Oct
20
Thu
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
Oct 20 @ 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.

**IMPORTANT**

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.

Nov
10
Thu
Business Idea Workshop: Test Your Assumption @ Via ZOOM
Nov 10 @ 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.

Nov
15
Tue
LEVERAGING NEUROSCIENCE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL DECISION MAKING @ Via ZOOM
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Presenter

Dr. Catherine Franssen

Franssen Strategies, LLC

Entrepreneurship presents unique challenges to the decision making processes of the brain. A successful entrepreneur must be able to embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, view setbacks as opportunities and otherwise reframe difficult situations to maintain hopefulness and enthusiasm. In this conversation, we’ll explore the concept of a growth mindset from a neuroscientific perspective, drawing from research to create new strategies to build resilience and to make the most out of the thousands of decisions we make daily.

Dr. Catherine Franssen is the “Pumpkin Spice Neuroscientist” whose broad scientific training, innovative thinking, humor, and passion for informal education has led to hundreds of opportunities to share the science behind everyday life through blogs, social media, books, magazines, popular news outlets, and top academic journals. Experienced at delivering research-driven productivity and wellness workshops to major corporations based on 20 years of stress-related research. Passionate about communicating lessons from neuroscience to improve business strategies, career development, and personal wellbeing, Dr. Franssen has recently founded Franssen Strategies, LLC.

Nov
17
Thu
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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.

**IMPORTANT**

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.

Dec
8
Thu
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
Thu
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
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.

**IMPORTANT**

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.