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August 2017

Is Owning a Small Business Right for You?

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lord Fairfax SBDC Middletown, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Come explore the realities of starting a business and assess your readiness to start a business.  Click here to read more and to register...

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September 2017

Effective Networking for Small Business Owners

September 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This seminar is in proud partnership with the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Small Business 101 series.  Learn from networking experts on how to make the best use of your time, get what you need, and build worthwhile relationships! Register here

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SWAM, Micro, and DBE Certifications

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lord Fairfax SBDC Middletown, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
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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, Micro or DBE certified.  These certifications are a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.  Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation…

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Is Owning a Small Business Right for You?

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lord Fairfax SBDC Middletown, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?  Come explore the realities of starting a business and assess your readiness to start a small business.   Click here to learn more and to register

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SWAM, Micro, and DBE Certifications

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Culpeper Economic Development Center, 803 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
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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, Micro or DBE certified.  These certifications are a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.  Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation…

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SWAM, Micro and DBE Certifications

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fauquier Enterprise Center at Vint Hill, 4137 Weeks Drive
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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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, Micro or DBE certified.  These certifications are a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.  Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation…

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October 2017
$29

Business Plan Bootcamp

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lord Fairfax SBDC Middletown, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
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This interactive class is for potential business owners who want to write a usable and flexible business plan to start a business. Participants will learn the elements of a business plan and how to use research to improve the success of their plan. After leaving this class, entrepreneurs will be able to complete their own business plan and financials, using tools they will receive in class. Register HERE

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Selling to the Commonwealth

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fauquier Enterprise Center in Marshall, 8452 Renalds Avenue
Marshall, 20115 United States
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The "Selling to the Commonwealth” workshop is a 2 - hour workshop designed to educate small, woman and/or minority business owners about opportunities to sell their goods and services to the Commonwealth and local governments.  Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion. The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses. This workshop will provide information about the Virginia procurement process. Register Here

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Introduction to Purchasing in the Commonwealth—A Vendor’s Perspective

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Warrenton Visitors Center, 33 N Calhoun St
Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
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This session will provide a high level overview of the Commonwealth’s purchasing process, including purchasing policies that affect how buyers use the eVA system to “shop.”  You’ll also learn more about the valuable tools available thru eVA—like B2B Connect (where businesses can meet, connect & collaborate), and eVA’s FREE Public Reports (who’s buying what you sell, prices being paid & more!).  And if you’re not already an eVA registered Vendor, you’ll learn how to get signed-up, as well as where…

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Introduction to Purchasing in the Commonwealth—A Vendor’s Perspective

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lord Fairfax SBDC Middletown, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
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This session will provide a high level overview of the Commonwealth’s purchasing process, including purchasing policies that affect how buyers use the eVA system to “shop.”  You’ll also learn more about the valuable tools available thru eVA—like B2B Connect (where businesses can meet, connect & collaborate), and eVA’s FREE Public Reports (who’s buying what you sell, prices being paid & more!).  And if you’re not already an eVA registered Vendor, you’ll learn how to get signed-up, as well as where…

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