Events/Workshops

 
  
    

On Demand

On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Basics
Buying A Business is a comprehensive course on how to buy the right business at the right price. Developed by entrepreneurs who buy businesses for a living, this course offers advice and wisdom in such areas as: the key questions to ask of any seller, the due diligence process, valuing a business and determining the offer, negotiation steps and tactics, and sample legal agreements. Topics covered by this course include: The pros and cons Finding businesses for sale The key questions to ask Valuing the business Negociating the offer Structuring the transaction Financing the purchase Perfoming the diligence Creating a business plan Post purchanse priorities
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Basics
In this course you will to understand the different types of legal structures available when starting a business. The objective of this course is to help you understand the advantages and disadvantages between the different legal structures. This course will help you to choose what legal structure is most appropriate for your business. You will be provided the forms you need for the formation of your selected structure. This course will also inform you about employee issues and provide you with forms that every employer needs. Topics covered by this course: What is a legal strucure? Different types of legal structures Sole Proprietorship The general partnership ' C ' corporation ' S ' corporation Limited liability company Selecting you legal structure Forms you will need Employee issues and requirements
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Basics
This course is about the craft of creating a plan for your business. The business plan is the essential document used to raise money for a business and communicate your business vision and strategy to your management team, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders.This ten-part course walks you through the details and tactics of creating a comprehensive plan while helping you avoid the critical planning mistakes that plague most business plans. Topics covered by this course include: What is a business plan? Determining your audience Crafting your mission and vision Setting goals and objectives The company and industry Marketing analysis and strategy Management and operations The financial projections The executive summary Bringing the plan together
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Basics
Este curso se basa en el arte de crear un plan para su negocio. El plan de negocio es un documento esencial utilizado para recaudar fondos. También comunica su misión y visión estratégica al equipo administrativo, proveedores, consumidores, y acreedores. Los 10 temas de este curso le enseña detalles y tácticas en la creación de un plan comprensivo mientras que le ayuda a evadir errores críticos de planificación que plagan la mayoría de planes de negocio. Como valor agregado, este curso incluye Activeplans, un software que le permite crear la parte narrativa y proyecciones financieras de su plan mediante la utilización de un enfoque simple que detalla paso a paso el proceso. Este software por si solo tiene un valor de $40.00. Los objectivos de este curso: Ayudarlo a entender que exactamente un plan de negocios Ayudarlo a decidir si usted necesita un plan formalmente escrito y como dirigirlo hacia diferentes audiencias Ayudarlo a comprender que inquietudes in plan de negocios debe responder Ayudarlo a ilustrar el contenido y la estructura de un plan de negocios correctamente desarrollado Ayudarlo a evitar cometer los errores comunes que la mayoria de planes de negocios posee Ayudarlo
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Basics
Understanding Intellectual Property defines exactly what a copyright, trademark, and patent are and what kinds of protection they might afford your business. The process of establishing such protection is presented for each kind of property. Also discussed are international intellectual property protection issues, as well as, important legal documents such as non-disclosure agreements. A primer concludes this course which details the prior details to prepare before meeting with intellectual property attorney. Topics covered by this course include: Intro to intellectual property What is a trademark? What is a patent? What is a copyright? Understanding trade secrets Federal, state, and employees issues Internet intellectual property International intellectual property Creating & realizing the value of intellectual property Understanding confidentiality agreements
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Basics
This course presents the fundamental devices used in crafting a strategy for a business venture. The course puts forth the innovative mechanisms of internal and external strategy which are based on the findings of a new body of research into the strategy-making processes of successful growing ventures. In addition to showing you how to craft a mission, visions, goals, and strategy for your business, this course also shows you how to best present and execute your strategy through strategic stories, the act of organizing genius, and tipping point leadership tactics. Topics covered by this course include: What is strategic planning? Knowing you purpose and mission Defining a vision Forming goals and objectives The two kinds of strategy Crafting internal strategy Crafting external strategy Presenting strategy as story The secrets of organizing genius Tipping point of execution
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Financing
