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
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:
The Need for Personal Finance Education During a Crisis
Wednesday, November 18th at 1pm-2pm EST
JeFreda Brown, CEO, Provision Financial Education
Financial literacy is even more critical during times of uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has caused noticeable and serious changes in the economies across the world. In the United States, many people were already struggling with managing money before the pandemic. Since the pandemic started, many people are looking for help to understand how to better manage their finances. Many people want to learn how to be more responsible and better prepared for any type of crisis or disaster. Personal finance education is the key to learning how to better manage your finances. By making getting personal finance education a priority, you will have the tools and knowledge that you need to experience peace, even during a crisis. In this course, you will learn how to be financially responsible during the current pandemic and during any crisis.
Renegotiating Agreements – Challenges and Strategies
Wednesday, October 28th at 2pm – 3pm EST
Moshe Cohen, Author of Collywobbles: How to Negotiate When Negotiating Makes You Nervous; Senior Lecturer at Questrom School of Business, Boston University; and Founder and President of The Negotiating Table, Inc.
Negotiating can be challenging and stressful, but renegotiating existing agreements can be even more challenging and stressful. Unfortunately, sometimes circumstances require you to go back and make changes to existing deals, as uncomfortable as that may be for you.
This session looks at the structural roadblocks, fears, and consequences that accompany renegotiation and provides tools to help you manage these negotiations more effectively and improve your results.
Reassessing Strategy and Funding in the Light of COVID-19
Wednesday, October 14th at 3pm – 4pm EST
Susan Holliday, Senior Advisor, International Finance Corporation, The World Group
Susan Holliday is a global strategic financial services executive and advisor who leverages extensive knowledge of capital markets, emerging markets and technology to deliver strategies for global financial services leaders including. She is currently an advisor to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank where she focuses on insurtech and insurance for SMEs and women.
This session focuses on how to take stock of your business in the light of Covid 19, and develop your strategy and funding plan to move forward in an era of uncertainty.
The Art of Long-Term Care Planning
Wednesday, September 30th at 3pm – 4pm EST
Araba Bolton, Principal, Bolton Financial LLC and Paul Collard, Long Term Care Consultant of New York Life
A session designed to help you understand Long-Term Care, explore your options and come up with a solution that best suits you. Long-term care is a major issue facing Americans that many people do not know enough about. It is important to understand how having a long-term care plan can benefit and protect your loved ones.
Simple Hacks to save you Time and Money – Automations and Delegations to Transform Your Business
Wednesday, September 9th at 3pm – 4pm EST
Emily Morgan, Founder and CEO of Delegate Solutions and Christa Hurchalla, Director of Strategic Partnerships of Delegate Solutions
Are you wasting time and money on monotonous “administrivia” in your business? Do you create a bottleneck for all of those backlogged, lower-value tasks? Do you wish there was a simpler way to manage the process details of your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you! During this engaging webinar experts from Delegation Solutions will share hacks to streamline the pesky details of your business through simple automations and delegations.
Brand Like a Woman
Tuesday, August 4, at 2pm – 3pm EST
Devon Moody-Graham, Chief Solutions Officer of CEOMom Empire, LLC.
Devon is also an ICCC alum. A session created for anyone wanting to put their best and most authentic image forward when creating a brand for their company or themselves. We will discuss defining your authentic voice, making your value proposition attractive, and becoming a Solution creator for your target audience. Now let’s brand like a Woman!
Managing and Engaging Employees during a Pandemic and Beyond
Thursday, July 30, at 3pm – 4pm EST
Kesi Stribling, CEO & Chief Strategist, KSG Strategic Consulting
Engaging and managing employees can be a challenge during the best of times, but what about during a pandemic like COVID-19? Remote working, redefined roles, and keeping employees motivated during this unprecedented time will likely last beyond the quarantine. During this interactive webinar, we will explore three key tips for managing, engaging, and getting the best out of your employees, tackle some of the challenges and barriers CEOs face, and begin strategic planning using the template provided by the instructor.
