Join us for a FREE three-part webinar series on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in the state and strategies for strengthening financial resilience to disruptions or change. Experts will present tips on evolving marketing, building business continuity, increasing operational flexibility, managing essential workforce and enhancing customer service.
Register for the second webinar here.
Presented in conjunction with Maintenance and Management School and sponsored by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association and the Georgia Urban Ag Council, this webinar is the second in a three-part series. It will include the following expert presentations:
- Introduction (Greg Huber, University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture)
- Overview of COVID-19: Impact and a Changing Reality (Julie Campbell, University of Georgia Department of Horticulture)
- Customer Service: Extending the Safety Message from Crew to Customer (Steve Newton, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center)
- Managing the Essential Workforce in a Pandemic: Crew Dynamics, Challenges, and Opportunities, Adaptations, Efficiencies (Teddy Russell, Russell Landscape)
- Q&A Forum & Industry Panel Discussion: Safety Precautions and Facility Adaptations (Kerry Shay, Victory Gardens; Steve Faber, Ruppert Landscape; Stan Deal, Verdesian Life Sciences; Pam Dooley, Plants Creative Landscapes; Mary Kay Woodworth, Georgia Urban Ag Council; and TJ Imberger, Spalding County) (Moderated by Jill Gambill, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant)
This series is made available through a CARES Act grant as a collaborative project of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, UGA Extension, UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Georgia Forestry Commission, Victory Gardens, Savannah Tree Foundation, City of Savannah, Georgia Green Industry Association, Georgia Urban Ag Council and Georgia Recreation and Parks Association