Virginia Business Appreciation Month

 

May is Virginia Business Appreciation Month. Celebrate small business this month by attending a networking event, awards dinner, or training workshop. Listed below are events happening in Virginia.

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May 1

GrowthWheel-Make Decisions, Take Action

8-10 am
Roanoke Regional SBDC, 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011

Entrepreneurs and business owners, are you challenged to keep up with the daily routines in your business, knowing you need to do more to focus on growth, but uncertain what to do? Join the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center as they lead attendees in discovering the twenty focus areas of any and every business using the GrowthWheel Training Program,designed to help early stage and growth companies get focus, set an agenda, make decisions and take action. Find out more

May 2

First Steps to Starting a Business

University of Mary Washington SBDC, 1125 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
This Seminar will provide the basic of self evaluation, the idea, entrepreneurship, defining the need, determining the feasibility, and what actions are necessary. Topics within these areas will include analytical methods; research sources; the legal forms of businesses; record keeping; laws, regulations, and policies; and a discussion on the value and importance of business plans and financial analyses. Find out more

Taking the Mystery out of Voluntary Benefits - Colonial Life & Accident Insurance

Online - 1 pm
If you don’t know what voluntary benefits are, or understand the potential advantages they can offer your business, this is the webinar for you. We’ll break down the common myths and misconceptions, and provide you with the tips, tools and tactics you can use to better manage benefits costs, attract and retain employees, and protect your employees’ financial futures. Find out more

Tax Tips For Your Business - IRS

Online - 2 pm
This webinar will cover many of the important issues that new business owners need to know, including Is it a Business or Hobby?; Selecting a Business Structure; Understanding Business Taxes; Recordkeeping Requirements; How to Choose a Tax Preparer; Where to go for IRS help

The Decline of Magstripe Cards—and What That Means for Your Business - Square, Inc.

Online - 3 pm
The payments landscape is changing. New security measures, a decline in the use of traditional magstripe cards, the switch to EMV chip cards and emerging technologies like contactless payments, are forcing a monumental shift in the way people pay. These changes have major implications for businesses of all sizes. Is your business prepared? Join Square’s Head of Business Intelligence Owen Britton Jennings and Head of Seller Education Erin Renzas for this can’t-miss webinar. They’ll break down all of the major changes in payments and what you need to do to ensure you’re ahead of the curve.Find out more

May 3

Tazewell County Entrepreneur Express Workshop

9-12 pm
American Legion, 201 Central Ave, Tazewell, VA
Accessing resources is crucial for a small business to start and grow. But in these challenging economic times finding financing, new customers/markets and accessing help within state and federal government can be difficult. This workshop is geared towards connecting small business owners as well as those who are thinking about becoming entrepreneurs, with programs and resources to help move your plans forward.  Find out more.

A Conversation on Small Business with U.S. Congressman Dave Brat

10:30-12 pm
North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, Richmond, VA 23236
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Chesterfield Economic Development, and New York Life invite you to join in “A Conversation on Small Business” with U.S. Congressman Dave Brat.  Dr. Brat, a professional economist who represents Virginia’s 7th District, is a member of the House Budget Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee, and the Small Business Committee. Find out more

Keeping the Books

1-5pm
558 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Do you know what your financial records can tell you about your business? As a responsible owner or manager, you need to know 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 bookkeeping tasks and how to use your chart of accounts. You'll learn to record and match revenues & expenses, record receipts & disbursements, handle end-of-period closings, and read financial reports. This seminar is not software-specific and the lessons will apply to any manual or computerized accounting system. It is an excellent foundation course for additional QuickBooks training. Includes workbook. Find out more

SBDC’s Happy Hour Celebrating Alexandria Small Businesses

5-7 pm
Virtue Feed and Grain, 106 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Join us as we celebration National Small Business Week and kick off our month of special events for small businesses in Alexandria. Come and network with your fellow entrepreneurs and celebrate small business in Alexandria! Sponsors for this event are Maurisa Potts of Spotted MP, Ab Emam of WDG, and Virtue Feed and Grain. Tickets for this event are $20 and include two drink vouchers. Light appetizers will be provided. We hope to see you there! Find out more

