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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Mar

10

Tue

Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later

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SBDC/AEDP Boardroom, 625 N. Washington Street, Suite 400, Alexandria VA 22314
This informative presentation by Craig Morris, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, US PTO, will include: Overview of why it is important to select a strong trademark that can be both federally registered and legally protected Factors to consider when choosing a mark Explanation of what may happen if another trademark owner sends you a “cease-and-desist” letter A discussion of the critical aspect of performing a complete trademark search, and whether to use a trademark attorney How to avoid “scams”… Find out more »

Mar

17

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: Multimedia Marketing

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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There are countless marketing tools available to small businesses.  With digital and social media playing the critical roles, how do you know what will be effective in reaching and attracting your target market? Please join your fellow small business owners to discuss the best techniques for multimedia marketing. No registration is required for this event. This is a facilitated discussion with other small business owners. Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during this event. Find out more »
Free

Mar

20

Fri

Podcasting for Small Business

SBDC/AEDP Boardroom,
625 N. Washington Street, Suite 400, , Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Podcasting (or, netcasting) is the process of uploading syndicated audio or video files online so that people can listen to them on-the-go. Most people know the ever-popular Apple iTunes and inside iTunes is the largest podcast directory to-date with thousands of podcasts on a wide variety of topic–from laundry (A Slob Comes Clean) to car repair (Under The Hood Car Repair Talk Radio Show) to business (HBR Ideacast). Podcasting, though, has yet to hit its peak of popularity in the… Find out more »
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