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May 2021

Starting Your Small Business

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Christine Kriz, Director of the LFSBDC to explore customer validation which really means is your baby (business idea) pretty or ugly?  Explore business model canvas and the business plan template to decide which one is best for you.  We'll talk briefly about financing options and you'll leave with a plan for next steps. Register Here

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Secure Towns and North Star: Cyber and Data Protection Awareness Training

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Small businesses are under cyber and data-breach attacks by nation-states, as well as organized and disorganized criminals, who are stealing intellectual capital, personal and business information, creating havoc in business environments. America’s SBDC and local Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide small businesses with simple awareness information and a path forward to a more in-depth assessment protection of critical confidential information. “Secure Towns” starts from the ground up to help you identify critical information, understand your responsibility to care for…

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Government Contracting 101

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn the basics of government contracting along with how to register to do business with the government and how to obtain the proper certifications that give small businesses advantages in government contracting. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Registering in eVA SWAM Certification Microbusiness Certification SAM registration SBA Small Business Programs Qualifications and Certification Process Register Here Speaker(s): Ellen Templeton, Crater SBDC Director Karen Epps, Colonial Heights Economic Development Director Joanne Tompkins, Crater PTAC Program Director Co-Sponsor(s): LSBDC, GMU, VSBDC, SBA, Crater PTAC, Colonial…

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June 2021

SBA 504 Loans

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners. Topic: SBA Guaranteed Loan: 504 How business real estate ownership is achieved through the SBA 504 Program with low down payments and below market fixed rates Additional ways to preserve cash for businesses to invest into growth and operating needs Creative ways to meet injection requirements for the purchase of real estate Register Here

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Marketing & Social Media NOW

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you ready to boost your business online and nail your digital communication plan? Attend this Online Customer Engagement workshop to get help building - or rebuilding - your online marketing strategy. In this workshop, participants will learn about creating a strategy for web, email, and social media, and the tips and tools to make this plan more efficient. Register Here   Instructor:  Greg Dorazio, Central VA Small Business Development Center’s Business Communications Advisor  Mr. Dorazio specializes in Communications Strategy, Content…

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Payroll Processing

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will give you a good understanding of payroll processing requirements and how to manage your payroll, from hiring to full compliance for Federal, State and local. Understanding and Managing your Payroll Differences between Salaries and Wages Exempt vs Non-Exempt Hourly Rate Compliance: how it varies by each State What to pay and what is subject to regulations 1099 vs W-2: what are my options Payroll Compliance: Who is responsible IRS State: operating in multiple states Local Taxes Government…

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