Join SCORE and WBCUtah as we discuss how the pandemic has affected our small business community and daily lives, what post Covid-19 will look like for the business community and how we can leverage our experiences and local resources to continue our professional and personal success. We will delve into various facets of work, self-reliance, education and social media marketing. The session we will be an open forum, we’ll have the opportunity to break out into different chat rooms so you can hear from SCORE and WBCUtah professionals, while learning from other business owners in your virtual room!
8:45 to 9:00 am | Ice Breaker
9:00 am to 9:30 | What will a Post Covid-19 world look like? - Work & How has the pandemic affected your business?
9:00 am to 9:10 am | Conversation
9:10 am to 9:30 am | Break Out
9:30 am to 10:00 am | What will a Post Covid-19 world look like? – Self-Reliance
9:30 am to 9:40 am | Conversation
9:40 am to 10:00 am | Break Out
10:00 am to 10:30 am | What will a Post Covid-19 world look like? – Retail, dining and entertainment (entrepreneurial twist?)
10:00 am to 10:10 am | Conversation
10:10 am to 10:30 am | Break Out
10:30 am to 11:00 am | What will a Post Covid-19 world look like? – Opportunities: Using Social Media to grow your business
10:30 am to 10:40 am | Conversation
10:40 to 11 am | Break Out
I am a resourceful, innovative Information Systems professional who has served in many information technology leadership and hands-on roles in Operational, Systems and Project Management, User/Customer Support, Tool Builder, Systems Migration, Analysis, Design, Development, Process Automation, Programming, Consulting, and as an Educator.
I work closely with internal and external clients. I support all stakeholders and often act as a communication conduit between the technical and non-technical members of the team. I take pride in problem solving and the creation and implementation of practical, real life, business solutions that work.
I teach and practice that the role of good technology is to abstract the complexity and to blend into the background so that the user can accomplish their task rather than be distracted by the tool.
I value knowledge and consider myself a lifelong learner who brings experience-based creativity and solid, practical solutions to complex technical and business issues.
Throughout my career, I have had many opportunities to find the ways to optimize and improve my clients’ processes by taking advantage of available infrastructure and assets and by keeping current with new possibilities. As a matter of principle, I prefer to spend my time looking for a viable solution instead of explaining why something cannot be done.
I give back to the community through volunteerism. I am currently a SCORE small business mentor and a leader in the local Python developer community.
I began Pearls With Purpose Foundation (501c3) a nonprofit, in 2002 in conjunction with Pearl Partners an LLC which works synergistically to create long term self reliance for disadvantaged women. To date I have trained over 300 women in Philippines, India, Thailand, Cambodia the Dominican Republic and Peru. This international nonprofit work alongside with operating a for profit business in America has given me a unique niche in the entrepreneurship/social impact world
Prior to 2002 I did the traditional career path of 1-newspaper route (age 12), 2-Burger King (age 15) Retail clothing management at Jay Jacobs (16) and Coldwater Creek (age 38) Pizza Hut Delivery girl and Marie Calendars waitress (age 18) along with various other "money-making-skillset-building-tedious-hours-of-toil" jobs to launch myself into "Independent/contributing to society" adult.
I became a Certified High Performance Coach through the High Performance Institute and do international keynote speaking on the topics of Purpose, Influence and Social Mindedness.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.
SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to this generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, we are able to deliver most of our offerings at no cost.
Services include free mentoring, webinars and courses on demand, library of online resources and local events.
Women’s Business Center of Utah The Women’s Business Center of Utah (WBCUtah) is one of a national network of nearly 100 centers supported by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and is “designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses.” However, unlike many other centers, WBCUtah operates as a separate non-profit organization within the Salt Lake Chamber, allowing it access to a unique set of tools and resources to aid entrepreneurs. WBCUtah provides a platform of business development and job creation in Utah by delivering quality and applicable entrepreneurial consulting, professional training and premier networking opportunities.