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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Free

Oct

15

Wed

Federal Contracting: Federal Government Technical Proposals

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
In this first of two sessions on Federal Proposals, Consultant John Boulware provides an introductory overview of the Federal Technical Proposal process. Roles & Responsibilities of key participants Technical outline and compliance matrix Role of the evaluation criteria Tips on technical proposal development success factors Identify some things small businesses should do and should not do when managing a technical proposal effort John Boulware brings nearly 30 years of Government Contracting experience in operations, management, and business development. He has… Find out more »

Oct

21

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: Customer Service – Training and Motivating Yourself and your Staff

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
We all know that customer service is important, but do you struggle with how to best train your staff? Please join your fellow small business owners to discuss tactics for training and motivating your staff to provide excellent customer service. No registration is required for this event. This is a facilitated discussion with other small business owners. Find out more »
Free

Oct

23

Thu

Federal Contracting: Federal Government Cost Proposals

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
In this second of two sessions on Federal Proposals, Consultant Paul Hickey of the M&C Group provides an introductory overview to developing cost proposals and managing company finances in support of the Federal Government. He will discuss: Basic financial concepts to provide a solid foundation to bid, win, and execute Federal contracts Different types of direct and indirect costs, with an emphasis on the impact to Profit and Loss (P&L) Step-by-step numerical examples reinforce the treatment of costs and profit… Find out more »
Free

Nov

6

Thu

Paying Employees: Simple Secrets of Success

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Most small organizations worry about paying people.  How do you know what you must pay to hire the right person, how to budget for pay effectively, and what to do about individual pay increase or decrease decisions.  Sure, the ‘big boys’ have compensation experts and research resources to plan and to advise the CEO.  You have the Alexandria SBDC! This seminar will cover the information you need to know now and provide useful techniques to help you be more effective with pay decisions. … Find out more »

Nov

18

Tue

Business Development Roundtable: Tech Tools – Using What You Have to be More Productive in 2015

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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With so much new technology that is constantly evolving, it can be difficult to sort through everything and find the tools that will make the most impact. Please join your fellow small business owners to discuss the best tools for increasing productivity in the new year. No registration is required for this event. This is a facilitated discussion with other small business owners. Find out more »
Free

Dec

2

Tue

Marketing to Millennials

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Marketing to Millennials– Is Your Marketing Working For This Powerful Shopping Generation? Marketers these days are fascinated by Millennials. Why do they captivate us? What gets their attention? What tactics work to gain brand loyalty and their purchasing power? To better understand what makes Millennials “tick”, Maurisa Potts from Spotted MP (Marketing + Public Relations) will provide some insight and stats to get to know them and better understand their level of influence and purchasing power. Find out more »