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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2017 Retail Trends

Presented by Maurisa Potts, Spotted MP (Marketing + Public Relations) Consumer shopping patterns are changing, from how individuals buy, to new tools & technologies, and overall behavior about shopping. With all that is new, retailers are forced to adapt to meet demands and stay ahead of the competition. To help retailers learn what to expect and how it may affect their business, Maurisa will outline ten key retail trends that will disrupt or define the state of the market. Find out more »




Here We Grow: Commercial Leasing 101 for Small Business

Are you currently looking for space for your business, or do you expect to be looking in the next year? If so, attend this workshop and learn how to: Start the process (and when to start) Analyze & quantify your company’s needs Assemble your company’s leasing team Avoid common pitfalls when negotiating a lease Compare submarkets, landlords, buildings, and deal terms Create leverage in the deal Presenters are Christina Mindrup, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) and Kay Chewning, McBride Real… Find out more »




Small Business Roundtable: Cybersecurity Issues – What Keeps You Up at Night?

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 »
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