Celebrating Small Businesses

Shenandoah Valley SBDC is Celebrating YOU throughout the Month of May

Here at the Shenandoah Valley SBDC, you know We Love Small Businesses.

Your contributions to our community, and communities across the nation, are essential parts of every neighborhood. As entrepreneurs, owners, managers, and employees in small businesses, you are active community members who double as our favorite retailers, trusted electricians, and the providers of fresh ingredients for our homes.

We invite you to celebrate National Small Business Week and Virginia Business Appreciation Month with us - Celebrate your achievements and those of your neighbors!

Watch for stories and news of this special time, join the fun, and share the news with friends and family

Celebrating Small Business Events

 

Start Smart Class - No Fee - May 2

Harrisonburg, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Interested in starting a new business? Recently started one, but need some guidance navigating? Start Smart is the class for you. Taught by Director Joyce Krech, this workshop usually includes a $25 Registration Fee, but in the spirit of Virginia Business Appreciation Month and National Small Business Week, Start Smart Workshops throughout the month of May will be No Fee!

To Register- visit our registration page now!

IRS Tax Tools in 10 Webinar Series- No Fee - May 1-5

Online, Two Presentations a Day at 11am and 2pm EST. Presented by Stakeholder Liaison

For ten minutes each day of National Small Business Week, Stakeholder Liaison will share some tax tools to help meet your Small Business Needs through this webinar series. Topics will include: Worker Classification, Third Party Payer, Sharing Economy, Small Business Taxes & Tax Calendar Online, and Business ID Theft. Each session will be shown twice a day and registration is free!

To Register- Email SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov with your name, and what sessions at what times you plan to attend!

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

SBDC/United Way Day of Caring - May 10

The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County hosts their annual Day of Caring on May 10. Your SV SBDC is sponsoring a team and we need YOU!

Our team will be helping at the Gift and Thrift in Harrisonburg. To learn more about Gift and Thrift, visit its site and read about each of its three divisions - Gift and Thrift, Booksavers of VA, and Artisan's Hope.

This is a great way to give back, lend a hand, meet other businesses, and show the IMPACT that small businesses make in our community!

To join us - check out the Day of Caring on our Web Calendar and sign up now!

Business Smarts - Leadership Gold: Winning for Your Team - No Fee - May 12

American National University, 7:30am-9:00am

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 takeaways that can be applied immediately.

Cindy Dove, Co-owner of Dove Development & Consulting and an independent certified trainer, speaker and coach with The John Maxwell Leadership Team, will be the morning's presenter. Cindy is sure to enrich your value and approach to leadership which will increase your effectiveness exponentially.

To Register - visit your registration page now!

Start Smart Class - No Fee - May 23

Verona, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Interested in starting a new business? Recently started one, but need some guidance navigating? Start Smart is the class for you. Taught by Director Joyce Krech, this workshop usually includes a $25 Registration Fee, but in the spirit of Virginia Business Appreciation Month and National Small Business Week, Start Smart workshops this month will be No Fee!

To Register- visit our registration page now!

Virginia SBDC Successes

Each year the Virginia SBDC Network publishes our Client Profiles featuring some of the many stories of small businesses who have benefited from SBDC services.  We are extraordinarily proud of these and all our business clients, and congratulate them for their success and hard work throughout the year.

Look up your region to see who was profiled! Be sure to take a look at pages 22 and 26 to see some of Shenandoah Valley's finest!

 

 The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center would like to Thank all of our Resource Partners for their Continued Support of Small Businesses -

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration
  • James Madison University
  • The College of Business at JMU
  • The City of Harrisonburg
  • Augusta County
  • Page County
  • Rockingham County
  • The City of Lexington
  • The City of Buena Vista
  • Rockbridge County
  • The City of Waynesboro