Business Idea Workshop: Test Your Assumption @ Via ZOOM
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Presented by
Brandon Hennessey, Longwood SBDC Director of Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship
What if you could spend all your time doing what you love? Or finally stop talking about that idea you’ve had and start moving toward actually doing it? The Business Idea Workshop: Test Your Assumption is here to help. Whether just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the jumpstart needed to get you moving.

During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to:

1) Explore their idea with the CO.STARTERS Canvas.
2) Refine their business models through meaningful customer discovery, engagement, and feedback.
3) Structure timely, actionable next steps to achieve milestones and goals.

Participants will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the community and make valuable connections.

This workshop is INTERACTIVE and you will be required to complete your participant workbook, participate in interactive activities, and keep your video ON during the workshop.

Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Starting a Business in Southern Virginia: Building the Foundation for Your New Business

If starting a business in Southern Virginia is your dream, we can help you make it a reality. With our business workshops, you’ll find the practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed at starting and running a small business.

Starting a business in Southern Virginia requires planning and consideration. Choosing your legal structure, writing a business plan, securing funding, and other steps help you build a solid foundation for your business.

About This Business Workshop

Building the Foundation for Your New Business is one of many free classes offered by the Longwood SBDC for those considering starting a business in Southern Virginia.

Cost: FREE

Potential new and existing business owners will learn how to:

  • Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities
  • Choose a legal form of organization
  • Prepare and present your business plan
  • Find financial resources
  • Create marketing strategies
  • Cybersecurity Tips

No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you’ll benefit from this practical, focused information. You’ll leave this free workshop with business insights and actionable strategies to help you launch, build, or grow a Southern Virginia-based business.


Scheduled workshops may change due to inclement weather, scheduling conflicts, etc.

Your pre-registration enables the Longwood SBDC to keep you updated on changes or cancellations as quickly as possible.