Webinars & Podcasts

Check back often, we will be adding more webinars as they are scheduled.

GetDigitalCA Grow with Google Workshop Series:

  • Make Your Website Work for You
    Wednesday, September 30
    10:00AM PT
    Register HereIn this presentation, learners will discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.
  • Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
    Wednesday, October 7
    10:00AM PT
    Register Here

    Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

  • COVID-19 Updates Live Q&A
    Recurring Monday’s & Wednesday’s at 10:30am PDT

    Register Here

    Northern California SBDC is hosting a regular drop-in meeting for Small Business Owners.
    We will share the latest updates from the SBA and other sources and answer questions.

    Upcoming dates:
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Shopify Basics: Launching an E-Commerce Website
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    10:00am PT
    Register Here

    In this webinar, we will walk through the technical aspects of Shopify. We’ll cover everything from setting up your shop to understanding your Shopify account, from managing your orders to implementing new products. We’re giving you all the tools you need to get your Shopify site online DIY-style.

    Instructor: Megan Spaulding, SBDC advisor

    Megan has helped a multitude of businesses in many shapes and sizes position themselves for success. Her consulting specialities include brand messaging, market research, go-to-market strategy, social media marketing & advertising, tech startups, pitch consulting, app development, and more.

CalSavers Zoom Meetings:

  • What is CalSavers and What Are My Alternative Options?

    Dates & Times: 
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 10:00am – 11:00am PT 
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 2:00pm – 3:00pm PT 
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Noon – 1:00pm PT 
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 3:00pm – 4:00pm PT 

    RSVP:
    Select the date and time of the meeting you would like to attend from the 4 options and RSVP your choice to dennis@goldstrand.com or call (800) 507-9911.  The Zoom link will be sent to your email after you confirm your preferred time and date. 

    This presentation will explain the mandated plan for businesses in California, when you have to comply and who is covered.  It will also go over the alternatives for implementing your own independently designed plan will be presented. 

    Join us for this informative presentation so you will have all the facts. It’s free for Chamber Members. 

Centro Community Partners:

  • Small Business Advisor Workshop
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    October 1, 6, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 10, 12, & 19, 2020.
    5:30 to 8:30 pm PDT
    FREE
    Register Here
    Do you want to gain hands-on experience helping Stockton entrepreneurs make high-impact decisions and improve their businesses? Do you want to contribute to the growth of real business enterprises in underserved communities?

    The Program: The volunteer Small Business Advisor Program is for top-performing MBA students/graduates and experienced business professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the life of rising entrepreneurs. Through this program, Small Business Advisors accrue hands-on business experience, develop their advising and coaching skills and truly learn what it takes to start and grow a business.

    This is a volunteer event and we have limited spaces. If you register and cannot commit to the full program please cancel your reservation.

  • Advanced Entrepreneurship Program
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    October 1, 6, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 10, 12, & 19, 2020.
    5:30 to 8:30 pm PDT
    FREE
    Register Here

    Do you have business challenges and don’t know how to overcome them? Join our Advanced Entrepreneurship Program!

    The Program: This online course is for entrepreneurs who are facing challenges in their businesses and are willing to work on them and overcome them! All you need is a smartphone or computer, the desire to learn, and dedication to making your business the best it can be!

    What does the program look like?

    • 30 hours of online training to help you analyze your business, create improvement goals and develop and execute action plans.
    • Two hours of one-on-one virtual coaching with one of our expert entrepreneurship trainers.
    • Implement 30+ business improvement and financial empowerment tasks throughout the program.
    • Guidance to help you further develop creative and critical thinking skills, and improve decision making.
    • Using Centro Business Planning App.
    • Make real and meaningful progress towards growing your business.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

  • The Big Week for Small Business
    October 13-15, 2020
    Register Here

    CO— by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce brings small and growing businesses relevant expert advice and inspiration on everything you need to start, run or grow your business. This year, businesses have faced an unprecedented set of challenges amidst an ongoing health and economic crisis. Those businesses who have fought to survive the pandemic now must find a path toward rebuilding in new and unfamiliar territory. For many, the struggle is just beginning and the road to recovery is long and complex.  Small businesses need help now more than ever. 

    Join us October 13-15, 2020 for The Big Week for Small Business, three days of audience-driven discussions, powerful advice, unique networking moments, engaging breakout sessions, and practical strategies from business owners like you. Share your successes and challenges with your peers and gain the skills and perspective you need to come out on the other side stronger than ever. 

    Included With Registration:
      – Complimentary access to all Main Screen sessions  
      – The Dream Big Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 15th 
      – Access to breakout sessions (limited capacity) 
      – Access to attendee engagement sessions (limited capacity)
      – Access to corporate partner tools and resources
      – Attendee directory and ability to host your own networking meetings with other participants 
      – On demand content from past CO— events

Chamber Lunch & Learn:

  • Accomplishing Business Objectives By Enhancing Your Overall Medical Solution
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
    11:30AM – 12:30PM
    Join Here – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89104637843

    Attend the Event to Access Key Resources for Business Owners with Goals
    Presented by:
      – Aida Swanson, Senior Account Executive
      – Myles Harris Allstate, Chamber Partner

California Department of Insurance:

  • 2020 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit
    November 12-13, 2020
    Mark Your Calendars!

