During the Great Depression, as the world grappled with economic turmoil, entrepreneurs emerged as beacons of hope. They recognized that amidst the chaos, new needs and desires were born. By identifying these gaps in the market, they established businesses that catered to the changing demands of the era. Similarly, the Covid-19 shutdown witnessed a surge in innovative ventures. Entrepreneurs adeptly identified the emerging needs of a socially distanced society, offering solutions that encompassed remote work, online education, and contactless services. This presentation explores the strategies employed by these enterprising individuals, showcasing their ability to adapt, pivot, and thrive in the face of adversity.
“History Repeats Itself” is a captivating exploration of the parallels between the 1930s Depression and the Covid-19 shutdown, shedding light on how entrepreneurs have leveraged adverse circumstances to launch successful businesses. Drawing inspiration from the past, our guest speaker this week, Carlos Arreola’s presentation reveals the resilience and ingenuity of individuals who seized the opportunities presented by these challenging times.
The format of this course will consist of an approximately 20 minute lecture followed by a Q&A session lasting approximately 5 minutes. Although we model the new EFC format after collegiate courses, we respectfully ask all in attendance to refrain from asking questions during the lecture portion so as to give the speaker(s) ample time to get through the material.
Refreshments are generously provided each week by Arlene Arreola. Donations to help cover the costs are accepted. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase downstairs at the Skyline Café after class. We ask that you exercise good stewardship and help us keep the facility in good order by cleaning up after yourself.
Once the class is officially dismissed, we encourage ongoing information exchange and networking. If you have any questions that did not get answered in class, please email them to us and we’ll either incorporate the responses into a future session or email you back directly.
Mrs. Lasota is a married mother of two who has lived in San Diego since 1980. She became a member of Skyline Wesleyan Church back in 1991 while Dr. John C. Maxwell was still head pastor. Employed as a radiology technician since 1979, she is a mammographer by trade, but also provides caregiving services in addition to being self-employed in different vocations. As a serial entrepreneur, she also owns an online travel website, www.Avicat-Travel.com or www.Avicat.com.