Free Webinars

Many of California's small business and economic and workforce development organizations are hosting free webinars that address key issues local communities, businesses, and workers are facing during the coronavirus emergency.  Please use the links below to review current webinar listings and don't forget to check the "On-Demand" selection for previously recorded webinars.

Sign-up for Daily Calls with the SBA

  • The US Small Business Administration is hosting daily calls at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to share information and answer questions about the federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program.  Participants can join by phone or through Zoom with the access numbers being distributed to individuals on the SBA interested parties list.  Link to sign-up to receive information about these SBA hosted calls:  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/subscriber/new?topic_id=USSBA_76

On-Demand Webinars Hosted by Stakeholder Groups

On-Demand Webinars Related to a Specific Topic

  • The California Community Action Partnership Association and California Community Economic Development Association are hosting an on-demand webinar, SBA Funding Options for Community Action Agencies and CDCs During COVID-19.  View this webinar at any time at this link:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/5595677863162718219

  • The Journal of Commerce and IHS Markit, sponsored by Blume Global, Schneider, and Polaris Intermodal, are hosting three on-demand webinars designed to provide what would otherwise have been missed from the cancellation of TPM20, a conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community.  Topics include economic, trade, and container shipping outlooks; the state of logistics technology; and trucking and intermodal outlooks.  All three webinars can be accessed here:  https://www.joc-tpm.com/tpm20-what-we-missed

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has launched an on-demand COVID-19 webinar series.  GO-Biz will use these webinars to provide updates from the Office of the Small Business Advocate, the Business Investment Services Unit, the International and Sustainable Freight and Goods Movement teams on resources, and other guidance and state actions taken to assist businesses.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAHT1HJyJUc&feature=youtu.be

  • The California Entrepreneurship Task Force, with the support of the Office of the Small Business Advocate at GO-Biz, and in partnership with Univision FaceBook Live, is hosting a Spanish-language on-demand webinar for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  https://business.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5584683c65b290d6b108f6d51&id=11a319a0c1&e=a02db4d6c4

  • The California Women Business Center hosts an on-demand webinar that walks people through how to apply for the EIDL using the new simplified process. https://sdwbc.ecenterdirect.com/events/5594

  • The Inland Empire Economic Center, which is a part of IEEP, conducted a survey of employers in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to see how they have been impacted by the CIVID-19 pandemic and the efforts put in place to slow its spread. An on-demand webinar about the survey findings is available.   https://vimeo.com/403101288

  • CDFA and BNY Mellon are hosting an on-demand webinar, The Performance of Social Impact Bonds.  During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, presenters explore if the performance of social impact bonds (SIBs) is living up to expectations and how SIBs can be used as a tool for community development.  To view:  https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/ordredirect.html?open&id=webcast121.html

  • CDFA is hosting an on-demand webinar, Disaster Recovery for the Food System.  During this first installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, presenters explore creative financing efforts being launched to support our local food economies during this time of COVID-19.  To view:  https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/ordredirect.html?open&id=foodsystemswebinar1.html

  • The Small Business Administration is hosting a series of webinars on COVID-19 program, as well as business fundamentals, including cash-flow forecasting and credit score repair.  To view:  https://www.sba.gov/events/find/?dateRange=all&distance=200&pageNumber=1&q=webinar&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, Maximize your PPP Loan's Forgiveness.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13048

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, Covid-19 and Capital for Small Business (PPP Focus).  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12984

  • Assemblymember Todd Gloria and the San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC are hosting an on-demand webinar, Small Business Assistance during Covid-19.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13004

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, Complete your Safe Reopen Plan.  This is part of SBDC’s Adapt Series.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13114

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, 2020 Instagram Strategy Webinar - Covering COVID-19.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12987

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, Government Contracting Series Module 1: Establishing a Foundation for Success.  Upon the conclusion of Module 1, participants will receive the registration link for Module 2.  New clients can complete all 9 modules to schedule an appointment with an advisor.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/12943

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, Guidelines for Restaurants.  This is part of SBDC’s Adapt Series.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13152

  • The San Diego and Imperial Network SBDC is hosting an on-demand webinar, Guidelines for Retail Stores.  This is part of SBDC’s Adapt Series.  To view:  https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13151

  • Procopio and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce are hosting an on-demand webinar, Return to Work – Employer Do's and Don'ts.  To view:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmC5NweS7Sg&feature=youtu.be

