Calendar

Jun
3
Wed
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online

The Faculty at UW Foster School of Business has put together a seven part workshop series “COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growthto support businesses emerge successfully from the COVID-19 crisis.  Register for one, two or all seven workshops.  We recommend you take advantage of this opportunity to capture insights which will help you successfully weather 2020 and emerge stronger in 2021.

As owners of small- and medium-sized businesses are adjusting to economic changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty from the University of Washington Foster School of business are offering 7 workshops to help businesses pivot to new opportunities. Please join us for all of them or just a few as your schedule permits.

DATES: Every Wednesday from May 13 to June 24

TIME: 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific Time

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required (see below)

Adapting Your business to the COVID-19 Reality and Beyond – May 13 – Jeff Shulman, Professor of Marketing

The needs of consumers and businesses will be substantially different during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Attendees will hear what to expect in the months ahead and will leave inspired and prepared to adapt their businesses to survive and ultimately thrive in the new normal.

The Coronavirus Pivot: Customer Discovery Strategy for Your Business – May 20 –Emer Dooley, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship with Reggie Brown, Owner of Nutress Hair

Once businesses start to open, life will not be the same. This session will cover ways to look at serving customers in different ways based on the business you have today. To survive and grow, businesses will need to find new customers and new ways to reach old and new customers.

Cash and Debt in Good and Bad Times – May 27 – Thomas Gilbert, Associate Professor of Finance. The precipitous drop in demand from consumers, businesses, and government has added pressure for businesses to manage cash and their debts wisely. This workshop will explore how to maintain liquidity over the next 12-24 months while the economy gradually re-opens.

Negotiating with Employees, Vendors, and Other Business Partners – June 3 –Elizabeth Umphress, Associate Professor of Management. As employees, consumers, businesses and governments manage through the crisis, business owners will need to re-negotiate written and unwritten contracts ranging from employee sick leave to rent payment and from payments from corporate customers to loan terms with creditors. This workshop will help business owners to hone their negotiating skills.

Inventory and Supply Chain Management in Volatile Times – June 10 – Shi Chen, Assistant Professor of Operations Management. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter global supply chains and businesses are needing to adapt new strategies to manage inventory. This workshop will explore supply chain challenges and strategies that businesses can use to ensure they can meet customer needs.

Leadership in Volatile times – June 17 – Christina Fong, Principal Lecturer of Management. Business owners are being asked to make decisions and lead their employees through times that none of us have been trained for. This workshop will highlight how business leaders can leverage  these complex, fast-changing, and uncertain contexts to create vision, purpose, and positive impact.  Our session will also include an exploration of how leaders can create, build and sustain resilience during times of crisis and challenge.  Christina Fong’s research and teaching focuses on building managers into leaders.

Reaching and Engaging Your Audience (or Your Customers) Using Technology While Keeping Social Distancing – June 24 – Shaosong Ou, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. Modern day information technologies such as the Internet and smartphones have enabled small businesses to expand their reach to a global scale. As the current COVID-19 pandemic keeps a large portion of the society at home and more dependent on the technologies, using them to reach and engage your customers is particularly important. This workshop will explore various technology-based channels through which small businesses can personalize the relationship with their customers without meeting them face-to-face.

Registration

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration deadline is 11:00 AM Pacific Time each Wednesday and a link to Zoom session will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday afternoons.

Jun
10
Wed
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online

The Faculty at UW Foster School of Business has put together a seven part workshop series “COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growthto support businesses emerge successfully from the COVID-19 crisis.  Register for one, two or all seven workshops.  We recommend you take advantage of this opportunity to capture insights which will help you successfully weather 2020 and emerge stronger in 2021.

As owners of small- and medium-sized businesses are adjusting to economic changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty from the University of Washington Foster School of business are offering 7 workshops to help businesses pivot to new opportunities. Please join us for all of them or just a few as your schedule permits.

DATES: Every Wednesday from May 13 to June 24

TIME: 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific Time

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required (see below)

Adapting Your business to the COVID-19 Reality and Beyond – May 13 – Jeff Shulman, Professor of Marketing

The needs of consumers and businesses will be substantially different during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Attendees will hear what to expect in the months ahead and will leave inspired and prepared to adapt their businesses to survive and ultimately thrive in the new normal.

The Coronavirus Pivot: Customer Discovery Strategy for Your Business – May 20 –Emer Dooley, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship with Reggie Brown, Owner of Nutress Hair

Once businesses start to open, life will not be the same. This session will cover ways to look at serving customers in different ways based on the business you have today. To survive and grow, businesses will need to find new customers and new ways to reach old and new customers.

