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Planning for Business Interruption: COVID and Beyond
While the current pandemic is still very real, we find ourselves in a pocket of calmness with businesses starting to normalize operations. In preparation for a potential resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall and other unforeseen business interruptions in the future, a crisis management plan is important for your business long-term.

Part 1: Profit: Volume is Vanity, Profit is Sanity
Wednesday, July 22nd
1:00pm to 2:00pm

How do you know if you’re profitable? In this 30 minute session we’ll step (quickly) through the following:
1) Setting your books up to tell a profit story
2) How do measure your profit on a daily basis and
3) How to identify your most critical numbers and benchmark them.

Kitchen Table Consultants will intertwine an actual case study of a specialty food processor that learned how to do this and will share actual tips and tools.
Presenters: Bryan Ducharme, Venture 7 Advisors; Ted LeBow, Kitchen Table Consultants; Cassandra LaRae-Perez, Gravel & Shea

Part 2: HR & Employee Safety
Wednesday, July 29th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
What is Business Continuity planning, why is it important and how do businesses get started with a plan? When COVID-19 hit, businesses were forced to make many quick and difficult decisions about their employees in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment.

In this presentation, we will look at what has changed since the early days of the pandemic (FFCRA, unemployment, etc) and what has not changed (ADA, FMLA, FEPA, etc.) and discuss strategies to incorporate practical and legally-sound employment policies into your business continuity plan. We'll use the example of COVID and planning now for the potential Fall surge, but also touch on other situations that business should think about for overall crisis management.

Presenters: Shannon Prescott, The Richards Group; Heather Rider Hammond, Gravel & Shea; Cassandra LaRae-Perez, Gravel & Shea
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