7 tips to feel more confident on Zoom

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under COVID Pivoting, Digital Marketing, Economic Development, Webinars & Video Conference, Zoom.

When you first had to move your in-person meetings to Zoom, were you ready for it, or did it overwhelm you? Initially, you might have had to adjust to Zoom in some of the following ways: Figuring out the technology to set up and schedule calls Getting comfortable with the webcam (and figuring out how …

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The importance of embracing virtual communications

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Travel & Tourism, Virtual Event Planning, Webinars & Video Conference, Zoom.

Remember when it seemed like lockdown would last about a month or two? Here we are, nearly 7 months later. During this time, the terms “pivot” and “new normal” became an everyday part of our language as businesses and organizations have had to figure out how to keep going under new restraints and circumstances. As …

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3 Tips for Writing a Strong Grant Proposal

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development.

At Platinum PR, we’re happy to be collaborating with Nichola Ostrander of Ostrander’s Consulting to provide grant writing support for our clients. We’ve invited Nichola to share a few tips with you today about how to write a strong grant proposal. Here’s Nichola: Right now, there are so many opportunities to get funding for communities. …

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Feeling overwhelmed? Let’s talk.

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development, Virtual Event Planning.

If you’re an economic developer, you’ve truly been a frontline responder during the COVID crisis. As many businesses in your community have struggled to stay afloat, you’ve had your hands full supporting them. You may be creating grant programs or unique funding solutions for businesses, which come with a huge influx of work to respond …

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The data you need to track in a COVID world

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Economic Development.

When it comes to budget justifications, sometimes we assume that our stakeholders and elected officials know how much time, energy, and resources it takes to do a particular project.  For example, we assume they understand:  The amount of handholding you do with business owners The amount of time it takes to create and review a …

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Why not make this 3-day weekend a “staycation?”

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, COVID Pivoting, Small Business, Travel & Tourism.

The past few months have been some of the most stressful ever for anyone in economic development and tourism industries. Along with supporting our communities, it’s important to also figure out how to support our teams, clients, and ourselves during this time! Taking some time off this summer is a great way to do that! …

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