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July 2021

Creating Standard Operating Procedures

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

If we have learned nothing else from 2020 it is that preparation is key to survival, growth, and sustainability of business. Creating or Updating your Standard Operating Procedures can seem daunting and challenging; however with our guidance and tools, we will help you strategically plan, design, and implement your new or improved processes for your business. This workshop will be online via Zoom. Attendees will receive a link post registration, as well as a reminder two days before the event. Register…

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Grow Your Business with Digital Marketing

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Businesses need to understand the basics of digital marketing now more than ever, because digital marketing creates growth. Learn about the basics of digital marketing, including: Social Media Email Marketing Paid Ads SEO Affiliate Marketing How to use analytics to measure your success Register Here A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please be on the lookout for it.

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August 2021

Create Virginia: Writer Kevin Roose Keynote on DIGITAL OWNERSHIP AND NFTS

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented on Zoom, NYT Technology Journalist Kevin Roose will be talking to us about Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs). NFTs are a hot new thing that artists need to be aware of and understand, as they are a kind of digital signature and ownership on a work. Register Here

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Cryptocurrency – Art & the Future

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Conversation with NYT Technology Journalist Kevin Roose on NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Art and the Future. Join us for a lively conversation, as Academy Center for the Arts Director Geoff Kershner talks with Kevin about how changing technology with impact not only the Arts, but the world. Kevin Roose is an award-winning technology columnist for The New York Times and the best-selling author of three books, Futureproof, Young Money, and The Unlikely Disciple. His column, "The Shift", examines the intersection of…

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Reviewing Your Financials and Budget

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Most small business owners have been hyper-aware of their financial position and bottom line during the pandemic. Some are looking for places to cut back with the least impact on their long-term growth. Others are looking for areas to invest in that will give the best return. Still, others are working on putting together a budget for their next fiscal year amidst all of this uncertainty. This session will give participants the tools to think through their business’s finances and…

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Managing Your WordPress Website

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us and learn how to create and/or better manage your WordPress website! Are you looking for a simple, yet effective website to use for your business? WordPress might be a good option! In this workshop, we’ll cover “the basics” on creating and updating a WordPress site, including: User management Page creation and editing Image and video uploads Plugin management Linking to social media Register here A confirmation email with the Zoom login information will be sent after registration, please…

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Fundamental Cybersecurity: Protecting your Business and Information

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity Advisor, Tom Stamulis, will discuss current threats impacting small businesses and the risks that could impact the operations of your business. He will introduce fundamental cybersecurity controls, which are in alignment with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMM) developed by the Department of Defense. He will provide instructions on how every small business can implement these controls using the people, processes, and technology they have in place. Register Here

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Cyber Awareness Training for Your Business

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cybersecurity awareness is essential for all businesses regardless of size. Your employees are the first line of defense in protecting your digital information and your business from hackers. This training will focus on the latest online threats such as phishing, malware, and ransomware. During this session the Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity Advisor, Tom Stamulis, will provide an overview of the latest threats along with tips that every employee can use to protect your network. Register Here

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Starting a Small Business

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Dale Maza, LFSBDC Advisor as we take you through six steps to open your new business. Dale will give you key conversations you need to have, a method to figure out if you have a valid business, give you a strategy for starting your business via the business plan template and business model canvas, steps to open an official business at a local, state, and federal level, and suggestions for the advisory team you need to have help you!…

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Financing Your Small Business

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Overview of This Live Webinar During this live webinar (Zoom), attendees will learn: Financing Basics – Types of Financing Funding Sources & Financing Programs Common Misconceptions of Small Business Financing Bank Financing Basics Preparing for Financing Strategies for your Bank Presentation And Much More! Register Here Speaker: Timm Johnson - Director & Senior Business Counselor, Mason SBDC Co-sponsor(s) & Partner(s): Prince William County Department of Economic Development & Prince William Chamber of Commerce Cancellation Policy: Contact the Center regarding cancellation earlier than OR 72 hours (3…

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