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  • Training Events

    Mar
    27
    Wed
    How to Write a Business Plan, Financing Options, SWaM Certification & Business Insurance-COLONIAL HEIGHTS @ Colonial Heights City Council Chambers
    Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

    Introduction

    Karen Epps, Director of Economic Development, City of Colonial Heights

    Presenters

    Ellen Templeton,  Director, Crater SBDC

    Johnny Jones, Commercial Lending, Touchstone Bank

    Randy Brown, Business Services Manager, VSBSD

    Frank Lundie, Jr., Barbara Lucy & Geoff Lester, Frank Lundie Insurnace

    If you are thinking of starting or have a small business and want to learn how to write a business plan, learn about business insurance needs and about financial options, this free workshop is for you!  Some of the topics will be:

    • Why do you need a business plan? How to prepare and present your business plan and what are some marketing strategies and financial planning information to enhance it.
    • What financing options are out there and what do lenders look for?
    • What is SWaM certification? How can it help your small business and how do you get SWaM certified?
    • Why you need business insurance and how it will protect you and your small 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.

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Mar
    28
    Thu
    Connecting Concepts with Cash Flow and Understanding the Role of Credit in Business-FARMVILLE @ Longwood SBDC
    Mar 28 @ 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.

    Apr
    18
    Thu
    Building the Foundation for Your New Business-FARMVILLE @ Longwood SBDC
    Apr 18 @ 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!

    **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.

    Apr
    25
    Thu
    Connecting Concepts with Cash Flow and Understanding the Role of Credit in Business-FARMVILLE @ Longwood SBDC
    Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    Featured Speakers

    Brandon Hennessey, SBDC Business Analyst

    Lisa Gallimore, Woodforest Bank Branch Manager

    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.

 

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