Staying Afloat: Planning for Emergencies Before they Happen - IRS

Online 2pm
This webinar will cover many important issues that business owners need to know in order to prepare for an emergency: Business Continuity Planning; How to Create an Emergency Plan; Employee Preparedness; Payroll Continuity and Supply Chain Protection; Protecting your Records and Data; What Happens after a Disaster is Declared;  IRS Resources to Help you Plan

Cloud, Mobile, and Social: Great Apps and Services That Will Grow Your Business - YP Marketing Solutions

Online 3 pm
Watch and learn from small business experts, Gene Marks and Ramon Ray, as they discuss the latest trends, tips, and services to help you grow, manage, and increase your profits. You’ll discover how to leverage cloud, mobile, and social technologies that will allow you to stand out from your competition.Find out more

May 4

Alexandria 101

9-10 am
The Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
The Alexandria Small Business Development Center and Visit Alexandria are celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week and Small Business Week with the presentation of Alexandria 101 – a free resource and tourism training for everyone from new front-line staff to long-time managers. Meet your peers and receive the latest information to help our visitors have an Extraordinary experience from the moment they book their trip to the time they check out of our hotels. Who: This session is a great… Find out more

1 Million Cups - Williamsburg

9-10am
Launchpad, 4345 New Town Ave, Suite 200, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Each meeting, the 1 Million Cups program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Find out more

10 Ways to Grow Your Business Online

11:30-1 pm
The Idea Center, 3991 Glenside Drive, Suite H, Richmond, VA 23228
he Internet gives every business a chance to achieve success. We'd like to invite you to join our agency for a Google event where you'll learn from digital marketing and advertising experts about how to be successful and grow your business online. Find out more

Using LinkedIn Workshop

12-1:30 pm
7001 Loisdale Road, Springfield, VA
Using LinkedIn as a digital media tool to promote your business:

  • What is Linkedin, and why entrepreneurs / business owners need to be on it
  • Developing a profile strategy
  • Linkedin best practices for managing / promoting your brand
  • Developing business using Linkedin
  • Linkedin Do's and Don'ts

The workshop will be run by Ingar Grev, Managing Director of Washington, DC office of The Growth Coach. Ingar is a national columnist for The Business Journals and has worked with businesses in most industries. www.DCGrowthCoach.com Co-sponsored by the SBDC at the Community Business Partnership and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Find out more

Cyber Security for Business Owners

12:15-1:30pm
Crossroads Institute, 1117 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
During this class, Travis Haynes will provide ways to safeguard valuable information to small business owners.  This seminar is especially helpful for small business owners with no IT department. For more information contact assistant@brceda.org

Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Tech Nite

5:30-9:30 pm
JMU's Festival and Conference Center, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council highlights the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and educators behind those successes. This is the council’s biggest to-do of the year — we call it TECH NITE. Find out more

Franklin Southampton Small Business Appreciation Cookout

5:00 - 7:00pmFranklin Southampton County Fairgrounds
Franklin Southampton County Fairgrounds, Courtland, VA 23837
Small Business Owners in Franklin Southampton are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Franklin Southampton Small Business Appreciation Cookout. Find out more

Clasificación del Trabajador: ¿Empleado o Contratista Independiente - IRS

Online- 2pm
En este seminario por internet (webinar) usted aprenderá: La diferencia entre un empleado y un contratista independiente; Reglas de la Ley Consuetudinaria; Formulario SS-8; Obligaciones del pago de impuesto sobre la nómina; El programa de Acuerdo de Clasificación Voluntaria del IRS

Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices - Sam's Club

Online - 4 pm
Cash is the lifeblood of any business yet access to capital, managing business finances, and navigating sources of finance are some of the most challenging areas for business owners and can make or break any enterprise. Sam’s Club has teamed up with Small Business Majority’s Rhea Aguinaldo to help entrepreneurs and small business owners bring finance into focus for long term success. Participants will learn background on the small business loan market and providers as well as how to identify the right type of financial product for the business need.Find out more

