Suffolk County has introduced an enlargement of a collection of workshops for small enterprise house owners searching for assist navigating the pandemic.
The workshops, a public-private partnership run by Shift Group in a partnership with Stony Brook College’s College of Enterprise and Suffolk Ahead, are designed to present small companies the instruments essential to survive the financial downturn introduced on by COVID-19. This system is funded with financial assist from Financial institution of America.
The brand new workshops, the primary of which is able to run in December, adopted by a second collection in January, will accommodate between 200 to 300 small Suffolk County companies, in line with Manuel London, dean of the Faculty of Enterprise at Stony Brook College.
Tom Moebus of Shift Group, a web-based schooling firm coaching entrepreneurs, stated the small enterprise house owners are assigned to small groups within the digital coaching applications — which have already been occurring on a pilot foundation. The enterprise house owners, with the assistance of Stony Brook college, talk about the problems they’re dealing with and share concepts with different small enterprise house owners within the workshops. The Shift Group additionally gives them with its personal customized “easy software gearbox” to make the most of of their restoration, Mr. Moebus stated.
“It is going to assist them overcome the obstacles and … create a brand new technique to work into the longer term,” he added.
Mr. Moebus stated that working intently collectively enterprise can typically transfer ahead extra shortly.
“When working in a determined state of affairs for some time they run out of concepts,” he stated of normally artistic entrepreneurs.
Dave Calone of Suffolk Ahead and County Government Steve Bellone stated the steering is much more vital now. Mr. Bellone warned of a rising second wave of coronavirus instances and Mr. Calone warned entrepreneurs could quickly really feel the consequences of a scarcity of renewed financial restoration help from the federal authorities.
“That is one thing we began within the spring …,” Mr. Calone stated, “but it surely’s extra vital now than ever.”
Small enterprise house owners fascinated by this system can register on the Shift Group web site at shiftgroup.com/pandemic-shift.