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Business Smarts- Finding Strength as a Small Business Owner

Fri 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business

One of your greatest advantages of being a small business owner is the ability to nimbly face daily challenges that could take large corporation much longer to overcome. That being said large corporations have greater access to resources to deal with challenges. Therefore as a small business owner, you must learn to work smarter, not harder. Learn how using your strengths can make you more efficient and ready to face those challenges., with the added bonus of improving your sense of wellbeing. Learning Outcomes - At the end of this sessions, attendees will: A. Be able to identify key benefits of using strengths in the workplace. B. Understand the strengths-based philosophy and how it links to performance and wellbeing. C. Explore five clues to talent in their own lives and how they can be built into strengths. D. Be able to identify assessments they could use to discover their strengths.

Speaker(s): Jason Boron: Jason has designed and conducted strengths-based leadership coaching focused on helping teams and individuals leverage their talents since 2007. He has presented on a variety of topics in both the higher education and non-profit sectors, including leadership development, effective communication, conflict resolution, collaboration, performance enhancement, and coaching. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, he is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities to individuals and teams aimed at improving performance. Before founding Leading Strong, LLC in 2017, Jason served in higher education for over 15 years.

Parking for Business Smarts: Permits are required for the JMU Ice House Lot. Parking Options: 1) You may park in the Water Street Parking Deck, one block from the Ice House, or the City Municipal Lot on Liberty Street. 2) Two-hour street parking is available on Bruce Street, across from the Ice House. 3) In order to park in the JMU Ice House Lot on Bruce Street, you must display a JMU Parking Permit or an Ice House Temporary Parking Permit. The permit will be date specific and should be displayed on your vehicle dashboard. To pick up your permit, pull up in the circle at front of the building and go into the lobby, where Parker Mercer or SBDC staff will hand you the permit. You can then proceed to the lot and park anywhere (note the handicapped spaces!) in the LOWER lot. Do not park above the signs.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (540) 568-3227


Shenandoah Valley SBDC
JMU Ice House
Room 117
127 West Bruce Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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