For more information, see our flyer.
(http://www.csvmga.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Herb-Workshop-Flyer-20122.pdf)

Native Plant Society will conduct a walking tour of the grounds. No rain date! Check back for cancellation information in case of rain.

MG volunteers will be at the Farmers Market every 1st and 3rd Saturdays from April through September. Consider volunteering!

There are many technical demands to be met when building out a craft beverage production facility: water, drainage, electrical, even ceiling heights. But with the growing importance of in-house sales, producers need to think about the aesthetic experience of public-facing spaces, as well. In this webinar, Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance Manager Chris Van Orden will ask Christopher Peli of CORE architecture + design how breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries can design their facilities to balance form and function.

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

Speaker: Christopher Peli, CORE architecture + design

As a senior job captain at CORE with more than 15 years of experience, Christopher is involved in many diverse project types from hospitality to urban design, renovation and new construction. Christopher has extensive construction administration experience on complex building renovation and restaurant projects. He pushes the envelope of the hospitality design industry by looking at obstacles of budget, tight timeframes, and site conditions as tools for decision-making rather than restrictions

In celebration of Global Women in Entrepreneurship Week, JMU will showcase female entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Enjoy some food and beverages while browsing their products and learning about their unique entrepreneurial journeys. Also, hear from a JMU alumni serial entrepreneur Tina Fox as she tells her motivational story and the important lessons she’s learned along the way!

The schedule will be as follows:
5 – 6 PM: Open Exhibition. Meet the business owners, learn about their products, offerings, and their story!
6 – 6:30 PM: Keynote Address from Guest Speaker
6:30 – 7:30 PM: Additional Exhibition and Networking time with light refreshments

Register HERE.

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

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