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survive and thrive growth summit

The coronavirus pandemic has put a grinding halt to physical conferences and events. But entrepreneurs doing what they do, they have found a workaround and virtual conferences are being held around the world.

Survive and Thrive Summit 2020 on April 23, starting at 4 p.m. (EST) is one example. Hosted by entrepreneur and author, Ramon Ray, the event will bring leading brands, experts and entrepreneurs together to address the challenges brought on by the coronavirus.

Dell, AT&T, Salesforce, FreshBooks, Yelp, and SCORE and experts in their field will take part in the multi-hour online conference. This includes our very own Anita Campbell, the CEO and founder of Small Business Trends along with:

  • Chris Costello, AT&T
  • Barry Moltz, author and speaker
  • Ivana Taylor, DIY Marketers
  • Meredith Schmidt, Salesforce
  • Jennifer Maher, CEO of 1776
  • Brandon Andrews, Gauge founder
  • Karen Kerrigan, Small Business Entrepreneurship Council
  • Bridget Weston, SCORE
  • Mike McDerment, Freshbooks
  • Emily Washcovick, Yelp
  • John Lawson, ColderIce

The goal of this conference is to inspire and encourage entrepreneurs with curated practical tips and insights for now and the future.

So, if you are an entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer register for free and you might even win a Dell XPS computer.

Click the red button and register, and don’t forget to take a look at the rest of the online conferences, webinars and other virtual events on the list.

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Navy Exchange Service Command Hosts Virtual “We Stand Together” Concert Series

WiNavy Exchange Service Command Hosts Virtual "We Stand Together" Seriesth virtual events becoming the norm now, the Navy  Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) in partnership with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Navy Entertainment, has also launched virtual month-long concert series.

This is in response to COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having across the board. The concert began on April 1, which was the 74th anniversary of the NEXCOM command.

Artists, chefs and entertainers like Thompson Square, lovelytheband, Jason Charles Miller, Dylan LeBlanc, Robert Irvine, the Harlem Globetrotters and Jared Ashley, a Navy veteran and country music artist have taken part.

The concerts are broadcast live every day at 7 p.m. EST on the NEX Facebook page and NEX Instagram account.

You can visit for more news from the Navy Exchange Service Command.

Don’t forget, while you watch the concert you can donate electronically to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS).

OnCrawl Webinar Series

Running from April 16th through May 14th, OnCrawl is going to be presenting a series of 10 webinars on the future of SEO.

The SEObservatory as it is called will bring together SEO specialists to discuss the latest innovations, state-of-art practices and SEO experts’ experience in the field.

You can register here.

Check out the rest of our calendar of upcoming small business and entrepreneur events. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some events are subject to change.

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Navy Exchange Service Command Hosts Virtual “We Stand Together” Series
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Throughout April the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) in partnership with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Navy Entertainment, are hosting a virtual month-long concert series in response to the impacts from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.