Cash and Debt in Good and Bad Times – May 27 – Thomas Gilbert, Associate Professor of Finance. The precipitous drop in demand from consumers, businesses, and government has added pressure for businesses to manage cash and their debts wisely. This workshop will explore how to maintain liquidity over the next 12-24 months while the economy gradually re-opens.

Negotiating with Employees, Vendors, and Other Business Partners – June 3 –Elizabeth Umphress, Associate Professor of Management. As employees, consumers, businesses and governments manage through the crisis, business owners will need to re-negotiate written and unwritten contracts ranging from employee sick leave to rent payment and from payments from corporate customers to loan terms with creditors. This workshop will help business owners to hone their negotiating skills.

Inventory and Supply Chain Management in Volatile Times – June 10 – Shi Chen, Assistant Professor of Operations Management. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter global supply chains and businesses are needing to adapt new strategies to manage inventory. This workshop will explore supply chain challenges and strategies that businesses can use to ensure they can meet customer needs.

Leadership in Volatile times – June 17 – Christina Fong, Principal Lecturer of Management. Business owners are being asked to make decisions and lead their employees through times that none of us have been trained for. This workshop will highlight how business leaders can leverage  these complex, fast-changing, and uncertain contexts to create vision, purpose, and positive impact.  Our session will also include an exploration of how leaders can create, build and sustain resilience during times of crisis and challenge.  Christina Fong’s research and teaching focuses on building managers into leaders.

Reaching and Engaging Your Audience (or Your Customers) Using Technology While Keeping Social Distancing – June 24 – Shaosong Ou, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. Modern day information technologies such as the Internet and smartphones have enabled small businesses to expand their reach to a global scale. As the current COVID-19 pandemic keeps a large portion of the society at home and more dependent on the technologies, using them to reach and engage your customers is particularly important. This workshop will explore various technology-based channels through which small businesses can personalize the relationship with their customers without meeting them face-to-face.

Registration

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration deadline is 11:00 AM Pacific Time each Wednesday and a link to Zoom session will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday afternoons.

Jun
17
Wed
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online

The Faculty at UW Foster School of Business has put together a seven part workshop series “COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growthto support businesses emerge successfully from the COVID-19 crisis.  Register for one, two or all seven workshops.  We recommend you take advantage of this opportunity to capture insights which will help you successfully weather 2020 and emerge stronger in 2021.

As owners of small- and medium-sized businesses are adjusting to economic changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty from the University of Washington Foster School of business are offering 7 workshops to help businesses pivot to new opportunities. Please join us for all of them or just a few as your schedule permits.

DATES: Every Wednesday from May 13 to June 24

TIME: 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific Time

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required (see below)

Adapting Your business to the COVID-19 Reality and Beyond – May 13 – Jeff Shulman, Professor of Marketing

The needs of consumers and businesses will be substantially different during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Attendees will hear what to expect in the months ahead and will leave inspired and prepared to adapt their businesses to survive and ultimately thrive in the new normal.

The Coronavirus Pivot: Customer Discovery Strategy for Your Business – May 20 –Emer Dooley, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship with Reggie Brown, Owner of Nutress Hair

Once businesses start to open, life will not be the same. This session will cover ways to look at serving customers in different ways based on the business you have today. To survive and grow, businesses will need to find new customers and new ways to reach old and new customers.

Cash and Debt in Good and Bad Times – May 27 – Thomas Gilbert, Associate Professor of Finance. The precipitous drop in demand from consumers, businesses, and government has added pressure for businesses to manage cash and their debts wisely. This workshop will explore how to maintain liquidity over the next 12-24 months while the economy gradually re-opens.

Negotiating with Employees, Vendors, and Other Business Partners – June 3 –Elizabeth Umphress, Associate Professor of Management. As employees, consumers, businesses and governments manage through the crisis, business owners will need to re-negotiate written and unwritten contracts ranging from employee sick leave to rent payment and from payments from corporate customers to loan terms with creditors. This workshop will help business owners to hone their negotiating skills.

Inventory and Supply Chain Management in Volatile Times – June 10 – Shi Chen, Assistant Professor of Operations Management. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter global supply chains and businesses are needing to adapt new strategies to manage inventory. This workshop will explore supply chain challenges and strategies that businesses can use to ensure they can meet customer needs.

