Seidman College offers webinars to help small businesses confront COVID-19; events are part of Networks of Support

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The Seidman College of Business and Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce are partnering with public and private organizations to hold webinars designed to provide local small business leaders with guidance, strategies and best practices to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Seidman Series: COVID-19 webinars for West Michigan Business will provide educational resources on a number of issues, including averting bankruptcy, navigating supply chain disruptions and addressing employee challenges.

The first webinar, From COVID-19 to Future Prosperity for West Michigan Business, will be held Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m. Registration is required at 

Webinars about survival strategies and recovery plans are scheduled through July; the full list of webinars can be found at

The Seidman Series is part of Grand Valley's outreach through its Networks of Support

In late March, President Philomena V. Mantella asked the Grand Valley community to harness its collective talents, intellectual capacity and compassion, and volunteer to assist Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GVSU's Networks of Support include assistance for small businesses, K-12 education, medical supply and development, vulnerable population support, and more. The networks are tied to Mantella's Reach Higher Together initiative.