This course details the exact set of steps necessary in preparing a comprehensive loan package request. Each of the forms and requirements are explained and included. From initial readiness tests to help with advanced topics such as U.S. Small Business Administration loans, this course lays it on the line concerning what a lender is really looking for and how they evaluate loan requests. Simply understanding the way a lender thinks can more than double your effectiveness in raising money for your business. Topics covered by this course include: What is a loan packages? Are you ready for a loan? How much should you ask for? Offering collateral and securtiy Obtaining your Credit report The personal financial statement Creating a Business plan The Financial Projections SBA guarantees and applications Bringing the loan request together
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Financing
Financial projections are a collection of statements that present a numerical model of your business. Any good business plan must pass two separate tests: the story test and the number test. The story test asks, "Does the story make sense?" The number test asks, "Does the story add up?" A well-prepared set of financial projections helps to address that indeed the story does add up, but it also does much more than that. The projections reveal the entrepreneur’s basic assumptions which are usually synthesized together in their mind only. It doesn't matter whether you're applying for your first bank loan or your fifth, or whether you're seeking venture capital or debt financing. Sooner or later, you'll have to prepare a set of financial projections. Lenders will look for a strong likelihood of repayment using your projections. Investors will calculate what they think is the value of your company based upon these numbers. Constructing a set of projections allows you to play with your business model in a safe environment. Playing on paper is a valuable form of prototyping that can raise many questions before you make a decision. Under most conditions, fast learners are going to outperform even the most brilliant planners. The key is not to think of your numbers as a "plan" set in stone, but as a learning environment where you can test out different scenarios and decisions. Topics covered by this course include: What are your financial projections? Your assumptions Budgeting your fixed expenses Determining your variable costs Calculating your breakeven point Creating a sales forecast The income statement The cash flow statement The balance sheet The do's and don'ts
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Financing
Finding Money To Start A Business offers a comprehensive ten-part course on the tactics of how money is really raised for small business formation. The course examines the sources of available capital and an overview concerning the difference between debt and equity. The course walks you through the maze of financial terms and tactics necessary to successfully identify and secure money for a new business venture. Topics covered by this course include: Where does start-up money come from? How much money do you need? The different types of money How to get money from a lender How to get money from an investor The available sources of capital A little help from the government Financing different kinds of things A few financing scenarios Overcoming your weaknesses
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Managing a Business
This course describes the available entrepreneurial strategies and how they are applied in the marketplace. For anyone starting or growing a business venture, the knowledge and skills underlying the entrepreneurial strategies are an essential part of any entrepreneur's toolkit. Besides presenting the available strategies and their application, this course presents the sources of innovation and an overview of how decisions are made and how those decisions change over the course of a venture's life-cycle. Topics covered by this course include: What is entreprenuerial strategy? Begin first with the most Hitting them where they ain't Occupying a specialized niche Changing the economic characteristics Sources of innovation What makes an entreprenuer How entreprenuers craft strategy Strategic entreprenuerial decisions Social entreprenuership and innovation
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Managing a Business
This course provides the advice and strategies of the some of the leading entrepreneurs concerning what it really takes to start a new venture. Starting A New Business moves you through the important tasks of building a strong foundation for a business to the more tactical aspects concerning marketing, managing, and money. This course will also show you how to protect your ideas, how to hire employees, how to find out what licenses and regulations may apply, as well as, provide more than 50 resources of free information that are available to you in making your new business a reality. Topics covered by this course includes: Defining mission, vision, and goals Understanding management trinity Determining feasibility and risk Marketing products and services Handling money and finances Hiring and managing employees Getting licenses and permits Protecting your ideas Growing by adaptation and experimentation
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Managing Employees
An overview of the essential processes of managing employees. Includes best practice on the hiring process, employee forms you must file, wage and hour regulations, taxation and privacy issues, health and safety standards, benefit and retirement plans, discrimination and termination processes, and more. Topics covered by this course include: The hiring process Employees forms to file Wage and hour regulations Age laws & requirements Taxation issues Privacy issues Health and safety standards Benefits and retirement plans Discrimination and termination required posters and other workplace standards
