Minority Business Enterprise Webinar Series: ​​​​​​​Adapting to a Changed World

Four Part Series In June

Adapting to a Changed World

Practical Ways Minority-Owned Business Can Survive (and Even Thrive) in a Post-COVID-19 World

As we cautiously assess plans to emerge from the pandemic, business operations are likely to look very different. 

Successful businesses will be the ones that learn to adapt — those willing to evaluate current business models, how they position themselves in the market, and how their current operations can be improved to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.

Adapting to a Changed World is a four-part webinar series presented by Dinsmore attorneys, in collaboration with the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Minority Business Accelerator and the Minority Supplier Development Council, designed to equip minority-owned businesses with practical legal insights and strategies to assess, adapt, and reposition for success.

Presented over two weeks, these webinars will explain how to negotiate with key stakeholders, navigate new tax provisions, learn strategies for creating a safe workplace, and understand the value of strategic partnerships.

Week 1:
Surviving a Changed World – Taking Advantage of Options to Protect Your Business

Navigating the New Tax Provisions

Tuesday, June 2 • 12:00 pm / ET
Presented by: Kelvin Lawrence

Learn how to navigate:

  • Employee retention credits;
  • Payroll tax deferral;
  • Net operating loss changes and carry back;
  • Excess loss limitations; and
  • Interest deductibility.


Negotiating with Key Stakeholders

Thursday, June 4 • 12:00 pm / ET
Presented by: Kim Martin Lewis and Lenny Asaro

Learn more about:

  • Reviewing loans/lines of credit and dealing with banks;
  • Managing and negotiating with vendors and creditors; and
  • Landlord/tenant/business licensing consideration.


Week 2:
Thriving in a Changed World – Preparing for Future Success


Practical Employment Considerations for a Returning Workforce

Monday, June 8 • 12:00 pm / ET
Presented by: JT Wilson, III and Jessica Chang

Learn more about:

  • Staggering return dates;
  • Limiting customer in-person interactions; and
  • Creating a safe work environment.


Creating Effective Alliances and Partnerships

Thursday, June 11 • 12:00 pm / ET
Presented by: Allan Daily and Darrin Redus

Learn more about creative and alternative approaches to grow your business and add value to your clients in these uncertain times including:

  • Leveraging technology to create new revenue streams;
  • Re-imagining competitors as potential collaborators;
  • Forming strategic partnerships to pivot to new markets; and
  • Demystifying partnering agreements.