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Training                                                                  training events       training attendees        Awards

     Each Longwood SBDC location tailors educational offerings that are in                                                     Each year, our Longwoood SBDC recognizes a Small Business Advocate of the Year.  We also recognize clients in different regions with a
     demand by their local small business population. In 2016, the Longwood                                                    Small Business of the Year Award.  When choosing our candidates, we look for four primary characteristics:
     SBDC hosted 38 training events for 281 potential and existing business owners.  38                 281
                                                                                                                                Staying Power                Innovativeness                Response to                  Contributions to
                                                                             25          13                                     & Growth                                                   Adversity                    the Community
                                                                           for new    for existing
                                                                          businesses  businesses

     New Training Opportunities in 2016:
                                                                                                                               A strong history as a successful  Success in adapting a business  Positive forward movement in   Supporting efforts to make the
                                                                                                                               and profitable business      model as market conditions change  difficult environments  local community a better place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to live, work and play

         Establish/Repair Your  Busy Business Owner’s     Psychology             Growth             Facebook Small
           Business Credit   Guide to Online Marketing    of Selling              Wheel           Business Bootcamp

                        Peer 2 Peer provides roundtable discussions for business owners to come together and talk through the
                        struggles and successes of owning and operating a business.
                        “I think one of the most beneficial aspects of this type of session is the comradery that is built amongst people
                        sharing the same hopes and struggles as we all strive to launch or build our various businesses.” — Participant
                                                                                                                                      Piedmont Regional Feeding &           Cumberland Building Supply
                                                                                                                                      Oral-Motor Clinic                     W. C. Sprouse, owner
                                                                                                                                      Aime Teague Boone, owner              Small Business of the Year - Central Region
                                                                                                                                      Small Business of the Year - Western Region

                                                                                                                                      Ernest R. (Randy) Lail
                                                                                                                                      Small Business
                                                                                                                                      Advocate of the Year                  Trinity Custom Apparel
     Ilsa Loeser leads the “Facebook Bootcamp” workshop for small business owners  Consultant Kim Ray leads the “Building the Foundation for Your New Business class        Kevin & Terry Blackwell, owners
     5                                                                                                                                                                      Small Business of the Year - South Boston Office                     6
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