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Central Coast Voices: How can businesses cope during the coronavirus shutdown?

The United States has lost 10% of its workforce as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Newest reports show that almost 17 million Americans filed jobless claims in the last three weeks. With the economy in a coma, small business owners and workers are struggling to find ways to survive. Are there ways for businesses to get help during the crisis? What are some innovative approaches that companies can use to stay afloat?

Join Kris Kington Barker as she hosts the program from home amid concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. She will be speaking with Michael Manchak, President & CEO with the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) and Judy Mahan, Economic Development Director at the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a dual role of the Incubator Director for Cal Poly CIE at the HotHouse and the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) by phone as they discuss how businesses can cope during the coronavirus outbreak and answer KCBX listener questions.

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Broadcast date: 4/9/20

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.