This webinar series is designed to connect small business owners in our communities to experts with insight on how we continue to navigate and evolve our businesses through COVID-19. We started out by offering two webinars a week as information was difficult to find. Now that we are months into the pandemic, information has become more readily available and we have begun to slow the frequency down to once or twice a month. We are also posting links to additional webinars we see offered that may be of value to you. Scroll down to see the schedule and past events. To register, click on the title of the topic you want to attend and submit your registration via ZOOM. Individual registration is required for each topic so the presenters can follow-up with a thank you e-mail. 

We are continuously evaluating new information to provide topics that serve the business community the most. If you have a topic you would like covered, please e-mail Darin Coble at darin@versabp.com .   

Lastly, please use the social media links at the bottom of the page to SHARE this series with your community, friends and family! 

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Upcoming Webinars 

Date
Speaker
Speaker

DrivingChange | Getting employees safely and strategically back to work

Join us for a short presentation to discover ways to safely get employees back to work through COVID-19 and beyond. Learn about the cultural repercussions that lockdowns have had on people and what that means for the safety and wellbeing of your employees and how that impacts overhead costs.

June 9

Tuesday

10:00 AM CST

REGISTER HERE

Marci Corry & AJ T. Cole
from DrivingChange by SAFE 2 SAVE
www.safe2save.org | @safe2save
 

 

SAFE 2 SAVE is a rewards-based incentive app that works to end distracted driving.

Available in the App Store + Google Play Store.

A great offering by the Houston Center SBDC business advising and training center of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network! 

It Is Time for Small Businesses to P.I.V.O.T!!! Where do we go from here?

It is time for small businesses to review the (P)andemic (I)ndicators (V)ersus (O)bstacles faced (T)oday. Today, there is no business as usual. Currently, small businesses face a new paradigm. As a business owner, we must begin to strategically plan to survive and thrive by equipping ourselves with the tools and resources needed. This presentation will explain how to give your business an assessment against the industry assessment. We will discuss the next steps for strategically planning how to phase up to return stronger and better.

May 29

Friday

9:30 AM CST

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Past Webinars (Recordings)

Recordings of past webinars are accessible by clicking each title below.

Date
Speaker 1
Speaker 2

Navigating the CARES Act and PPP Loan administration and forgiveness requirements

Open discussion around how small business owners can (and are) navigating the CARES Act and PPP Loan administration and forgiveness requirements. This panel is brought to you by Abb Cauthorn and the Anco Investment team in Bryan, TX.

CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19

Tuesday

COMPLETE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abb Cauthorn – Financial Advisor with the Anco Investment team in Bryan, TX.

 

Cameron Comire – Commercial Lending Officer with First Financial Bank in Bryan

  

 

Sadie Hooker- Third Party Administrator and Owner of Nova 401(K) Associates in Houston

 

 

 

Mitch Flax- 401(k) Sales Consultant with Mass Mutual in Austin (Covers Bryan/College Station)

 

 
Please join Versa Business Partners, ServPro, and StoredTech for a must attend panel discussion regarding the considerations you, as a business owner and/or manager, need to make during the re-opening of the NC economy.

Versa Business Partners will speak to HR best practices, ServPro will speak to needs for cleaning workspaces, and StoredTech will explore the technologies being offered to keep employees, vendors, and customers safe during reopening. 

CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

05/05/2020

COMPLETE

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce 

SERVPRO

Health & Safety Considerations in COVID-19

4/30/2020
COMPLETE

Mark Groves

Senior Risk Consultant

Employer Flexible

Jennifer Davis

PEO Sales Consultant

Employer Flexible

HR Considerations in COVID-19 (including eFMLA)

HR considerations around compliance (e.g., eFMLA), performance management, and preparing for a restart.

4/28/2020
COMPLETE

Darin Coble

Founder and Principal HR Consultant / Executive Coach

Versa Business Partners LLC

 

Visit with a local banker (Recorded Chamber Chat)

The Bryan / College Station Chamber of Commerce met with a panel of  local bankers. 

4/23/2020
COMPLETE

Phil Shackelford

Chair

Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce

 

Commercial & Health Insurance Considerations

(CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING)

4/21/2020
COMPLETE

Brandon Eisenman

Managing Director

W.E. Gibson Insurance, a Dean & Draper Co.

Angie Martinez, CLCS

Director of Employee Benefits

Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, L.P.

Update from Senator Cornyn & the SBA (Chamber Chat) 

4/16/2020

COMPLETE

Senator John Cornyn

United States Senator for Texas

Introduction: Small Business Association, Disaster Relief & CARES Act 

(CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING)

4/2/2020

COMPLETE

Jim Pillans, Director

Brazos Valley SBDC

Charlie Scroggins (CPA), President

Scroggins CPAs

Legal Considerations: Managing employees during COVID-19 and navigating a reduction, layoff, furlough, etc. 

(CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING)

4/7/2020

COMPLETE

Leigh Freeman, Principal

Leigh K. Freeman, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Baili Rhodes, Partner

West, Webb, Allbritton, & Gentry, P.C.

Continuing the Conversation: CARES Act

(CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING)

4/9/2020

COMPLETE

James Larkin (CPA), Partner

Thompson, Derrig & Craig, P.C.

 

IT: Evaluating Security Risks and Other IT Considerations for Remote Employees

(CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING)

4/14/2020

COMPLETE

Steven Sutton, CEO

TechBundle

 

Which topics are most pressing to your business? (Pick up to 3)
13 votes

As companies have quickly adapted to the work-from-home environment, new risks may exist to your hardware and data. Hackers have also accelerated their efforts to exploit any weaknesses they can find due to the COVID-19 impact on business operations. Steven Sutton, CEO of from TechBundle will share his insight and knowledge in what to consider regarding your infrastructure, policies, and processes.

Steven Sutton – CEO, TechBundle (College Station, TX)

The registration links will take you to a ZOOM landing page where you can register for this webinar and save the link and information to your calendar.   Participants can join by phone and/or computer. Questions can be submitted live via ZOOM or e-mailed separately to covid@versabp.com . 

This webinar is limited to the first 500 attendees. The session will be recorded and made available for replay at a later date.

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

We are continuously evaluating new information to provide topics that serve the business community the most. If you want to hear one topic over another or have any new topics you would like to see added to the list, e-mail us at covid@versabp.com .

Upcoming Topics

To register for future webinars, click on the topic title for each one you want to attend.

Date

COMPLETE – Introduction: Small Business Association, Disaster Relief & CARES Act   (CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING) COMPLETE – 4/2/2020 (Thursday)
Business and Employment Law Considerations 4/7/2020 (Tuesday)
Continuing the Conversation: CARES Act 4/9/2020 (Thursday)
IT: Evaluating Security Risks and Other IT Considerations for Remote Employees 4/14/2020 (Tuesday)
Sick Leave & Emergency FMLA (eFMLA)  TBD
Unemployment for Small Businesses TBD
Commercial Insurance Considerations TBD
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program TBD
Banking Considerations During a Pandemic TBD
Workers Compensation Considerations TBD
Managing Finances During a Pandemic TBD
Tax Implications, Tax Abatement, etc. TBD
Navigating Your Commercial Lease TBD
Safety & Health Considerations TBD
Maintaining a Remote Workforce TBD
Establishing a Business Continuity Plan TBD

 

This webinar series is designed to connect small business owners in our communities to experts with insight on how we continue to navigate and evolve our businesses through COVID-19.

Brought to you by a partnership between:

    

 

James Larkin, CPA from Thompson, Derrig & Craig, P.C. will provide an update on the CARES Act given the regulatory agencies and banks have had more time to settle their processes and offerings. 

James Larkin, CPA – Thompson, Derrig & Craig, P.C. (College Station, TX)

Thompson, Derrig & Craig, P.C.

The registration links will take you to a ZOOM landing page where you can register for this webinar and save the link and information to your calendar.   Participants can join by phone and/or computer. Questions can be submitted live via ZOOM or e-mailed separately to covid@versabp.com . 

This webinar is limited to the first 500 attendees. The session will be recorded and made available for replay at a later date.

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

We are continuously evaluating new information to provide topics that serve the business community the most. If you want to hear one topic over another or have any new topics you would like to see added to the list, e-mail us at covid@versabp.com .

Upcoming Topics

To register for future webinars, click on the topic title for each one you want to attend.

Date

COMPLETE – Introduction: Small Business Association, Disaster Relief & CARES Act   (CLICK HERE FOR A RECORDING)

4/2/2020 (Thursday)
Business and Employment Law Considerations 4/7/2020 (Tuesday)
Continuing the Conversation: CARES Act 4/9/2020 (Thursday)
IT: Evaluating Security Risks and Other IT Considerations for Remote Employees 4/14/2020 (Tuesday)
Sick Leave & Emergency FMLA (eFMLA)  TBD
Unemployment for Small Businesses TBD
Commercial Insurance Considerations TBD
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program TBD
Banking Considerations During a Pandemic TBD
Workers Compensation Considerations TBD
Managing Finances During a Pandemic TBD
Tax Implications, Tax Abatement, etc. TBD
Navigating Your Commercial Lease TBD
Safety & Health Considerations TBD
Maintaining a Remote Workforce TBD
Establishing a Business Continuity Plan TBD

 

This webinar series is designed to connect small business owners in our communities to experts with insight on how we continue to navigate and evolve our businesses through COVID-19.

Brought to you by a partnership between: