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NAMM Presents Four New Webinars

Beginning Wednesday, April 8, NAMM members will have access to four new webinars designed to provide timely insights and resources for navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Details of the webinars are below, and pre-registration is required to attend. A recording of each webinar will be available after the completion of the session.

Sales and Marketing in the Time of COVID-19 with Marcus Sheridan
Part One: The Virtual Business
A three-week series on Friday, April 10, 17, and 24
Time: Friday, April 10, 17, 24
10:00am PT
NAMM welcomes Sheridan for this special, free webinar series on sales and marketing strategies in the time of COVID-19. Sheridan is an internationally acclaimed business expert, named one of 20 "Speakers You Don't Want to Miss" by Forbes magazine. He's also the host of previous NAMM U Breakfast Sessions and, most recently, the NAMM Retail Innovation Summit. He became known for using the 2008 recession to be the catalyst for building his failing company into one of the largest swimming pool builders and manufacturers in the world.

Part One will cover The Virtual Business -- Discover how to use video and technology right now to not only continue doing business, but to also find new opportunities in the process.

NAMM COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinar Part IV: Independent Contractors and Gig Workers
Part four of our COVID-19 Small Business Relief Webinars provides important, time-sensitive information for independent contractors and gig workers in the recently passed "CARES" Federal stimulus plan.

Time: Friday, April 10
12:00pm PT
Cohosted by NAMM public affairs and government relations director Mary Luehrsen and NAMM director of marketing and communications Andy Tompkins. Topics: SBA Business Loans, Paid Leave Provisions, Paycheck Protection Program, Tax Rebates, Retirement Fund Rules, Unemployment Assistance, and more.

Music Making Webinar

NAMM Foundation Webinar: How To's for Virtual Ensembles
This webinar offers practical tips, how-to's and motivation to move your ensembles online
Time: Thursday, April 9
1:00pm PT
Panelists include: Carolyn Grant, executive director, Museum of Making Music; Joe Huls, assistant director of bands, McEachem High School; and Bo Sodders, director of bands, Alan C. Pope High School.

Other recent webinars from NAMM include:

Business Relief Webinars

Small Business Relief Resources -- Part II
Recorded March 31
Part II of this webinar provided important, time-sensitive employer, employee, and independent contractor information in the federal stimulus plan #3.
Small Business Relief Resources -- Part I
Recorded March 24
NAMM presented important updates regarding the current Federal and State Relief for Businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

NAMM U Webinars

Financial and Tax Response to COVID-19
Recorded April 1
Alan Friedman and Daniel Jobe shared vital tips and new ideas for generating cash flow and reducing expenses during this disruptive period.

Music Retail in the Time of COVID-19
Recorded March 26
Retail thought leader Bob Phibbs (a.k.a., The Retail Doctor) explored how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak at one's music retail business, what's the smart thing to do at one's business right now and how to lead when leadership is tough.

Music Making Webinars

Making Music Online -- How-To's for Private and Group Lessons
Recorded March 25
Myrna Sislen, owner of Middle C Music and Miriam and Mike Risko, owners of Risko Music, explain how they have adapted their business models to move in-store music lessons online to keep their students connected and making music.

Teaching and Learning Music Online
Recorded March 18
The power of music is amplified through shared events -- be it as performers, learners, or audience members. Teaching and learning music can thrive through the remarkable tools, resources, and people that are engaging in music online.

WWWwww.namm.org


(8 April 2020)

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