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Consultants Panel - How Can We Help You In This Time of COVID-19?

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


  • No charge for this online meeting for SPC members and guests.

Registration is closed

Attend a virtual meeting with members of the SPC and the Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE) from Maine.

It’s a new world for consultants. We can’t meet with our clients in person until later in the year. Some of our clients have suspended projects or temporarily closed their businesses. We’re quickly learning how to run virtual meetings, work from home effectively, and network remotely.

Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd for a panel discussion with members of the SPC and ACE. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about your new challenges with a network of experienced New England-area consultants. We’ll share what we’re doing to get through the crisis and recommend potential solutions and resources to help you through these tough times.

Some of the topics we plan to discuss are:

How Do I Apply for SBA Loans? The CARES Act made loans available for consultants and solo professionals. Robin Hamilton will review PPP, EIDL, and other SBA programs so you can apply for economic relief for your business.

How Can I Use Online Talent Platforms to Find New Clients? Online services like Catalant and Business Talent Group match consultants with projects. Gina Abudi will share how she’s found new clients through these platforms and share her best practices for success.

How Can We Manage Our Reactions to Stress-Related Client Demands?  Under stress we don't behave as we normally do...and neither do our clients.  Join Theresa Peek as she explores this topic during this time of stress.

How Can I Pivot My Business Focus as the Economy Changes? The world has changed - and it continues to change.  How do you pivot amidst the changes to keep your business healthy?  Join a conversation with Terry Johnson to discuss innovating your business.

About Our Panelists:

Association for Consulting Expertise:

Theresa Peek, Peek Learning Consultants, is a talent development consultant and certified professional coach coming to you from Eastport Maine.

Terry Johnson, Practical Decisions, is a business generalist but focuses on innovation of your business. He also manages the Maine Mentor Network for the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs.

Society of Professional Consultants:

Robin Hamilton, Momentum Business Operations, works with business owners to establish and refine their companies’ operations structure by maximizing efficiency, minimizing problems, evading potential pitfalls, and greatly reducing stress.

Gina Abudi, Abudi Consulting Group, provides management consulting, change management, and training programs to help mid- to large organizations meet strategic and operational goals.

There's no charge for this virtual panel but you need to register to reserve your spot. You need to sign up before registration closes the end of the day on Tuesday, April 21st if you want to attend the meeting.

You'll receive the Zoom link the morning of the panel. We hope you can join us!

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