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Take command of a bookstore and coffee bar and see how money moves in and out of a business learning the fundamentals of accounting at the same time. This course provides an in-depth look at each of the primary accounting transactions used in a business demonstrating how "the language of business" works. Without using any accounting jargon to begin with, the course demonstrates how to keep score in a business through a simple scorecard approach. When you are finished, you are shown that each of your scorecards represents one of the three primary financial statements used in managing a business. Topics covered by this course include: The language of business Keeping score in business Money coming in Money going out Money owed to you Money you owe Handling cash and large costs The balance sheet The income statement The statement of cash flow
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will explain what is value and why it is better to set prices on value rather than costs. This course will discuss the 3C's that influence costs: Costs, Customers, and Competition. You will learn generic pricing strategies and techniques for segmented and lifecycle pricing. In this course you will study the effects of pricing psychology and the elements of your marketing mix. This course will present specific industry pricing tactics from the best entreprenuers. From the fundamentals of pricing to advanced discussions on psychological theories focused on pricing formulation, this course is essential to anyone responsible for making the price decision. Topics covered by this course include: What is value? Costs Customers Competition Generic pricing strategies Segmented pricing The marketing mix Pricing psychology Life cycle pricing Specific pricing tactics
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course presents a media-by-media discussion of the tips and tricks used by marketing professionals when advertising a product or service. Learn how to set an advertising budget, learn why it's better to run two smaller ads than one larger one, learn how to correctly position your product and how to best design an effective marketing message, and learn what you need to know about selecting media for an ad campaign. This course also presents an overview of public relations tactics and internet marketing practices. At its conclusion, this course details specific measures how to assess the success of your results. Topics covered by this course include: What is advertising? The audience, objectives, and platform Determining the advertising budget The positioning and message Using print media Using radio and television Direct marketing options Promoting internet websites Public relations and publicity Evaluating you advertising plan
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research is the systematic process entrepreneurs use to gain insight into market problems and opportunities. The term market includes not only customers, but all players who are responsible for bringing certain products and services to market including suppliers, competitors, producers, wholesale distributors, retailers, logistics, and so on. To conserve time and money, successful entrepreneurs minimize the resources they devote to researching their ideas. Unlike the corporate world, the entrepreneur only does as much research and analysis to justify the next action or investment. This course presents scores of best practice concerning how entrepreneurial research is actually implemented. Answers to questions about market segments, consumer and business markets, market size, and sales forecasts are all addressed through step-by-step processes. Topics covered by this course include: The market research process The market enviornment Researching your industry Researching business customers Estimating market size Creating a sales forecast Customer survey techniques Consumption chain analysis
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course describes the fundamentals of the most important aspect of any business: marketing. Learn the concepts taught in college-level courses in just a few hours including the "5Ps"--Product, Promotion, Price, Place, and Positioning. At the end of this course, you will be able to create a comprehensive marketing plan for 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 enviornment Selecting your target markets Market positioning Designing products and services Pricing products & services Placing products & services Promoting products & services Creating a marketing plan
Location: Online
On Demand, available until June 03
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The objective of this course is to help you understand how marketing activities are actually conducted in a small business. This course will convince you that buzz and word-of-mouth does not just happen, instead it must cultivated and strategically crafted with an underlying architecture. After going through this course you will become a master of self-organized customer networks by leveraging hubs and connectors. This course will help you to choose and maximize the right marketing weapons for your message. Overall this course will help you to achieve a high return on imagination as opposed to return on investment. Topics covered by this course include: What is buzz and how does it spread? Understanding networks Hubs and connectors Your positioning and message Choosing your marketing weapons Word of mouth tactics Return on imagination From message to action Public relations and publicity Creating a marketing plan
