Closing the Gap on Small Business Readiness, Resilience, and Investment
Date & Time
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Josh Barnes Joel Thomas Pam Long

In terms of their impact on the economy, small businesses aren’t actually that small. Small businesses need resilience to help them stay in business.  More than merely surviving a crisis, a desire to thrive through the disruption helps improve resiliency in communities and in the marketplace where small businesses can be critical components of larger systems. 
What can larger enterprises do to support resilience initiatives within small businesses, which employ roughly half of America's private sector workforce? For the economy to thrive, small businesses need to be in a position where they can grow – but a business cannot grow when it’s closed. How can small businesses remain open before, during, and after disasters?