How Business Retention and Expansion Programs Can Play a Vital Role in Economic Recovery

John SchoberBusinesses, Economic Development, Government, Nonprofits, Technology

business retention and expansion

Business Retention and Expansion programs are taking on increasing importance across the country as communities look to mitigate the negative economic impact of the pandemic. These efforts can help local and regional businesses regain their footing and prosper in the new market environment. What is Business Retention and Expansion? The term is used to describe efforts to help local business … Read More

One Person’s Experience Working From Home

John SchoberBusinesses, Technology

As communities are dealing with the spread of COVID-19, remote work is a new or growing reality for many. Working from home has been the norm for me since 2013, so I thought that I would share my own experience. Admittedly, my circumstances for jumping in were very different from those driving many to do so now, but hopefully this … Read More

For-Profit Businesses in the Social Cause Economy

John SchoberBusinesses, Cross-Sector Collaboration

When you think of the social causes, you likely think of the players as nonprofit organizations or government agencies. But, the reality is that for-profit businesses have been an important cog in the social cause economy for some time. Consider the following ways that businesses contribute to social causes: Businesses are an important channel to donors and volunteers, i.e. in … Read More