Location: Online

June

Friday, June 03, 2016
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The objective of this course is to define what positioning is and how it works as a communications tool in marketing. This course will put forth and describe the available positioning strategies including the positioning of a leader, the positioning of a follower, and the tactics for repositioning the competition. This course will show you the easiest way of getting into the prospect's mind. This course will teach you how to prevent the most common positioning mistakes including the line extension trap. Topics covered by this course include: What is positioning? The assault on the mind The ladders in your head Getting into the mind Owning a word in the mind The positioning of a leader The positioning of a follower The repositioning of the competition The line extension trap A positioning case study
Location: Online

February

Tuesday, February 21, 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 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: Christina Garnett
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Financing
NEW: SBDC Financing for the Food Industry Are you thinking of expanding your food business, do you need to buy new equipment or hire new employees, are you considering switching from a food truck to a brick and mortar restaurant? How much will this cost? How much can you afford? What are your funding options? Do you require outside financing from banks or other sources? If you are in the food business and are considering some of these questions, then this class is for you! Please arrive on time. If you arrive 15 minutes late you will not be able to attend the class. BIO Andy Santos, VP in the Small Business Department at Capital One Bank, will lead the class. Andy and a team of bankers from Capital One with expertise in the food industry will cover these topics in a workshop-style class and will work with participants in one-on-one meetings during a workshop portion of the class to help you with your financial needs! ** This workshop is made possible by the generous contribution of time and expertise by a CBP volunteer. Please respect our volunteer's time by arriving on time. If you are unable to attend the class, please notify us promptly. Refunds will be made in accordance with our published cancellation policy. ** CANCELLATION POLICY: *Please review carefully for our cancellation policy has changed as of January 1, 2016. -Participants whose checks are returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $35 fee. -Participants who have paid for a class and do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance, will forfeit their entire payment. -Participants wishing to receive a refund and have cancelled in a timely manner will be charged a 10% administrative fee. This event is held at our center in Springfield - unless noted otherwise. If you need directions, please visit our Website http://www.cbponline.org
Speaker: Andy Santos, Capital One Bank, plus 2 more bankers
Fee: $ 40.00
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 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
Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you! We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC, SCORE, and/or CIC business advisors to focus on your concept development, business profile, and/or business plans, including financial projections.
Speaker: Betty Hoge, Director, Central Virginia SBDC
Friday, February 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
BrandYOU!: Personal Branding & Power Networking Workshop. You will learn to: ~Understanding how to maximize your personal collateral. ~Build your personal brand formula ~Be a power networker Please arrive on time. If you arrive 15 minutes late you will not be able to attend the class. ** This workshop is made possible by the generous contribution of time and expertise by a CBP volunteer. Please respect our volunteer's time by arriving on time. If you are unable to attend the class, please notify us promptly. Refunds will be made in accordance with our published cancellation policy. ** CANCELLATION POLICY: If you are unable to attend the workshop, please notify us 48 HOURS in advance so that we may contact those on the waiting list. No refunds or transfers. This event is held at our center in Springfield - unless noted otherwise. If you need directions, please visit our Website http://www.cbponline.org
Speaker: CHIANTI LOMAX, OPTIMAL LEADERSHIP GROUP, LLC
Fee: $ 60.00
Monday, February 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development will host the First Steps to Starting a Business Seminar This seminar will provide the basics of starting a business including self evaluation, the idea, defining the need, determining the feasibility, and what actions are necessary. Topics within these areas will include analytical methods; research sources; the legal forms of businesses; record keeping; laws, regulations, and policies; and a discussion on the value and importance of business plans and financial analysis.
Speaker: Susan Ball
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In our Facebook Advanced workshop we will discuss the tools and options that Facebook power users work with to receive the biggest ROI. In this course, we will briefly discuss personal Facebook tools, and will spend the majority of the time discussing business page best practices, strategies using your Insights tab, and also show you how to use Power Editor for your digital advertising campaigns. The class is 2.0 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 Christina Garnett at 983-0717 ext 108.
