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Feb

18

Tue

Small Business Roundtable: Get Your Customers to Market Your Business – For Free!

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. The 2020 Roundtables are sponsored by Kinneman Insurance and AlphaGraphics. The best ambassadors for your business are your current satisfied customers.  Come to the February Roundtable and discuss ways to encourage them to help you “spread the good word” about your business. 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 »
Free

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

CANCELLED: Small Business Roundtable: New Topic! What Does My Business Need to Do to be Prepared for Coronavirus?

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. The 2020 Roundtables are sponsored by Kinneman Insurance and AlphaGraphics. Information about the COVID-19 virus is all over the news, and there is a great deal of information about how individuals can best protect themselves.  How about your business?  What steps will you need to take to minimize disruption to your business and therefore to your bottom line?  Bring your questions and concerns to this Roundtable to discuss… Find out more »

Sep

29

Tue

Alexandria Outdoor Activation Webinar

Outdoor dining and vending has been a win/win for both business owners and customers, and well-designed, landscaped and lighted outdoor facilities are attracting more customers SAFELY to those establishments. When multiple outdoor spaces create a critical mass, that entire neighborhood becomes a greater attraction. Join our panel discussion at 2pm on Tuesday, September 29th to learn from those who’ve built such spaces. They’ll share how they did it, sources of materials, costs, and lessons learned. Register here The panel will… Find out more »

Oct

20

Tue

VIRTUAL Small Business Roundtable: The “New Normal” Holiday Marketing

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. Alexandria SBDC is restarting our monthly Roundtables – virtually! As we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic as small business owners, we also need to make best use of our time in preparation for a holiday marketing season unlike we’ve seen in our recent history. Come join us for a facilitated discussion, and some virtual networking too, to share thoughts and ask questions about holiday marketing in the New Normal. ADD TO CALENDAR (WITH… Find out more »

Nov

17

Tue

VIRTUAL Small Business Roundtable: Pivoting Your Business for 2021

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. Small Business owners around the country (and the world) are working through various states of recovery as the COVID-19 pandemic affects us all in different, unexpected ways. How will you pivot your business to survive or thrive headed into 2021? Come join us for a facilitated discussion, and some virtual networking too, to share thoughts and ask questions pivoting your business for 2021. Register Here Our Small Business Roundtables are an opportunity to meet with… Find out more »

Jan

19

Tue

VIRTUAL Small Business Roundtable: Still Working From Home? Be Even More Productive in 2021

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. While 2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us, 2021 will continue to pose challenges with running your business from home, or some kind of hybrid. During this roundtable, join us to discuss ways that you’ve been able to be productive while working from home and how to engage effectively with clients, staff, vendors and our “co-workers at home” (i.e., family) through our shared, lived experiences. Register Here! Our Small Business Roundtables are an… Find out more »

Jan

22

Fri

Selling to the Commonwealth – eVA Registration (Bilingual Webinar)

WEBINAR Presenter: Chris Tran Ley, Business Service Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity; Spanish translation by Cely Argueta, Alexandria SBDC This free workshop is designed to educate small, woman and/or minority business owners about opportunities to sell their goods and services to the Commonwealth of Virginia and many local governments. Each year the State buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion – learn how your company can be a part of that!  The workshop will… Find out more »

Feb

5

Fri

SWaM Certification & Doing Business With the City of Alexandria (Bilingual Webinar)

WEBINAR Presenter: Chris Tran Ley, Business Service Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity; Jason Hawkins, City of Alexandria; Spanish translation by Cely Argueta, Alexandria SBDC Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia? Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses. … Find out more »

Feb

16

Tue

VIRTUAL Small Business Roundtable: Content Marketing Brainstorming

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. Are you in need of ideas for your content marketing calendar–blog, podcast, video, Facebook, Instagram or otherwise? Do you want to know what the general public wants to know about your products or services from your business? Join us to get plenty of ideas on content marketing topics from roundtable participants! Register Here! Our Small Business Roundtables are an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. There is no… Find out more »
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