Leadership in Volatile times – June 17 – Christina Fong, Principal Lecturer of Management. Business owners are being asked to make decisions and lead their employees through times that none of us have been trained for. This workshop will highlight how business leaders can leverage  these complex, fast-changing, and uncertain contexts to create vision, purpose, and positive impact.  Our session will also include an exploration of how leaders can create, build and sustain resilience during times of crisis and challenge.  Christina Fong’s research and teaching focuses on building managers into leaders.

Reaching and Engaging Your Audience (or Your Customers) Using Technology While Keeping Social Distancing – June 24 – Shaosong Ou, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. Modern day information technologies such as the Internet and smartphones have enabled small businesses to expand their reach to a global scale. As the current COVID-19 pandemic keeps a large portion of the society at home and more dependent on the technologies, using them to reach and engage your customers is particularly important. This workshop will explore various technology-based channels through which small businesses can personalize the relationship with their customers without meeting them face-to-face.

Registration

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration deadline is 11:00 AM Pacific Time each Wednesday and a link to Zoom session will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday afternoons.

Jun
24
Wed
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online
Jun 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
UW COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth @ Online

The Faculty at UW Foster School of Business has put together a seven part workshop series “COVID-19: Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growthto support businesses emerge successfully from the COVID-19 crisis.  Register for one, two or all seven workshops.  We recommend you take advantage of this opportunity to capture insights which will help you successfully weather 2020 and emerge stronger in 2021.

As owners of small- and medium-sized businesses are adjusting to economic changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty from the University of Washington Foster School of business are offering 7 workshops to help businesses pivot to new opportunities. Please join us for all of them or just a few as your schedule permits.

DATES: Every Wednesday from May 13 to June 24

TIME: 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific Time

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is required (see below)

Adapting Your business to the COVID-19 Reality and Beyond – May 13 – Jeff Shulman, Professor of Marketing

The needs of consumers and businesses will be substantially different during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Attendees will hear what to expect in the months ahead and will leave inspired and prepared to adapt their businesses to survive and ultimately thrive in the new normal.

The Coronavirus Pivot: Customer Discovery Strategy for Your Business – May 20 –Emer Dooley, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship with Reggie Brown, Owner of Nutress Hair

Once businesses start to open, life will not be the same. This session will cover ways to look at serving customers in different ways based on the business you have today. To survive and grow, businesses will need to find new customers and new ways to reach old and new customers.

Cash and Debt in Good and Bad Times – May 27 – Thomas Gilbert, Associate Professor of Finance. The precipitous drop in demand from consumers, businesses, and government has added pressure for businesses to manage cash and their debts wisely. This workshop will explore how to maintain liquidity over the next 12-24 months while the economy gradually re-opens.

Negotiating with Employees, Vendors, and Other Business Partners – June 3 –Elizabeth Umphress, Associate Professor of Management. As employees, consumers, businesses and governments manage through the crisis, business owners will need to re-negotiate written and unwritten contracts ranging from employee sick leave to rent payment and from payments from corporate customers to loan terms with creditors. This workshop will help business owners to hone their negotiating skills.

Inventory and Supply Chain Management in Volatile Times – June 10 – Shi Chen, Assistant Professor of Operations Management. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter global supply chains and businesses are needing to adapt new strategies to manage inventory. This workshop will explore supply chain challenges and strategies that businesses can use to ensure they can meet customer needs.

Leadership in Volatile times – June 17 – Christina Fong, Principal Lecturer of Management. Business owners are being asked to make decisions and lead their employees through times that none of us have been trained for. This workshop will highlight how business leaders can leverage  these complex, fast-changing, and uncertain contexts to create vision, purpose, and positive impact.  Our session will also include an exploration of how leaders can create, build and sustain resilience during times of crisis and challenge.  Christina Fong’s research and teaching focuses on building managers into leaders.

Reaching and Engaging Your Audience (or Your Customers) Using Technology While Keeping Social Distancing – June 24 – Shaosong Ou, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. Modern day information technologies such as the Internet and smartphones have enabled small businesses to expand their reach to a global scale. As the current COVID-19 pandemic keeps a large portion of the society at home and more dependent on the technologies, using them to reach and engage your customers is particularly important. This workshop will explore various technology-based channels through which small businesses can personalize the relationship with their customers without meeting them face-to-face.

Registration

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration deadline is 11:00 AM Pacific Time each Wednesday and a link to Zoom session will be sent to all registered participants on Wednesday afternoons.

Sep
20
Sun
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Sep 25 all-day
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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Interested in participating? Submit your application to NMSDC.