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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Feb

12

Fri

Small Biz Nightmares: Employees & Security

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Small Biz Nightmares is a new series for the CEO/Founder/Executive Director of small businesses and nonprofits SmallBiz Nightmares: Employees and Security Presenters: Elizabeth Chisman Moon of Focus Data Solutions and Patricia Frame of Strategies for Human Resources Small organizations are a big target for hackers and ransom-ware attacks. How do you secure your business and reduce risks? This program will discuss the many ways you and your employees help reduce – or, unfortunately, contribute to – your risks plus simple… Find out more »

Feb

16

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: Get to Work on Your Social Media – Blogging Tips & Topic Brainstorming

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Does the idea of blogging scare you? What would you write about? Would anyone read it? Join this brainstorming session and come away with tips to get you started. Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. 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 »

Feb

18

Thu

RESCHEDULED: Marketing Trends for 2016

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
It’s that time again to highlight the “what’s hot and what’s not” in marketing efforts for 2016. This 4th annual “State of Marketing” seminar will discuss the industry forecast and what key trends are important to adapt for your small business.  Areas to be discussed will include social media, the evolving consumer landscape, general marketing tools to invest in, and audience building. Presenter: Maurisa Potts, Spotted MP (Marketing + Public Relations) Free parking is available in the lot marked “Retail… Find out more »
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Feb

26

Fri

Small Biz Nightmares: Benefits

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Small Biz Nightmare Series is for the CEO/Founder/Executive Director of small businesses and nonprofits. Presenters: Karen Buckley-Camp with Metlife Premier Client Group of the Mid-Atlantic and Patricia Frame of Strategies for Human Resources Every small organization faces a difficult path with benefits. What will you offer? What can you afford? Which make the most sense in attracting and retaining employees? What health care options do you have and what new legal changes impact you?   How do you assess and navigate your possible… Find out more »
Free

Mar

3

Thu

Doing Business With Virginia – Part 1: eVA Registration and Certifications

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Are your products and services purchased by Virginia departments, agencies, colleges and universities, and other state organizations? The answer is probably yes! These sessions will help you to get your company ready to grow through state contracting. Join our speaker, Courtney Mustin of the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity for these informative workshops! Part 1 – eVA Registration & Small Business Certification Learn how to register your company profile with eVA, the State electronic purchasing program, and… Find out more »
Free

Mar

11

Fri

Small Biz Nightmares: CEO/Founder Failures

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
The Small Biz Nightmares Series if for the CEO/Founder/Executive Director of small businesses and nonprofits. Presenters: Brian Story of AXA Advisors and Patricia Frame of Strategies for Human Resources The demands on any small business owner are constant. Many therefore do not focus on the business risks they create if they do not think about their own future. What happens to your business if you get sick or are injured in a serious accident? Or, sorry to mention it, die?… Find out more »

Mar

15

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: Doing Well by Doing Good – Cause-Related Marketing for Small Business

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Good marketing includes doing good in your community as a small business. Let’s get together and discuss the strategies and techniques that impact small business social and economic objectives.  Your bottom line will benefit! Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. 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 »
Free

Apr

7

Thu

Doing Business With Virginia-Part 2: Tips & Best Practices

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Are your products and services purchased by Virginia departments, agencies, colleges and universities, and other state organizations? The answer is probably yes! These sessions will help you to get your company ready to grow through state contracting. Join our speaker, Courtney Mustin of the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity for these informative workshops! Part 2 – Tips & Best Practices Learn how to best position your company to take advantage of eVA registration and SWaM certification. What… Find out more »
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