There is a great deal of information on the internet to assist the small business owner. Several of our partner programs offer particularly relevant webinars – both upcoming and recorded – on a variety of topics. Browse our collection of recorded and upcoming webinars below:
Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines, Mask Mandates, and Virginia Workplace Safety – Tuesday September 28th from 12pm-1pm. As more and more employees become vaccinated and return to the workplace, businesses are wondering what they can and should require of their employees and how to best protect themselves and their customers to maintain a safe work environment. Join the Lord Fairfax SBDC and the Top of VA Regional Chamber for a presentation by R. Doug Taylor, Shareholder, Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C., who will address employer’s COVID19 vaccine questions.
Start Smart: First Employee Toolbox – Tuesday September 28th from 6pm-7:30pm. Got questions about hiring at your new business such as: How and when should I hire an employee? What’s the difference between and employee and a “contractor”? Which is right for your business? This Start Smart will cover the basics and give you the tools you need to get the help you need at your small business.
Attracting, Retaining, and Reskilling Talent – Thursday September 30th from 9am-10:30am. We will cover ways to enhance your current employees knowledge and skills as well as to offer re-skilling to address new needs. Retention is a product of hiring the right people up front, then providing them with the coaching and development to succeed and grow. We will cover all of this plus some basic information for those considering allowing remote or hybrid work options. Along with other resources, a link to free “The Small Employers Guide to Effective Hiring” will be included.
Marketing Monday: Using SquareSpace – Monday October 4th from 12pm-1pm. Learn how to build and optimize your website on Squarespace. This workshop highlights the advantages of building your website on Squarespace and everything you need to know to build your website!
Topics covered in this workshop:
- What is Squarespace
- Is Squarespace Right For Your Business?
- Pricing Options & Features
- Live Demo- building a site from scratch
Craft Beverage Finance – What You Need To Know Before Speaking With Your Banker – Thursday October 28th from 9am-10pm. It takes significant financial wherewithal to enter and succeed in the competitive craft beverage industry, but it’s not always clear what it takes to raise capital. In this webinar, Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance Manager Chris Van Orden will ask Jason Sleeman, VP of Craft Beverage Lending at United Community Bank, what he looks for when working with craft beverage clients. The free-flowing conversation will touch on key ratios, benchmarking, revenue projections, and other important information that you’ll want to have prepared before approaching a lender. New and existing breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries all stand to benefit from this informational webinar. Register today!
**indicates webinar in English and Spanish/seminario web en inglés y español