Speaker: Christina Garnett
Fee: $ 20.00

March

Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NEW: This workshop is designed for small business owners who wish to improve their ability to create value at the negotiating table learn a few negotiation tools and techniques. By participating in this workshop, you will: • Acquire a systematic framework for understanding negotiation • Understand your BATNA (best alternative to a negotiated agreement) to gain a better understanding of your options • Learn how to expand the size of the pie by creating value in negotiations This class is taught by Ingar Grev. Ingar is a multi-industry, multi-disciplinary leader and growth coach who has improved operations in a number of businesses as a manager and as a consultant. Ingar has also held a variety of positions in companies, both large and small, as interim CEO, sales development director, and director of operations. Ingar brings his vast experience to the workshop to help you learn of few essential negotiation techniques. Please arrive on time. If you arrive 15 minutes late you will not be able to attend the class. ** This workshop is made possible by the generous contribution of time and expertise by a CBP volunteer. Please respect our volunteer's time by arriving on time. If you are unable to attend the class, please notify us promptly. Refunds will be made in accordance with our published cancellation policy. ** Cancellation Policy: Participants whose checks are returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $35 fee. Participants who have paid for a class and do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance, will forfeit their entire payment. Participants who have paid for a class, and cancel in a timely manner, may apply their funds to a future class within 30 days of the original class date. After thirty days, all funds are forfeited. Participants wishing to receive a refund will be charged a 10% administrative fee. ~~~ NEW LOCATION: This event is held at our center in Springfield - unless noted otherwise. If you need directions, please visit our Website http://www.cbponline.org
Speaker: Ingar Grav
Fee: $ 60.00
Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Speaker: Anna Urman
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development Center will host " Introduction to Purchasing in the Commonwealth" Learn about how to access State and Federal contracting opportunities and how to get certified. Get information on constructing bonding. VDOT projects, DOD projects, and SWAM certification.
Speaker: Kimberly Madison
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center will host "Introduction to Purchasing in the Commonwealth of Virginia" seminar This session will provide a high level overview of the Commonwealth's purchasing process, including purchasing policies that affect how buyers use the eVA evasystem to "shop." You'll also learn more about the valuable eVA tools available-like creating a catalog and a high level look at eVA's FREE Public Reports (who's buying what you sell, prices being paid & more!). If you're not already an eVA registered Vendor, you'll learn how to get signed-up, as well as where to go for help.
Speaker: Kimberly Madison
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you! We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC, SCORE, and/or CIC business advisors to focus on your concept development, business profile, and/or business plans, including financial projections.
Speaker: CIC
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
To register for this workshop, please go to the following website: http://www.centralvirginia.org/events/
Speaker: Stephen Davis
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
NEW SBDC – The Art of Pitching to Investors Have you ever asked yourself what investors are looking for in a startup or company? Have you pitched and wondered why the investors were not interested in you? Have you sensed that investors were not connecting with you or realized you were ineffective? Will you need to pitch to investors at some point in the future? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then this class is for you! Bob Smith will uncover and reveal some of the secrets of the Art of Pitching to Investors. Please arrive on time. If you arrive 15 minutes late you will not be able to attend the class. BIO: Bob Smith, Mason Enterprise Center’s SBDC Director will instruct this class. Bob is a serial entrepreneur, an investor, and a mentor. ** This workshop is made possible by the generous contribution of time and expertise by a CBP volunteer. Please respect our volunteer's time by arriving on time. If you are unable to attend the class, please notify us promptly. Refunds will be made in accordance with our published cancellation policy. ** CANCELLATION POLICY: *Please review carefully for our cancellation policy has changed as of January 1, 2016. -Participants whose checks are returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $35 fee. -Participants who have paid for a class and do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance, will forfeit their entire payment. -Participants wishing to receive a refund and have cancelled in a timely manner will be charged a 10% administrative fee. ****NEW LOCATION: This event is held at our center in Springfield - unless noted otherwise. If you need directions, please visit our Website http://www.cbponline.org
Speaker: Bob Smith, Mason Enterprise Center SBDC
Fee: $ 60.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Government Contracting
