Technical Assistance and Training Services to COVID impacted businesses.

The RI Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA) partnered with RI Commerce to offer this program as part of the state’s CARES Act funding. The dates of the programming (2 cohorts) have been confirmed:

Cohort 1 – November 10 – 20, 2020, CLICK TO SELECT SESSIONS FOR COHORT 1

Cohort 2 – December 7- 17, 2020 CLICK TO SELECT SESSIONS FOR COHORT 2

To assist businesses negatively affected by COVID-19, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants will provide customized on-line training programs addressing various topics from general business areas such as cash flow, business plans, inventory control to common areas of need related to COVID 19 such as compliance with federal programs, diversification and repositioning, best practices for reopening and leveraging technology and digital solutions.

Title: POST COVID – BUSINESS PLANNING & STRATEGY

Description: Training and assistance to create or revise a business and financial plan, optimize market opportunities, update forecasting, support job creation and provide guidance on operational efficiencies

Vendor/trainer: Diligentiam

Title: LEGAL- COMPLIANCE REPOSITIONING AND LEGAL ENTITY FORMATION

Description: Ensuring companies are aware of, understand, and have strategies to comply with reopening policies. Provide guidance and support for new product/service development, diversification, repositioning and legal entity formation

Vendor/Trainer: Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd.

Title: BUILDING, MAINTAINING AND MONITORING CREDIT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS POST COVID

Description: Providing guidance to businesses whose applications for financing are rejected by educating them on ways to improve credit scores and credit worthiness- financial literacy.

Vendor/Trainer: Mind Your Money, LLC

Title: TRANSITIONING TECHNOLOGY IN THE POST COVID ERA

Description: Provide assessment on digital proficiency and identify strategies to leverage technology solutions and utilize platforms including ZOOM and Teams to increase sales or transition business existing business model. Provide assessment on existing technology and digital proficiency and actively work to identify and implement strategies to leverage technology solutions

Vendor/Trainer: 617-Patrick

Title: SUCCESSFUL GRANT AND LOAN APPLICATIONS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW POST-COVID

Description: Providing assistance with loan and grant applications, guidance for 504, 7a and other loan/grant applications for financing- Course includes materials for business owners rejected or looking to improve balance sheet and cash flow, guidance on funding protocols and documentation needed to submit successful applications, offered through Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

Vendor/Trainer: Marcum, LLP & Diligentiam

Title: UPDATING HR POLICIES POST COVID / 2020 EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK

Description: Topics to include Covid-19 – Communicable Disease Policy, FFCRA Leave Requirements, Leaves of Absence, Attendance, & Remote Work – Here to Stay and more

Vendor/Trainer: EANE (Employers Association of Northeast)

Title: CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN AND COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS POST -COVID

Description: Develop strategic plan and/or revise strategy to optimize market opportunities, competitive landscape, and customer satisfaction; provide guidance on operational efficiencies

Vendor/Trainer: The Business Avionix

ZOOM INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS with RISCPA President Melissa Travis will be held Monday, November 9th and Monday, November 16th from 12:30-1:30 pm.  Anyone with questions on the training, available programs or assistance is welcome to attend.

Please register in advance for this meeting: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you have questions on the training, please email: covid@riscpa.org