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Brews & Business: PPP, EIDL, UI & Employee Ownership: Answers with John Kovacs

May 4, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us via Zoom to get your pressing questions answered by John Kovacs about financial relief efforts for small business including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) for small businesses, independent contractors and gig workers. His office is fielding 800 calls per day and you may be one of those having trouble getting through to them, the SBA, or your lender to figure out how to collect, and when you’ll receive, these relief efforts. Hear how these programs are working, how they’re not working and why unemployment might be the answer for you.

John will also talk about employee ownership of the thousands of Colorado businesses owned by people 60+ years old and what happens to the business when they retire.

John Kovacs, Business Navigator

John Kovacs
John Kovacs

• Employee Ownership Program Analyst for Colorado
• Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

John Kovacs was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the SBDC Advisory Board in 2016 and joined the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) in 2017 as Business Navigator for Colorado. Since March, 2019 John has served as Employee Ownership Analyst for the State, helping to create and launch the State’s Employee Ownership Network (EON) and supporting the Colorado Employee Ownership Commission.

John spent 20 years as a corporate HR Manager where he led a team who were responsible for HR operations for 69 units in 16 states across 5 time zones. John’s team had the lowest turnover rate and highest engagement score in the nation and he travelled approximately 50,000 miles a year.

John holds a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations (MLIR) from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor as well as SPHR and SCP certifications at the time of his retirement from HR. John lives with his family and 2 dogs in Evergreen and is greatly enjoying his encore career in public service.

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May 4, 2020
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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