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Center for
Hospitality Resilience
An STHM and SBDC Initiative
Temple University

In partnership with Temple University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), STHM has created the Center for Hospitality Resilience. The center’s mission is to develop programming to provide assistance to the many small tourism and hospitality businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Through a series of industry-focused webinars, small business initiative reviews and consulting projects, the center seeks to be a reliable resource for small tourism, hospitality and event businesses to respond to the evolving landscape. All services provided by the Center for Hospitality Resilience are free of charge to eligible small business operators. 

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Webinars

In response to current affairs, STHM’s tourism and hospitality faculty will provide regular webinars that provide timely information pertaining to practical tips and thought provoking as well as motivational insight. These webinars are intended to help small business operators respond to the crisis and plan for recovery. Details of the upcoming webinars are provided below. To register, click on the webinar. Once registered, an invite will be sent to you with a link to the webinar. Immediately following the webinar, a white paper will be available for all registrants.

Mar
27
Ensuring a Resilient Event Business Series Module # 1, Mastering the Event Industry

Virtual

This module discusses the basic principles of the evolving event industry, including an overview of contemporary industry tools, best practices, industry segments and terminology necessary to compete in the constantly changing event business.

Apr
03
Ensuring a Resilient Event Business Series Module #2, Designing your eventgoers’ virtual experience

Virtual

Even when we return to live events, virtual and hybrid events will have a significant role to play. In this module we will explore the pluses and minuses of these options with practical examples of what works and what does not.

Apr
07
Inspiring Hospitality Resilience

Speakman Hall

In this workshop, businesses will hear from Temple Professor, Dr. Laurie Wu, in regards to event management during COVID-19. You will hear from a panel of hospitality entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the challenges of COVID-19. They will share their insight into how they modified their business practices to ensure sustainability and what lessons they […]

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Small Business Initiative Reviews

As small business operators continue to modify their operations and plan for a future post COVID-19, the center will provide feedback and direction on various operational and marketing initiatives to help small businesses in making informed decisions. To engage in this service, you will need to first register with the SBDC. Once SBDC eligibility has been established, you will complete an informational form to outline your specific needs. Following a review of this information and a brief interview, you will be assigned to a reviewer who will provide the necessary insight and direction to be able to implement your initiative. Initiative reviews will commence in August 2020.

To begin the review process, please contact:

Elaina DeHoratius
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Consultant
elainasbdc@temple.edu

Cooperative Agreement

The Temple SBDC is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Community & Economic Development and by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. 4-603001-Z-0040-24. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services.

Funding Partners

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Temple University.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215-204-7282.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government.  By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

All SBDC programs are non-discriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested, at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Temple SBDC at 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121, 215.204.7282.

The Temple University SBDC is a member of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.