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  • Training Events

    Oct
    12
    Thu
    Establish/Repair Your Business Credit-DANVILLE @ Longwood SBDC @ Danville Community College
    Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Presented by

    Robert Linkonis, President-Credit Restoration Associates

    You don’t need to fund your business with personal credit or by collateralizing your home or personal assets for a loan. You can use business credit if you know how to get it!
    • Learn the 20 foundational steps required to get approved for $50,000+ in business credit
    • Discover the inner workings of the business credit bureaus: D&B, Experian, Equifax
    • Understand how business credit scores are calculated and how to get an 85 D&B Paydex score
    • Study the “Anatomy of the FICO Score” and how to increase your personal credit scores sometimes up to 100 points.
    • Understand the risks to personal finances from credit-related scams and fraud and how to avoid
    • Find the practices/products, tool or services available to help proper credit reporting

    About the Speaker
    Robert Linkonis, President-Credit Restoration Associates (CRA). Robert is a FICO Certified Credit Expert. Credit Restoration Associates began in 2007 and is a legal and bonded credit improvement company. Before starting CRA, Robert spent 12 yrs in finance specializing in credit improvement. Robert’s effective niche is “fixing credit for loan approval” and he has helped thousands of clients qualify for automotive and mortgage financing. Robert has taught credit courses for Virginia Union University; was a featured speaker at the City of Richmond’s Financial Conference in 2014; has appeared on WTVR; is the “Credit Expert” on the Real Estate Radio Network Radio Program.

    SEATING IS LIMITED & REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND!

    Government Contracting Basics-FARMVILLE @ Longwood SBDC
    Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Presented by Joanne Tompkins, Program Director

    Crater Procurement Technical Assistance Center

    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

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

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    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

    Oct
    17
    Tue
    New Small Businesses & Government Contracting Basics-CHARLES CITY @ Government & School Board Administration Auditorium
    Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Presenters

    Ellen Templeton – Director, Crater SBDC

    Joanne Tompkins – Director of Procurement Assistance, Crater PTAC

    If you are thinking of starting a small business AND want to learn about market opportunities, this free workshop is for you!  Some of the topics will be:

    •  Evaluating your entrepreneurial abilities
    •  Marketing strategies
    •  Financial resources
    •  Tips to prepare and present a business plan
    •  Registering in eVA
    •  Swam certification
    •  Microbusiness certification
    •  SAM registration
    •  SBA small business programs qualifications & certifications

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 

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