The Launchpad was host to Anne-Lise Gere, as she provided an interactive training session on Human Resources for Startups and Small Business. Anne-Lise is the founder of Gere Consulting Associates. During our training Anne-Lise covered topics such as; the difference between an an employee and an independent contractor, what constitutes being an independent contractor, how to hire the right person, how to keep employees and how to properly terminate an employee.
Anne-Lise brings 10 years of international, blue-chip experience acquired while working with Procter & Gamble and Siemens Automotive. She has worked with growing and midsize employers as independent consultant since 2001. Gere Consulting Associates works with business owners and leaders to handle specific HR projects, provide employee training and support solo HR practitioners on staff.
The Launchpad, also known as the Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator is a place for entrepreneurs to call home. The Launchpad offers dedicated and virtual memberships that provide startups with all the tools and resources needed to start, grow and succeed in their business journey. Membership includes; office space, conference room, education and training, mentorship, access to capital and various networking events. The Launchpad is sponsored by the Greater Williamsburg Partnership and the Small Business Development Center.