Suffolk County has introduced an enlargement of a sequence of workshops for small enterprise house owners on the lookout for assist navigating the pandemic.
The workshops, a public-private partnership run by Shift Group in a partnership with Stony Brook College’s Faculty 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 can run in December, adopted by a second sequence in January, will accommodate between 200 to 300 small Suffolk County companies, in line with Manuel London, dean of the School of Enterprise at Stony Brook College.
Tom Moebus of Shift Group, a web-based schooling firm coaching entrepreneurs, mentioned 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, focus on the problems they’re dealing with and share concepts with different small enterprise house owners within the workshops. The Shift Group additionally supplies them with its personal customized “easy device gearbox” to make the most of of their restoration, Mr. Moebus mentioned.
“It’ll assist them overcome the obstacles and … create a brand new technique to work into the long run,” he added.
Mr. Moebus mentioned that working intently collectively enterprise can typically transfer ahead extra rapidly.
“When working in a determined scenario for some time they run out of concepts,” he mentioned of often inventive entrepreneurs.
Dave Calone of Suffolk Ahead and County Government Steve Bellone mentioned the steerage is much more necessary now. Mr. Bellone warned of a rising second wave of coronavirus circumstances and Mr. Calone warned entrepreneurs could quickly really feel the consequences of an absence of renewed financial restoration help from the federal authorities.
“That is one thing we began within the spring …,” Mr. Calone mentioned, “but it surely’s extra necessary now than ever.”
Small enterprise house owners fascinated by this system can register on the Shift Group web site at shiftgroup.com/pandemic-shift.