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Coping with COVID-19, Creative Solutions for Business

The topic on everybody’s mind is the novel (new) Coronavirus (COVID-19). As everyone is doing their part to help stop the spread of this virus, we here at Advance Iowa wanted to share resources available to small business owners in Iowa.

Latest Updates for Businesses

Upcoming Live Webinars:

Archived Videos:

The Three R's: Restaurants, Retail and Reopening - What to do and How to Do it​t

With Jessica Dunker - President and CEO, Iowa Restaurant Association

May 20, 2020 | 10am

Marketing & Merchandising - Reinvention when COVID Meets Main Street​t

With Kim Bear - Executive Director, Cedar Falls Community Main Street
Jenny Bagenstos - Owner, Here's What's Poppin' - Cedar Falls & Waterloo

May 14, 2020 | 10am 



Creative Pivots for Restaurants during COVID-19 t

With Matt Lamos, East Bremer Diner

May 1, 2020 | 10am 




Online Retail during COVID-19​ t

With Katie Bjerke, Hatchlings & Hens

April 30, 2020 | 10am 



Insurance and COVID-19, Business Insurance Consideration t

With Andrea Rodgers, Accel Group

April 23, 2020 | 10am 



It's Lonely at the Top; Networking with Peers During the Pandemic t

With Jack Hasken, President and CEO of Jackson Manufacturing and Lori Fey, CEO of Wady Industries

April 22, 2020 | 10am 



OSHA and COVID-19; Business Coronavirus Response Plan

With Lisa Hingst, Accel Group

April 16, 2020 | 10am

Coronavirus Response Plan

Essential Employee Travel Authorization Letter

Continuing to Work as an Essential Employee Letter

PPP Aplication Walkthrought

With Amy Dutton, UNI SBDC Director​

April 14, 2020 | 10am



Iowa COVID-19 Business Survey Resultst

With Drew Conrad, UNI IDM and Christy Ryken, UNI SMS​

April 13, 2020 | 10am

Read the Executive Summary Here


Managing in Turbulant Times-COVID19 Discussiont

With Dan Bumblauskas, UNI

April 10, 2020 | 10am

COVID White Paper Request


CAREs Act and You t

With Joe Kristan CPA, EideBailly​

April 09, 2020 | 10am



Making Bankruptcy a Last Resort t

With Jeff Goetz, Bradshaw Law Firms

 April 08, 2020 | 10am



Where's the Free Money? (Slides)t

With CBGI Staff

April 07, 2020 | 10am



Navigating Families & Business in a time of Crisis!t

With Nathan Taylor, UNI Applied Human Services

April 03,2020 | 10am



Taking Care of Yourself and Others During Times of Stresst

With Jake Schaeffer, LMHC, Cedar Valley Counseling Services

April 02, 2020 | 10am



How Fareway is Meeting Customer Demand and Focusing on Employee Safetyt

With Reynolds Cramer, Fareway CEO

April 01, 2020 | 10am



Keeping in Touch with your Customers when they are all at Homet

WIth Zach Everman, Pixel Labs

April 01, 2020 | 2pm



The Grief Process at Workt

With Celina Peerman, The Peerman Group

March 31, 2020 | 10am



Distress Loans: Lessons from the 2008 floodst

WIth Scott Swenson, SBDC Kirkwood College

March 31, 2020 | 2pm



FFCRA - What is it and How does it apply to my business? Slidest

With Brenda LeMarche, BRL HR Consulting

March 30, 2020 | 10am



Planning During Disruptiont

WIh Jordan Vernoy, CNP

March 30, 2020 | 2pm



State of Iowa Business Resourcest

WIth Amy Kuhlers, IDEA

March 27, 2020 | 2pm



SBA Iowa Disaster Recovery Programst

WIth Dave Lentell, SBA Iowa

March 26, 2020 | 10am



Cash Flow Management During Crisist

Steve Lindaman, Veridian Credit Union

March 26, 2020 | 2pm



COVID-19 & Unemployment Law Changest

With Danielle Smid, BrownWinick

March 25, 2020 | 10am



Flexibility and Productivity During COVIDt

WIth Phil Jones, Rada

March 25, 2020 | 2pm



Coping with COVID-19 Intro and Topicst

March 24, 2020 | 10am




Managing a Virtual Workstafft

With Josh McNary

March 24, 2020 | 2pm





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