BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU® + PORTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE + GORHAM SAVINGS BANK PRESENT:
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020
LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
THE CONFERENCE STARTS IN:
LEARN. GROW. CONNECT.
Spend a day working ON your business, not IN your business.
Learn from industry experts & thought leaders on an array of topics to help you grow personally & professionally, and provide actionable steps to help your business thrive!
The Small Business Summit will give you the tools you need to better your business!
Ali AL Dhamen
Information Security Officer, Gorham Savings Bank
Fraud Program Manager,
Gorham Savings Bank
KMA Human Resources Consulting Services
Sewall House Yoga Retreat
flyte new media
Nu-Yar Business Consulting
Senior Area Manager,
Small Business Administration
Virtual Small Business Summit Agenda + Details
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Choose your own experience!
Stay connected the entire time or join the sessions that work with your schedule!
WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS
Better Business Bureau® + Portland Chamber of Commerce + Gorham Savings Bank
Welcome to the Small Business Summit!
PREVENTING FRAUD, STRATEGIES FOR MAINE BUSINESSES
Ali AL Dhamen + Molly Morrill, Gorham Savings Bank
Fraud and cybersecurity attacks can be devastating to a business, if they’re not prepared. Learn about the latest fraud trends, some mitigating strategies, and cybersecurity best practices.
HR + TALENT PLANNING AS YOUR
Rhoda McVeigh, KMA Human Resources Consulting Services
Successful companies will be those that anticipate and plan for the people-side of their business and their employees' updated expectations. This program will help prepare your business for reopening the workplace after COVID-19.
UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATIONS: MESSAGES THAT CONNECT DURING COVID TIMES
Paula Mahony, Words@Work
In this workshop we will discuss how messages and marketing need to change in order to successfully connect with target audiences. We’ll look at how brain chemistry influences decision making and simple but effective ways to communicate.
MEDITATION FOR CALMING THE MIND AND BODY
Donna Davidge, Sewall House Yoga Retreat
Let's take a break for lunch and enjoy meditating to calm the body and mind with Donna Davidge of Sewall House Yoga Retreat.
HOW TO GENERATE MORE REVENUE FROM YOUR WEBSITE
Rich Brooks, flyte new media
Making your website more findable and more functional will greatly increase your online leads and sales. In this session, you'll discover specific, actionable items you can implement to increase your visibility, traffic, and revenue from your website.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS NOW! NINE STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Michelle Neujahr, Nu-Yar Business Consulting
Business owners will be challenged to overcome their current obstacles, renew the passion they once had for their business and figure out which strategies they need to focus on in order to reach a new level of success. Michelle will share her "9 Strategies for Business GROWTH," a valuable toolbox, attendees can use to grow their business in 2020.
RECOVERING AND MOVING FORWARD WITH THE SBA
Brad Currie, Small Business Administration
Brad will share the Small Business Administration's programs and services to help small business owners recover, regain control, and grow in 2020.
WHY WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE
SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT
The first half of 2020 has upended the plans that many small business owners across our state and country had for their businesses. The SBA has responded with several programs to assist small businesses in surviving this crisis and return to work. We’re excited to participate in this event to help get the word out about the wide variety of programs and services available to help small businesses as they pivot to address the changing market.
The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Better Business Bureau and Gorham Savings Bank to present this meaningful event. The Chamber remains committed to the 1,000+ small business members that are most affected by COVID-19 and will continue to bring resources like this to the community.
Portland Chamber of Commerce