Rally Your Business with Tools, Services, and Resources
Aug 25, 2020
The Economic Alliance supports member businesses with an in-person Business Support program led by an industry expert each month. Programming ranges in topic from social media and marketing, to human resource solutions and mental health. Not being able to meet in person due to the pandemic, the Economic Alliance took the necessary steps to tailor topics for the immediate concerns of the situation and convert these sessions to webinars. We know our members want helpful information and resources from experts in the field, and we aim to make those connections. Sign up for online Business Support programs at www.cedarrapids.org/business-resources/programs-and-networking/business-support-programs.
Moving through specific COVID-19 challenges, we pivoted to offer one-on-one assistance and 543 businesses in Linn County alone secured Paycheck Protection Program financial assistance, many of whom are Economic Alliance members. In fact, Cedar Rapids’ 52404 ZIP code had the second-most Paycheck Protection Program loans of over $150,000 in the state, behind only the 50266 ZIP code in Urbandale.
In addition to addressing immediate concerns, we also offer a Business Resource Toolkit, at www.cedarrapids.org/bizresourcetoolkit, to make additional training and resources for small businesses available that can be utilized online and at your own pace. These programs and resources include LinkedIn Learning training courses, consultants, and other online tools in the areas of leadership, sales, marketing & advertising, finance, human resources and more. Making connections through the Business Resource Toolkit is a great way to promote our experts in the field and offer on-demand services to those looking to gain or sharpen a skill.
Our mission is to drive economic, workforce and population growth strategies, and to help businesses succeed, particularly in times of uncertainty. Business support is a big part of that, and we continue to innovate with new ways to help businesses grow. Let’s learn and rally together!
See www.rallycapchallenge.com to get involved in supporting local and joining the Rally C.A.P. team.