[ONLINE] Seminar: Maintaining Vendor Relationships During COVID-19

Trying to operate a business amid forced business closures, pivoting operations, and an uncertain landscape can be challenging. When difficult financial times hit, it’s important to preserve relationships with vendors, partners, and suppliers.

This short webinar introduces best practices for managing your vendor relationships when you are unable to pay your bills. We’ll review key tips for success including the following pillars:

  • Communicate early and often
  • Something is better than nothing
  • Don’t over-promise
  • If you don’t ask, you don’t get
  • Late fees are negotiable

This 45-minute webinar will take place over Google Hangouts and can be joined by video or phone. Webinar information will be sent in advance of the event.

About Your Instructor

Greg Charles has over 25 years of experience working with all types of businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In 1989, he began managing corporate financial operations and reporting, where he learned the challenges of managing a business first-hand. Greg is the outstanding teacher for the Mercy Corps Northwest LIFE Program that provides Prison and Re-entry Services.

Since 2002, Greg has been active in college and continuing professional education. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area in the fields of accounting, finance, economics, business math, forecasting and managerial statistics. He currently holds adjunct faculty positions at Portland Community College and Oregon Coast Community College.

Greg earned his M.A. in Development Banking from The American University in Washington D.C. and his B.A. in International Relations from The University of Pennsylvania.

Event Details

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    Mercy Corps Northwest | 43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204, USA
    43 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204, USA

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