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.

Attend a Wonderful Summit without Leaving your Home or Office –And It’s Free!

An exciting online event is coming up focusing on the economy, healthcare, social networking, and a host of other important topics to everyone—but especially for entrepreneurs and small business owners!
The National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, is holding its first virtual summit coming up on September 15, 2009 and you can be a part of the action.  The online event is free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and is essentially packed with opportunities for online education and networking conveniently your home or office. 

Not sure how a virtual convention or summit would work?  It is really incredible and I invite you to check it out now.  Click here to view a video preview of the upcoming virtual summit.  There will be booths just like you would expect to see at a major business convention and will have a virtual booth, I hope you will stop by!  Take a moment and register to attend by going to


It is not only booths and networking the virtual summit offers.  There are a number of important discussions planned for the virtual summit impacting millions of people.  “Healthcare for Small Business” will include a discussion with Stuart Butler, Ph.D., vice president, domestic & economic policy studies, Heritage Foundation. The presentation includes a federal legislative update as well as a look at what Congress can do to help small businesses afford health insurance. The panelists also will discuss lessons learned from reform efforts in various states.

The discussion entitled “Focus on the Economy” will be presented by David Walker, president and CEO of Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Denny Dennis, NFIB senior research fellow and William C. Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist. Their topics will include the effects of the federal deficit and government spending on the economy, credit issues for small business and a small business economic forecast. 

Representatives of Google and Facebook will present “Digital Marketing and Social Networking,” a guide to free resources available online including Google Docs and Google Calendar, how to use YouTube to promote a business, building an online presence and directing people to your website through Google, and creating Facebook business pages to engage customers and build brand loyalty.

Also scheduled for the virtual convention, Jason Miner, eBay University instructor, will discuss “The Keys to Success for Your eBay Sales,” during which small business owners will learn how selling on eBay can attract customers worldwide using e-commerce. He also will teach attendees to open a PayPal account to accept online payments, how to set prices, and easy shipping techniques.

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