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September 2017
$149.00

Agribusiness HR Challenges

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
LFCC Warrenton/Fauquier Campus, 6480 College Street
Warrenton, 20187 United States
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In addition to running an agricultural business, you are expected to deal with human resource issues and the increasing responsibilities that places on front-line managers. In this class, you will discuss current issues in the human resources field and the changing role of managers regarding legal landmines, sexual harassment, workplace diversity and managing a seasonal workforce. Gain knowledge, techniques and strategies for strong recruitment by selecting the best candidates through the behavioral interview process. Come learn about key HR issues…

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Effective Networking for Small Business Owners

September 26 @ 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 expert, Jeff Nicely 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 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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Show Me The Money – Financial Resources Available to Small Business

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
ERA Oakcrest, 126 N Kent St
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Join us to learn how small business owners can take advantage of federal,state, non-profit, and local bank resource options available!  We'll share how the LFSBDC can help you prepare for the "ask".  We'll also discuss a new investor loan grant that small business owners can apply to with an investor.   Register HERE  This seminar is brought to you by the 

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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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What is Your Digital Presence?

October 6 @ 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 business, a non-profit or an organization seeking to grow your digital presence? Whether you are looking to improve how you present online for the first time, or you have several established digital and social media channels but want to improve your efficiency and take it to the next level, this session will clarify for you which are the three critical avenues for your digital presence, in order of importance, and how to harness the power of…

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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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Selling to the Commonwealth

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Culpeper Economic Development Center, 803 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701 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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