Celebrate Small Business Week

5 Days. 5 Workshops. 5 Locations. And it's all FREE!

Join the SV SBDC in welcoming Virginia SBDC Retail Consultant Marc Willson to the Shenandoah Valley,
and help us celebrate National Small Business Week with a full week of workshops tailored for small businesses, towns, and Main Streets.

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Monday, June 17,  6:00-8:00 pm
Doing Business in a GAFA World
Google, Amazon, Facebook & Apple have changed how we do business.  Join this interactive session on how to create a digital marketing campaign and connect to your customer.
Augusta County Government Center
18 Government Center Lane, Verona

Tuesday, June 18, 8:00-10:00 am
Competing with the Big Boys: How Independent Retailers Win and Keep Customers
How can you make your store stand apart from the big box stores?  Learn how community involvement, customer service and creating your niche can make customers think of you first.
Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
18 Campbell Street, Luray

Wednesday, June 19, 9:30-11:30 am
Windows, Signs and Visual Displays: Stewards of Your Brand
What does your diplay say about you?  How can you make sure it’s saying what you want it to?
Massanutten Regional Library
174 South Main Street, Harrisonburg

Thursday, June 20, 9:00-11:00 am
Competing with the Big Boys: How Independent Retailers Win and Keep Customers
How can you make your store stand apart from the big box stores?  Learn how community involvement, customer service and creating your niche can make customers think of you first.
Old Courthouse Meeting Room
2 South Main Street, Lexington

Friday, June 21, 8:30-10:30 am
TEAM Eventacular: Towns, Events, and Merchants Partnering for Profits
How can you take advantage of street-events in your town? Learn tips for before, during, and after the event to reach and keep customers.
Community Room, Rockingham County Administration Building
20 East Gay Street, Harrisonburg

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Marc Willson brings 35 years of experience helping retail, restaurant, and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public. Marc started his retail career as co-owner of the largest distributor of Earth Shoes in the U.S. Since then he has held executive positions with retailers such as Britches of Georgetowne, Crown Books, Circuit City, The Bicycle Exchange, Ecampus.com and Storetrax, Inc. Most recently, he traveled to Dallas, Texas to open the world’s first energy efficiency store for Current Energy, LLC, a company funded by Ross Perot, Jr. Marc joined the Virginia SBDC Network in 2009 as a Retail Industry Consultant and has delivered over 70 seminars and assisted over 300 retailers throughout Virginia.
Learn more about Marc here.

 

Registration is open! Please click here to reserve your seat for one or all of the events for the week.