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Oct
26
Thu
CyberSecurity Awareness for Businesses 3.0 @ DoubleTree Hotel
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

How protected is your small business? Join the conversation today around all things Cyber!

Keynote Speaker Carlos Solari served in the US Army during the Cold War, in the FBI's Criminal Investigation Division, and was the Chief Information Officer for the White House following 9/11.

He has seen a few things - learned a great deal - and, with his commercial experience, brings a wealth of knowledge and some great stories about the problem of cyber technologies and cyber security in a wide range of industries.

An author as well as a warm and engaging speaker, Carlos brings context from his own real-life experiences to the overwhelming topic of cyber security, and relates how those experiences apply to companies doing business in the Shenandoah Valley.  He'll also share a demonstration of how effective protection will prevent malware from having an impact on your business.

Carlos is currently the VP of Cyber Security Services at Comodo and has done everything from helping Fortune 500 companies shore up their cyber security measures to authoring works of fiction. He is a native of Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington & Lee University.  Join Carlos for a unique perspective on the business world and cyber security’s role in today’s business climate.

Also on the Agenda: 

Discuss the Shenandoah Valley's cyber-scene with experts from local technology companies.

Learn about the Virginia SBDC Network's on-line tool for tips, resources, and cyber-information for your business.

And discover how James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College are educating to meet these challenges.

This event is offered at NO FEE by your Small Business Development Center and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council with support from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Reserve your seat today.

Oct
31
Tue
Start Smart @ Augusta Government Center
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - to move forward?
Are you considering moving your hobby into a more structured business form?
Have you already started your small business and now realize you may have missed a few things?

Your SV SBDC has answers, information, and resources to help.

In our Start Smart Workshops, we discuss the path to good decisions and a successful start. You'll learn to take a thorough 360° approach to your business and all its components - from product development to target markets to financial projections. We'll also cover the regulations and registrations you need to know.

Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your individual business needs.

Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times; if this session doesn't suit, check the Web Calendar for more options.

Click here to register for any Start Smart or other SBDC workshop.

Nov
2
Thu
’17 Rapid Fire Marketing! @ DoubleTree Hotel
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

We’re bringing some of the region’s best marketing professionals together to answer your questions on these topics:  Print Marketing, Content Writing, Website Development, Graphic Design, Social Media Advertising, Video Marketing, Promotional Products, Radio, TV, Newspaper, and overall Marketing Strategies.

You will have the opportunity to participate in five different small group discussions, talk to the professionals, and learn with – and from – your peers. The closing session will focus on how to use the mix of resources effectively for your business marketing.

Hosted by your SBDC, the H-R Chamber of Commerce, Immerge, Appeal Production, and Design Concrete Builders.

Learn more at RapidFireMarketing.org and reserve your seat today!

Nov
10
Fri
Business Smarts @ American National University
Nov 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Save this date for a Business Smarts session focused on Networking...

Register for any Business Smarts 2017 session here.

 

BusSmarts 2016 logoBusiness Smarts Breakfast sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month with networking opportunities and guest presentations on a variety of topics. 

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and the Service Corps of Retired Executives.  Breakfast is provided by The HoneyBaked Ham Company.

Nov
15
Wed
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - to move forward?
Are you considering moving your hobby into a more structured business form?
Have you already started your small business and now realize you may have missed a few things?

Your SV SBDC has answers, information, and resources to help.

In our Start Smart Workshops, we discuss the path to good decisions and a successful start. You'll learn to take a thorough 360° approach to your business and all its components - from product development to target markets to financial projections. We'll also cover the regulations and registrations you need to know.

Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your individual business needs.

Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times; if this session doesn't suit, check the Web Calendar for more options.

Click here to register for any Start Smart or other SBDC workshop.

Click here for directions and parking information for the JMU Ice House.

Nov
16
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Page County
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to take advantage of the powerful marketing tools available for selling to Virginia?  Learn from an expert about how you can get eVA and SWaM certified for free in order to help you sell to the government and government funded agencies.

Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager for Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will be available to meet one-on-one with clients who would like to become registered in eVA, become SWaM certified, or - for those who are ready- to help navigate and use eVA more effectively.