May 5

How to use the Internet to Grow Your Business

9-10 am
483 Main St, Warsaw, VA 22572
As part of the celebration of “Virginia Business Appreciation Month” the University of Mary Washington Warsaw Small Business Development Center, Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce and Mike Giambattista, Principal and Founder of the Web Factory will be hosting a three- part series of “Small Business Internet Marketing Seminars”. This is the first seminar.Find out more

How to Start Your Own Business

10-12 pm
Central Virginia SBDC, 2211 Hydraulic Rd. Ste 107, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you! We review the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. Follow-up appointments are then available with SBDC, SCORE, and/or CIC business advisors to focus on your concept development, business profile, and/or business plans, including financial projections. Find out more

Access to World Markets from Chesapeake Workshop

3:30 - 5:30pm
Greenbrier Country Club, 1301 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA
Plese join the Chesapeake Economic Development Department as we kick-off our Annual Busines Appreciation Month with an afternoon of education, networking and a "Cinco de Mayo" inspired reception with the Commonwealth's Industry leaders. Find out more

Tip Reporting and Tips vs. Service Charges - IRS

Online - 2 pm
In this webinar you will learn about: Tip recordkeeping and reporting responsibilities for both employers and employees; Understanding the difference between tips and service charges; How and when to file Form 8027 - Employer's Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips

Tips for Getting Your Business Financially Fit - Intuit Quickbooks

Online - 3  pm
Understanding the fiscal condition of your business is critical when managing daily duties, planning for the longterm and making consequential decisions. But that means more than simply knowing what’s in your bank account. Join Intuit QuickBooks in this interactive webinar, where you’ll learn practical, actionable tips for improving the financial fitness of your small business. Find out more

May 6

Retail Merchants Association First Friday Forum

May 6, 2016 - 7:15-9:15
The Westin Richmond, 6631 West Broad Street,Richmond, VA 23230
At these signature breakfast series events, we thoughtfully pick expert speakers on relevant topics from feedback that’s directly from our members. The speakers present information pertinent to the challenges, interests, and issues impacting our members, their businesses, and the retail community.  Join us as we connect, eat breakfast, network, learn, and grow, together. Find out more

Gangplank RVA: Entrepreneur & Community Growth (Lean Coffee Style)

May 6, 2016 11-12:30 pm
RVA Works, 501 East Franklin Street, Suite 112 , Richmond, VA 23219
This is for people interested in having conversations about real world issues in running a small business (or starting a new one). Bring your lunch and join us in the executive conference room on the second floor of Gangplank RVA. Find out more

Quickbooks Transitions

9-1 pm
558 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Are you an experienced user of QuickBooks Desktop, but now want to move to the on-line world? Or would you just like to learn more about what a cloud-based system is all about? This workshop will guide you through the differences between the two versions, discuss all the new features available with QBOL, and help you make a smooth transition from your desk into the cloud. Class Outline: • Overview of QBOL vs. Desktop • Subscription Levels, Features, and Reports • Importing Desktop Data to QBOL and Setting Up Your Company • Best Practices and Navigating around QBOL • Types of Sales & Revenue and Expense Transactions, as well as additional transactions initiated from the Quick Create Menu • Payroll offerings that integrate with QBOL ... Find out more

May 10

Doing Business in the City of Alexandria

9-11 am
The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria
This forum will be an opportunity for new and seasoned small businesses owners in Alexandria to hear from and interact with the City officials and staff who administer small business regulations in the City. Meet with the folks from the Permit Center, Code Administration, Planning & Zoning, Business Tax Office, Health Department, and others. The format will be a panel discussion, Q&A, and plenty of time to talk individually with City staff with questions about your business. Please note that this… Find out more

