• The Art of the Pivot: Strategies for Developing a Flexible Business Model

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    Name: The Art of the Pivot: Strategies for Developing a Flexible Business Model
    Date: July 21, 2021
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
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    Event Description:

    2021 Webinar Series

    Welcome to our 2021 Professional Development Webinar Series. We are thrilled to be able to bring you this series of monthly webinars with helpful and practical tools to navigate the new normal.

    Experts in their fields will show you all you need to know from legal considerations to best practices in digital advertising; from brand identity to effective sales techniques; from actionable advice on marketing and communication best practices to help your small business succeed in 2021 and beyond. 

    July Webinar Topic

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused changes to business models in every industry, and listening to customer's wants and needs has never been so important. Join us and learn how three business owners pivoted to extend their brand identity using technology and social media with customer feedback at the centre of these changes.  The discussion will include how to track essential data about your business and how to use that data to make your next move. This session will include time for Q&A on how you can apply these concepts to your specific industry.

    Takeaways will include:
    • tips for listening to your customer's new behaviors
    • identifying customers as key influencers.

    Who is our Speaker?

    Julienne (Julie) Shields is the President and CEO of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and started in that role in March of 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic.  Since that time, she facilitated the transition of the board from an operating board to a governing board, shepherded the organization from its traditional in-person conference to its first virtual conference, and invested in digital and virtual competencies and platforms to prepare for hybrid and additional virtual events in the future.

    Prior to this role, she was the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University and an entrepreneur in her own right launching a tech startup out of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign?s EnterpriseWorks incubator.

    When she is not focusing her efforts on USASBE's mission of advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice, she raises her four children and operates a Welsh pony conservation program with her husband.

    Not a Chamber Member?

    Although we are committed to providing resources to all businesses in our community, membership with our Chamber does have it's benefits! Check out our website for more information about the benefits of joining our organization: https://www.oprfchamber.org/benefits  

    This webinar will be on Zoom.
    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    9am - 10am 
    Contact Information:
    Liz Holt
    OPRF Chamber Members - $15
    Non-Members are welcome - $30
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