Jan
18
Tue
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 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

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.

Jan
19
Wed
CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop @ Via ZOOM
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by
Brandon Hennessey, Longwood SBDC Business Analyst
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 CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop 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.
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.
1. Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities and assumptions
2. Explore your idea through the CO.STARTERS Canvas
3. Refine your model through customer engagement
4. Defining and Taking Next Steps
During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to understand what’s driving you, to explore your idea through the CO.STARTERS Canvas, and refine your model by learning ways to get meaningful customer feedback and start pursuing your idea today.
Jan
25
Tue
MARKETING ON A BUDGET @ Via ZOOM
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Participants will learn free and low cost ways to market their business and increase sales.

Topics will include:

  • Getting the most out of social media
  • Using email marketing effectively
  • Free resources to make your business look great

Participants will receive tips and ideas they can begin implementing right away.

**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.

Jan
27
Thu
RETAIL 3.0 THRIVING IN THE NEXT NORMAL @ Via ZOOM
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Does it feel like your small business is constantly pivoting? We hear you!

Join retail expert Marc Willson as he unpacks the pivots that will continue to serve Virginia’s small retailers and restaurants beyond the pandemic, meet the ever-changing demands of diverse customers, and build resiliency against future disruptions.

**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.