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Virginia SBDC

Business Smart Start

Tue 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

You're a dream builder, risk-taker, and creator extraordinaire.

To meet the growing demand of our region’s start-ups, we’ve created a course to walk you through what it takes to start your dream so that you start smart. Businesses that start with a solid foundation of research, planning, and setup are up to 89% more likely to remain open three years later. That’s a percentage worth betting on.

Join us on Tuesday, February 14 at 9:00 AM for our Smart Start Class to start putting pen to paper and get those big audacious ideas in motion.

What you'll learn and explore:

  • Validate Your Idea
  • Plan Your Path
  • Make it Legit
  • Manage Your Money
  • Operate Optimally
  • Plant the Seeds of Growth

Upon completion of Smart Start, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with an advisor to make your plans a reality.

We’ve also partnered with StartUp Virginia to provide you with a scholarship worth $395 to complete the Entrepreneur Certificate. You will receive a scholarship code upon completion of Smart Start.

Who should attend: Aspiring Entrepreneurs and New Business Owners

Note: Our Business Smart Start Class is 1.5 hours (one hour thirty minutes) long; the topics posted above will only be briefly covered. This class is held virtually via Zoom. The Zoom access will be shared after registration for the class has been completed.

Fee: $35.00 per company for up to four members of the respective company to participate Other: The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce is our financial host. The registration fees are allocated to Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC) programming.

Speaker(s): Tom Tanner, Regional Advising Lead + Vet Biz Coordinator, Roanoke Regional SBDC

Fee: $ 35.00

Please make payment by credit card at the end of registration. We do not give refunds, but if you miss class you may attend another one. Pre-registration is required.

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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