Feb
9
Thu
How to Implement Cybersecurity for Small Businesses @ Virtual Webinar
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

During this webinar you will learn:

  • What and why you need to build or expand your current security posture in 2023
  • A list of free cybersecurity services and tools for your small business

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Feb
14
Tue
Patent Basics @ Virtual Webinar
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This module will cover the basic facts about patents. We will explore the different types of patents, including utility, design, and plant. We will define the difference and use of both provisional patent applications and non-provisional patent applications. Further, we will discuss the process of patent prosecution, the role of the U.S. patent examiner and what to expect when working with the USPTO. Information regarding a number of patent prosecution programs and initiatives available to applicants will also be provided.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.
Feb
15
Wed
Como Iniciar un Negocio en Virginia (How to Start a Business in VA) @ Virtual Webinar
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Este seminario cubrirá información sobre los pasos a seguir para iniciar un negocio:

  • Conocer las diferentes estructuras legales de negocios
  • Proceso de Incorporación/Registración en VA
  • Contabilidad e Impuestos para su negocio
  • Licencias de Negocios
  • Empleados vs Contratistas Independientes
  • Recursos para Financiamiento

Todas las capacitaciones se entregarán en Español a través de zoom. (All trainings will be delivered in Spanish via Zoom.)

Por favor regístrese para el seminario y recibirá su confirmación para acceder a la sesión por medio de Zoom.

Para más información enviar un texto a Cely Argueta, Consultora de Negocios al 301-401-7317.

Feb
21
Tue
Grow Your Business with Digital Marketing @ Virtual Webinar
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Updated for 2023

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
A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Instructor: Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia 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.

 

Fee: No Cost

Feb
23
Thu
Start Smart Workshop @ Virtual Webinar
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Fee: No Cost

Feb
28
Tue
Trademark Basics @ Virtual Webinar
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks. We’ll discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable.

We’ll close out the discussion with a question-and-answer session and direct you to free resources from the USPTO.

Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Speaker(s): Mariessa Terrell – Trademark Examining Attorney. Mariessa began her trademark law career at the USPTO in 2000. After her departure from the USPTO, she worked as a solo trademark practitioner; in-house trademark attorney consultant for Lockheed Martin and Leidos Corporations; and trademark and fashion law professor at her alma mater Howard University School of Law (HUSL). In 2015, Mariessa was recruited to manage the USPTO Trademark Law Clinic at HUSL and was instrumental in helping to develop a Patent Clinic at HUSL in 2019. Mariessa returned to the USPTO in 2020 and currently works as a trademark attorney advisor in the office of Trademarks Customer Outreach where she delivers to experienced practitioners educational content on advanced trademark topics. She earned her J.D from Howard University School of Law; her B.A., magna cum laude, from Pace University in New York City; and is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bar associations.

Mar
9
Thu
Cybersecurity Risks and Trends for 2023 @ Virtual Webinar
Mar 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Small business leaders can expect more incidents of attack surface expansion, data security breaches, identity theft, and remote code execution attacks than in the previous year if they don’t take proactive cybersecurity measures.

Learn how to avoid the TOP 5 mistakes that could let hackers in!

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.
Mar
15
Wed
Como Obtener sus Licencias de Contratistas en MD, DC, VA (How to Get Your Contractor’s Licenses) @ Virtual Webinar
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Este taller le proveera información sobre los diferentes tipos de licencias para trabajos comerciales y residenciales en la construcción. Es una introduccion a los diferentes requerimientos en cada estado/ciudad en el area metropolitana.

Todas las capacitaciones se entregarán en Español a través de zoom. (All trainings will be delivered in Spanish via Zoom.)

Por favor regístrese para el seminario y recibirá su confirmación para acceder a la sesión por medio de Zoom.

Para más información enviar un texto a Cely Argueta, Consultora de Negocios al 301-401-7317.

Mar
23
Thu
How to Manage your WordPress Website @ Virtual Webinar
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Updated for 2023

Join us and learn how to create and/or better manage your WordPress website!

Are you looking for a simple, yet effective website to use for your business? WordPress might be a good option! In this workshop, we’ll cover “the basics” on creating and updating a WordPress site, including:

  • User management
  • Page creation and editing
  • Image and video uploads
  • Plugin management
  • Linking to social media
A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

Instructor: Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia 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.

 

Fee: No Cost

Apr
13
Thu
5 Cybersecurity Strategies for Small Business in 2023 @ Virtual Webinar
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Even Small Businesses can be targeted!

Learn how to protect yours from Cyber Threats.

A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.