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Business Webinars

Updated August 3, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
 
Below is a listing of business-related webinars that may be helpful.

Tennessee Small Business Development Center Resource Webinars

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is hosting a myriad of online training webinars to assist you in all facets of your businesses.

Take advantage of training opportunities with the SBDC at no cost. Most workshops are currently being offered virtually.

View a full list of upcoming workshops and trainings with the SBDC or request a free advising session.

Get the Facts on PPP and EIDL
Hear from SBA every Monday and Friday at noon ET until December 21. Find out what is a myth and what is a truth on SBA loans for small businesses.
REGISTER HERE

August 11 from 3-4 p.m.
Connecting TN Small Business to Resources: Funding Fundamentals Workshop
Interesting in securing funds during this pandemic? Come to this loan readiness virtual training and learn how to better position your company to get financing.

August 11 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials

August 12 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
How to do Business with the Government, Part 1

August 13 from 9:30-11 a.m.
Be Smarter with SEO & PPC for Better Results Online

August 13 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
How to do Business with the Government, Part 2

September 17 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Business Start-Up: The Essentials

September 24 from 9:30-11 a.m.
Using Social Media to Reach More Buyers


Dale Carnegie Workshops

Building Resilience & Handling Stress In Uncertain Times
August 7 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Do you feel empowered to respond effectively to the change in your life?
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Leading Change: Thriving in a VUCA World - $19
August 12 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Do you feel prepared to lead your team in a world of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity?
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Selling in the Digital Age - $19
August 21 from 9-10:30 a.m.
How prepared are you and your sales team to close the sale without showing the product or meeting the client in person?
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Success in 90 Seminars

Creating the Resilient Firm of the Future
Sept. 2 at 8:30 a.m. | REGISTER HERE
In this session we will discuss business continuity and pandemic planning and the steps that your company can take now to protect your employees, make informed business decisions for returning to the workplace, working with clients and ensuring organizational resiliency and profitability. Items such as continuing to have a remote work environment while also phasing back to an office work setting, the future of providing services to clients, risk management and compliance issues, crisis communication systems, comprehensive written business continuity plans and testing those plans will be discussed.


AM Connect Virtual Networking

We bring connections to you with our virtual networking option. Held the second Friday of every month, these online meetings are a companion to our in-person coffee clubs. Here you have the opportunity to meet new people in breakout rooms.

August 14 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Ullrich Print Plus

September 11 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Kingdom Design Ministries

October 9 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Family Promise of Blount County

November 13 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by S.D. Professionals

December 11 at 8:15 a.m. sponsored by Rocky Top Restoration


Maximize Your Membership

Learn more about the Blount Chamber and the many opportunities that go along with being a member. Learn how to make the most of the benefits afforded to you. Please click the link below to register.

August 11 at 10 a.m.

September 9 at 10 a.m.

October 8 at 2 p.m.

November 20 at 2 p.m.


COVID-19 Community Conversation Series

Blount Partnership President/CEO Bryan Daniels embarks on journey to visit with community leaders across all areas of Blount County to find out how they've been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along the way, we hope to find out what they've learned and how they see themselves and their organizations in the future. So, join us and bring your questions.
 
May 20 -- Visit with Dr. Mike Winstead, Maryville City Schools
 
May 21 -- Visit with Greg McClain, City of Maryville
 
May 27 -- Visit with Rebecca Stone, Alcoa City Schools
 
May 28 -- Visit with Teri Brahams, Pellissippi State Community College
 
June 1 -- Visit with Rob Britt, Blount County Schools
 
June 2 -- Visit with Don Heinemann, Blount Memorial Hospital
 
 
 

PAST WEBINARS

April 2 -- "Making Sense of the Morass: The Impact of Workplace Laws New and Old During The Pandemic" presented by Howard Jackson and Ed Trent of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC.

April 3 -- "Understanding the SBA Loan Process and the Major Business and Tax Provisions of the CARES Act" presented by Chris Trump of Egerton, McAfee Armistead & Davis, P.C.

April 3 -- National Small Business Town Hall presented by U.S. Chamber and Inc.

April 6 -- "PPP Loan: Applying, Spending, Record-keeping, and not Being Bitten," presented by Tab Burkhalter of the The Burkhalter Group.

April 7 -- "Workers' Compensation and COVID-19" presented by TN Chamber and Michael Haynie of Mainer & Herod law firm.

April 13 -- "Big Picture: Road Map to Recovery" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program. 

April 14 -- "Tennessee Business Response Conference" presented by TN Chamber.

April 16 -- "Deep Dive: Testing" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 20 -- "Childcare Barriers to Returning to Work" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 23 -- "Maximize Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness" presented by Chris Trump of Egerton, McAfee Armistead & Davis, P.C.

April 23 -- "Masks, Temperature Scanners and More" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 27 -- "Transportation: Overcoming Barriers for Returning to Work" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

April 30 -- "Integrating Employees Back Into Your Business" presented by Keeli Boyce of Express Strategic Services

April 30 -- "How is the Pandemic Influencing Consumers?" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

May 6 -- "LinkedIn Best Practices" presented by Epic Nine

May 7 -- "Lessons from Companies in Other Countries" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

May 14 -- "Sports, Entertainment & Restaurants: How restrictions to mass gatherings will impact key industries" presented by U.S. Chamber Foundation Path Forward program

May 15 -- "Respectful Workplace: It Still Matters" presented by Howard Jackson and Ed Trent of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC.

June 3 -- "Workplace Violence Prevention" presented by Kathryn Scourby, KNS Consulting

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