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Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center - www.RoanokeSmallBusiness.org

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Are you considering starting a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Then this is the class for you! Business Basics is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics covered include deciding on a legal entity structure, basic accounting and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. We cover the nine steps to market research to determine if your business idea makes sense. Class is for individuals in business, thinking of starting a business even if it might be years in the future. The class is 3.0 hours long so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of the professional business counselors in our office. We do not charge anything for our one-on-one sessions. CLASS IS LOCATED AT THE ROANOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LOCATED DOWNTOWN AT 210 S. Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke. Please make payment by credit card at the end of registration, sending in a check prior to class, or stopping by our office and paying by check. Credit card payments cannot be accepted over the phone. We do not give refunds;, however, if you miss class, you can attend another class. Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center to 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke VA 24011. For questions please call Tom Tanner at 983-0717 ext 103.
Speaker: Tom Tanner
Approximately 6 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This course describes the fundamentals of the most important aspect of any small business: marketing. At the end of this course, you will be able to create a marketing plan for your small business that encompasses a creative plan, a positioning plan, and a media marketing calendar--the essentials of any good marketing strategy. Topics covered by this course include: What is marketing? Creating personas, website best practices, social media marketing, and tools for automation and ROI reporting. Pre-Registration is required.
Speaker: Christina Garnett
Approximately 6 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Social Media is a necessity in today's technological environment. In this course, we will break down the key social media platforms, best practices for each, as well as creating a strategy to make sure you reach your audience through these channels. We will discuss the following platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, YouTube, and Snapchat. Our focus will be on using these platforms to ensure that you use the strongest methods for reaching your audience if you are B2C. In this course, we will help you create personas for your business, as well as discuss how you can use Inbound Marketing strategies to grow your social media reach. We will briefly discuss digital advertising through these platforms as well as management tools once you have your social media channels set up. After the workshop, if you continue to have questions you can schedule a time to meet with our Marketing Director, Christina Garnett REGISTER EARLY AS THERE IS LIMITED SEATING AND WE EXPECT THIS TO SELL OUT Please contact us with questions at 983-0717 ext 108 Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017 Time: 8:30 - 10:30 AM Location: Roanoke Regional Chamber Boardroom Cost: $20/per person Speaker(s): Christina Garnett All fees help support the mission of the SBDC.
Speaker: Christina Garnett
Approximately 6 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Are you considering starting a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Then this is the class for you! Business Basics is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics covered include deciding on a legal entity structure, basic accounting and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. We cover the nine steps to market research to determine if your business idea makes sense. Class is for individuals in business, thinking of starting a business even if it might be years in the future. The class is 3.0 hours long so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of the professional business counselors in our office. We do not charge anything for our one-on-one sessions. CLASS IS LOCATED AT THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE located at 1520 N Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073 Please make payment by credit card at the end of registration, sending in a check prior to class, or stopping by our office and paying by check. Credit card payments cannot be accepted over the phone. We do not give refunds;, however, if you miss class, you can attend another class. Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center to 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke VA 24011. For questions please call Bart Smith at 983-0717 ext 102.
Speaker: Bart Smith
Approximately 21 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00
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