Growing Together Series – 2014

Building on the success of the Growing Together 2013 series, economic and business development organizations are once again partnering with public and private firms in the Central Shenandoah Valley to present the 2nd Annual Growing Together series.

Designed to strengthen the region’s economic vitality through informational and technical assistance, this year’s 4-part workshop series will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, August through November.  The Augusta County Government Center location in Verona has been selected for its central accessibility to owners and managers of existing businesses located throughout the Valley.

These seminars are free to all attendees thanks to the generous support of sponsoring organizations. All will run from 8:15–11:30am, and will include keynote presentations + panels of practitioners + Q&A.  You may attend one or all four sessions; pre-registration will ensure a seat.

 

Growing Together 2014 Schedule

Wednesday, August 20: Marketing for Growth
Effectively managing your company's marketing strategy directly translates to higher returns on investment. Customer preferences are always changing, and so should your outreach. Join us as we explore a wide variety of strategies to reach your customer base while adding value to your business.

Wednesday, September 17: Check-Up for your Business’s Financial Well-Being
Join active, growing businesses and resource providers as we discuss how you can assess the health of your business and diagnose potential health hazards using the "vital signs" from your financial statement data. Then learn about the various traditional and non-traditional funding resources that can help you grow.  Lots of time for Q&A and networking.

Wednesday, October 15: Managing Human Resources in Growth Companies
Managing personnel in today’s hectic business climate requires a full understanding of complex legal considerations, ever-changing insurance coverage, and tactics for employee motivation, attraction and retention.  Learn inside tips that leading HR professionals recommend for keeping your staff -- and your documents -- in top condition.

Wednesday, December 3: Business Growth Through Innovation
Developing an innovative culture in your business allows new ideas to improve processes and efficiencies, brings new or improved products or services to market, and increases your overall profitability.  Learn what processes other businesses have used to capture ideas, identify opportunities, and reduce risk.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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