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SBDC Upcoming Webinars

  • 5 Jul 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 27 Jul 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Business Webinars

Government Contracting: Capability Statements

July 5|10 AM EST | Presented as a Hybrid Event

Presented by the Central Virginia SBDC

Capability Statements are a critical tool for competing in and remaining successful at the very competitive government contracting marketplace.  Join Lisa Wood, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), for this informative presentation – a “must” for those who are considering the Federal Government contracting market. 

HYBRID event: offered in person at the Central Virginia SBDC, 300 Preston Ave, second floor training room (free parking on-site) or online via Zoom


Business Plan 101

July 6|9 AM EST | Hybrid Event

Presented by the Central Virginia SBDC

Does your business plan need work? Do you not have a business plan yet? Join us to learn the ins and outs of writing a business plan.

Central Virginia SBDC director, Rebecca Haydock, will talk about the tips and tools that successful entrepreneurs have in common and how to fit those into a fulfilling personal and business life. Participants will receive a business model canvas, business plan template, and other useful handouts.

HYBRID event: offered in person at Orange County Economic Development office (109 W Main St, Orange) or online via zoom.


Preparing Your Pitch - Best Practices in Developing Your Business Briefing

July 6|10 AM EST

Presented by the Mason SBDC

Please join Senior Business Counselor, and Adjunct GMU Professor George Siragusa, as he guides you through a step-by-step process of building a business briefing that is invaluable to startups, early stage companies, growth, or even mature businesses!

During this webinar you will: 

  • become aware of at least 5 scenarios in the life of a business when your business briefing may be needed and how they may be used in each case
  • obtain a checklist containing 5 distinct "filters" or tests, ensuring you have taken the necessary and critical Lean Foundational Steps prior to starting the development of your business briefing
  • see how an actionable framework, containing 5 basic "themes", is used to test the critical business hypothesis in the marketplace needed during the "Lean Discovery Phase" of your journey, giving you deep insights and answers which will improve the effectiveness of your business briefing
  • obtain an actionable, easy to use, step-by-step outline that forms the basis of a "StoryBoard", the precursor to the full briefing, and the step that "jumpstarts" the process
  • receive a file with an actual local business briefing used in an attempt to raise capital, complete with speaker notes and explained section by section along with perspectives, "do's and don'ts", all intended to guide your business briefing development
  • AND... hear answers to many of your business briefing questions in real time!


Managing Your WordPress Website

July 11 |Noon EST | Digital Bootcamp Series

Are you looking for a simple, yet effective website to use for your business? WordPress might be a good option!

In this workshop, CV SBDC and VA SBDC Chief Digital Advisor, Cameron Nelson, will cover "the basics" on creating and updating a WordPress site.

Topics covered include:

  • User management
  • Page creation and editing
  • Image and video uploads
  • Plugin management
  • Linking to social media


Government Contracting 101

July 13|10 AM EST

Presented by the Mason SBDC

During this webinar you will learn about:

  • The government customer
  • Readiness to be a government contractor
  • Marketing to the customer
  • Government jargon
  • Steps to get started
  • Small business set-asides
  • Targeting the government customer - what the buyer wants to know
  • What should go into a capability statement


Crowdfunding for Small Business

July 14 |10 AM EST | Hybrid Event

Presented by the Central Virginia SBDC

Is crowdfunding right for your small business?

With the growing popularity of crowdfunding for early-stage startups, it is important to stay on top of what works, what doesn't work, and how to best set yourself up for success.

Learn about the mechanics and strategy for success as well as hearing from a founder who is currently engaged in an equity crowdfunding campaign.

Presented by Justin Ritter and Brian Viele

HYBRID event: offered in person at 300 Preston Ave, second floor training room (free parking on-site) or online via Zoom.


Additional Upcoming Webinars

Setting Up Your Accounting Systems

July 19| 6:30 PM EST | Register Here

Build Your Cybersecurity Policies with Posture

July 20 | 2 PM EST | Register Here

Grow Your Business With Digital Marketing

July 20 | 2 PM EST |Digital Bootcamp Series | Register Here

Building Your Value Proposition Design (VPD)

July 27| 10 AM EST | Register Here

Putting Your Data to Work: How to Harness the Power of Sales Analytics

July 28 | Noon EST | Craft Beverage Conversations | Register Here

Managing Your WordPress Website

August 9 | Noon EST |Digital Bootcamp Series | Register Here

Pitch Preview - Apply by August 22

September 1| Noon EST | Learn More and Apply


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