Navigating the Impact of COVID- Free Business Webinars

(LADYSMITH, WI)  — Rusk County Development and partners will be offering a series of webinars/video/teleconferences in the upcoming weeks to help businesses navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

These sessions will be delivered virtually and can be accessed online or by telephone. All are free of charge. They are targeted to existing business owners and managers, and those seeking assistance in getting through the issues COVID is causing for businesses and how to start planning for operating post COVID.

  • Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 and Friday, April 17th at noon Luke Kempen from the Eau Claire Small Business Development Center will provide updates on the available SBA funding options and on cash flow management and business planning tips during COVID. Both sessions will be similar in nature.
  • Thursday, April 23 at 11am Beth Crowell, The Hippie Banker, business coach, will present Managing Uncertainty In the Time of COVID.
  • Tuesday, April 28th at noon the conversation will be about what the new normal may look like for businesses going forward. Representatives from Public Health will be joining the call.
  • Tuesday, April 30th at noon Lyn Pilch of Pilch Barnet will be present on planning your marketing strategy during and after COVID.

More topics are in the works to provide businesses with the resources to manage these difficult times. For more information on these and future sessions visit The website also includes information on COVID resources for businesses.

To sign-up call 715.532.2257 or email


“When I went to college in the cities, I lost all feeling of community. When I graduated, I knew I needed to get back home to a community that I trusted. Ladysmith is a town where you can bring your car in to Flambeau Auto or Jerry’s and not be worried about them taking advantage of your lack of car knowledge. You can go out to eat at Family Restaurant and the owner and all the waitresses know you by name, or walk into Cedar Lodge and have your favorite drink already set out for you. Being able to graduate college, move back to such a welcoming community that I trust, surrounded by family, while having a great job right out of college? That’s a no-brainer!”

Mariah Stoll

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