2019 Business Smarts

Join us every 2nd Friday from 8:00-9:30am for information you can put to use right away. Each session includes networking time and great discussion!

Coffee selections provided by Broad Porch Coffee.

Visit our Web Calendar for details of any session.

2019 -
Jan 11: The Brand YOU

Feb 8:  De-mystifying Strategic Planning

Mar 8:  Resources to Help your Business Start, Grow, and Prosper

Apr 12: How to Find Your Best Customers

May 10: DIY Video Hacks; You Don't (Always) Need Me

June 14:  Facing the Grey Wave

July 12: Be Strong: Focusing on Talent to Improve Well-Being and Engagement

Aug 9:  The Science and Art of Boardmanship

Sept 13: How to Harness the Power of Persuasion

Oct 11:  Business Contracts and Collecting Business Debts

Nov 8:  Make Your Advertising Work Harder: 5 Keys to Drive Profit

Dec 13: Leadership: Motivation and Inspiration

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.

Location: We meet in the JMU Ice House, 127 W Bruce Street, Harrisonburg.
Parking:  You have several options - On Bruce Street in marked spaces (2 hour limit).  The Water Street Parking Deck or the Municipal Lot (watch out for permit-only spaces or time limits).   And the JMU Ice House parking lot across Bruce Street from the Ice House.  Parking Permits ARE required for this lot. You can obtain one at the main desk just inside the JMU Ice House doors.

Fees: there aren't any! But we do hope you'll pre-register.


Would you like to participate as a presenter in the 2020 Business Smarts?

If so, complete our Business Smarts Request for Workshop Proposals; full directions are included on the document.

The Deadline to submit is Nov 29.  We will review and make selections to fill 2020 in early December.

Download the Request for Proposals here.