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April 2019

Perfecting Your 30 Second Elevator Speech

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Firefly Cafe, 3035 Valley Avenue #101
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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  You only have 30 seconds to make an impression and to communicate the mission of your business.  Have you perfected your 30 second elevator speech or are you left tongue-tied every time it's your turn to speak.  Do networking events make you sweat?  Join us to practice tips to perfect your 30-second elevator speech in a safe environment. Register Here

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SBA Overview and Writing Your Business Plan

April 29 @ 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, va 22701
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This SBA program will have an overview of SBA programs, a lesson on writing a business plan and provide you with potential lender matches for your new business idea.  Presented by Marci Posey, and David Reardon Register Here

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Starting a Small Business In Shenandoah County

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Shenandoa County Government Offices Board Room, 600 N. Main Street
Woodstock, 22664
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Starting a business can be an overwhelming experience. If you understand the important issues and the right processes you will be able to mitigate risk & place your business in a better position to reach its objectives. What you will learn: * Determine the right business structure * Learn specific action items to open a business * Develop a business plan This is your opportunity to ask an expert including: * Small Business Development Center Director * Commercial Loan Officer…

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May 2019

Financial Fridays at Firefly

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Firefly Cafe, 3035 Valley Avenue #101
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Do you have a burning financial question?  Are you struggling with a financial issue?  Is there a financial term or concept that you'd like to learn more about? Join us and the professionals from United Bank for a free cup of coffee and snack and meet one-on-one to get an answer to your question.   Sponsored by:                      

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Selling to the Commonwealth

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, va 22701
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eVA is Virginia's online, electronic procurement system. This web-based vendor registration and purchasing system allows state agencies, colleges, universities and many local governments to use eVA to conduct all purchasing and sourcing activities for goods and services. Last year, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent more than $6 Billion on goods and services. Goods and services that you probably sell! For every $100 the Commonwealth spent on goods and services, $37, went to a SWaM vendor. Are you getting your share?…

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Evaluate Your Instagram Presence

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Mason Enterprise Center Fauquier, 70 Main Street VA United States + Google Map

Instagram has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with over 700 million monthly active users. It can be great for networking, building a following and sharing content. Instagram has released dozens of new tool for businesses, including advanced analytics, shoppable Instagram posts, and new ways to drive traffic from Instagram Stories. Join us to evaluate your Instagram presence. Register Here

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SBA Overview and Marketing Strategy

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, va 22701

Marketing takes time, money, and preparation. One of the best ways to stay on schedule and on budgets to make a marketing plan. It describes the actions you’ll take to persuade potential customers to buy your products or services. This strategy will be combined with an overview of the SBA and Lendermatch program. Register Here

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June 2019

SBA and Starting a New Business

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, va 22701

Do you know all the free assistance you can receive with SBA and our resource partners? During our SBA programs overview we'll share with you a great resource for small businesses including an online tool called LenderMatch that matches small businesses with participating SBA lenders.  Starting a business involves extensive planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.  Demographic research, financial planning, regulatory knowledge and many other factors must be considered when starting your own business.  Learn…

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Create Your 30-Second Elevator Speech

June 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

If you haven't thought about or worked on your elevator pitch, it's time to get serious. Whether you are on a trade show floor, making a sales pitch, or seeking investment, perfecting your elevator pitch can be one of the most important things you do for your business. More than simply explaining your product, industry, or “big idea” a business elevator pitch is essentially how you speak about your business to others in a way that engages and excites. Just…

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July 2019

Market Research and SBA Programs

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, va 22701

  Market research helps you find customers for your business. Competitive analysis helps you make your business unique. Combine them to find a competitive advantage for your small business. We'll also share free SBA resources including an online tool called LenderMatch that matches small businesses with participating SBA lenders. Register Here  

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