Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Six Months of COVID -A Review of Industry & Employment Trends in Solano County

 



Six (6) months into the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID) pandemic, Solano County, like many communities, is facing historically high unemployment and severe financial strain within the business community. Business shutdowns imposed to reduce the spread of the pandemic have had a troubling effect on Solano County’s economy and community. This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of unemployment and industry trends to provide a better understanding of the magnitude of COVID’s labor impacts in Solano County.

It is important to recognize that Solano County is not alone in facing these employment and industry challenges.Many of Solano County’s unemployment and business impacts are reflective of both the Bay Area region and the state of California as a whole. In addition, Solano County’s employment is tied to the regional economy due to its high level of commuters to neighboring counties. However, this report focuses specifically on the data and impacts within Solano County.

View Full Report HERE

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Do You Have Fortitude?


Fortitude, as I define it, is the strength of mind that enables a person to experience adversity with courage. If you look up definitions of the word, you’ll find “courage through adversity” or “resolute endurance.” While I think those versions are accurate, I don’t believe they fully encapsulate what the term truly means. 

Fortitude is having the mindset that if you keep showing up, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Apply for Rebuild Solano's Small Business Grant Program - Deadline is Tuesday 9/30!!

 


Solano County Businesses impacted by COVID-19 - Be sure to APPLY for the $2M - Rebuild Solano's Small Businesses Grant Program today! - APPLICATION DEADLINE 9/30!!

The Solano WDB, Solano SBDC & County of Solano have designed this grant program to help Solano's businesses pivot their daily operations in response to COVID-19, and avoid costly employee layoffs and business closures.

Over 300 Solano businesses have already applied and grant funds will be awarded based on eligibility criteria & demonstrated need, not on a first come first serve basis. Eligible applicants include locally owned Solano County for-profit businesses, with 50 or less employees, who are in good standing with the State/County, and can demonstrate a need for funding due to COVID-19.

For more information on the 'Rebuild Solano's Small Businesses Grant Program' or to apply today, scan the flyer QR code or visit solanoemployment.org

Friday, September 18, 2020

How to Interview Well (and Feel Comfortable)


Learn the KEY strategy on how to feel comfortable in an interview so you can do an amazing job interviewing, answering the questions and hopefully eventually land yourself the job offer.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

WDB & SBDC's 'Restart & Recover' Online Business Seminar is Tomorrow!


WDB & SBDC's 'Restart & Recover' Online Business Seminar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Come participate in this online employer seminar to learn how the Solano Workforce Development Board (WDB) and the Solano Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help your business 'Restart & Recover' from the impacts of COVID-19. You will learn about tools to help you safely bring your employees back to the workplace, along strategies to help your staff and customers practice PPE guidelines. Space is limited so be sure to register via the Zoom link provided above.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

4 Tips to Improve Leadership Skills | Brian Tracy


Leaders never stop growing and developing. They have the capacity to keep themselves from falling into a comfort zone. They are lifelong students. All leadership qualities can be learned. The hard part is identifying the qualities that you must learn to succeed as an effective leader.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

End Every Conversation with THIS Phrase


Everyone has heard of conversation starters, but how about conversation enders? How do you end a conversation on a high? You are not alone if you struggle to end a conversation. Vanessa has a perfect conversation ender for you, from who else?? Her mom! Try this one to get out of your next awkward interaction.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

WDB & SBDC's 'Restart & Recover' Online Business Seminar


WDB & SBDC's 'Restart & Recover' Online Business Seminar

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Come participate in this online employer seminar to learn how the Solano Workforce Development Board (WDB) and the Solano Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help your business 'Restart & Recover' from the impacts of COVID-19. You will learn about tools to help you safely bring your employees back to the workplace, along strategies to help your staff and customers practice PPE guidelines. Space is limited so be sure to register via the Zoom link provided above.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

5 Tips for Speaking to a Virtual Audience | Brian Tracy


One of the most common and effective ways to speak to your audience is virtual. There are many ways to accomplish this, but how well you are able to speak to a virtual audience is determined by how you manage virtual sessions. Learn how to keep your audience's attention with these 5 tips.