Grant Sarver June 17, 2020

As the world continues to figure how to live a normal life during a pandemic, online communication platforms have become much more popular. People have been utilizing Zoom, Skype, Slack, and others at unprecedented levels to keep in touch personally and professionally. Local, state, and the federal government have also been using these platforms to host events and informational sessions for businesses.

Topics range from dam safety to IT leadership to protecting against fraud. GovDirections has been constantly searching and displaying these webinars on their websites along with thousands of active government contracts. They can be found here. A contract negotiation strategies class is being offered by Tysons, Virginia, and a cyber security summit is being hosted in Texas. All webinars are, of course, being offered online, so almost anyone can tune in. 

The Small Business Administration has a section on its website compiling upcoming sessions and can be found here. Their office in Minnesota is hosting an event on Monday on how to safely reopen your small business during the pandemic. The Department of Transportation in California is hosting a webinar on how to find contracts with them on Wednesday, June 24.


With many small businesses still temporarily closed, now is the perfect time for business owners to sharpen up on their skills and learn how to better adapt with the current situation. It could be a sort of blessing in disguise in the constant strive to become a better business owner.

About the Author

Grant Sarver is from Suwanee, Georgia. He is currently an undergraduate pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in International Affairs and Sociology at the University of Georgia with an expected graduation in December 2020. He is most interested in human rights and social equality and plans to work for an entity that helps fulfill people’s human rights.