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Small Business and the COVID-19 Crisis: Answering Your Questions

NBC10 Boston's weekly small business webinar series answers questions facing small business owners and employees

Small businesses in Massachusetts and across the country have been seriously impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Many of them now have to exist in a very different manner than they did before -- and that's if they're able to continue operating at all.

With an eye toward helping local businesses navigate this new world, NBC10 Boston is offering a weekly small business webinar series to answer questions from small business owners and employees.

"Small Business and the COVID-19 Crisis," hosted by Brian Shactman, will be live on NBC10 Boston's Facebook page on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. You'll also be able to find past editions "on demand" right here on our website.

Joining us on June 9 to discuss Phase 2 of the state's reopening will be Bob Luz, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.

You can submit your questions live on Facebook or by emailing us ahead of time at web@necn.com with "Small Business and the COVID-19 Crisis" in the subject line.

You can watch previous editions below:

June 2: Reopening Cape Cod

Cape Cod: what’s open? What’s not? And what can you expect from a cape escape this week and later this summer?

May 26: Small Business and COVID Crisis Loans

It’s not too late to apply for a small business loan to help save your company. That’s just one key takeaway from our conversation with Quincy Miller. He is Vice Chair and President of Eastern Bank. And he has been on the frontlines of the efforts to help small businesses stay afloat by accessing federal loan program. Check out his conversation with NBC10’s Brian Shactman.

May 19: Reopening Retail in Massachusetts

Why are retailers in Massachusetts facing greater challenges than their counterparts in the other New England states? And how concerned are they about surviving? We have an engaging conversation with Jon Hurst, the President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts.

May 12: Nonprofits

What’s the best way to be charitable during the Covid-19 crisis? And how is the pandemic impacting nonprofits? Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of “Giving Done Right” has some suggestions that could impact how you think about your donations.

May 5: Restaurants -- The Future of the Industry

Jeff Gates, Partner in the Aquitaine Group and Chairman of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association does not mince words when it comes to the needs, challenges and complications of life in the restaurant industry.

April 28: Stimulus Money 1: How Do I Get It?

NBC 10’s Brian Shactman shares your questions with Chris Carlozzi, Massachusetts Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Viewers share concerns about the new round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, how recipients can use the money.

April 21: Small Business Live

Jade Watts, Executive Director of MediaHub Boston joins NBC 10’s Brian Shactman to answer your questions about how to make the most of social media—without spending any money. You’ll learn about small steps you can take to make a big difference in the effort to keep your company afloat.
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