WELCOME TO THE SMALL BIZ SUPPORT NETWORK
It takes a village to start, grow and sustain a vibrant small business community. Together our community is collaborating—with a sense of urgency and compassion—to address the needs of Birmingham’s entrepreneurs.
PAST TOPICS INCLUDE…
Event planning + marketing now for the post-pandemic era
Nannette Shaeffer, Valley Bank Senior Marketing Manager
It might feel like your event planning world is on hold because of Covid-19, but we’re here to help you keep things moving so you’ll be even better prepared when we’re back to business.
Modifying your staff + talent structure for Covid-19 and beyond
Melva Tate, Tate Associates HR + Human Capital Strategic Consultant
Teams look different due to Covid-19 and you want to ensure you’re well-staffed, compliant and communicating policies effectively during this crisis and when the economy reopens.
Sustainable Restaurant Operations + Effective Leadership now and later
Randy Adamy, Restaurant Consultant + Former Owner of O’ Henry’s Coffee
From curbside to doorstep delivery, our restaurant industry has required a major pivot. Leading a team through such massive change requires strategic, yet compassionate leadership.
Talent development, retention and compliance during crisis
Heather Russell, BMSS Accounting HR Manager
Attempting to comply with HR regulations, navigating layoffs and unemployment requires the right support to lead your teams through Covid-19 and beyond.
Content strategy, messaging and tactics for a virtual era
Jess Brown, BIG Communications Content Strategy Lead
Covid-19 has pushed small businesses totally virtual, requiring well-thought-out strategies, an understanding of your customers’ needs, and crafting messages to connect—all online.