This series of four seminars is designed to strengthen the region's economic vitality. With an eye toward revitalizing our industrial base, each workshop will feature technical and practical advice to help firms re-gain sales and profit and/or to expand to new levels of success.
These seminars are free to all attendees thanks to the generous support of sponsoring organizations.
All sessions are from 8:30-11:30am and include presentations by topic experts, panels of practitioners, and time for Q&A. You can also request a 1-on-1 meeting in the afternoon with an expert on the day's topic. See specific events on the Calendar for updates.
Thurs, Feb 28: Hub-Zones -
Everything you may not have known to ask about the Historically Underutilized Business census tracts in Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Luray/Page County. Location: 1 Solutions Way, Waynesboro
Thurs, Mar 28: Selling to the Government -
(federal, state, and/or local) - How to develop and fulfill government orders (contracts) for all types of products and services. Location: Augusta County Government Center, Verona
Thurs, Apr 25: Expansion to Global Markets - Read more here
Why, when and how a firm might choose to make international sales part of its business growth strategy. Location: 1 Solutions Way, Waynesboro
Thurs, May 30: From Idea to Market -
The steps to Innovation Excellence, from encouraging product and process creation to commercialization. Location: Augusta County Government Center, Verona
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center*
City of Waynesboro Economic Development*
Augusta County Department of Economic Development*
Shenandoah Valley Partnership*
PPI Time Zero
City of Staunton
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
James Madison University
U.S. Small Business Administration