Courtney will be with the SV SBDC each month in various locations.  See our Web Calendar for specific dates and venues.

Call us at 540-568-3227 to request an appointment or use the handy Registration Form

Nov
20
Mon
SBDC Offices Closed
Nov 20 – Nov 24 all-day
Dec
1
Fri
Start Smart @ Augusta Government Center
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - to move forward?
Are you considering moving your hobby into a more structured business form?
Have you already started your small business and now realize you may have missed a few things?

Your SV SBDC has answers, information, and resources to help.

In our Start Smart Workshops, we discuss the path to good decisions and a successful start. You'll learn to take a thorough 360° approach to your business and all its components - from product development to target markets to financial projections. We'll also cover the regulations and registrations you need to know.

Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your individual business needs.

Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times; if this session doesn't suit, check the Web Calendar for more options.

Click here to register for any Start Smart or other SBDC workshop.

Dec
8
Fri
Business Smarts @ American National University
Dec 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Save this date for a Business Smarts session focused on Planning your 2018 Marketing ....

Register for any Business Smarts 2017 session here.

 

BusSmarts 2016 logoBusiness Smarts Breakfast sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month with networking opportunities and guest presentations on a variety of topics. 

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, and the Service Corps of Retired Executives.  Breakfast is provided by The HoneyBaked Ham Company.

Dec
13
Wed
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - to move forward?
Are you considering moving your hobby into a more structured business form?
Have you already started your small business and now realize you may have missed a few things?

Your SV SBDC has answers, information, and resources to help.

In our Start Smart Workshops, we discuss the path to good decisions and a successful start. You'll learn to take a thorough 360° approach to your business and all its components - from product development to target markets to financial projections. We'll also cover the regulations and registrations you need to know.

Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC business advisors to focus on your individual business needs.

Start Smart workshops are held in various locations and at various times; if this session doesn't suit, check the Web Calendar for more options.

Click here to register for any Start Smart or other SBDC workshop.

Click here for directions and parking information for the JMU Ice House.

Dec
14
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Augusta Government Center
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to take advantage of the powerful marketing tools available for selling to Virginia?  Learn from an expert about how you can get eVA and SWaM certified for free in order to help you sell to the government and government funded agencies.

Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager for Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will be available to meet one-on-one with clients who would like to become registered in eVA, become SWaM certified, or - for those who are ready- to help navigate and use eVA more effectively.

Courtney will be with the SV SBDC each month in various locations.  See our Web Calendar for specific dates and venues.

Call us at 540-568-3227 to request an appointment or use the handy Registration Form

Dec
20
Wed
SBDC Offices Closed
Dec 20 2017 – Jan 2 2018 all-day
Jan
18
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Page County
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to take advantage of the powerful marketing tools available for selling to Virginia?  Learn from an expert about how you can get eVA and SWaM certified for free in order to help you sell to the government and government funded agencies.

Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager for Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will be available to meet one-on-one with clients who would like to become registered in eVA, become SWaM certified, or - for those who are ready- to help navigate and use eVA more effectively.

Please call the SBDC office at 540-568-3227 to set up an appointment on January 18th with Courtney Mustin.

Feb
15
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Lexington Visitor Center
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to take advantage of the powerful marketing tools available for selling to Virginia?  Learn from an expert about how you can get eVA and SWaM certified for free in order to help you sell to the government and government funded agencies.

Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager for Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will be available to meet one-on-one with clients who would like to become registered in eVA, become SWaM certified, or - for those who are ready- to help navigate and use eVA more effectively.

Please call the SBDC office at 540-568-3227 to set up an appointment in Rockbridge County on February 18th with Courtney Mustin.

Mar
15
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ JMU Ice House
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to take advantage of the powerful marketing tools available for selling to Virginia?  Learn from an expert about how you can get eVA and SWaM certified for free in order to help you sell to the government and government funded agencies.

Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager for Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, will be available to meet one-on-one with clients who would like to become registered in eVA, become SWaM certified, or - for those who are ready- to help navigate and use eVA more effectively.

Please call the SBDC office at 540-568-3227 to set up an appointment on March 15th with Courtney Mustin.