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Monday, November 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Financial Crisis Planning | Proactive & Reactive

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The impacts of COVID-19 side-swiped small business owners across the valley - impacting both immediate bottom lines and the long-term ways in which they do business.

This event sponsored by Royal Credit Union in partnership with Red Letter Grant - will focus on preparing you for the worst and helping you bounce back from debt, lost income, etc.

Karlee Wallin, VP of Small Business Lending at Royal, will lead the group through an overview of how to build your credit (think start-up phase, 2nd phase growth) or after a financial crisis like COVID-19. This includes bolstering your personal AND business credit. Wallin will also highlight the importance of building a business savings before you open your doors and how to create a healthy buffer for folks already in business to be prepared for the worst.

Red Letter Grant Executive Director and small business owner Becca Cooke as well as Amy Erickson owner of Latitude 44 Yoga Studio and The Well - Eau Claire AND Erin Klaus owner of Tangled Up In Hue will walk you through how to diversify your income streams. Creating less reliance on one business activity can prepare you for a hit and is an important strategy towards recovery in trying times.

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Becca Cooke

Founder, Executive Director, Red Letter Grant
Becca Cooke is an entrepreneur and small business owner from Eau Claire, WI.She is the founder and executive director of Red Letter Grant, a non-profit organization that provides technical support, networking opportunities, and start-up capital to women-owned businesses throughout ten counties in western Wisconsin.Becca is a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board Member where she serves as Board Secretary... Read More →
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Karlee Wallin

VP Small Business Lending Manager, Royal Credit Union
Karlee has worked with business loans at Royal Credit Union since 2006 and worked in the financial industry since 2001.  She thrives on relationships made through her work with the small business owners and entrepreneurs she serves.  Whether you’re looking to start your own business... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
Eau Claire Eau Claire, WI, USA