    As the largest insurance market in the nation with insurers collecting $310 billion in annual premiums, the Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit hosted by the California Department of Insurance is a one-of-a-kind event. The Summit includes a virtual Matchmaking Roundtable, Resource Expo, and engaging webinars led by experts on the topics of race and diversity in the insurance industry, diversity in the boardroom, navigating the insurer procurement pathways, building resilience in business strategies, and much more!

    To help make the Summit even more accessible to you, this event is being hosted free of charge and you will be able to join us from your computer or mobile device within the comfort of your home or office. We have more exciting details to follow, so stay tuned!

    Contact the Insurance Diversity Initiative via email at: diversity@insurance.ca.gov for any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

    For more information on the Insurance Diversity Initiative visit: www.insurance.ca.gov/diversity

Previously Recorded Webinars & Podcasts:

Dignity Health COVID-19 Community Update:

  • COVID-19 Community Update
    Friday, September 18, 2020
    Watch the Recording Here

    Dignity Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center provided a community update on the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.

    Presenters were:
    – Donald J. Wiley, President & CEO
    – Scott Neeley, MD, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
    – Tammy Shaff, Director of Community Health

Kroloff Law Firm:

  • COVID-19 Leaves of Absence
    Watch the Recording Here
    (Recorded on Monday, August 24, 2020)

    The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) provides for paid leave for employees unable to work due to COVID-19. This webinar will address the details of the leave available under the FFCRA and how it interacts with other leave protections on California. The webinar will cover:
    – The FFCRA and its exceptions
    – California Paid Sick Leave
    – FMLA and CFRA Leave
    – Disability accommodations under the FEHA and ADA
    – California School Activities Leave
    – Hypothetical examples of how to apply the laws

  • COVID-19 Infection or Exposure in Your Workplace
    Watch a Recording Here
    Click here to download the PowerPoint

    In the webinar Jamie Bossuat, an employment lawyer with Kroloff, offered suggestions on best practices for addressing COVID-19 infection or exposure in the workplace.

    Topics included:
    – Contact tracing
    – Notifying other employees and customers
    – Return to work certifications
    – Cleaning recommendations
    – Leaves of absence and employee pay

Jumpstart Your Business Operations webinar series hosted by California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, CPA.:

  • Strategy for Success: Quickly Re-imagining Your Business & Growth Strategy
    Click here to watch the replay.
    Many businesses will re-open with revenue levels well below previous trends, making growth strategies and cost management even more important. Discover actionable ways to reimagine your business branding and growth strategy to maintain a viable market presence. You’ll learn actionable steps to:
      • Identify the New Important
      • Use the EAR model to pivot your brand
      • Explore new ways to deliver core benefits
      • Find a new market position
      • Prioritize the growth strategies that make sense for your business
  • Idea Magnets: Attracting Innovative Ideas to Pivot & Restart
    Click here to watch the replay.
    Sometimes, coming up with the actual ideas is the toughest part of innovation and change. Fortunately, even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, there are quick and easy ways to dependably attract amazing ideas to help you pivot and restart your business. You’ll learn actionable steps to:

      • Imagine new ways to deliver your brand benefits
      • Leverage current disruption to set the stage for breakthrough thinking
      • Use big questions to generate innovative ideas
      • Find future-oriented ideas in other business models
      • Move ahead with sprint-break-sprint

CO— Blueprint: Re-Engaging Your Customers:

  • Re-Engaging Your Customers
    Watch Here

    In our second episode of CO— Blueprint, the panel will be discussing how to create a successful marketing strategy to help bring customers back to newly reopened businesses. 

    Businesses in reopening mode would be wise to first take note of one key truism: Marketing to consumers who have lived through a pandemic calls for a nuanced grasp of their changed — and changing — wants, needs and newly formed habits.

    It also calls for the business community to nimbly pivot their operating models to generate new revenue streams, experts told Jeanette Mulvey, content director for CO—, during the second episode of CO— Blueprint, a new video series dedicated to providing small businesses with the ideas and strategies they need to reopen their businesses successfully.

National Small Business Town Hall by Inc. and U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

  • National Small Business Town Hall #7, Friday, May 8, 2020 
    Watch Now
    Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley discussed:
    – How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven
    – When to Give it Back
    – What’s Coming Next

Small Business Development Center:

Click Here to view all of the following webinars:

CalChamber:

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss AB 1867, which establishes COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave for some employees and took effect on September 19, 2020.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss how employers should prepare for the newly signed family and medical leave law (SB 1383) that expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and takes effect on January 1, 2021.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Laws Employers Need to Know
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss three important employment-related bills that came out of the Legislature this year; two bills, AB 2257 and AB 1867, have been signed into law, and one bill, SB 1159, awaits action by Governor Gavin Newsom.

