With all that's going on lately, we wanted to provide you with easy access to some great, free community business resources that have been very helpful to us. We think you might find them helpful too. Take a look at some of our top suggestions below.
Small Business Daily Briefings
The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is offering Daily Briefings on Facebook Live that break down everything that is going on as it relates to small businesses. You can ask direct questions and expect answers from CEO, Rob Fowler and President, Brian Calley as well as other small business owners. Like their Facebook page to gain continuous updates or check out all of their resources on their website.
Virtual Affinity Groups
Inforum West Michigan has moved their free affinity groups virtual and continue to publish great information as they're sharing resources for women in business and aspiring leaders. If you’re looking for a support network, they’ve got your back! To view all of their virtual events going on, visit their website.
Support Local (While Keeping a Distance!)
Local First has put together a great spreadsheet of Grand Rapids, Michigan, businesses that you can help support from afar. This includes special offers from entertainment companies, to health and wellness, to food and beverage, and more that are offering information, responses, and special offers related to COVID-19. Click here to check out the full list and support our local businesses!
Equip Your Team to Work Remote
Having the ability to allow your workforce to work remotely is extremely important right now. If you are unsure how to enable remote working capabilities for your team, InsITe Business Solutions is ready to help! They're offering a free consultation with one of their Advisors to discuss remote work enablement for your team, among multiple other beneficial offers to get your team started working remotely. Visit their website to learn more and get started.
Learn how to Thrive at Work and at Home with these Webinars
Five Capitals is offering free webinars to help you thrive both at work and at home during this season. From conquering your top business challenges to learning how to manage your work stress and anxiety, these webinars will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to become a better leader both at home and at work. To view all of their webinars, visit their website.
Create an 'Ohana while Sheltering at Home
We are now in a time of physical isolation, but physical distance does not have to mean a lack of connection or lack of community. We cannot visit with one another in person, but there are so many other ways to connect and express our love and concern for one another that doesn’t require physical proximity. During this time of shelter at home, how can we stay connected to our community? Learn how to create an 'Ohana with the latest blog post from Standup for the Cure.
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