Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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SCORE Manasota 
SCORE Manasota 

Got My CARES Act Loan - "NOW What?"

 Inoculate your small business against COVID-19!

May 27, 2020
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM via Zoom

This webinar will be presented online via Zoom; pre-register now and you will receive the Meeting ID information and password the morning of the webinar. The workshop is free for all registrants and will begin promptly at 5:30 PM.

If you are the recipient of a CARES Act loan, including PPP, EIDL, payroll tax deferral, etc. and you need ideas for maximizing the benefits of these support programs, including how to apply for loan forgiveness, SCORE can help.

If you want to learn more about how federal, state, and local government health and safety guidelines are working to open small businesses and the economy - SCORE can help.

If you need ideas to transform your business in the new "stay at home" digital economy, that was developing before the COVID- 19 crisis, but has now accelerated - this is the webinar for you.

This live webinar will present the following topics:

1. Latest update on the CARES Act programs:
  • Status of PPP and EIDL loan application programs
  • PPP loan forgiveness new rules
  • Tax credits for furloughed workers
  • New details regarding claiming Florida unemployment benefits
  • Main Street Lending Program Update
2. How to digitally transform Marketing, Sales and Customer Experiences:
  • Digitalizing your Marketing Mix (4 Ps of Marketing)
  • Leverage all digital channels (Social Media, Email, Web, Paid Ads...)
  • Turning your outside sales into an inside salesforce
  • Creating customer intimacy in an environment of social distancing

Don't miss this presentation from our chapter Digital Marketing specialist, Nabil Freij, and our chapter CARES Act subject matter expert, Barry Portugal. We expect a very informative 90-minute presentation followed by a lively Q&A session where we will do our best to answer your questions and/or help you brainstorm ideas on how best to move your business forward.

Event Speakers

Nabil Freij

Nabil worked for several large and small companies in varying engineering and management positions including founding and running a small business from 1996 to 2019. A problem solver and entrepreneur, he draws from his various technical and management skills to streamline business processes and operations, minimizing costs and maximizing profitability. Skilled in all aspects of running a small business including Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, IT and HR. Author of Enabling Globalization, he is trilingual and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, an MS from Brown University, and an MBA from Bryant University.

Tom Garove

Tom retired in 2013, after a 40-year career with General Motors Corporation. Starting as a college co-op student, Tom held management positions in auto assembly and Executive positions in dealer field management, finance, customer relations and contact center management. Tom completed his career at GM with a six -year assignment in Shanghai where he established GM’s dealer network plan in China. Following his retirement, he was recruited by Jaguar - Land Rover to return to Shanghai to assist in establishing the dealer network plan for the new Jaguar-Land Rover - Chery joint venture. Tom’s knowledge base also includes marketing, finance, call center IT, franchise administration, accounting, and creating business plans. He holds a BA degree in Industrial Administration from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) in Flint, Michigan.

Barry Portugal

Barry retired after 36 years as president of a health care industry management consulting firm. His firm has worked with hospitals, healthcare systems, and large physician groups to develop operational, strategic and financial aspects of their organizations. Barry’s expertise is helping clients develop and implement strategic business plans and marketing plans; as well as identifying opportunities for performance improvement in existing businesses. He has extensive experience in getting to the heart of complex operational, organizational, and financial issues necessary to grow his client’s businesses. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration from the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania.