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  • Training Events

    Sep
    26
    Wed
    Increase Sales for Your Small Business – MARTINSVILLE @ New College Institute (Room 104)
    Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

     Presenter

    Lin Hite, 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

    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. 

    Sep
    27
    Thu
    Building the Foundation for Your New Business-FARMVILLE @ Longwood SBDC
    Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Small businesses play a vital role in the growth of our economy.  Did you know that over 650,000 New businesses are started in the United States each year? The harsh reality is only about 50% survive past the first five years.  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 50% that survive. 

    Registration is required!

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    Marketing 101 with a Holiday Twist – PETERSBURG @ Petersburg Public Library
    Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Presenter

    Ilsa Loeser, Letterpress Communications

    A crash course on how to brand, position and market your amazing business. The course will  focus on digital channels such as websites,social media and email campaigns.

    During the two-hour interactive class you will:

    • Discover your unique value proposition
    • Define your brand
    • Identify your target customer
    • Audit your current marketing channels
    • Prioritize new marketing channels and advertising
    • Next steps to grow your marketing efforts
    • Explore creative ways to use the holidays to catapult your marketing efforts year round

    Whether you are a business owner, nonprofit director, freelancer or CEO you will learn something new and applicable to your organization. Ilsa Loeser uses real-world examples from Southside Virginia organizations that are telling their story in new and compelling ways, leading to followers, clients and sales.

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

     

     

     

    Building the Foundation For Your New Business-SOUTH BOSTON @ Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, 2nd Floor Hope Classroom
    Sep 27 @ 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!

    **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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