Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely
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Discover Google tools that can help you work and manage your business during this time of uncertainty. Learn how to update critical business information online, keep your customers informed, conduct virtual meetings, and access important files from anywhere. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses.
UrbanMain & COVID-19: Responses from the Frontline
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit urban areas hardest, with research emerging on the disparate impacts on communities of color. Join this UrbanMain
webinar to hear how neighborhood commercial district managers are quickly responding with local policy initiatives, small business e-commerce tools, and grants to meet the needs of their communities.
Small Business Research Report
On April 9, Main Street America released "The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses: Findings from Main Street America’s Small Business Survey
:" a report showcasing the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the local economy. Join this program to better understand the survey results, recommended policy actions, and how Main Street communities can access local data for their participating businesses.
Leading through Crisis
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Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic requires commercial district professionals and volunteer leaders to shift their mindset from traditional work planning to leading a holistic recovery effort for their district. Join Norma Ramirez de Miess
to learn how Main Street leaders can guide revitalization through crisis and moving recovery efforts forward while also ensuring short-term and long-term organizational health.
Supporting Local Safely
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Main Street programs across the country have been moving rapidly to offer support to local businesses and the community as a whole. Join us for updates from the National Federation of Independent Businesses on the impact to the business community and current resources and guidance, followed by a panel discussion of local program directors.Investing on Main Street
EIG and Main Street America discuss programs and services designed to help communities maximize the potential of Opportunity Zones and share examples of local initiatives and investments aimed at strengthening businesses and Main Streets across the country.
Organizational Health Check-Up
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Effectively supporting small businesses in a Main Street community requires a strong foundation, but the COVID-19 pandemic will have short and long-term impacts on your organization’s financial health. Join this "check-up" with Kathy LaPlante
and Donna Ann Harris to learn how your organization should prepare to weather this crisis and think through long-term needs.