Business strategy help for USVI Small Businesses is the centerpiece of the webinar, “Small Business Conversations from the Frontline: Problems and Solutions.” This webinar will take place on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Oriented towards facilitating small business sustainability and resilience, the webinar will be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands School of Business in conjunction with the US Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center, Blacks on Wallstreet (a non-profit organization aimed at closing the opportunity gap for minorities), and Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) in St. Kitts. There will be an opportunity for a business that registers for the webinar to be eligible to win a consultation session with business school faculty.
This webinar will focus on uplifting small businesses that have been severely affected by the current global pandemic, many whom have been forced to reimagine their business as they reenter the economy. The voices of small business owners who are struggling in this time of the coronavirus and the voices of small business owners who have been resilient during these times will be the key features of this webinar.
The webinar will provide a forum for these businesses to share best practices for surviving COVID-19’s economic impact. In the first part of the webinar, local businesses that have been struggling in the COVID-19 environment will describe some of their specific challenges. Following this segment, the webinar will proceed with hearing other local businesses share best practice strategies they have used to minimize the negative impact of COVID-19 on business operations and continuity. Representatives from the USVI Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and the USVI Bureau of Internal Revenue will also participate on the webinar.