Intelligent Leadership: Developing Yourself and Growing Your Team To Thrive In Times of Rapid Change
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 2pm – 3pm ET
Ngan Nguyen, CEO, Cintamani Group
Recent events have demonstrated how rapid markets and economies can change. As the world starts to unpack and rebuild, business leaders have the opportunity to harvest valuable lessons from the shock to build a stronger foundation that can withstand any future upheaval. As demands for growth increases, there comes the point in every entrepreneur’s journey where they become limited by how much time they have and their natural blind spots. To break through this invisible barrier to grow their business to the next level, forming and leading a strong team is critical. This webinar is based on the Intelligent Leadership Development blueprint, recently named one of the top three advanced leadership development programs in the world, it is a leadership and a personal growth journey that unlocks and unleashes a leader’s full potential. During this webinar, you’ll learn the process of consciously developing your team and leadership so you can lead your organization to greater success.
Community Capital for the New Economy
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12pm-1pm ET
Kathleen Minogue, Founder & CEO, Crowdfund Better
Brett Heeger, Partner, Gundzik Gundzik Heeger LLP
Looking for ways to fund your business outside traditional bank loans and angel investors? Join Kathleen Minogue, Founder of Crowdfund Better, and Brett Heeger, Partner at Gundzik Gundzik Heeger LLP, for a conversation about how to successfully use community capital tools to raise funding from your business’s champions, clients, customers, suppliers, and vendors. This webinar will shine a light across the community capital ecosystem, including all types of crowdfunding, to help you determine if your business is a good fit for these alternative capital-raising tools.
Use Emotional Intelligence to Thrive in Change
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
Ellen Feldman Ornato, Founding Partner, Bolder Company Inc.
Jenny Drescher, Founding Partner, Bolder Company Inc.
The Bolder Company is an ICCC alum
In this session with the Bolder Company, you’ll build your self-awareness and tune into some facets of emotional intelligence that will help you better navigate the intensity of our current business environment. This focus will support your ability to manage yourself, your teams, and your relationships with clients & vendors, actively choose how you respond to others and to be a source of support for others.
Cash Resilience Webinar: 25 Ways to Find, Preserve, and Improve Your Cash to Get to the Other Side
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 3pm-4pm ET
Michael Synk, Speaker, Author and Coach
Think of each idea as a stimulus for you and Leadership Team to discuss and decide how they would work for your organization. All of the ideas aren’t for everyone, but a few of them will find a place in your company, and by thinking through the others, you’ll be able to develop additional ideas worth pursuing and you’ll gain control of your cash flow and make better decisions to get to the other side of the Covid-19 crisis and the disruption coming with it.
Commercial Leases and Negotiating Rent During COVID-19
Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
Jared Nicholson, Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University School of Law
Many businesses are struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are looking for resources and tips on how to approach lease negotiations. In this webinar, Jared Nicholson will cover key terms in commercial leases for the current context, how to prepare for and approach rent negotiations.
Keeping Your Business Open During COVID-19 By Using Free Google Online Tools
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
Roberto Martinez, Google Digital Coach
Roberto Martinez provides an overview on current Google tools, grants, and services. He will also provide an overview on how to set up your free Google My Business page, optimize your website to improve SEO and sales, and stay up to date on receiving free Google Ads Credit to advertise on Google Ads.
Greater Boston COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses
Friday, April 3, 2020, 4:30pm-5:30pm ET
City of Boston’s Office of Small Business Development, Berkshire Bank, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, and CommonWealth Kitchen
This webinar will cover updates and resources related to COVID-19 and policy recommendations to bolster small business owners right now in Boston.
Step-by-Step Business Recovery Plan
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12pm-1pm ET
Warren Cooley, Managing Principal of Warren Cooley, LLC.
You are likely to need consideration from your lenders, landlords or vendors for reduction/forgiveness of payments during this trying time. Join us for this webinar that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a “Recovery Plan”.
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