The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought disaster upon small businesses and the people and communities dependent upon them, with Fortune estimating over 100,000 closures. But the forces pushing down on small businesses have been with us for the better part of the last 20 years, with the rise of financialization, conglomeration, and platform enterprise achieving unprecedented scale and competitive advantage. Promising solutions exist. This webinar series will draw public, policymaker, and entrepreneur awareness of these opportunities. We will catalyze a conversation about the post-pandemic economy, and elevate the role of entrepreneurial support infrastructure for existing independent and new business startups. Participants will hear from researchers, executives, and entrepreneurs driving these innovations.
• Become aware of challenges facing small businesses in policy, markets, and fair competition
• Learn alternative community economic development strategies used by communities in addressing these challenges
• Be exposed to new business models and understand how to actively tackle these challenges through innovative business models.
• Economic Development Professionals, Researchers, and Students • Policymakers
• Entrepreneurs and the Impact Investment Community
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