Monday, June 29

  • Asset Funders Network is hosting a webinar on June 29 at 11:00 am, Saving Our Small Businesses: It’s Now or Never.  This is an informal conversation with your peers where all participants will share their strategies to support small business owners both during this crisis and beyond.  Organizers would like members to highlight any new or innovative ways, beyond investing into CDFIs, which they are investing in or considering, including longer-term policy level solutions.  Registration:  https://assetfunders.org/event/whos-being-left-out-of-the-small-business-stimulus/

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • The US International Trade Administration is hosting a webinar on July 8 at 10:00 am, Defense and Security Opportunities in the Caribbean Region.  Registration:  https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=0QHL

  • CDFA and the Alliance for Rural Impact are hosting a webinar on July 8 at 11:00 am, Access to Capital and Community Facilities.  This is part of a series of webinars designed to serve rural America and the unique challenges they face, covering both the immediate development finance solutions that communities can implement to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 as well as the tools and resources being developed to rebuild.  Registration:  https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/0/CA11216D15C8392D8825853E006682A0

  • Independent Cities Association is hosting a webinar on July 8 at 11:00 am, Resetting the Economic Development Table After the COVID-19 Great Shutdown.  Topics will include land use & occupancy, sector recovery projections, commercial space viability, and economic development tools and strategies, among others.  Registration:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1797552385542089227

July 14, 2020 and Beyond

  • The Council of Development Finance Agencies and Bricker & Eckler are hosting a webinar on July 14 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Focusing on Sustainability Using PACE.  This webinar is part of a series highlighting high level discussions on issues impacting the clean energy sector including education, PACE transactions, program design, new construction PACE, complex transactions, and other topics.  Registration:  https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/0/310E3508E7BE16DC8825853B005601D6

  • Central Valley SCORE is hosting a webinar on July 16 at 10:00 am, Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely.  Registration:  https://centralvalley.score.org/event/connect-customers-and-manage-your-business-remotely

  • Central Valley SCORE is hosting a webinar on July 21 at 11:00 am, Prepare to Persevere - The Future of Technology & Business.  Presenters will discuss the latest trends in technology, how those trends will affect businesses, new opportunities, and where venture capitalists are focusing their attention and investments.  Registration:  https://centralvalley.score.org/event/prepare-persevere-future-technology-business

  • CAMEO is hosting its Advocacy Day 2020 online on July 21 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  The deadline to RSVP and have a meeting with your legislator is July 14, 2020.  CAMEO will also hold a preparation online meeting, date/time TBD.  Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cameo-advocacy-day-2020-registration-95760216385

  • Poster Guard and HRdirect are hosting a webinar on July 22 at 11:00 am, Poster Compliance Audit: Are You Up to Date with the Latest Requirements?  Presenters will discuss the latest posting changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mandatory posting and notification requirements for remote workers, additional requirements for businesses in certain industries or with Spanish-speaking employees, common areas overlooked, mistakes to avoid, and potential fines and liabilities for posting violations.  Registration:  https://globalmeetwebinar.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1327417&tp_key=ca4ce8303c&sti=cr-invite

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development is hosting a webinar on July 23 at noon, Freedom from Contaminants and Pests.  This is part of the Health@Home series designed for affordable housing developers and housing program managers interested in integrating healthy homes and/or energy retrofits with healthy principles in one or more projects.  Registration:  https://www.hudexchange.info/news/health-at-home-webinar-series/

  • The Council of Development Finance Agencies and Bricker & Eckler are hosting a webinar on August 11 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Policy and the Future of PACE.  This webinar is part of a series highlighting high level discussions on issues impacting the clean energy sector including education, PACE transactions, program design, new construction PACE, complex transactions, and other topics.  Registration:  https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/0/310E3508E7BE16DC8825853B005601D6

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development is hosting a webinar on September 1 at noon, Mold and Moisture: Keeping a Home Dry and Safe.  This is part of the Health@Home series designed for affordable housing developers and housing program managers interested in integrating healthy homes and/or energy retrofits with healthy principles in one or more projects.  Registration:  https://www.hudexchange.info/news/health-at-home-webinar-series/

  •  The Council of Development Finance Agencies and Bricker & Eckler are hosting a webinar on September 22 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, PACE Program Capitalization.  This webinar is part of a series highlighting high level discussions on issues impacting the clean energy sector including education, PACE transactions, program design, new construction PACE, complex transactions, and other topics.  Registration:  https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/0/310E3508E7BE16DC8825853B005601D6

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development is hosting a webinar on October 8 at noon, Bringing it Home: The Energy Plus Health Equation, Maintenance, and Active Design.  This is part of the Health@Home series designed for affordable housing developers and housing program managers interested in integrating healthy homes and/or energy retrofits with healthy principles in one or more projects.  Registration:  https://www.hudexchange.info/news/health-at-home-webinar-series/

 

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