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Online Resources & Opportunities: March 30-April 3rd

Online Resources & Opportunities 
March 30-April 3
To Our Valued Green Industry Members:
During the beginning of this spring season, we know you’d rather be out in the field. However, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to work from home, bringing you online resources and opportunities for each day of the week to learn. We will make an effort to cover a variety of different topics, at no cost to you. If you know of something to share, let us know! Meanwhile, here’s what you’ll find this week:
 
Tuesday, March 31 - Time: 6:00p-7:00p
A Discussion on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Loans, Grants, and Business Relief
Workshop by: AmericanHort and K·Coe Isom
On Friday, March 27, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It’s an estimated $2 trillion package, which specifically allots $10 Billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and $350 billion for Paycheck Protection Loans to help small businesses. Join us as K·Coe Senior Associate Kala Jenkins and Federal Affairs Lead Brian Kuehl discuss the latest on Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and direct payment programs that currently exist as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. With the passage of this stimulus package, timely and usable guidance is essential. This webinar will help you learn what this means for your business.
 
Tuesday, March 31 - Time: 12:00-1:00p
Use a Sales Process to Focus on the Right Work for You
Workshop by: Landscape Management Network (LMN)
In this session, Mark Bradley, CEO of LMN, will guide you through which customers you should be targeting to make the most profit as well as how to create a dependable sales process – from the qualifying to the negotiation stages – so that you can increase the likelihood of winning the jobs that you are bidding on.
 
Wednesday, April 1 - Time: 1:00-5:00p
LMN Virtual Workshop Series
Workshop by: LMN (Landscape Management Network)
Fact, not myth. The average landscape business owner takes home 2% profit at the end of the day. Let us teach you how to increase that to 15-20% profits! With simple changes to business operations and management, we will show you how you can drastically increase profit. This workshop will change the way you think about your business!
 
 
Wednesday, April 1 - Time: 12:30p
How to Lead in the New Normal
Workshop by: Jeff McManus 
(This is part 2 of Jeff's first Master Class on March 24th.) Our world has changed and it seems like it was overnight. Now what? What is the new normal? Where do we go from here? As a leader, your people are looking to you for answers and calm direction. In this second Master Class, Jeff McManus, Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, will be sharing from his upcoming book, "The Ultimate Boss, How to Lead in Uncertain Times". This will be a powerful message for leaders to use with their teams and an encouragement for the future. You don't want to miss it.
 
Wednesday, April 1 - Time: 1:30p
NALP Weekly Coronavirus Webinar
Workshop by: National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP)
The latest information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Stimulus Package will be discussed. Jeffrey Scott will provide expert strategies for: protecting your employees and clients, crisis management and keeping your business healthy. You will hear stories of what other contractors are doing, and you will come away with confidence on how to protect your employee’s safety, your cash and your company's future. This crisis is also an opportunity for you to fill a leadership vacuum in your community - they will cover that and more.
 
Thursday, April 2 - Time: 12:00-1:00p
Modify Your Budget in a New Economy
Workshop by: LMN (Landscape Management Network
 
Friday, April 3 - Time: 8:00a-12:00p
LMN Virtual Workshop Series
Workshop by: LMN (Landscape Management Network)
Fact, not myth. The average landscape business owner takes home 2% profit at the end of the day. Let us teach you how to increase that to 15-20% profits! With simple changes to business operations and management, we will show you how you can drastically increase profit. This workshop will change the way you think about your business!
 
NALP’s “Landscape and Lawn Care Coronavirus Discussion Group"
We also invite you to join the NALP’s “Landscape and Lawn Care Coronavirus Discussion Group" Facebook group, a private group with 2,346 members from across the nation.
This group was created as a space for landscape industry professionals to talk/share about their plans surrounding COVID-19, and can be joined here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/203117040783019/
 
Stay safe and stay tuned for next week’s webinar line-up!