    The Governor has until September 30 to either veto or sign SB 1159 into law. This article will be updated when the Governor takes action on the bill.

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: SB1383 Adds Small Business to CFRA
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1383, a CalChamber job killer bill that is awaiting action by the Governor. The bill requires that employers with five or more employees provide up to 12 weeks of protected mandatory family leave to eligible employees.
    If Governor Gavin Newsom signs SB 1383, the bill would take effect on January 1, 2021.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Diversity & Inclusion Critical to Strong Organizations
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Dr. Jessica Milam, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor to the U.S. Navy, discuss practical applications employers can glean from the U.S. Navy’s diversity and inclusion programs.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Takeaways
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank talks with employment litigation expert Kristen Nesbit, partner at Fisher Phillips, Los Angeles, about the types of COVID-19-related litigation employers are seeing and what employers can do to protect their business.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: What Employers Ask Part 3
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss the most common COVID-19-related questions employers have been asking the CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline this month, including requiring test results, what to do if an employee doesn’t want to return to work, workplace mask obligations, and mental health considerations.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Planning for School Closures
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss what leave options are available to employees affected by school closures, and how employers should prepare for school closures during the incoming fall school term.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Enforcing Mask Rules at Work
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss ways employers can ensure employees comply with state guidelines on masks and social distancing, and continue fostering a healthy workplace.
  • CalChamber WorkPlace Podcast: COVID-19 Positive: Employer Obligations
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what employers should do if an employee tests positive with COVID-19.  Shaw tells Frank that while there is a lot of guidance available, there are only a few steps employers need to take should an employee test positive for COVID-19.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Tips for Fostering Workplace Diversity
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Albertsons Companies Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Jonathan Mayes discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and provide best practices to help foster a diverse workforce, which will help the company succeed.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Tips for Creating a Return to Work Plan
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss what employers should consider when drafting return to work guidelines.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Monitoring Off-Duty Workers
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the obligations employers have if they decide to monitor off-duty employees as a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Order Explained
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers’ compensation attorney Tiffany Boyland of Michael Sullivan & Associates LLP discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order that created a rebuttable presumption for workers claiming to have contracted COVID-19 in the workplace and seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
  • What Employers Ask Part 2 (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Labor Law Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the most common coronavirus-related questions employers and human resources professionals have been asking the CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline as they prepare to reopen their workplaces.

  • Tips for Reopening Your Workplace (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw offer tips and insights on how employers can prepare to bring teleworkers back into the office once COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are lifted.

  • Avoid Cal-WARN Act Liabilities (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss key points, misconceptions and liabilities employers need to be aware of concerning the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and California’s equivalent, Cal-WARN.

  • COVID-19 Paid Leaves Explained (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss how the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act interact with California laws; how to handle paid time for these new laws; the importance of written documentation; and recommendations for employers.
  • COVID-19 Loans and the New Economy (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, discuss the variety of federal COVID-19 loan programs available for businesses of all sizes, and provide tips on how businesses can prepare for the new economic landscape that awaits.

  • COVID-19: Telework Best Practices (Podcast)
    As employers shift to a work-from-home workplace model, many are finding that managing telework has its own set of challenges. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss remote work best practices, such as ways to ensure workers are taking mandated rest breaks, reimbursing expenses, establishing COVID-19-specific policies, and maintaining a harassment-free environment.

  • COVID-19 Business Loans Explained (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and Golden Pacific Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Virginia Varela and Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Joseph P. McClure discuss what small business loan programs are available through the CARES Act and how business owners can determine which program best meets their needs.

  • COVID-19 Workforce Reduction Guidance (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law expert Jennifer Shaw to discuss important considerations and requirements for employers when they undergo a reduction in force (RIF).

  • Families First COVID-19 Response Act: What Employers Need to Know
    Learn more about the new federal legislation – Families First COVID-19 Response Act – that takes effect on April 1, 2020, as our presenters get into the details and identify important points.

GO-BIZ COVID-19 Rapid Response Sessions:Supporting Small 

  • Strengthens Us All: A Conversation on Small Business Recovery (July 30, 2020)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Path Forward”:

As public health authorities across the United States work to control the spread of COVID-19, the country is beginning an important conversation about responsible ways to restart the economy that requires planning and novel support.    

From barriers to reopening, to big questions about immunity and liability, to ways employers can incorporate innovative approaches to safety into the workplace, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s program series Path Forward will foster dialogue on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.  

Click Here to watch the recordings for the following sessions:

  • Big Picture: Road Map to Reopening
  • Deep Dive: Testing
  • Childcare: Overcoming Barriers for Return to Work
  • Masks, Temperature Scanners, and More
  • Transportation: Overcoming Barriers for Return to Work
  • Deep Dive: How is the Pandemic Influencing Consumers?
  • Deep Dive: What We Can Learn from Companies in Other Countries

Comcast Business- Digital Agility Paves the Way Forward