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Mar

3

Tue

Hiring in a Tight Market

How does your small business attract and retain the right people in these times of low unemployment? Northern Virginia has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. And that is before Amazon really started hiring! How does your small business or non-profit attract and retain the right people in such times? What can you learn from past successes and failures and research? Figure out what you offer potential employees – your culture, values, and value proposition – and… Find out more »

Mar

17

Tue

Small Business Roundtable: Is there an Art to Making the Deal? How to Negotiate

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. The 2020 Roundtables are sponsored by Kinneman Insurance and AlphaGraphics. Small business owners are constantly negotiating deals, whether they realize it or not.  At the March Roundtable we will discuss ways to become more savvy when negotiating with vendors, customers, landlords, bankers… everyone. 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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Mar

26

Thu

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

What Every Small Business Needs to Know About Trademarks Program overview: – how trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, and business names all differ. – critical factors in selecting a trademark that will be federally registrable and legally protectable. – clearance searches and whether to use an attorney, and impact of cease-and-desist letters. – federal application process and the role of the USPTO. – how to avoid “scams” perpetrated by companies not associated with the USPTO. – what happens after registration… Find out more »
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Mar

31

Tue

Pay: Tight Markets, Legal issues, and Resources

This seminar is on the basics of establishing and running an effective pay program to ensure you have the right employees in the right jobs Join us for this seminar on the basics of establishing and running an effective pay program to ensure you have the right employees in the right jobs. Learn how to deal with current conditions and competition. When are incentives worthwhile? Assess your legal risks, the players you need to know, and your responsibilities. Presenter: Patricia… Find out more »

Apr

21

Tue

Small Business Roundtable: Curing the Common Clutter: Physical & Digital Spring Cleaning

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. The 2020 Roundtables are sponsored by Kinneman Insurance and AlphaGraphics. Do you save everything in case you will need it, but can never find it when you do?  When is the last time you organized your physical workspace, or went through your e-mails and website to eliminate what was obsolete and make what was left more functional?  At the April Roundtable you will get the incentive and some tips and tricks to do just that!… Find out more »
Free

May

7

Thu

Multi-Generational Workforces — Grow Your Success

How do you take advantage of a workforce with a broad range of ages to build a strong, effective organization? Do you or other managers lament the millennials’ approach to work? Or envy it? Have you hired or kept older workers? Tried internships? Today’s workforce offers a broader range of ages than in many decades. How do you take advantage of this in building a strong, effective organization? How do you stop ‘those damn kids’ or ‘OK Boomer’ from reducing… Find out more »
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