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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May

3

Tue

SBDC’s Happy Hour Celebrating Alexandria Small Businesses

Virtue Feed and Grain,
106 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Join us as we celebration National Small Business Week and kick off our month of special events for small businesses in Alexandria. Come and network with your fellow entrepreneurs and celebrate small business in Alexandria!  Sponsors for this event are Maurisa Potts of Spotted MP, Ab Emam of WDG, and Virtue Feed and Grain. Tickets for this event are $20 and include two drink vouchers. Light appetizers will be provided. We hope to see you there! Find out more »
Free

May

4

Wed

Alexandria 101

The Alexandria Black History Museum,
902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 United States
The Alexandria Small Business Development Center and Visit Alexandria are celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week and Small Business Week with the presentation of Alexandria 101 – a free resource and tourism training for everyone from new front-line staff to long-time managers. Meet your peers and receive the latest information to help our visitors have an Extraordinary experience from the moment they book their trip to the time they check out of our hotels. Who:  This session is a great… Find out more »
Free

May

10

Tue

Doing Business in the City of Alexandria

The Lyceum,
201 S. Washington St. United States
This forum will be an opportunity for new and seasoned small businesses owners in Alexandria to hear from and interact with the City officials and staff who administer small business regulations in the City. Meet with the folks from the Permit Center, Code Administration, Planning & Zoning, Business Tax Office, Health Department, and others.  The format will be a panel discussion, Q&A, and plenty of time to talk individually with City staff with questions about your business. Please note that this… Find out more »

May

17

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: To Sell is Small Business

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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In Dan Pink’s book “To Sell is Human” the author states that everyone is in sales today, whether they believe it or not. Whether your small business offers products or services, you and your staff are salespeople. There are effective techniques that every small business should know to empower everyone on your staff to sell. 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.… Find out more »
Free

May

24

Tue

Financing Your Small Business: Panel Discussion & Pitch Practice

USPTO Atrium & Auditorium,
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
This is your chance to hear from a panel of financial experts about various options for financing your small business, with opportunity for several small businesses to practice their “pitch” and receive valuable feedback. Panel includes representatives from the banking industry, angel and venture capital investors, state and local financing authorities, and other funding methods. Complete the form below to designate your interest in pitching your business, or scroll to the bottom of the page to register for the event.  All attendees… Find out more »

Jun

21

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: How to Make Networking Work for You

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Do you envy the people who leave every business function with several new contacts and a few referrals? Do you want to be one of those people? Attend this Roundtable discussion and find out how. 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 »
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