SDSU: Virtual Workshop, Weathering the Storm in Small Business


Numerous factors may cause stress for small business owners. During the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in business beyond the control of the business owner are taking place. This virtual workshop is designed to help small business owners and their families understand the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, and how to handle stress for a more productive mindset.


  • Identify stress signs and symptoms.
  • Practice three everyday strategies for managing stress.
  • Make an action plan for managing stress.
  • Find out where to go for more help and resources available for stress management.
  • Be provided with information about business resources related to COVID-19.


  • Lorna Wounded Head, Rural Behavioral Health Team Member, SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist
  • Krista Ehlert, Rural Behavioral Health Team Member Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Range Specialist
  • Joe Fiala, Development Director, SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Peggy Schlechter, SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist

Full information flyer from SDSU Extension: Weathering the Storm

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