Business Smarts 2021

Join us every 2nd Friday from 9:00-10:30am for information you can use right away.  Each session includes networking time and great discussion!

2021 -
Jan 8: Jan 15: 2021 Action Planning for COVID-Adjusted Goals (note adjusted date)

Feb 12:  Making Meaning in the Crucible of COVID-19

Mar 12:  Sales & Selling in a COVID and Post-COVID World

Apr 9: Organization & Time Management

May 14:  Navigating Your Business Banking Relationship

June 11:

July 9:  Strategic Planning Through and Beyond Uncertainty

Aug 13:

Sept 10:

Oct 8:

Nov 12:

Dec 10:

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

Location: Currently, Business Smart is delivered thru Zoom.  Register in advance to receive your link to the Webinar

Fees:  no fee


Be Part of our Business Smarts 2021 Calendar

  • We are seeking presenters for 2021 Business Smarts Sessions on topics that help meet the many challenges of business management and ownership.
  • Topics might include customer support, human resources, accounting & finance, legal issues, marketing, sales, operations, technology, competition, strategic planning, work/life balances, discussion of a business-oriented book, or any topic related to smart business management.
  • The goal of every Business Smarts session is that attendees leave with practical information they can use in their business or professional life.



Your Proposal for a Business Smarts Presentation must include the items listed below. If information is missing or vague, your proposal may not be reviewed.

  1. Contact Info: Name, Title or Position, Business Affiliation with Web Address, Email Address, Daytime Phone Number
  2. Suggested Title for your workshop
  3. Brief Content Description with Desired Outcome/Takeaways for attendees.
  4. Professional Experience and/or education relevant to the topic
  5. Availability: indicate if there are any months Jan-Dec 2021 when you cannot present.

Note: We do not allow presentations to be used as “infomercials” or solicitations for a specific business, product, or service.

Submit your proposal via email by 5:00pm, Thursday, December 17, 2020, with the subject line “Business Smarts Proposal [your last name]” to: and

Questions? Contact: Sheena or Joyce at the email addresses above.   Business Smarts is sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SV SBDC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce (HRCC)