Helpful Webinars

These webinars address many of the business aspects of dealing with COVID-19, as well as explaining some of the orders now in place.

National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH)
Doing Business Under Difficult Circumstances - Finding the Resources You Need (May 10) - Provides valuable tips for retailers, growers and suppliers.

Nursery & Landscape Association of North America (NLAE)
Choose to Grow Forward  (April 6) - Webinar for Landscape and Horticulture Professionals. Five leading business coaches in the North American Green Profession offer insights that will help you CHOOSE TO GROW FORWARD!

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
Reaching Out to Customers in an Ever-Changing COVID-19 Environment (March 25)

Society of American Florists:
COVID-19 Webinar Series:
The Economic Impact of COVID-19; (March 26) Presenter: Charlie Hall, Ph.D., professor and Ellison Chair in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University
Accessing Federal Aid; (March 30) Presenter: Joe Bischoff, SAF Senior Lobbyist

American Hort: All webinars on the same page.

  • NO-CONTACT SALES: A DISCUSSION WITH GARDEN CENTER RETAILERS (April 13) - A panel discussion to learn more about what no-contact sales looks like and how to keep the safety and well-being of both your customers and your employees in check.
  • UPDATES TO THE SBA PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS (April 10) - This webinar will provide program guidance and updates, with steps on how to successfully apply for this loan package and navigate the application process. The presenters will walk through the information you need to apply and give options for submitting the application.
  • COMMUNICATION THROUGH CRISIS (April 7) - In an instant, nearly every business has shifted to remote working to protect it's employees and public health. But it doesn't take long to realize that virtual communication is anything but business as usual. In this session, you'll learn how to more effectively communicate with customers and employees to improve every key business metric and utilize better communication to thrive.
  • CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT (March 31) - On Friday March 27, Congress passed the the CARES Act. It’s an estimated $2 trillion package, which specifically allots $10 Billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and $350 billion for Paycheck Protection Loans to help small businesses. This webinar discusses the latest on Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and direct payment programs that currently exist as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. With the passage of this stimulus package, timely and useable guidance is essential. This webinar will help you learn what this means for your business. Brief summary of the high points here
  • LEGISLATIVE & ECONOMIC UPDATE. (March 23) AmericanHort’s Craig Reggelbrugge, Sr. VP of Advocacy & Research and Chief Economist Dr. Charlie Hall who will provide updates on the latest legislative activity and general state of the U.S. economy considering the global Coronavirus pandemic.
  • THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT - ANSWERING TAX AND LABOR QUESTIONS. (March 25)  An informational update about recent legislation Congress passed in response to the Coronavirus emergency and its effects on your business' labor and tax policies from two of AmericanHort’s expert partners—CJ Lake and K-Coe Isom.
  • SHOPPING FROM THE CONSUMER’S PERSPECTIVE. (March 26) In this webinar, Dr. Bridget Behe helps retailers construct a better retail environment and an easier shopping process for the consumer. She presents timely information to help Garden Centers with near-term options given the Coronavirus outbreak and IGC strategies for the new rules that may be legally or ethically in place.

Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) (March 25) Navigating COVID-19 in your Colorado Landscape Business (March 25) Topics: Continuing workplace safety, HR/Unemployment/Sick leave, Leadership, Legislative

National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). (March 18) Dealing with the Coronavirus in Your Landscape or Lawn Care Business Featuring a panel of NALP business owners discussing HR, legal, financial and other pressing topics.