WHAT:  The Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center is bringing together experts in business continuity, supply chain, and healthcare to help local employers of all sizes respond to and prepare for the Coronavirus.

The panel discussion will cover: how to prepare existing business owners for the potential effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), how entrepreneurs can continue operations during unpredictable times, and how small business owners can create a comprehensive plan to combat any future threats to their business. They are:

  • Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, founder and chief resilience officer at Asfalis Advisors, a crisis preparedness and risk mitigation professional services advisory company
  • Richard Sharpe, chief executive officer at Competitive Insights, LLC, a software as a service company with applications in data assurance and advanced analytics on cost-to-serve and profitability
  • Maureen Bumba, senior development specialist in healthcare at Central Piedmont

The information shared during the event will be invaluable to local businesses, providing them with the strategies they need to help minimize any future disruptions to their operations beyond the spread of the illness, such as market fluctuations and weather-related natural disasters. This discussion is extremely timely, as some owners may already be experiencing a disruption to their services, seeing a financial impact, or encountering issues with overseas vendors, such as a delay in shipping or a lack of inventory.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 25; 2 – 3:30 p.m. (both in-person and online)

WHERE: Small Business Center, Central Campus, Hall Building (2nd Floor), 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC

CONTACT: Registration is required to this FREE event. For more information, please call 704.330.6736.