In the first of the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series, Mike Michalowicz shares hands-on expertise in small business survival for challenging times - from strategic planning and cash flow to taxes. Mike talks live with our host, Ramon Ray, to offer specific steps you can take now and how to be ready to grow after the crisis. Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three mutli-million dollar companies and author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan and Fix This Next.
RecordedApr 7 202057 mins
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Rhonda Abrams: Entrepreneur, USA Today Columnist and author of “Now What?!”
Rhonda Abrams is an author, entrepreneur and USA Today columnist. An expert on small businesses, her new book, “Now What?!” focuses on how to recession-proof your business. Join us as she shares how you can start and keep your business lean with smart advice you can use now. Plus, the first 500 people to sign on to the live webinar will receive a free e-copy of Rhonda’s new book*!
You’ll learn how to cut waste and make the most of every dollar by:
Cutting costs — Know what costs to cut and what to keep
Firm negotiating — Set the terms of your lease and consider going virtual
Managing inventory — Strategically reduce your inventory and save
*This offer excludes webinar participants within the public sector.
A producer in film, TV, and music, Jeff Hoffman has won both an Emmy and a Grammy. As a successful entrepreneur, speaker and author, Jeff has a passion to support fellow entrepreneurs and joins us to share keys on how your small business can ignite new growth.
Mari Smith is a premier Facebook marketing expert and author of “The New Relationship Marketing.” Hired by Facebook to teach programs throughout the US, she’s returning to our series by popular demand to share how you can run your social media like a pro with another valuable topic for small businesses: how to create a content calendar and utilize powerful scheduling tools.
Everything has changed. Now, every business has to now function like a startup. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in business for 5 years or 50 years, you have to fundamentally REWIRE the relationships between your organization and your customers. That’s why how you handle the
marketing, customer experience, and customer service in your business over the next 6 months will have a MASSIVE IMPACT on your success over the next 6 years. Over the last few weeks, Jay has collected dozens of brand-new examples of how to steady your business and then move
forward and GROW, even during these crazy times. Jay built a whole framework for this approach for this special event:
✔ Brand new research showing how customer expectations have shifted since pandemic
✔ Brand new research showcasing how customer loyalty is moving
✔ How to rebuild your customers’ knowledge
✔ How to unlock word of mouth (which is now a requirement)
✔ Tons of concrete examples (a few of them are hilarious) that will help you
In all, Jay will show you the 6 specific steps you need to take to regain customer and staff confidence.
If you’re in marketing, customer services, sales, operations, or business management this session is a MUST.
Mari Smith is a premier Facebook marketing expert and author of “The New Relationship Marketing.” Hired by Facebook to teach programs throughout the US, she shares her experience on how your small business can tell its story and shine on social media during this new era.
Peter Shankman, Entrepreneur, Author, Founder of Help A Reporter Out
Peter Shankman, entrepreneur, best-selling author and founder of Help A Reporter Out, joins us to share radical new ways to rethink the customer experience for your small business. Plus he’ll also explain why embracing neurodiversity and working remotely can become your advantage.
Seth Mattison, Founder and Chief Movement Officer, FutureSight Labs & Ron Insana: Senior Analyst CNBC
Return to Business as Unusual: A Webinar Series
Organizations are struggling today to keep employees motivated and energized in a dispersed work environment. Without social interaction, personal connections and shared experiences, some workers feel disenfranchised and less productive.
Come hear host Ron Insana and workforce trends expert Seth Mattison discuss:
- Networking and relationship management in isolation
- Scaling workloads and priorities while preserving value and contributions
- Applying neural network science to improve communication and execution
Karen Tiber Leland, President of Sterling Marketing Group
Karen Tiber Leland, president of Sterling Marketing Group and bestselling author, joins us to share how you can pivot your business, build a currency of trust and create a new offering for a changing world.
SMBs might lack the resources and IT budgets of larger enterprises, but it’s not holding them back when it comes to innovation. In many cases, SMBs are quicker to adopt new ways of working. With the business productivity apps available today, SMBs are able to give employees more powerful and user-friendly tools than organizations 10x their size. Despite the high stakes, many SMBs are failing to take basic precautions.
In this webinar you will:
Take care of the basics of cybersecurity
Review security training and awareness for your employees
Review solutions that can help cover the basics including CylancePROTECT, DNS Safeguard, Rapid Response Retainer (RRR) and Security professional services
User and device security protocols
Ron Insana, Senior Analyst, CNBC & Joe Kvedar, MD, President-Elect for the American Telemedicine Association
*Please note this is rescheduled from the original date of June 4th*
Telehealth has become the preferred engagement method of Healthcare Professionals to limit the spread of infection during the pandemic. Moving from occasional use to full time capacity has revealed both challenges and opportunities. We will explore the different aspects of the technology and its potential impact on healthcare today and the potential for solving some long term issues in medicine.
Elizabeth Gore, Co-Founder and President of Hello Alice with host Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media
With a new roadmap to success, small business owners are growing stronger together. Learn how Elizabeth Gore, co-founder of Hello Alice, believes we can empower what she calls the "new majority" of entrepreneurs.
Co-founder and President of HelloAlice, supporting the largest community of small business owners launch and grow, Elizabeth Gore, talks about resources available to the new small business majority (women, people of color, persons with disabilities and veterans). Elizabeth will share data and trends to help small business owners increase success.
HelloAlice (helloalice.com), a free multi-channel platform powered by AI technology, guides businesses owners by providing access to funding, networks and services.