Jun
27
Mon
Marketing Series: Photoediting for Social Media w/ Snapseed
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want people to stop their scroll? Join us for a workshop in our marketing series about editing photos for scroll stopping results using a free tool, Snapseed.

Date: Monday, June 27

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Who should attend: Current small business owners in all industries

Speaker(s): Nicole Cooper

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration

Jun
28
Tue
Partnering for Profits All Year Long @ Arey Assembly Hall
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Note: This seminar is for businesses within the Dayton – Bridgewater VA footprint. If you would like to discuss seminars or programs for your Shenandoah Valley town, contact the SV SBDC at 540-568-3227.

Local events and attractions have always been the core of activity for locals and visitors to towns like Bridgewater and Dayton.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss how your business can key into those events and partner with other businesses, whether down the street or across the Commonwealth.

We’ll discuss your ideas for “Coopetition” (Competition + Cooperation) with each other and leave with new ideas and action plans to carry out through summer right into the winter holiday season.

Join fellow businesses from your community and SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Business Advisors to learn from and with each other. Bring your questions and best ideas!

Presented by Marc Willson, Virginia SBDC Retail Consultant.

Hosted by The Economic Development Offices of Bridgewater and Dayton.

Date/Time Tuesday, June 28, 9:00–10:30am. In person; masks are your choice.

Location Arey Assembly Hall (basement of Bridgewater Community Center), 201 Green Street, Bridgewater. Parking on premises.

No Fee, but registration is appreciated Register HERE

To request a personal visit, watch for your Confirmation of Registration. It will contain the times available to you. It will ask you to choose your preferred times and tell you how to reach us.

Start Smart Workshop @ Lexington
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start Smart Workshop @ Lexington

Do you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia and are thinking about starting a new business?

Do you have questions about how 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 Shenandoah Valley 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 marketing to financial projections and bookkeeping. We 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 growth needs.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jul
11
Mon
Marketing Series: Creating Engaging + Value Added Content
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sell, don’t sell, engage, add value, sell – it makes our heads spin! If you’re in the same boat, join us for this workshop were we’ll dive into how to create engaging content that adds value while also selling. Yeah, it’s a mouthful! We’ve got you covered.

Date: Monday, July 11

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Who should attend: Current small business owners in all industries

Speaker(s): Nicole Cooper

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration

Jul
13
Wed
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar

Do you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia and are thinking about starting a new business?

Do you have questions about how 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 Shenandoah Valley 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 marketing to financial projections and bookkeeping. We 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 growth needs.

Note that this is a live, on-line Webinar.

Thank you for your registration to Start Smart Workshop via Zoom Time: July 13, 10:00 AM Eastern Time Zoom Link will be sent via email in advance.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Please let me know in advance if you are unable to attend via email to krechjh@jmu.edu. Thank You. Joyce Krech, Shenandoah Valley SBDC Event Information: Start Smart

Jul
18
Mon
All you need to know about the SBDC to grow, build, or expand your business @ Webinar
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Presented by Virginia SBDC Inclusivity Ambassador, Dr. Hope Murphy. This 45-minute informal information session will help you to get the most out of SBDC RESOURCES, programs, and networks in support of your small business.

As the largest small business support program in the country, the SBDC offers the services that small business owners need to succeed such as:

  • Small Business counseling (free)
  • Specialty programs (free)
  • Access to business data and information (free)
  • Cybersecurity training
  • Small business loan process
  • Training

After this session, you will know what is available, how to access it, and how to make the most of your free counseling sessions with the SBDC.

About the Presenter

Dr. Hope Murphy specializes in connecting business owners with the resources needed to build their businesses. Her experience includes providing business counseling to veterans through the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center and counseling/training entrepreneurs at the Women’s Business Center.

While Dr. Murphy counsels all small business owners, her passion is to provide business counseling that supports the unique needs of minority business owners.

Dr. Murphy is a small business owner and she provides diversity and inclusion training to organizational leaders and their teams. She and her family live in Stafford, Virginia. hmurph3@gmu.edu


A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.
Jul
20
Wed
Smart Business Growth: Success in Business – A Team Sport (Rah!) @ Virtual Webinar
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Growing a business means making sure each part plays in sync with each other.

Join us for this Small Business Growth interactive webinar series in partnership with Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce. Held on the 3rd Weds. of each month, these discussions will challenge your way of thinking and help you avoid common pitfalls as you grow your business whether you are just starting out or have years of experience!

RSVP to events@luraypage.com or 540-743-3915 by the Tuesday prior to receive the Zoom link plus session materials.

Jul
21
Thu
Grow Your Business with Digital Marketing
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Updated for 2022

Businesses need to understand the basics of digital marketing now more than ever, because digital marketing creates growth.

Learn about the basics of digital marketing, including:

  • Social Media
  • Email Marketing
  • Paid Ads
  • SEO
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • How to use analytics to measure your success

Your registration is not complete until you register in Zoom. The Zoom registration will appear on the last screen.


Instructor: Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia SBDC and CV SBDC

Mr. Nelson has over 18 years experience in technology, and as a senior tech consultant in Silicon Valley helping Fortune 500 companies improve their digital marketing and eCommerce. At the same time he founded several tech companies, including a SaaS website for tree preservation and a blockchain platform for nonprofits. Cameron is accomplished in language, culture, has an MBA and MA and believes new technology products have the ability to help shape our world for the better.

Jul
26
Tue
Start Smart Workshop @ Virginia Innovation Collective
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Start Smart Workshop @ Virginia Innovation Collective

Do you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia and are thinking about starting a new business?

Do you have questions about how 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 Shenandoah Valley 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 marketing to financial projections and bookkeeping. We 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 growth needs.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jul
28
Thu
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar

Do you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia and are thinking about starting a new business?

Do you have questions about how 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 Shenandoah Valley 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 marketing to financial projections and bookkeeping. We 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 growth needs.

Thank you for your registration to Start Smart Workshop via Zoom Time: July 28th at 10:00am. Please find the Zoom link and review PDF Workbook attached in the reminder email 48 hours in advance. Please let me know if you are unable to attend or have questions via email to duganaj@jmu.edu

Thank You! Allison Dugan, Shenandoah Valley SBDC

Aug
17
Wed
Smart Business Growth: More Money! – A Solution that Doesn’t Always Work? @ Virtual Webinar
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Grants, Loans, and Investments! Oh My!  Successful growth means using money strategically and understanding its true impact on your business.

Join us for this Small Business Growth interactive webinar series in partnership with Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce. Held on the 3rd Weds. of each month, these discussions will challenge your way of thinking and help you avoid common pitfalls as you grow your business whether you are just starting out or have years of experience!

RSVP to events@luraypage.com or 540-743-3915 by the Tuesday prior to receive the Zoom link plus session materials.

 

Aug
23
Tue
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia and are thinking about starting a new business?

Do you have questions about how 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 Shenandoah Valley 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 marketing to financial projections and bookkeeping. We 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 growth needs.

Note that this is a live, on-line Webinar.

Thank you for your registration to Start Smart Workshop via Zoom Time: Aug 23 10:00 AM Eastern Time Zoom Link will be sent via email in advance.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Please let me know in advance if you are unable to attend via email to mccar2dl@jmu.edu. Thank You. Diane McCarthy, Shenandoah Valley SBDC Event Information: Start Smart

All you need to know about the SBDC to grow, build, or expand your business @ Webinar
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Presented by Virginia SBDC Inclusivity Ambassador, Dr. Hope Murphy. This 45-minute informal information session will help you to get the most out of SBDC RESOURCES, programs, and networks in support of your small business.

As the largest small business support program in the country, the SBDC offers the services that small business owners need to succeed such as:

  • Small Business counseling (free)
  • Specialty programs (free)
  • Access to business data and information (free)
  • Cybersecurity training
  • Small business loan process
  • Training

After this session, you will know what is available, how to access it, and how to make the most of your free counseling sessions with the SBDC.

About the Presenter

Dr. Hope Murphy specializes in connecting business owners with the resources needed to build their businesses. Her experience includes providing business counseling to veterans through the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center and counseling/training entrepreneurs at the Women’s Business Center.

While Dr. Murphy counsels all small business owners, her passion is to provide business counseling that supports the unique needs of minority business owners.

Dr. Murphy is a small business owner and she provides diversity and inclusion training to organizational leaders and their teams. She and her family live in Stafford, Virginia. hmurph3@gmu.edu


A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.
Aug
30
Tue
Mobile Apps: How to Plan, Execute & Launch @ Webinar
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Does your business need a mobile app?

In this bootcamp you will learn if your small business will benefit from having a mobile app, and the steps to successfully deploy and market your app on the app stores. Areas covered include:

  • Market Research
  • App Scoping
  • Finding a Developer and Budget
  • App Business Planning
  • Marketing Approach
  • Building a Prototype
  • Launching an App
  • Promoting App

Presented by Cameron Nelson, CV SBDC and Virginia SBDC Chief Digital Advisor


Please be on the lookout for a Zoom registration link a few days prior to the event.
Aug
31
Wed
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you reside in the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia and are thinking about starting a new business?

Do you have questions about how 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 Shenandoah Valley 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 marketing to financial projections and bookkeeping. We 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 growth needs.

Note that this is a live, on-line Webinar. Please find the Zoom link and review PDF Workbook attached in the reminder email 48 hours in advance.