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Apr
22
Thu
Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks @ Virtual Event
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Learn how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. Whether you want to build a budget, create a meeting agenda or organize your priorities, these best practices will boost your productivity.

In this session we’ll show you how to:
Use templates in Google Sheets to build a personalized to-do list
Use templates in Google Docs to create a meeting agenda.

REGISTER HERE

 

About Presenter Randi F. Penfil

Randi is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She has more than 20  years  of experience helping small businesses  and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.  

As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has educated thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Google-supported trainer, Randi educated and trained SMBs for Constant Contact as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Director. She brings enthusiasm and experience to every workshop and conversation about digital marketing. Her passion is helping small businesses take control of their digital footprint. 

This series is hosted by Valley SBDC, Shenandoah Valley Partnership,  Shenandoah Valley Travel AssociationMassanutten Regional Library , and the Virginia SBDC Network system as well as Grow with Google.

 

Apr
29
Thu
Start Smart Virtual Workshop @ On-Line Webinar
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Start Smart Workshop now available via live webinar!

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - 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?

https://www.valleysbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Start-Smart-graphic.png

Your SV 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 markets to financial projections. We'll 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. Registration is Required IN ADVANCE. When we receive your registration, we will send you the Start Smart Work Book and Zoom Login link.  

Click here to register this Start Smart and other SBDC workshops!   

May
11
Tue
Start Smart Virtual Workshop @ On-Line Webinar
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Start Smart Workshop now available via live webinar!

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - 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?

https://www.valleysbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Start-Smart-graphic.png

Your SV 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 markets to financial projections. We'll 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. Registration is Required IN ADVANCE. When we receive your registration, we will send you the Start Smart Work Book and Zoom Login link.  

Click here to register this Start Smart and other SBDC workshops!   

May
12
Wed
Make Your Website Work for You @ Online Webinar
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this webinar, we will discuss how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this webinar will help.

 

REGISTER HERE 

 

About Presenter Randi F. Penfil

Randi is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She has more than 20  years  of experience helping small businesses  and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.  

As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has educated thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Google-supported trainer, Randi educated and trained SMBs for Constant Contact as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Director. She brings enthusiasm and experience to every workshop and conversation about digital marketing. Her passion is helping small businesses take control of their digital footprint. 

This series is hosted by Valley SBDC, Shenandoah Valley Partnership,  Shenandoah Valley Travel AssociationMassanutten Regional Library , and the Virginia SBDC Network system as well as Grow with Google.

 

May
14
Fri
Business Smarts – How to Navigate your Business Banking Relationship @ Virtual Event
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Greg Godsey with Atlantic Union Bank will discuss what a bank looks for and expects in a banking relationship including

  • open lines of communication between the Bank and you as the Customer;
  • what you should look for in a Bank and a Banker;
  • how the bank uses a risk assessment framework to work with a customer on deposits, treasury management, and credit needs; and
  • the importance of being able to explain your company's organizational structure/ management, products and services, and financial condition.

 

Register for this and any Business Smarts session here.

Click here to join the session.

Business Smarts sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month with networking opportunities and guest presentations on a variety of topics. 

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.

 

May
26
Wed
Start Smart Virtual Workshop @ On-Line Webinar
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start Smart Workshop now available via live webinar!

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - 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?

https://www.valleysbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Start-Smart-graphic.png

Your SV 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 markets to financial projections. We'll 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. Registration is Required IN ADVANCE. When we receive your registration, we will send you the Start Smart Work Book and Zoom Login link.  

Click here to register this Start Smart and other SBDC workshops!   

Jun
8
Tue
Start Smart Virtual Workshop @ On-Line Webinar
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Start Smart Workshop now available via live webinar!

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - 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?

https://www.valleysbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Start-Smart-graphic.png

Your SV 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 markets to financial projections. We'll 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. Registration is Required IN ADVANCE. When we receive your registration, we will send you the Start Smart Work Book and Zoom Login link.  

Click here to register this Start Smart and other SBDC workshops!   

Jun
10
Thu
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps @ Online Webinar
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Want your business to be found online? Need to figure out how to manage your business on Google Search and Maps? This is the workshop for you.

Join us to learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps.  We will highlight the importance of verifying and how to use Google My Business effectively.
In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with  potential customers
  • Tips, tricks and what’s new!
  • Hands-on demo of Google My Business

REGISTER HERE

 

About Presenter Randi F. Penfil

Randi is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. She has more than 20  years  of experience helping small businesses  and nonprofits improve their digital marketing.  

As a professional speaker and trainer, Randi has educated thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a Google-supported trainer, Randi educated and trained SMBs for Constant Contact as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Development Director. She brings enthusiasm and experience to every workshop and conversation about digital marketing. Her passion is helping small businesses take control of their digital footprint. 

This series is hosted by Valley SBDC, Shenandoah Valley Partnership,  Shenandoah Valley Travel AssociationMassanutten Regional Library , and the Virginia SBDC Network system as well as Grow with Google.

Jun
24
Thu
Start Smart Virtual Workshop @ On-Line Webinar
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start Smart Workshop now available via live webinar!

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - 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?

https://www.valleysbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Start-Smart-graphic.png

Your SV 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 markets to financial projections. We'll 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. Registration is Required IN ADVANCE. When we receive your registration, we will send you the Start Smart Work Book and Zoom Login link.  

Click here to register this Start Smart and other SBDC workshops!   

Jul
9
Fri
Business Smarts – Strategic Planning Through and Beyond Uncertainty: a workshop for businesses and nonprofits @ Virtual Event
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Can you think about strategic planning in the midst of uncertainty?  If you do, what form should it take?

Strategic planning is never easy, and these days it’s hard to think about the future when you are working in survival mode.

But strategy and assessment are important for both short and long-term sustainable growth and success. Strategic planning can help you map your path to success.

This presentation is designed as a broad-based introduction to strategic planning for businesses and nonprofit organizations. The session will cover:

  • The purpose of strategic planning
  • Best practices in the strategic planning process
  • Key steps and elements to consider

Presenters Maria Paz G. Esguerra, Ph.D. and Rollin G. Johnson Jr. are the co-principals of Kensington Strickland Group, LLC. At Kensington Strickland, our mission is to instigate positive change in our world.

Maria Paz is a consultant and facilitator working with organizations on strategic planning, institutional assessment, and capacity building. With over a decade of experience, Maria Paz has worked in the higher education and non-profit sectors. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Rollin brings over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development, and community relations. His career and work have focused on deepening the impact of people, program operations, and universities within communities. Rollin holds an MBA from The Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University.

 

Register for this and any Business Smarts session here.

Click here to join the session.

Business Smarts sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month with networking opportunities and guest presentations on a variety of topics. 

The series is sponsored by your Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.

 

Jul
21
Wed
Start Smart Virtual Workshop @ On-Line Webinar
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start Smart Workshop now available via live webinar!

Are you thinking about starting a new business?
Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - 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?

https://www.valleysbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Start-Smart-graphic.png

Your SV 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 markets to financial projections. We'll 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. Registration is Required IN ADVANCE. When we receive your registration, we will send you the Start Smart Work Book and Zoom Login link.  

Click here to register this Start Smart and other SBDC workshops!