FIRST- NEXT- LATER: Safeguarding Small Business During the Pandemic: 26 Strategies for Local Leaders
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Description: America’s small, locally owned businesses are facing an uphill battle for survival. The COVID-19 pandemic has closed shops and offices across the nation, with dire economic consequences. And the local governments and nonprofit organizations that support small businesses are on the front lines of this crisis, which has brought communities’ strengths and needs into sharp focus.
To address these sobering circumstances, community leaders have three major tasks:
FIRST - Provide quick relief to keep businesses afloat.
NEXT - Help businesses adapt and pivot.
LATER - Fix systemic problems that the pandemic has laid bare.
Kennedy Smith, The Institute for Local Self-Reliance