Business strategies for mental wellness in difficult times

BROOKINGS – Owning your own business can be challenging even in the best conditions, not to mention during a global pandemic. Techniques for self-care should be included as part of every entrepreneur’s business resources. 

An upcoming free webinar hosted by Brookings Economic Development Corporation will provide the tools you need to successfully navigate through the challenging periods of your entrepreneurial journey. 

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Sherry Walling based in Minneapolis, will present a virtual webinar, “Thriving in Difficult Times: Strategies for Mental Wellness as an Entrepreneur” from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The webinar is intended to support a wide audience of entrepreneurs and business owners across all industries, with the goal of providing meaningful strategies that can be easily implemented to produce meaningful results. 

“We are very excited to host Dr. Walling for this workshop specifically designed for entrepreneurs,” said Jennifer Quail, BEDC’s director of entrepreneur support. “This year has been hugely stressful on our small business and entrepreneurial community; we are confident this workshop will provide them with useful resources and valuable tools to best deal with the mental challenges they are facing.” 

Walling has a long history of helping people find clarity, health and connection. She has a well-packed toolbox of elite training, professional expertise and personal experience in the trenches of entrepreneurship which spans over 20 years. Attendees of the workshop will have an opportunity to win a copy of Walling’s best-selling book, “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together.” 

The webinar is free and open to anyone, but pre-registration is required. Send an email to [email protected] to register by Tuesday, Dec. 8. Attendees of the webinar will have the opportunity to submit questions for Walling. 

This event is just one of BEDC’s many events and programs that are part of the Brookings Start-up Hub, supporting ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Brookings region. These resources have helped establish Brookings as one of the top communities for entrepreneurs in the nation. For more information, visit



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