COVID-19 Business Webinar Series

The California Green Business Network and partners present a webinar series aimed to help small to medium-sized businesses adapt and Recover, Build Resilience, and Incorporate Sustainability into the years that come. Please join us for this free series.

Webinar Recordings

Pivoting and Loan Forgiveness

May 20th, 2020 11 am-12 pm (RECORDING)

    • Business Pivot Panel: Successful pivots that will have lasting benefits. Featuring KitchenTown Cafe, Body Kinetics Gym, and Rafael Theater.
    • Ensuring forgiveness of your SBA Loan and more available resources in case you didn’t get one. Featuring Scott Rogalski, Norcal SBDC Finance Center

Marketing, Social Media, Recovery Messaging

May 27th, 2020 11 am-12 pm (RECORDING)

    • Featuring Kevin England, CEO of marketing firm Vonazon, Inc.
    • Topics: Low hanging fruit, platforms to claim, expanding your audience, building a mailing list, and more…

Sustainability, Safety, Savings

June 3rd, 2020 11 am-12:30 pm (RECORDING)

    • Featuring Santiago Ossa, PE, OSD, Geosyntec, & another speaker TBA!
    • Topic 1: Balancing Sustainability Practices and Safety During COVID-19
    • Topic 2: Saving Money Every Month: Energy and Water Conservation

Beyond Crisis Management

June 10th, 2020 11 am-12:30 pm (RECORDING)

    • Negotiating your rent/lease, insurance options, and payroll protections for disaster preparedness with Thomas D. Morell, Real Estate Attorney from Shartsis Friese LLP, and Nadra Ehrman from The Towbes Group Property Management.
    • Keeping the upside of the pandemic: Sustainable transportation and teleworking with guest speaker (TBA)!

Healthier Cleaning and Disinfection

June 19th, 2020 11 am-12:30 pm (RECORDING)

    • Experts from GreenSeal, EPA Safer Choice, and a janitorial company join us for this panel on their certification standards, and safer ways to disinfect your business (and home!) during COVID-19.

Reuse and Recycling During COVID-19

October 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM (RECORDING)

    • Saving with Reusables – Case Studies – Grace Lee, Rethink Disposable
    • PPE Options – Tania Katib, San Benito County
    • Safety of Reusables vs Disposables During C19- Grace Lee, Rethink Disposable
    • State of Recycling – Market/Recyclables Update – Lisa Ryder Moore, WM Consultant
    • California Foodservice Industry Foodware and Compost Updates – Leslie Lukacs, Zero Waste Sonoma

Stay Open During the Pandemic & Save Money on Utility Bills

December 10th, 2020 12 pm-1:30 pm (RECORDING)

    • Be confident your business is meeting all key COVID safety requirements to help get us back to the orange zone. Equip your team, reassure customers and employees that you care about their health, avoid fines.
    • How the State of California’s Small Business Financing program can help pay for energy efficiency upgrades and other facility improvements to keep your business open and save on energy bills with Jonathan Verhoef
    • Alliance for Energy Efficiency Case Studies of “What’s Possible” with Sid Pelston
    • What is a “REN” and how are they helping businesses be more efficient?

Ser un Negocio Ecológico Durante COVID-19

Miercoles, 16 de Septiembre, 2020 10 am-12 pm PT (GRABACIÓN)

    • Como limpiar y disinfectar de forma saludable con Pauli Ojea, coordinadora del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de San Francisco
    • Prácticas de sostenibilidad para ahorrar dinero con Berenice Garcia Tellez, Especialista en Sostenibilidad Económica
    • Reduciendo residuos durante COVID-19 con Fernando Figueroa, Jefe del Departamento de Certificación Ambiental y Programas de Autorregulación.