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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 »

Mar

16

Tue

VIRTUAL Small Business Roundtable: Going Green With Your Business

Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. More than half of all Generations X and Z shoppers today want to buy from sustainable brands (according to The State of Consumer Spending report, 2020). Also, many buyers today across all generations are willing to pay a higher price for sustainable products. Making green is good for the business, and it turns out so is going green. Join us to discuss how to go green with your business! Register Here! Our Small Business Roundtables… Find out more »

Mar

24

Wed

WEBINAR: What Employers Should Consider During COVID-19

As access to the COVID-19 vaccine grows and employers update their safe opening and operations plans, many nonprofits and small businesses are considering requiring workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Is it legal to require the vaccine? What complications may arise from this decision? Can or must certain workers be exempt from the requirement? Are there other steps that employers can take instead, such as mandatory mask-wearing? Register for the event here. Join the DC Bar Pro Bono Center and… Find out more »

Mar

25

Thu

WEBINAR: Learn about U.S. Design Patents

The USPTO will present on the basics of the design patent system. What is a design patent? How does one differ from a utility patent? How should you search for prior art in design patents? This session will be useful for inventors, entrepreneurs, and all those who like to learn more about patents. Register for the event here. Webinar presented in collaboration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Find out more »

Apr

1

Thu

WEBINAR: Managing Your WordPress Website

Join us and learn how to create and/or better manage your WordPress website! Are you looking for a simple, yet effective website to use for your business?  WordPress might be a good option!  In this workshop, we’ll cover “the basics” on creating and updating a WordPress site, including: User management Page creation and editing Image and video uploads Plugin management Linking to social media Instructor:  Cameron Nelson, Business Communications and Technology Advisor, Central Virginia SBDC Mr. Nelson has over 18… Find out more »

Apr

7

Wed

WEBINAR: Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Small Businesses

This workshop will provide an executive-level view of cyber security best practices, as they pertain to small businesses and startups. We will discuss trending threats within the cyber landscape, and the potential risks they present for companies reliant on technology. We’ll also take a look at a few of the simple and affordable practices that can have major impacts on the security of an organization’s data. Three Key Takeaways: The importance of maintaining total control Disaster and cyber incident recovery… Find out more »

Apr

15

Thu

WEBINAR: COVID-19 Scams

An FBI presenter will focus on the following topics and answer questions from participants: The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our daily lives. It has also proven to be a fertile breeding ground for both criminals and con artists. The scams they employ run from simple to sophisticated and can cause irreparable damage to both individuals and businesses alike. This seminar provides an overview of emerging fraud schemes related to all aspects of the pandemic, from the manner in which… Find out more »
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