As we all face major changes in our businesses, livelihoods, and day to day life our team is dedicated to supporting our community, both locally and across the globe.

One truth remains through every stage of this crisis – we are all in this together. We hope some of these resources will be helpful in keeping you productive, proactive, and inspired as you spend more time at home or sheltering in place.

We are here for you and we know our collective strength comes from showing one another compassion and kindness.

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Upcoming Free Webinars

Join us for our next free monthly Digital Drop-in webinar and learn how you can make the most out of Instagram Stories.

The “Instagram Stories” feature has been getting a lot of attention the last couple of years. Everyone says your brand must use Stories to succeed, but how can brands use this tool effectively to strengthen customer relationships, interest, and conversions? Join Sarah Benoit as she shares simple tips for businesses and organizations that can help your brand connect with people in a more visually impactful and personal way. Learn how Instagram Stories is evolving and what you can expect to see happening with this feature in the future. Come prepared to ask questions and generate new content ideas.

Webinar Archives

Tips for Setting Up and Managing Successful Online Meetings 

Friday 3/31/2020  

Key takeaways include: 

  • Do’s and don’ts for online meetings  
  • Suggested meeting tools you should consider based on the size of your team, your services, and your goals
  • Tips for keeping attendees engaged during the meeting

Tools and Tips for Creating and Offering Simple Online Webinars and Classes

Friday 3/27/2020  

Key takeaways include: 

  • Find out which online meeting and webinar tools to consider  
  • Get tips for developing great educational content 
  • Discover how to keep people coming back for more

How to Stay Focused and Productive: Best Practices for Working at Home

Tuesday 3/24/2020  

Key takeaways include: 

  • Quick tips for keeping the creative juices and the work flowing
  • Learn to structure your days with goals in mind 
  • Find out how to create a workspace that ensures your success

Asheville Resources

Buy Local Gift cards On line and Support Local Businesses

 

 

 

NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response


 

 

 

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resource Guide

NC Department of Public Safety Live Streams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Bizworks NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans

 

National Resources

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – Resources for Restaurants and Workers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Retail Federation – Coronavirus Resources for Retailers

 

 

 

 

Gig Workers Collective’s Gig, Freelance, and Contract Workers COVID-19 Resources

CDC Guidelines for Businesses and Employers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SBA Small Business Loan and Funding Programs

 

 

 

 

Main Street America COVID-19 Resources