Workshops & Events

Often the best way to educate yourself to successfully start, manage, and grow your business is to take advantage of the many workshops and training programs available to small business owners in several formats. By attending these workshops, you will learn not only from the presenters, but also from the other attendees who are going through the same process.

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Small Business Roundtable: Exceeding Your Customers’ Expectations

Discuss how to motivate yourself and your staff to provide excellent customer service. The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. No pre-registration is required. Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage. Find out more »




Interior Merchandising – Bringing Your Customer Deeper Into Your Store

This is the third and final workshop in our Retail Merchandising Series. Your window displays are only the beginning of your customer’s experience into a well-curated retail gallery.  How do you excite their senses and get their mouths watering (and purse-strings loosening) as they journey deeper into your space? And, once a customer enters your space, how do you entertain, tantalize, and guide their experience, providing all the elements to not only make the sale, but to also establish a positive relationship… Find out more »




Neighborhood Small Business Information Session

Join the Alexandria Small Business Development Center at a one hour neighborhood small business information session to learn about our FREE business support services and to network with other local small business owners. Participants will also hear from local government and business organizations about: • Real estate development • Effective interaction with the City • Business-to-business + business-to-client networking opportunities There will be a door prize of a $50 gift card to Portner Brewhouse! Find out more »
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