Long Term Recovery Economic Work Group and Partners Set to Host Small Business Recovery Days

On Tuesday, July 10, the St. John Economic Long Term Recovery Group and partners are hosting a full day of free business workshops. There will be a total of 4 workshops from 9 am to 4:30 p.m at #1 Bay Street, Cruz Bay, above DRINK! and Low Key Watersports.

Workshop 1: Refresh Your Marketing Plans
9 am to 10:15 am
How to use market research, social media, e-commerce and other strategies to regain, retain and grow your customer base.

Workshop 2: Understanding and Accessing Post-Disaster Capital and Credit
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Learn about available loans and loan guarantees, how to receive technical assistance preparing loan applications.

Workshop 3: Bid Preparation and Government Contracting
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
How to find Requests for Proposals and prepare bids; safety and other requirements for government contractors.

Workshop 4: Creating a Continuity Strategy
3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
How to plan ahead and reduce the impact of future disasters, losses or ownership changes; how to protect your building against future loss.

This workshops on July 10th will be followed by two days of free one-on-one consultations for small businesses with the Minority Business Development Agency.

What: Coral Bay Free Consultations
When: Wednesday, July 11 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Coral Bay Community Council Building across from the Coral Bay Fire Station

What: Cruz Bay Free Consultations
When: Thursday, July 12 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: #1 Bay Street, Cruz Bay, above DRINK! and Low Key Watersports

For more information, email Beth Otto, FEMA Community Planner.