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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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, October 18, 2016 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 comprehensive 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? Conducting market research. Analyzing the market environment. Selecting your target markets. Placing products & services. Website Do's and Don'ts. Social Media Marketing. Creating a marketing plan and calendar. Determining ROI. Pre-Registration is required.
Speaker: Bart Smith
Approximately 6 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 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, November 15, 2016 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 comprehensive 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? Conducting market research. Analyzing the market environment. Selecting your target markets. Placing products & services. Website Do's and Don'ts. Social Media Marketing. Creating a marketing plan and calendar. Determining ROI. Pre-Registration is required.
Speaker: Bart Smith
Approximately 6 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 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, December 20, 2016 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 comprehensive 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? Conducting market research. Analyzing the market environment. Selecting your target markets. Placing products & services. Website Do's and Don'ts. Social Media Marketing. Creating a marketing plan and calendar. Determining ROI. Pre-Registration is required.
Speaker: Bart Smith
Approximately 6 miles away from zip code 24018
Fee: $ 20.00

Vinton War Memorial

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Join us for a seminar on Holiday Sales strategies that will ensure you will have a profitable holiday season. Topics will include How to Educate Your Community, How to Create an Overall Strategy, How to Dress Up Your Windows, Merchandising for the Holiday, How to Personalize the Shopping Experience, Customer Service Tips and How to Market Your Brand. This seminar is free to all businesses in the region. Light refreshments will be served.
Speaker: Bart Smith
Approximately 9 miles away from zip code 24018

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
Entrepreneurs and business owners, are you challenged to keep up with the daily routines in your business, knowing you need to do more to focus on growth, but uncertain what to do? GrowthWheel® is a hands-on, action-oriented program designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages overcome their barriers to growth. Join Michael Duncan, a serial entrepreneur and SBDC Advisor, for a three hour introduction to the GrowthWheel toolbox designed to help early stage and growth companies get focus, set an agenda, make decisions and take action. All businesses, from pre-venture start-ups to established enterprises, must address four key challenges. They need: an attractive business concept, lasting customer relations, profitable operations, and a strong organization. Attendees will participate in a hands-on workshop introducing the GrowthWheel toolkit, identify your priorities, and will get a sense of how empowering it can be to work with a Certified GrowthWheel® Advisor. How will GrowthWheel help your business? Supports the decision making that we do every day. Supplies a visual toolkit for dialogue, focus, agenda setting, decision-making and action taking. Provides a simple action oriented process to help you grow. Stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work. Helps companies determine which areas to focus on to strengthen and grow their business. Gives an alternative to the conventional business plan. 
Speaker: Michael Duncan, Lead Regional Consultant
Approximately 20 miles away from zip code 24018
Thursday, November 10, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Entrepreneurship is the American Dream. Unfortunately, of the 1 million businesses started each year, most of them eventually fail. The one common theme may be lack of planning. If you are considering the possibility of starting a business, this free seminar will provide information that may help your business be among the 20 percent that survive and thrive. Prepare to start a successful business by evaluating your entrepreneurial abilities, marketing strategies, financial resources, legal form of organization, and receive tips to prepare and present your business plan.
Speaker: Kelvin Perry, Regional Consultant, Longwood SBDC
Approximately 20 miles away from zip code 24018
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