As a result of the pandemic, small business are needing to identify resources and opportunities to make a recovery, but also position themselves to be more resilient in the future by pivoting their business model and identifying new opportunities for growth. Our featured panelists will share current resources available to assist in recovery including grants and loans, tips on how to prepare your business to take advantage of resources including making sure the proper banking, accounting, payroll, and other practices are in place, and opportunities for growth including government contracting.
Featured Panelist Include:
Natalia Rodriguez-Hilt, Economic Mobility Assistant Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Jamie Walton, Indy Black Chamber of Commerce member and GEICO Indy Agency Owner
Julie Bede Garwood, Budget Analyst, City of Indianapolis Office of Minority and Women Business Development (OMWBD)
Kaliah Ligon, Local Director of Community Entrepreneurship, Forward Cities
Dolly Serrant, Director, Hispanic Business Council/BOI Business Coach
Imhotep Adisa, Director of the Kheprw Institute