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  • Training Events

    Jan
    24
    Thu
    Building the Foundation for Your New Business-DANVILLE @ Danville Community College
    Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Small businesses play a vital role in the growth of our economy. Did you know that over 1 million businesses are started each year? The harsh reality is only about 20 percent survive past the first year. Planning is everything!

    Prepare to start a successful business:

    • Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities
    • Marketing strategies
    • Financial resources
    • Legal form of organization
    • Tips to prepare & present your business plan

    If you are considering starting a business, this FREE seminar will provide valuable information that may help your business be among the 20 percent that survive. 

    Registration is required to attend!

    **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
    31
    Thu
    Connecting Concepts with Cash Flow and Understanding the Role of Credit in Business-FARMVILLE @ Longwood SBDC
    Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featured Speakers

    Brandon Hennessey, SBDC Business Analyst

    Lisa Osbourne, Woodforest Bank Branch Manager

    Program Facilitators

    Sheri McGuire, SBDC Executive Director

    Ross Folkenroth, Woodforst Bank, VP, CRCM, Community Development

    Discussion Topics:

    Business Planning
    Financial Analysis
    Marketing Plan
    Strategic Planning
    Credit Management
    Capital Access

    SEATING IS VERY LIMITED & REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

    **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.

    Feb
    14
    Thu
    Building the Foundation For Your New Business-SOUTH BOSTON @ Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, 2nd Floor Hope Classroom
    Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

    Small businesses play a vital role in the growth of our economy. Did you know that over 1 million businesses are started each year? The harsh reality is only about 20 percent survive past the first year. Planning is everything!

    Prepare to start a successful business:

    • Evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities
    • Marketing strategies
    • Financial resources
    • Legal form of organization
    • Tips to prepare & present your business plan

    If you are considering starting a business, this FREE seminar will provide valuable information that may help your business be among the 20 percent that survive. 

    Registration is required to attend!

    **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.

    Feb
    19
    Tue
    Doing Business with the Commonwealth-SOUTH BOSTON @ Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    PRESENTERS
    Joanne Tompkins – Director, Crater PTAC
    Randy Brown – Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

    The Commonwealth of Virginia spends Billions of dollars on goods and services each year. Goods and services that you probably sell! Ask yourself, “Am I getting my share?” If your answer is “No”, then this free workshop is for you.  eVA, the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement portal, is one of the most powerful market research tools when selling to any state agency (including public colleges and universities).
    eVA can help you identify:

    • How do I find solicitations to bid on?
    • Which state agencies buy what I sell?
    • How much do they pay for what I sell?
    • Who are my competitors/potential collaborators?
    • Which of my competitors are winning these bids?

    Now that you’ve done your market research and have the proper certifications, it’s time to respond to solicitations. What’s the difference between a RFP, RFQ, IFB, etc.? Learn the steps needed to successfully respond to a solicitation. Determine the amount of time you need to devote in order to make your response as competitive as possible.

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    **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.

 

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