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Aug
17
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Augusta Government Center
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 use our Registration Page to request your one-on-one appointment on August 17th with Courtney.

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.

Sep
8
Fri
Business Smarts – Optimizing your Personal Planning System @ American National University
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Your personal planning system includes your Calendar, To Do List, Email, Notes, Reference systems, etc.  Whether electronic, paper, or a combination - in order to enhance your productivity you need to ensure each of the discrete elements work together and are optimized to their full capacity.

During this workshop, you will identify each element of your personal planning system and learn tips and tricks to integrate and optimize them. Participants will also receive a list of favorite apps and resources to help create or fine-tune a comprehensive system.

Presenter Katherine Harrison is the founder/owner of Graceworks, where she helps her clients simplify spaces, optimize time, master productivity, and organize technology. Katherine is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, but learned the basics at her mother’s knee. She has a BA in Medical Record Administration and an MS in Hospital Administration - fields which require strong organizational strategies. Katherine is passionate about family, friends, dogs, fun, and helping others.

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.

Sep
13
Wed
Start Smart @ The JMU Ice House, Room 106
Sep 13 @ 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.

Sep
21
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Lexington Visitor Center
Sep 21 @ 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 September 21st with Courtney Mustin.

Oct
19
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ JMU Ice House
Oct 19 @ 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 Harrisonburg City on October 19th with Courtney Mustin.

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.

Please call the SBDC office at 540-568-3227 to set up an appointment on November 16th in Page County with Courtney Mustin.

Dec
21
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Augusta Government Center
Dec 21 @ 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 December 21st with Courtney Mustin.

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.

Apr
19
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Augusta Government Center
Apr 19 @ 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 Verona on April 19th with Courtney Mustin.

May
17
Thu
Doing Business with the Commonwealth, 1-on-1 @ Page County
May 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 in Page County on May 17th with Courtney Mustin.