Global Risk and Crisis Management Strategies

4031 University Drive, Ste 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Global Situation Room’s Brett Bruen will conduct an intensive half-day seminar offering sophisticated strategies for assessing and responding to global risk and crises. Companies will learn how to build a Counter-Crisis Management (CCM) program to reframe, not just respond to emerging issues. CCM helps businesses to identify their vulnerabilities early and develop reputational countermeasures that can be immediately deployed in the event of an incident. The seminar shows how to go beyond crisis plans and procedures into the creation of programs that will change the course of crises. These trainings with the White House’s former Director of Global Engagement offer a unique opportunity to gain a comparative advantage in increasingly uncertain times and an intensely competitive global marketplace...Find out more

Get Your Business Online

11-1 pm
SWVA Technology Development Center (SWCC Center for Education and Training) - 141 Highland Drive, Lebanon, VA 24266
The Small Business Experience 2016 is a series of FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC trainings to be held monthly in SWCC's technology center in Lebanon, VA. Trainings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month. Find out more.

Quickbook Desktop

1-5pm
558 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
This 8-hour hands-on class will help your business access the full benefits of this powerful accounting program. We'll cover all QuickBooks functions, menus, navigation, and help screens; the chart of accounts, customer and vendor lists, forms, and registers and reporting options, including customizing, filtering, and downloading reports to Excel. Find out more

May 11

Virginia Employers Conference

8-5pm
Marriott Chesapeake, 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA
The Virginia Employment Commission presents Driving Toward Success: Critical Issues in Managing Your Business. Join us and gain valuable information for operating and enhancing your business. Breakfast, lunch, and breaks are included in your registration fee. Find out more

2nd Annual City of Manassas Business Appreciation Breakfast

8-11 am
Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA 20110
The City of Manassas cordially invites you to the 2nd Annual Manassas Business Appreciation Breakfast, celebrating you and your business! Find out more

1 Million Cups - Williamsburg

9-10am
Launchpad, 4345 New Town Ave, Suite 200, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Each meeting, the 1 Million Cups program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Find out more

Ad Design for Print and Social Media

12:15-1:30pm
Crossroads Institute, 1117 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
You will learn how to communicate in your ad what you want your audience to know. She will cover strategies that include color schemes and what detailed information to include in your ads. For more information contact assistant@brceda.org

Critical Mass Business to Business Event

3:30-5:30pm
Marriott Chesapeake, 725 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA
Critical Mass with Small Business Administration (SBA), 2016 ‘Virginia Small Business Person of the Year’, Caroline Taylor, President of Taylor Made Diagnostics  Find out more

May 12

Social Media Marketing

9-10 am
483 Main St, Warsaw, VA 22572
As part of the celebration of “Virginia Business Appreciation Month” the University of Mary Washington Warsaw Small Business Development Center, Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce and Mike Giambattista, Principal and Founder of the Web Factory will be hosting a three- part series of “Small Business Internet Marketing Seminars”. This is the second seminar.Find out more

Smart Smart @ The Ice House

May 12, 2016 - 10-12 pm
The Ice House, 127 W Bruce St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you. We take a 360° view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start - including registrations, regulations, and the components of sound business planning and financial projections. Find out more

Rapid Fire Marketing

May 12, 2016 - 3-5pm
The Ice House, 127 W Bruce St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
We’re bringing some of the region’s best marketing professionals together to teach and answer your questions on these topics: Print Marketing, Content Focus, Website Development, Graphic Design, Social Media Advertising, Video Marketing, and overallMarketing Strategies. You will have the opportunity to participate in three different small group discussions of your choice, talk to the professionals, and learn with – and from – your peers. Find out more

2016 SWVA Economic Forum

8-5pm
David J. Prior Convocation Center, UVa-Wise in Wise, Virginia
You are invited to join us on May 12, 2016 at the David J. Prior Convocation Center on the campus of UVa-Wise in Wise, Virginia, for a day of discovering what makes Southwest Virginia strong, connecting to individuals and organizations with similar initiatives and passions and igniting a call to action for the success of the region. Find out more

