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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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Sep

30

Fri

Retail Hiring: Up Your Hiring Skills for Business Success

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Hiring the right people makes a huge difference for small retailers.  Yet doing so is often a time consuming process with lots of poor quality candidates and missed signals on both sides.  Whether you have had extensive or limited hiring experience, this seminar will help you enhance your skills and hiring success immediately.  We will focus on:  – How to define what an employee needs to succeed in your business and meet your customers’ needs  – Resources for finding the… Find out more »
Free

Oct

4

Tue

What Every Small Business Can Learn From the Franchises

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Why do retail and service franchises receive nearly half of the dollars earned by all retail and service businesses in the US, even though only 10-12% of those businesses are franchised locations? Find out what steps the franchises take that every small business owner should consider to increase their chance of success. You will learn: – How franchisors evaluate market opportunities (and why independent businesses should think this way too) – How and why to systematize core processes and outsource non-core… Find out more »

Oct

18

Tue

Business Development Roudtable: Great Customer Service Tips We Can All Put to Use

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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The Holidays are fast approaching.  How can you and your staff offer the best customer service at the busiest time of the year? Find out more »
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