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Napa-Sonoma SBDC

Jul 7 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

From Surviving to Thriving: Rebuilding a Better Business after COVID Copy

Event Details

Interactive session to share lessons learned during COVID and how businesses are adapting and thriving.

Come share your thoughts on how business will be different going forward.

About the Presenters

Presented by John DeGaetano and Janet Wentworth:

John Degaetano

John DeGaetano is a former bank executive with a strong background in management and leadership. DeGaetano has extensive experience in administration, marketing, sales business planning, operations, project management and financial analysis.

John served as First Vice President and Regional Manager for a community bank in the Bay Area where he played a major role in the bank’s growth development. John, a graduate of Ohio University, earned the national designation Northern California’s State Star for his outstanding performance in assisting small businesses.

John is a certified NxLevel instructor in addition to advising new and existing business owners in the areas of business planning, finance, sales, and disaster planning. He is also the author of several books related to business planning, and lending.

Janet Wentworth

After years of working directly in product marketing, Janet Wentworth is excited to switch roles to help people see marketing in a new light: how to use the power of purpose-told stories and storeis triggered in the mind of the consumer to grow a successful business.

She is the author of Your Unstoppable Brand: The practical guide to engaging your ideal customers through the power of stories; The Recipe for Sticky Customers: The secret to forever fans for every small business; and Delight by Design: A coloring book with guided reflections for discovering how to captivate your customers and create an unstoppable brand.

Her background includes positions as product marketing manager for major software company, corporate accountant, cost accountant, web developer, copywriter, and food sensory analyst. World travel is her passion, but when home she is a pianist accompanying singers performing at local senior centers, and a novice urban sketcher.

This workshop is in partnership with the Russian River Chamber of Commerce.