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.

Pay As You Go so You Don’t Owe: A Guide to Withholding and Estimated Taxes

Taxes should be paid throughout the year, as income is received, to avoid large tax bills and penalty. Even with our pay-as-you-go system, the number of taxpayers with tax underpayments increases year to year. Join the Virginia SBDC and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for this workshop to learn how you can avoid tax underpayments. During this workshop we will discuss:

  • Adjustments to Tax Withholding
  • Estimated Tax Payments
  • The Tax Withholding Estimator Tool, and
  • Various Payment Options

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

Presenter: Anika Pompey, Senior Stakeholder Liaison with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Fee: No Cost

Before we know it, the holidays will be here! Have you already begun your black Friday & Small Business Saturday prep work? If not, join us as we discuss key topics related to holiday shopping.

Topics:

  • Advertisement & Marketing
  • How to analyze your sales trends to prepare your inventory
  • Email & social media campaigns
  • Planning your holiday promotions
  • Website traffic

Speaker(s): Charese Chambers

Learn to increase sales through exports, access capital and financing, comply with U.S. regulations, and build strategic export knowledge!

Foundations for Export Success: An introduction to the knowledge and tools manufacturers will need to start selling into global markets. The 30 minute session will cover the following and then some:

• Market selection models and entry strategies
• Classifying your product for export and import using the Harmonized System and Schedule B
• Determining landed costs

Presenter: Aaron Miller, Director of the International Business Development program at the Virginia Small Business Development Centers

Email:amille2@gmu.edu

Biography

Aaron Miller is the Director of the International Business Development program at the Virginia Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at George Mason University. In this role, Aaron and his team work with small businesses to help them increase sales through exports, access capital and financing, comply with U.S. regulations, and build or augment export competencies. As Director, Aaron also leads an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students at Mason who provide customized research for Virginia firms. Students under his leadership have gone on to careers at the World Bank, government, venture capital and private equity, consulting firms and small businesses, as well as top 25 law and business schools.

The Virginia SBDC International Business Development program is recognized by NASBITE as an Accredited Training Center for the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification. Aaron and his team have delivered variations of the curriculum for small businesses, trade professionals, local economic development organizations, and universities including George Mason University and the George Washington University Center for International Business Education Research.

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

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

Join Jennifer Huffman, Solutions Banking Manager, and Josiah Rider, Business Branch Manager, from Atlantic Union Bank for a discussion on using business capital wisely.

Participants will leave with an understanding of the different types of capital, when to use them, and how each can help drive your business to success.

  1. Business Capital
  2. Relationship Capital
  3. Talent Capital

$10 for Chamber Members $15 for Non-Chamber Members

Do you reside in the Lexington-Rockbridge County Area, 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.

Let’s talk about YouTube! Are you thinking of creating a YouTube Channel? Are you currently using YouTube for your business? Now sure how to get started or how to build your channel? This is the webinar for you. During the webinar, we will review why you should get started on YouTube if you don’t already have a channel, how to create and promote videos that can help you achieve your business goals, and how to measure the effectiveness of your activities on YouTube. This is also the perfect webinar for those that have thought about creating a channel, are just starting with YouTube, or have a channel but really aren’t sure what to do with it.

Presented by Grow with Google speaker, Randi Penfil

Thanks to Shenandoah Valley SBDC, Capital Region SBDC, Central Virginia SBDC, Laurel Ridge SBDC, SBDC Lynchburg Region, and Virginia State SBDC for hosting this webinar along with Grow with Google.

Join us as we discuss and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions. We will discuss using Google Analytics to help you collect and interpret real-time information, review some of the reports and terms used so you can learn more about your target audience and how to achieve your business goals. During this session, we will:

– Identify business goals (and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them)
– Incorporating data into your plan
– A focus on introducing Google Analytics and how to use this tool to make better business decisions
– Introducing Primary and Secondary Dimensions

Presented by Grow with Google speaker, Randi Penfil

Thanks to Shenandoah Valley SBDC, Capital Region SBDC, Central Virginia SBDC, Laurel Ridge SBDC, SBDC Lynchburg Region, and Virginia State SBDC for hosting this webinar along with Grow with Google.