Inner City Capital Connections Webinars are virtual learning sessions that complement and deepen what participants learn at the opening seminar. These webinars are taught by experienced practitioners and cover topics that are customized to growth challenges of the cohort.
These virtual presentations accommodate a busy schedule so participants can listen on their own time from the office or at home. The webinars can be watched live or from the archive at any point after they’ve been recorded.
Non-Traditional Capital 101
Monday, January 14th, 12pm-1pm ET
Dianna Tremblay, Director of Acceleration at ICA Fund Good Jobs
Mark Watson, Managing Director of the Boston Impact Initiative Fund
This webinar will address the following questions: How do I know if I am a match for a non-traditional lender? How do I know if I want or need capital from an impact investing fund or non-traditional capital provider? There will be an introduction to both the non-traditional capital space and funds represented. There will then be a Q&A to help the viewer understand if capital from an impact fund could work for their company.
Leveraging Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs
Friday, February 1st, 12pm-1pm ET
Betty Franscico, General Counsel at Compass Working Capital and Co-Founder of Latina Circle and Amplify Latinx
Female entrepreneurs are dominating the start-up landscape. In fact, 12.3 million businesses in the US are owned by women, producing over $1.8 trillion in revenues and employing over 9 million people according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express. In the last 11 years, women of color have been the driving force behind the growth of women-owned businesses. Yet women entrepreneurs face greater challenges in growing their businesses and accessing critical capital and resources. In this workshop we’ll cover how to leverage opportunities for female entrepreneurs. This will include a discussion of various supports for women getting certified as a women-owned business, gaining access to programs and resources focused on women entrepreneurs, tapping into capital networks for women, mentorship and networking opportunities.
Cut Through the Red Tape in Government Contracting
Friday, November 9th, 12:30pm-1:30pm ET
Myra Cisse, MBA, the President of Government Contractors Association (GCA) GA Chapter
There’s a lot of red tape in government contracting. This webinar will help you shorten your learning curve and crack the code of government contracting. Learn about GCA’s 12 Step strategy and Success Formula to winning government contracts.
Make Your Website Work For You
Monday, November 5th, 12pm-1pm ET
Roberto Martinez, Get Your Business Online Trainer
If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an existing site), this workshop is for you. Learn how to create a search-friendly website that’s useful for customers and supports your business goals. This workshop will offer tips for: building a goal-oriented website; creating useful content for your audience; ensuring your site is useful for visitors, on any and every device; and increasing visibility with search engine optimization (SEO).
Rock & Sand: Connect your Strategy to your Execution to “Scale Up” your Business
Thursday, October 18th, 2pm-3pm ET
Michael Synk, founder of In-Synk: Aligning Strategies, Actions, and Goals
To “Scale Up” your business you must align the team around the strategy and then work collaboratively to execute it. Easier said than done. “Running the business” seems to get in the way of implementing the improvements required for growth. The Rock & Sand will give insight to participants about aligning the team around their strategy, connecting it to the tactics and actions that generate growth, and then mastering the execution of them.
Reimagining Workforce Health
Monday, October 15th, 3:30pm-4:30pm ET
Rick Hecht, Southern California Director of Workforce Health Consulting for Kaiser Permanente
Employee health impacts the health of your business and your bottom line. Wellness is about more than just physical health, it’s about the whole person. Join us for this informative session to explore a more comprehensive approach to employee Well Being. We will explore the impact of stress and depression on employee health; review the Gallup model and five components of Well Being; discuss the impact that culture, environment and leadership have on employee health; review the influence of social determinants of health; and examine the power of employee engagement on health and business outcomes.
Delivering Customer Expectations,
Tuesday, October 9th, 1pm-2pm ET
Dan Coll, Senior Manager of E-Commerce Fulfillment FedEx Supply Chain
The holiday peak season is right around the corner bringing in more opportunities to provide a great customer experience. With the right planning and strategies you can position your business for success and build momentum for a strong 2019. This workshop will provide insight into what today’s customer expects and how to leverage your supply chain to meet those expectations.
Marketing has always been an essential component to any brand’s growth and long-term success. Many of us understand the basic premise of marketing communications, but the way brands reach and interact with their stakeholders is continually evolving due to the rise of social media and the increasingly rapid dissemination of information and opinion. This workshop provides an overview of brand strategy, communications and reputation management in the digital age and how brands can navigate an increasing complex business and media landscape.
Ecommerce is evolving and brands can do a lot to move the needle for their businesses if they know the right strategies to use. Learn about the most relevant trends in ecommerce right now and how you can put them into practice immediately.
Negotiations are an integral part of business, whether you are negotiating formally or informally, over money or other matters, externally with customers and vendors, or internally within your organizations. This workshop provides strategies and skills for competitive and collaborative negotiations that occur in business and in the workplace.