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Jul
10
Mon
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 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
12
Wed
Selling to the Commonwealth, SWaM and eVA @ JMU Ice House, Room 117
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop presents an overview of the two basic requirements—Small/Micro Certification and eVA Registration—for a small business to be in position to conduct business with the state government as well as many local governments within the state. It also highlights tips and best practices for selecting the appropriate commodity codes, analyzing the market potential for your particular business, targeting the buyers in specific state agencies which buy the goods and/or services your company provides, and seamlessly navigating Virginia’s eProcurement Portal to maximize your opportunities for state and local government business.

Presented by the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity and the Small Business Development Center.

Startup businesses and emerging small businesses are highly encouraged to attend!

There will also be a chance for one-on-one appointments to be scheduled after the workshop for those who would like to become registered in eVA, become SWaM certified, or help navigate and use eVA more effectively. Please contact our SBDC office at 540-568-3227 to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

 

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
16
Wed
Calling All SWaM Sub-Contractors @ JMU Convocation Center
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

JMU in coordination with Kjellstrom & Lee, Nielsen Builders, Skanska USA, and WM Jordan are hosting a SWaM Sub-contractor Outreach “mega” event on August 16th.  The event will be held at the current JMU Convocation Center from 12-4.  Sub-contractors will hear about several capital projects that will begin construction in the next year (College of Business (Expansion/Renovation), Convocation Center/Parking Deck (New Construction), Student Housing (New Construction), Phillips Hall (Renovation), Wilson Hall (Renovation).  All of these projects have completed the JMU Procurement Process and have awarded Construction Manager’s in place.  The CMs will be on hand to present on each of these projects, information on bid packages and will be available for networking and questions.  In addition, larger sub-contractors may be available to discuss 2nd and 3rd tier sub-contracting opportunities.   If you’re in involved in construction services or materials, are interested in working on JMU projects as a sub-contractor, and are a certified SWaM business or a larger sub-contractor looking for certified SWaM contractors, you don’t want to miss this!

 

Go here to register for this event or contact JMU Procurement Services with questions: (540) 5568-7999.

Aug
17
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ To Be Determined
Aug 17 @ 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 August 17th with Courtney Mustin.

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.