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Presentations

Washington University Students Partner with St. Louis Small Business Task Force

Join members of the St. Louis Small Business Task Force and students from Washington University’s Olin Business School in two engaging presentations that will take an in-depth look at seven regional businesses and the unique opportunities and challenges presented to them in light of COVID-19. Participating businesses will receive customized consultation from top-tier undergraduates with the goal of providing strategic solutions for a variety of industries. Research subjects include Arco & Associates, Chill-Pak, Core Properties, Diba Imports L.P., Eckert’s, Shanti Yoga, and So Hospitality Group. This initiative is spearheaded by Task Force member and Washington University’s John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Strategy, Dr. Glenn MacDonald. To learn more, click here.

Schedule

  • Part 1: June 2nd, 3:00pm-5:30pm CDT
  • Part 2: June 5th, 1:00pm-4:30pm CDT

Tuesday, June 2nd

Part 1 agenda:

  • 3:00-3:15pm Opening comments by Erin Joy & Glenn MacDonald, PhD
  • 3:15-4:00 Shanti Yoga, with industry analysis for small exercise studios
  • 4:00-4:45 So Hospitality Group,  with industry analysis for restaurants
  • 4:45-5:30 Eckert’s Inc., with industry analysis on outdoor social activity spaces, such as farmers markets, fruit stands, pick-your-own farms, etc.

Friday, June 5th

Part 2 agenda:

  • 1:00-1:15pm Opening comments by Erin Joy & Glenn MacDonald, PhD
  • 1:15-2:00 Diba Imports, with industry analysis focused on small fashion design wholesalers and e-commerce based companies
  • 2:00-2:45 Core Properties, with industry analysis focused on advice for landlords
  • 2:45-3:30 Chill-Pak, with industry analysis on how light manufacturing companies can maintain employee safety when strategically bringing employees back to work
  • 3:30-4:15 Arco& Associates, with industry analysis on how small professional services companies can make themselves indispensable and what strategies these firms can use for client retention and acquisition
  • 4:15-4:30pm Closing comments by Erin Joy & Glenn MacDonald, PhD

Supporting and empowering St. Louis’s small
and mid-sized business owners