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May
1
Mon
Webinar Series: IRS Tax Tools in 10 @ Online
May 1 – May 5 all-day

For ten minutes each day of National Small Business Week, the IRS will share some tax tools to help meet your Small Business Needs through this webinar series.

Each Session will be shown twice a day, once at 11:00 am and again at 2:00 pm EST.

 

Monday, May 1st - Worker Classification

Tuesday, May 2nd - Third Party Payer

Wednesday, May 3rd - Sharing Economy

Thursday, May 4th - Small Business Taxes & Tax Calendar Online

Friday, May 5th - Business ID Theft

Closed Captioning will be available. Continuing Education will not be offered.

 

To Register - Email SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov

Include: Name, What Session(s), & Time of Session(s) You Plan to Attend

Questions? Email SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov to request more information.

 

May
2
Tue
Start Smart @ JMU Ice House
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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.

May
4
Thu
Server 101: How to know when your business needs a server @ Webinar
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Whether your small business already owns a server or not, this 45-minute webcast will give you good working knowledge about how a modern network server can benefit your business.

Server 101: How to Know When Your Business Needs a Server touches upon:

  • Protecting your data from a wide variety of disaster scenarios and recovering from a disaster within minutes
  • Virtualization and how to maximize your IT investment
  • Expanding business opportunities by enabling secure access to key applications and data from anywhere

 

Register now to see how a network server can benefit your business.

 

May
10
Wed
SBDC Day of Caring Team with the United Way @ Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm


United Way Day of Caring SBDC Team

The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is hosting its annual Day of Caring on May 10, and this year your SV SBDC is getting involved with its very own team of volunteers. We are inviting and encouraging small business owners and employees to join our office in giving back to the community.

Our team will be volunteering at the Gift and Thrift in Harrisonburg. The Gift and Thrift has three divisions - Gift and Thrift, Booksavers of VA, and Artisan's Hope. Each of these divisions serve a unique purpose such as preservation and recycling, restoration of educational materials, and fair trade opportunities for underemployed people around the world. To learn more about this unique organization, visit their site.

The bigger the team, the bigger the impact we can make.  We know that SMALL BUSINESSES MAKE AN IMPACT EVERY DAY.  This is just one more way to show it!

Please consider signing up to help.

The day will begin with a breakfast and send-off celebration in Memorial Hall, where all teams will receive their complimentary "Live United" shirts. Teams will then disperse to their assigned locations to begin the projects.

The SBDC is not only excited to be a participant of this event, but we are proud to sponsor it, too.  We look forward to shedding light on the difference small businesses can make when they come together.

If you are interested in joining our team, Sign up Here or Contact Our Office by May 3.

Want to know more about the United Way and their Day of Caring? Visit their site to learn more.

May
12
Fri
Business Smarts – Leadership Gold: Winning for Your Team @ American National University
May 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Are you responsible for creating a growth environment for the people who work for you?
Are you and your team in the environment you want, need, or desire?
Do you and your team experience the greatest return on time invested?

Join us to learn how you and your team can experience the greatest return, the most reward, and know what is required for your success.  You will leave with key takeaway’s that can be applied immediately. Cindy Dove uses an informative, engaging, and relational style to create personalized programs for her audiences. You will leave her programs with practical takeaways and concepts you can apply immediately. Cindy will enrich your value and approach to leadership while sharing key principles and how to effectively apply them in your work and everyday life. The daily effort you apply from Cindy’s training will increase your leadership effectiveness exponentially.

Presenter Cindy Dove has a background of 23 years in the healthcare field with responsibility for operations, sales, and marketing and a focus on hospice care and senior living. She is thrilled be a co-owner, along with her husband Wes, of Dove Development & Consulting and is an independent certified trainer, speaker, and coach with The John Maxwell Leadership Team. As a leadership expert and keynote speaker, Cindy works with companies that understand the value of leadership and staff development, quality relationships, and effective communication.  She has also developed a series of approaches to honor time constraints of today’s workforce. This includes leadership and staff development, one-on-one mentoring, lunch ‘n learns, workshops, and mastermind group sessions.

Register for this and 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.

May
23
Tue
Start Smart @ Augusta Government Center
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

Jun
9
Fri
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 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.

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

Jun
20
Tue
Start Smart @ Augusta Government Center
Jun 20 @ 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.

Jul
10
Mon
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 4:00 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.

Jul
25
Tue
Start Smart @ Augusta Government Center
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

Aug
9
Wed
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Aug 9 @ 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.

Aug
25
Fri
Start Smart @ Augusta Government Center
Aug 25 @ 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.