“Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.” – Jeremiah 33:6 (NKJV)
Have you lost revenue during this global crisis? Are you looking for a way to regain the strength of your company? In what ways has Nehemiah Project already helped businesses affected by COVID-19?
With the help of our donors and investors, Nehemiah Project has initiated several programs to help entrepreneurs during COVID-19. These programs have included Free 30-Minute Business Coaching, Special Podcast Series, COVID-19 E-Community Resource Center, 50% Recovery Discount on all of our products and services, as well as 8 Biblical Business Forums. Our goal is to help Christian entrepreneurs around the world succeed during and after the COVID-19 Quarantine.
Among all of our COVID-19 initiatives, the most popular and impactful by far has been the Business Forums. These forums featured regional panelists, our outlook on the pandemic, impact on the economy, and lessons on how to achieve business success despite the pandemic. The forums had a total of 1,171 live in attendance to all seven events combined and 6,696 total views on Facebook. We held a total of 8 forums with 5 in English, 2 in Spanish, and 1 in French. The feedback we received from these forums showed that there were several attendees who left feeling encouraged, empowered, and hopeful that they would make it through this tough season of COVID-19. We held two forums focused in Asia, two in the United States, two in Latin America, one in Europe, and one in Africa.
Click here to view the recording of the various Business Forums.
Here are some stats from the Forum Polls:
- 78% were entrepreneurs
- 42% have employees
- 73% did not let go any of their employees
- 16% applied for the Government Stimulus
- 19% received the Government Stimulus
- 14% did not shut down their businesses
- 69% among those who shut down will open again
- 58% had a reduction in revenue
- 84% are optimistic about the future
We are grateful to donors and investors for their generosity which has enabled us to expand our work to help Christian entrepreneurs around the world during this time of crisis. Special thanks to our regional and local leaders as well as to all of our local panelists who shared their expertise during the forum. We will continue these initiatives as long as necessary to ensure that Christian entrepreneurs around the world, especially in underdeveloped regions who do not get government stimulus, get the help they need.
Here are the top 6 areas attendees prioritized needing help:
- Access to capital