligence Documents & Contracts

  • Date: July 14, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:30 P.M. 
  • Description: In this interactive webinar, we will focus on the due diligence round and how to best prepare for it. From high-level overviews to in-depth analyses of every number, customer and flaw, our Angel and Legal experts will run the process through which investors evaluate early-stage companies for investment. Market analysis, financials, legal documents… You will walk away with a clear understanding and a checklist of what business documents and legal contracts investors need to see from you to make the process of investing as smooth as it can be. . Presented by The Capital Network.
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Renegotiating Commercial Leases and Loan Agreements: Practical tips & strategies

  • Date: July 16, 2020

  • Time: 10:00 - 11:15 A.M.

  • Description: Small businesses affected by the pandemic may still have lease and loan obligations they aren't able to pay. This webinar will help you 1. understand the terms of your agreement, 2. understand the legal concepts that could excuse contract performance, and 3. explain negotiating strategies. Sponsored by SCORE Boston. 

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Succession Planning and Exiting During a Crisis

  • Date: July 16, 2020

  • Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

  • Description: Learn about the following: succession planning as a methodical process, external and internal factors that influence enterprise value, the current M&A landscape, and identifying and addressing your value gap. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers. 

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Marketing During a Pandemic

  • Date: July 22, 2020

  • Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

  • Description: Join Cara Hutchins of Communications Ink as she discusses these challenging times and provide some practical advice around social media, email marketing, branding and website design. We have also designed a process for reviewing current marketing efforts and refining brand efficacy using a “Deep Dive” and BrandMap. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers. 

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Retail Revelations - Strategies for Improving Sales, Margins, and Turnover (Live Webinar)

  • Date: July 23, 2020

  • Time: 1:00 P.M. 

  • Description: This time presents unique challenges for retailers of all sizes, across industry and geographical boundaries. It’s more important than ever to be doing the right things that directly impact your retail business surviving and thriving – even amidst the most challenging of times. Sponsored by SCORE Boston. 

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The ABC's of Returning Safely to Work - 3 Part Program

  • Date: July 27 - 29, 2020

  • Time: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 

  • Description: A three-part webinar series on new rules and regulations and proper cleaning protocol. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers. 

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Tips to Publish Your Website With Confidence (Live Webinar)

  • Date: July 30, 2020

  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. 

  • Description: Even with a template that takes care of the look and feel of your website, you still need to create the content for your pages that reflects current events and COVID guidelines surrounding your business. It’s easy once you know where to focus. You can publish your website quickly with just the essential pages you need to get yourself online.. Sponsored by SCORE Boston. 

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August

Reopening Marketing Strategies After COVID

  • Date: August 11, 2020

  • Time: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • Description: The second phase of social distancing has started, and now is the time to reconnect with your customers. Your business may be ready to open but are your customers ready? New online strategies and tools are essential in this new normal to help your business thrive. The instructor will discuss tools and help you determine which may be most important for your business right now. Sponsored by the Center for Women and Enterprise.  

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Tax Provisions, Cares Act - Beyond the PPP

  • Date: August 13, 2020

  • Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

  • Description: Learn more about annual tax planning best practices, industry specific tax incentives, research and development credits, owner compensation plans, and 10 questions to ask your CPA today. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers. 

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