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October 2017

What is Your Digital Presence?

October 6, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fauquier Enterprise Center in Marshall, 8452 Renalds Avenue
Marshall, 20115 United States

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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Culpeper Economic Development Center, 803 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

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.  do business…

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Entrepreneur Express

October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Culpeper Economic Development Center, 803 South Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

 This FREE workshop will focus on starting and operating a business, growing an existing business, marketing strategies, business financing resources and other helpful information for the small business owner.  Are you looking for resources to help move your business forward? Our Entrepreneur Express workshop will provide you with the tools to have a competitive advantage over your competitor. Or, if you are someone interested in business for the first time, this would be a great way to jump start your…

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Keeping the Books

October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
LFCC Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645 United States

Do you know what your books are telling about your business? As a responsible owner or manager, you need to learn the "language of business." Your business records allow you to monitor cash flow, track deductible expenses, prepare financial statements, and support your tax returns.  In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of basic financial statements and how they all work together.  You'll learn how to compute cost of goods sold, and financial ratios.  If you are a small business…

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Multi-Generations in the Workplace

October 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
LFCC Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645 United States

Today’s workplace is more diverse than ever before with at least four generations in the workplace. How do you get them all to pull together as a team? Join this class to help you understand the perspectives, benefits, and differences of all generations. This will be your key to create that successful team environment you crave. Participants will also learn what makes the millennial generation tick and will learn how to make both them and the organization successful. Lunch included…

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Cybersecurity Seminar

October 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The George Washington Hotel, 103 E Piccadilly St
Winchester, 22601 United States
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Cybersecurity is not just for big business - it's actually a huge threat to small business.  We're proud to bring you Carlos Solari, an experienced operational leader in IT and cyber security serving in critical roles for industry and the US government: CIO for the White House 2002-2005 during the period after 9/11, Senior Executive in the FBI (1992-1999) where the mission shifted to counter national security threats, and in the US Army (Major 1979-1992) during the period known as…

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November 2017

Is Owning a Small Business Right for You?

November 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lord Fairfax SBDC Middletown, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645
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Are you considering starting a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Then this is the class for you! Come explore the realities of starting a business and access your readiness to start a business. At the end of the class, entrepreneurs will: • Discern between the myths and realities of small business ownership • Start a self-assessment to determine their readiness to become a small business owner • Gain insight about their…

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Quickbooks Online Version

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
LFCC Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645 United States

Learn to manage the financial aspects of your business quickly and efficiently across all your devices – PC, Mac, smartphone & tablet. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small-to-midsized business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use. In this class, you will gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need to: Create professional invoices                            Track sales and expenses                               Manage accounts payable                               One-click sales…

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How to Get Thru The Tough Months

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
ERA Oakcrest, 126 N Kent St
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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There are two types of business--those that have had tough times and those that are going to have tough times. Running a seasonal business provides unique challenges. You have to stretch your funds to last. Join us to learn how to prepare for the busy seasons and figure out how strategize to survive the slow months. Register HERE

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