Sep
16
Thu
INCREASE SALES FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Presenter

Lin Hite

 Longwood SBDC Regional Director

If you want to increase sales for your startup or existing small business, this is the seminar for you!  Small town retail is being threatened by discount stores, shopping centers and online shopping. We will be discussing a number of ways to grow your customer base.

Some of the topics will be:

  • Ways to Market Your Small Business
  • The Customer Service Skills That Matter
  • How to Get Better at Selling in Retail
  • Event Ideas That Attract Customers

 

 

Sep
21
Tue
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 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.

Sep
28
Tue
GUIDE TO RETAIL RENEWAL @ Via ZOOM
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Virginia is reopening in Summer 2021 and retail has changed. Marc Willson of the Virginia SBDC is presenting a Guide for Retail Renewal webinar to share:

  • Current retail trends since COVID
  • Customer expectations of the retail experience
  • New opportunities and challenges to maximize for success
  • Tips for developing and executing a renewed business strategy
Sep
30
Thu
CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop @ Via ZOOM
Sep 30 @ 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.
Oct
12
Tue
BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR NEW BUSINESS @ Via ZOOM
Oct 12 @ 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.

Oct
19
Tue
MARKETING ON A BUDGET @ Via ZOOM
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
27
Wed
CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop @ Via ZOOM
Oct 27 @ 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.