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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Jan

27

Tue

Nonprofit: To Be or Not To Be? Or, Is That the Question?

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Charitable work is trending.  More and more people want to help others, or build organizations that can influence change, and there are multiple ways to do this.  This workshop will help you understand what it takes to move from concept to implementation.  For existing nonprofits, we’ll talk about how to avoid mission creep as an organization evolves and grows.  Here’s a hint: it’s an art, not a science. Solid policies and infrastructure, purposeful and intelligent decision making, and good communication… Find out more »
Free

Feb

4

Wed

Succession Planning for Small Business Owners – Issues & Options

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
Succession planning may not be the most glamorous topic, but it’s important for small business owners to plan for the future. This session will cover the issues and options that small business owners should consider when thinking about planning for the long-term success of their business. What will happen to the business if they can no longer run it? What if there are several owners and one wants out? These and other topics will be addressed by Alexandria Attorney Lonnie… Find out more »
Free

Feb

10

Tue

10 Ways To Make Your Location A Destination & Drive Sales

Alexandria Small Business Development Center,
Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
When you think about “destination” you think place worth going out of the way to visit. This is what you can become to your customers – worth the visit. In this presentation, local store marketing experts Shannon Jones & Paul Williams will share the tips, tricks and tools that will drive traffic and sales to your location. Whether you need a big boost in sales, or just want to optimize your dayparts, this session will provide you time-tested and proven techniques. This presentation is… Find out more »

Feb

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 »