Free Webinar to Help Business & Community Leaders Prepare for Flu Season

Is your business ready for the cold and flu season?  

Small businesses across the nation are being urged to prepare for what may be a brutal cold and flu season.  A meeting in Washington DC is scheduled to examine the impact of the upcoming cold and flu season on the nation’s small businesses.  The House Committee on Small Business is scheduled to hold a hearing entitled, “The Challenges of the 2009-H1N1 Influenza and its Potential Impact on Small Businesses and Healthcare Providers” on September 9, 2009.   Lawmakers will hear testimony from representatives of federal agencies, small businesses, healthcare practices, and financial institutions about preparedness efforts and concerns about the potential economic impacts of the 2009-H1N1 influenza.

 Another group is offering a free webinar this month to help business and community leaders prepare for what could be a serious cold and flu season.  The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) is offering the free online session on September 24, 2009 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.   You can reserve your webinar seat now at The SDA is the trade association representing the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market.

Veteran Entrepreneur Hosts Free Webinar on Business Plans

Geri Stengel has an extensive record of helping small business and non-profits. Stengel co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange, a social enterprise that helps women-led businesses take their companies to the next level. She headed marketing for Dow Jones Information Services and launched Physicians’ Online.  She also teaches entrepreneurship and social enterprise at the New School in New York.  Stengel is also the force behind a new online firm for non-profits and small business called, provides online education and peer support services for entrepreneurs and organizations looking for expertise, insight and a customized Web 2.0 learning environment for non-profits and small business.

Stengel will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, August 6th 2009 examining business plans for the start-up enterprise.  To learn how to get involved in’s multi-disciplinary E-learning for entrepreneurs and nonprofits including free webinars click here.