Getting it done!
Business webinar series

Learn how to pivot through the pandemic.

Join us each Tuesday for can't-miss conversations with businesses creating new ways to succeed and thrive through the COVID-19 challenges.

"Business as usual" means something different now.

What do a therapist, art teacher, yoga instructor, chamber of commerce, and winemaker have in common?

Don’t miss our Zoom business webinar series to find out.  

We’ll learn how all these businesses are creating new ways to engage, connect, and help customers.

In these inspiring and insightful conversations, you’ll find:

  • tips and ideas you can try on your business
  • how to balance long-term plans with short-term realities
  • building online community
  • rethinking retail
  • planning online events and experiences
  • tools and tactics
  • mistakes to avoid
  • brand authenticity
  • and much more

Tuesdays; Noon 12 pm EST, 9 am PST

On Zoom. Wherever you are … Someplace comfortable we hope. Register to get the link.

Folks just like you who own and run businesses. Some have been at it for a while, but others are only a year or two into their dream.

In the guest list below, you can learn more about each of them. What they have in common is how they have inspired us by thinking fast, trying new things, and adapting to the current challenges.

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Guests who are getting it done!

May 19

Genie Arnot

Social Studio

When making art is a social activity, how do you keep people creating together when the studio has to close?

Genie Arnot from Social Studio Baltimore talks about what she learned by taking her art studio from offline to online in a week.

What we’ll talk about:

  • Getting online fast
  • Teaching to diverse age groups online
  • Flexible business plans
  • and other stuff too
May 26

Nate & Sarah Walsh

Walsh Family Wine

This week, Nate & Sarah Walsh talk about their quick pivot from sell-out tasting room events to can’t miss Facebook Live tastings and reinvented retail wine experiences. 

We might even figure out why truly authentic branding and good wine pair so perfectly.

What we’ll talk about:

  • Creating memorable events
  • Navigating regulations and collaborations
  • Reimagining retail
  • and other stuff too
June 2

Colleen Kradel

Be Well Counseling

What happens when your patients are facing once in a generation levels of anxiety and can’t come in to see you face to face?

Colleen Kradel talks the pros and cons of tele-health, creating trust in online counseling, and how COVID-19 impacting her business plans.

What we’ll talk about:

  • Confronting discomfort
  • Showing empathy online
  • What do health and wellness look like now
  • and other stuff too
June 9

Tina Combs

Berkeley County West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

If your organization was the social connector and heart of the business community, how would you continue to serve during social distancing?

How do membership organizations get the flood of information coming at them to the businesses that desperately need it, keep the community connected, rethink a packed calendar of events and more and more?

What we’ll talk about:

  • Crisis management for yourself and others
  • What challenges are businesses sharing
  • Online event and meeting tips
  • and other stuff too
June 16

Whitney Ingram

Moving Mountains Yoga

What new moves did a yoga studio need to learn to be mindful of change and keep their small business moving during the stay at home season?

Whitney Ingram will teach us what she is learning from going virtual and then transitioning back to in-studio classes under current COVID-19 guidelines.

What we’ll talk about:

  • Choosing online tools
  • Balancing business and safety needs
  • Welcoming customers back into your space
  • and other stuff too
Additional guests

More being announced soon!

We’ll be announcing our other guests soon. Hang tight! 

Hosted by

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James Hersick

Principal + Director of Strategy and Design Impact

I'm a designer and brand strategist who helps purpose-driven organizations create solutions for people and places. I believe that success in business (and life) means positively growing, connecting, and sustaining people, purpose, profit, and place.

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Laurel Webster

Principal + Creative Director

I'm a designer, detail keeper, and facilitator with a passion for helping others succeed while making the world better along the way. The studio I've helped build is nationally-recognized as a design leader and advocate for the power of good design in people's lives.

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