WEB MEETINGS & EVENTS Many organizations across Kansas and the region are offering resources and learning opportunities through web-based meetings. This page will be updated regularly to include new events for Kansas businesses as we learn of them. B&I CARES Act Program Webinar for External Stakeholders Hosted by USDA Rural Development Tuesday, June 3, 1:00 p.m. This webinar provides information on the Business and Industry CARES Act Program, a federal program being offered through USDA Rural Development. This program offers loan guarantees to rural businesses and agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Global Pivot: The Transition to Virtual Investment Attraction Strategies Hosted by the International Economic Development Council Wednesday, June 4, 3:30 p.m. Since the beginning of March 2020, countries across the globe have been in lockdown but while business has slowed, the jobs of economic developers has only increased to a frantic pace. This webinar will explore with firsthand accounts how economic developer’s have adapted their roles to incorporate swift BR&E initiatives and pivoted to virtual investment attraction strategies. The presenters will discuss how they were able to mitigate these emerging challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bruce Takefman, President at Research Consultants International FDI, Inc and Aaron Broissoit, CEO at Golden Shovel, will also shed light on how their firm’s have adapted to digital programs to continue business recruitment initiatives and site selection; outlining tips and tricks to coordinate digital lead generation campaigns to offset the travel restrictions in place for the foreseeable future. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR How to Downsize to Survive Hosted by the Kansas Small Business Development Center Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. This workshop will address some of the realities of the new normal, which has forced many business to review their future viability and to pivot their business model and downsize. This webinar will explore three angles: Assessing market and financial reality Our Associate Director Frank Choriego will help you prepare for the for the immediate and short term future. Downsizing Our HR expert Vicki Long will address the issues of furloughs, layoffs and terminations – who, when and how. Considering legal options A local attorney will address the basics of debt negotiation, buy/sell, and exit decisions. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Building the Road to Recovery Hosted by the Council of Development Finance Agencies Wednesday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. Rural Finance Webinar Series: Building the Road to Recovery. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Ecommerce Crash Course Hosted by the Kansas Small Business Development Center Thursday, June 11, 3:00 p.m. Whether you want to replace vanished business markets, create a job for yourself or launch a side hustle, this webinar will help you get started. This beginner’s guide to selling online will outline the major ecommerce platforms, provide best practices for starting an online business, and give tips and tricks to make selling online run smoothly. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Moving Forward with Ecommerce Hosted by the Kansas Small Business Development Center Tuesday, June 16, 3:00 p.m. Are you already online and ready to take your sales to the next level? Learn to connect your online business to your marketing efforts and capture more sales. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR What You Need to Know About SEO Hosted by the Kansas Small Business Development Center Thursday, June 18, 3:00 p.m. Your website is online, but does anyone notice? Shift your website from invisible to visible. Learn the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) to help you move up in Google search rankings. Walk away with the ability to complete a simple “SEO Checklist” yourself or with the knowledge to confidently contact and hire an SEO expert. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Access to Capital and Community Facilities Hosted by the Council of Development Finance Agencies Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 p.m. Rural Finance Webinar Series: Building the Road to Recovery. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Have an online event that should be included on this webpage as a resource for business? Email the details to email@example.com.