Small Business, Big Change: How to Start a Movement in Your Own Backyard

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S4-C
When: April 17, 2019
Location/Room: M 101 AB
Level: Introductory
Track: D&I Strategy
Presenter: Nancy Lyons, Clockwork


Small businesses, as a group, employ about 59 million people in the U.S. That’s nearly half of the American workforce. That’s a lot of people. It’s also a lot of power—and responsibility—that small business owners have to help drive conversations and change in our communities. Never underestimate the impact that businesses can have on the culture around us. When we demand collaboration, diverse work forces, and values-driven partnerships, we have an impact on how people see, understand, and interact with other people.

In this session, we’ll explore the ways I use my position as a business owner, CEO, and citizen to elevate important issues facing our city and country today.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Discover simple, grassroots ways to take action as a small business, and engage other small businesses in an inclusive community.
  2. Learn tactical ideas to engage a small business workforce for outreach and community building.
  3. Explore employee retention strategies via community work and outreach.

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