Learn the basics of government contracting along with how to register to do business with the government and how to obtain the proper certifications that give small businesses advantages in government contracting. THIS CLASS WILL GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF: Registering in eVA SWAM Certification Microbusiness Certification SAM registration SBA Small Business Programs Qualifications and Certification Process COMMON INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATIONS Architectural/Engineering Agricultural & Environment Construction Educational & Recreation Energy/Fuel/Chemical Facilities & Equipment Services Food Supplies & Equipment Grounds & Landscaping Healthcare IT/Technology Consulting Janitorial & Cleaning Office Supplies Manufacturing Professional & Consulting Services Security & Safety Transportation
Speaker: Joanne Tompkins, Crater PTAC
Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center This Seminar will provide the basic of self evaluation, the idea, defining the need, determining the feasibility, and what actions are necessary. Topics within these areas will include analytical methods; research sources; the legal forms of businesses; record keeping; laws, regulations, and policies; and a discussion on the value and importance of business plans and financial analyses. For more information contact the office at 540- 654-1383
Speaker: Susan Ball
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, March 14, 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
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, March 14, 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
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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: Kim Ray, Business Analyst & Training Coordinator, Longwood SBDC
Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Do you know how the structure of your business affects the way you pay taxes? Are you keeping detailed records of your business finances – and do you know what expenses are deductible? This class will answer your small business tax questions and help prepare you for the next tax season. Taught by the CPA firm Lemay & Company. Please arrive on time. If you arrive 15 minutes late you will not be able to attend the class. ** This workshop is made possible by the generous contribution of time and expertise by a CBP volunteer. Please respect our volunteer's time by arriving on time. If you are unable to attend the class, please notify us promptly. Refunds will be made in accordance with our published cancellation policy. ** CANCELLATION POLICY: *Please review carefully for our cancellation policy has changed as of January 1, 2016. -Participants whose checks are returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $35 fee. -Participants who have paid for a class and do not cancel at least 24 hours in advance, will forfeit their entire payment. -Participants wishing to receive a refund and have cancelled in a timely manner will be charged a 10% administrative fee. This event is held at our center in Springfield - unless noted otherwise. If you need directions, please visit our Website http://www.cbponline.org.
Speaker: Lemay & Company
Fee: $ 60.00
Friday, March 17, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Do you want to open your own business? Do you have an idea for a product or service and you want to bring to market? Maybe you have people ready to buy your products, or customers ready to sign up for your services, but you're not sure how to start getting paid. You may have an idea what your concept is but you're not sure if it will make a profitable company. Navigating the ins and outs of creating a business plan, marketing your new business and figuring out how to determine which licenses and permits you really need to launch your new venture.
Speaker: Eric Byrd
Monday, March 20, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center will host "Blue Print Business Plan" This one day five-hour workshop covers the development of the narrative and financial forecasting portions of the business plan. A workbook will be provided that will take the attendees through a step-by-step approach to creating a business plan. You will need to bring a laptop to the training to start building your business plan during class.
Speaker: Susan Ball
Fee: $ 60.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
In today's social media climate, there are a number of legal issues that individuals and businesses face. Josh Treece, with Woods Rogers PLC, will discuss the legal implications of social media and how you can best protect yourself from these legal issues. The class is only 2 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. Payment may be made by sending in a check made out to the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center to 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke VA 24011. Of following the payment screen at the end of the registration process. For questions please call Tom Tanner at 983-0717 ext 223. Cash payment can be made in person, or paid the night of the event.
Speaker: Josh Treece
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
To register for this workshop, please go to the following website: http://www.centralvirginia.org/events/
Speaker: CIC: Stephen Davis
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you! We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC, SCORE, and/or CIC business advisors to focus on your concept development, business profile, and/or business plans, including financial projections.
Speaker: CIC
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you. We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your business or marketing plan. Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times to meet your needs.
Speaker: Lee Simon, SBDC Business Advisor
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:00 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: Ellen Templeton, Director, Crater SBDC
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 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
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