The second pillar of the ICCC program, Webinars, are virtual learning sessions that complement and deepen what participants learn at the Opening Seminar. These webinars are led by experienced practitioners and cover topics that are customized to growth challenges of the cohort. The webinars can be watched live or from the archive at any point after they’ve been recorded, and so participants can listen to the presentations on their own time from the office or at home.

“This was by far one of the best webinars that I have attended. The content was great and the resources provided can be implemented immediately.” 

Jamerson Strategic Consulting, 2018 ICCC Memphis Participant



How Can A Business Mentor Help Me?
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1pm-2pm EST
Steve Sivitz, Mentor & Chair Community Engagement, SCORE San Diego
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Understanding and dealing with the dozens of issues and decisions in starting or running a business can be overwhelming. Working with a mentor can aid in making effective and realistic choices to address the complexities of starting and managing a business. The workshop will provide an overview of how to work with a mentor, how a mentor can contribute to the business elements, the relationships between mentee and mentor, and when should a mentor be enlisted to aid the product plan or business.

Redefining Success: Unlocking Your Entrepreneurial Mindset
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2pm-3pm EST
Kasey Corsello, Small Business Owner, Integrative Coach
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50% of businesses fail within the first 5 years. The pandemic closed doors on businesses that were successfully in operation pre-pandemic. If the cards are already (seemingly) stacked against you, why would we have gone down this path in the first place? Because you are passionate about what you’re doing!! How do you redefine success in a way that is most inspiring to you?

This webinar will help you redefine success so that you can build on those successes in order to grow forward. After a very challenging 18+ months of uncertainty, we will celebrate how far you’ve come, no matter where you are in your business. Learn simple tools to help motivate you as you move through the challenges, turning obstacles into opportunities; increase productivity.

The Paradigm Shift: Remote Working, Are You Secured?
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 3pm-4pm EST
Robert Joseph, VP Technology, Step Ahead Solutions, Inc.

74% of CIOs intend to continue remote working for their organization. Most of the organizations have found a way to optimize remote work. And due to the pandemic, the workforce has adapted to remote work and would prefer to continue working that way. Are you secure?

This webinar will take you through some practical steps in understanding remote working and technologies that go to secure your digital experience. Things you can do affordably to be safe to protect your identity:

  • Securing your devices
  • Securing your systems
  • Securing your remote connectivity

The session begins with the anatomy of an attack, and steps to take to prevent the attack.

Key Takeaways

  • Firm understanding of remote connectivity and cybersecurity as it relates to it
  • Opportunity to run a baseline assessment for your emails in your organization

How Worker Ownership Can Drive Business Growth
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 2pm-3pm EST
Paul Bindel, Director of Cooperative Development, Center for Community Wealth Building

Worker ownership is often touted as a succession-planning tool for legacy businesses and exiting business owners, but how can it benefit early-stage and growth-stage companies? This workshop will focus on worker-centered practices and design considerations that younger companies have incorporated to drive growth and innovation. We’ll start by examining the most common forms of employee ownership in the US, as well as newer emerging forms. From there, we’ll discuss the choices that business founders have made to align operations, entity structure and culture with their workers to ultimately better serve their customers. We’ll also acknowledge common challenges and pitfalls to avoid while creating a company that incorporates workers as greater stakeholders.

Understanding Contracts
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 1pm-2pm EST
Stephanie Charles, Cleary Gottlieb Legal Fellow, Start Small Think Big

Join ICCC and Start Small Think Big for a workshop on understanding contracts and their implications in your business.

This workshop will cover contract formation; understanding commonly-included boilerplate language; the responsibilities, roles, and obligations of the parties; contract enforcement; negotiation techniques; and how to understand and use non-compete and non-disclosure clauses

Benefits of Diverse Business Certification
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3pm-4pm EST
Dr. Janice Greene, PhD., President and CEO of Women’s Business Enterprise Council-Pacific will conduct this webinar.

Learn about the importance and value of diversity certification for your business. This webinar will explain the benefits of diversity certification, how to become certified, and how to grow your business. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive expert advice.

Marketing Your Business in Challenging Times
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 2pm- 3pm EST
Dina Towbin (she/her), president and founder of Dina Towbin & Associates LLC

Dina is also is also an ICCC alum. Marketing Your Business in Challenging Times is an interactive webinar that will provide participants with an easy-to-use marketing strategy. You’ll learn tips to quickly refresh your marketing and attract clients during the pandemic. We’ll share the importance of building trust, knowing your customer, and promoting your product and service in the time of COVID-19 and beyond, using social and other media. You’ll also gain insights to free resources available to help you grow your business now and moving forward.

Webinar: The New Rollout of PPP: What You Need to Know
Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 4-5pm ET. Register Here

After months of waiting for much-needed relief, small businesses are finally getting revived support from the federal government. The Small Business Administration has authorized up to $284 billion in new funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will re-open the week of January 11th through certain community financial institutions (CFIs).

Join ICIC, Small Business Majority, and our CDFI partners on January 21st for a free webinar to learn more about key updates in the new rollout of PPP, updated eligibility guidelines, and when your small business may be eligible to apply. Topics include:

  • PPP reauthorization and important changes
  • Advance grants through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
  • SBA Debt Relief Program
  • Additional policies and resources for small businesses


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