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Sales Skills: Your Selling Tool Inventory

Business advisor Don Crawford talks about taking an inventory of your business sales tools to create a proven and repeatable selling process.
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Never Enough Time for Social Media? How to Automate Effectively

  There is no shortage of advice on how to fit social media marketing into the busy schedule of a small business owner. Often it is difficult to carve out time to post, much less keep up with trends and skills needed to be effective.…

#SBDCDay is March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 marks the 5th Annual #SBDCDay, a national, collective day to "celebrate and promote the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers." Nearly…
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Is an Online Marketplace or E-Commerce Platform Best for Your Small Business?

Whether you’re a seasoned small business owner looking to increase sales by adding an online store or a newbie just starting your business, having an ecommerce option for customers is more important than ever. Even though building a web store…
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International eCommerce Webinar & Accelerator Program

  Looking to take your ecommerce global? Take this webinar. Learn how to make your ecommerce strategy a gateway to global markets. Discover simple and incremental ways you can start selling online and go global by attending The…
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Food and Beverage Accelerator Program Taking Applications

The Virginia Small Business Development Center and Cureate Courses invite companies in the Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley regions to apply for the inaugural cohort of the Food and Beverage Accelerator. This free, intensive 6-week program…
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Starting a Business? Quotes for Staying Inspired & Motivated

Do a web search of inspiration when starting a business, and you’ll realize there’s no lack of advice for entrepreneurs or strange metaphors for what starting a business is like. Yet sometimes nothing helps a small business owner navigating…

BoBoKo Indonesian Café Chef Gets Small Business Help Via Cooking Competition

Ever since helping his father sell produce at farmer’s markets and his mother cook for her small food business in a small town south of Bandung in the West Java province of Indonesia, opening a restaurant of his own has always appealed to…
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GO Virginia Approves Grant for Small Business Resiliency Teams

SBDCs launch COVID-19 recovery initiative to promote economic stability, sustainability, and growth. The GO Virginia State board has approved an $81,813 grant proposal submitted by a regional partnership between Harrisonburg Economic Development,…
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Business Support Blog During COVID-19

Welcome to the Business Resilience News Timeline September 24, 2020 Rebuild VA has expanded its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. The application is open and available here. Small supply chain partners…
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Take the 2020 Small Business Credit Survey!

The Federal Reserve is conducting a national survey of small businesses. This survey amplifies the voices of small businesses and provides timely economic data to policymakers who are weighing decisions that affect small businesses. The survey…