Business Recovery Series: COVID-19 and Leadership During a Crisis

Business Recovery Series: COVID-19 and Leadership During a Crisis

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:00am to 10:00am

Join us for the fifth installment of this series as we go over business recovery topics. 

It takes some special qualities to successfully lead a team when the world seems to be falling apart around them.  Calm in the storm, communication, unity – these, and other qualities need to be inbred in the company culture from the very beginning to insure that the team is on-board.

During this hour we will have presenters from the SBA and SBDC share about business recovery. This will include the latest business updates to help your business recover and things to think about in successfully leading during a crisis.


SBA Resources to Help Your Business Rebound

The first half hour David Castaneda from Sacramento SBA District Office will provide a brief update of the latest business assistance/funding information including the following and a time for Q&A:

  • The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program offered directly from the SBA
  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), offered through local lending institutions (until 8 Aug 2020)
  • Assistance available at no cost from our local resource partners, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, Women’s Business Center (WBC), and SCORE
  • SBA programs to access capital
  • Information on federal government contracting programs


COVID-19 and Leadership During a Crisis

During the final half hour, Ashlee Tate will moderate a panel discussion with several successful business leaders to discuss these topics and how to successfully grow an effective team in a changing world. 

Panelists include:

  • Dan Morrow, CEO, Sof-Tek
  • Che and Tanya Stedman, founders of Moonstone Bistro
  • Suzanne Russell, owner of Carousel

Discussion topics include:

  •  Special leadership qualities necessary during a crisis
  •  Being the calm in the storm
  •  Communication
  •  Fostering unity
  •  Important virtues to establish in your company culture

Q&A will follow.

Ashlee Tate is a Strategic Communications Consultant and self proclaimed serial entrepreneur. Combining her skills in the areas of branding, event planning, public relations, social media and strategic planning, Ashlee helps clients design a life and business they love.  Her online business, The Socialife Diaries, provides group coaching to budding entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders. Ashlee holds a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration from CSU Sacramento and a Master’s degree in Organizational Communications and Leadership from Gonzaga University

(530) 222-8323


As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re here to help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.