The #TeamPTBO business support team including Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, Community Futures Peterborough and Innovation Cluster – Peterborough & the Kawarthas have developed a virtual workshop series for businesses in the region.
COVID-19 is already impacting and shifting how consumers and businesses behave. Many businesses in the region have encouraged remote working in both tech and non-tech companies alike.
To address the many concerns surrounding how this will impact businesses in our region, the business support organizations in Peterborough and the Kawarthas have created a free workshop series that will be available over Zoom Conferencing for up to 100 participants. Based on the Hands-ON workshop series model that the Innovation Cluster delivers on a regular basis, they will now bring their Innovation Partner experts forward that are relevant to the current crisis. All businesses in Peterborough will have access to the workshops in the series.
“This workshop series will ensure that businesses have the information they need to make educated decisions during these times,” says President of the Innovation Cluster, John Gillis. “Many of the shifts will create long-term disruption that will shape our local businesses for years to come.”
The workshops that will be offered are (with more to be announced):
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12pm: Hands-ON: Navigating Human Resources during COVID-19 with Savino HR
Wednesday April 1 at 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Branding and Marketing for Your Small Business, Madeleine Hurrell (PKED)
Monday April 6 at 10:00 am-11:30 am: Business Planning and Utilizing the Business Model Canvas, Madeleine Hurrell (PKED)
Workshops will cover topics that are often delivered by the #TeamPTBO group, like intellectual property, marketing and cash flow, but will also include workshops specifically focused on how businesses operate around the current COVID-19 situation.
These online workshops serve as one of the multiple ways #TeamPTBO is continuing their support to businesses during this difficult time.
Updates and a full list of workshops, as well as information on COVID-19 can be found at: http://www.innovationcluster.ca/whats-happening/covid-19/