First Thursdays with the SBA: Making your business creditworthy @ online
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and join us virtually for the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners.

Finding funding for your business can be challenging if your credit score is weak. Join us as we discuss strategies to improve both your personal and business credit score.

Key Takeaways:

how your personal credit affects your business
how to improve your personal credit to benefit your business
how to improve your business credit over time
Speaker(s): Joey Pocan, Richmond SBA

American Craft Breweries: Market Selection, Partner Identification, Export Strategy @ online
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Once a brewery has confirmed that it’s equipped to pursue international markets, the next question is where to sell its products. It can be daunting to assess the potential of the many markets and partners looking for American craft beer, and there’s no one size fits all approach for market selection.

In this webinar, breweries will learn about available tools and strategies to help weigh different opportunities and develop an export strategy that suits their specific goals.

SBDC Workshop and Office Hours @ GARCC Office
Jul 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center offers professional business advice, training, and information resources to help grow and strengthen local businesses. Their experts advise, train, and inform small businesses to help them achieve success.
Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Diane McCarthy, Business Advisor, once a month for a helpful workshop and open office hours 10am-4pm.