May 13

Business Appreciation Breakfast

7:15-8:15am
Gate City United Methodist Church,(located on Walnut Street just above the Courthouse), Gate City, VA
May has been designated as Business Appreciation Month across the Commonwealth by the Governor, and the Scott Co. Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors want to show our appreciation with this free breakfast. The breakfast is sponsored by Powell Valley National Bank, Eastman Credit Union, First Community Bank, The Bank of Scott County, Farmers and Miners Bank, New People’s Bank and Marsh LP Gas. To register, email chamber@scottcountyva.com or call 386-6665 and let us know how many will be attending from your business.

Business Smarts - The Art of Creating Standards for your Business

7:30-9am
American National University, 1515 Country Club Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Superior performance seldom just happens.  Success is rarely by accident.  Inevitably, success results from superior management directed by a well thought out and executed plan with documented procedures and standards for all employees. In this session, we’ll discuss the importance of implementing an overall operational plan to drive the success of your business as well as the differences between a policy and a procedure when developing your plan. Find out more

Gangplank RVA: Entrepreneur & Community Growth (Lean Coffee Style)

11-12:30 pm
RVA Works, 501 East Franklin Street, Suite 112 , Richmond, VA 23219
This is for people interested in having conversations about real world issues in running a small business (or starting a new one). Bring your lunch and join us in the executive conference room on the second floor of Gangplank RVA. Find out more

May 16

Small Business Funding

8-10 am
Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg, 202 Chruch Street, SE, Leesburg, VA
It takes money to make money. One of the most difficult and confusing aspects of running a small business is figuring out what options are available to you for financing and funding your company. Deciding how to fund your business can be a challenge. There are more options for funding your company than ever before. Find out more

Fail Forward- A Discussion on Overcoming Obstacles

6 - 8 pm
George Washington University, Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA 20147
This signature Loudoun Small Business Week event is focused on the challenges small businesses face and how they can overcome. Successful business leaders in the Loudoun community will share stories of challenges they faced building their business. Find out more

May 17

Start Your Business in Loudoun County

8-10 am
Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg, 202 Chruch Street, SE, Leesburg, VA
So you want to open your own business. You have an idea for a product or service and you want to bring it to market. You have people ready to be customers but you’re not sure how to start getting paid. You have your concept but you’re not sure if it will make a profit. Find out more

Validating Your Business

10:30-12:30 pm
Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg, 202 Chruch Street, SE, Leesburg, VA
You have an idea for a business or a product. You think it would work. But how do you know? Finding out if people really want what you’re offering as early as possible is critical to business success. Taking time to validate your business or product idea with your target customers can save you from wasting time and money on an idea the market doesn’t want. Find out more

Business Development Roundtable: To Sell is Small Business

12-1 pm
Alexandria Small Business Development Center, 625 N Washington St, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314
In Dan Pink’s book “To Sell is Human” the author states that everyone is in sales today, whether they believe it or not. Whether your small business offers products or services, you and your staff are salespeople. There are effective techniques that every small business should know to empower everyone on your staff to sell. Facilitated by Ray Sidney-Smith, W3 Consulting. The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format.… Find out more

Answers to Your Tax and Government-Related Business Issues

2-4 pm
Loudoun County Government Center, 1st Floor, Dulles Room, 1 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, Virginia
Representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration, Census, Health & Human Services (CMS), and Loudoun County Commission of Revenue will provide brief presentations and answer your business related questions. Find out more

Resource Fair and Social Hour

5:30-7:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery,  44652 Guilford Dr. , Ashburn, 20147
The Resource Fair and Social Hour is a signature event during Loudoun Small Business Week 2016.  Mix and mingle with the non-profits and various organizations that offer support to the local small business community. Find out more

May 18

1 Million Cups Program: International

8:45-9:45 am
Mason Enterprise Center-Leesburg, 202 Chruch Street, SE, Leesburg, VA
Each meeting, the 1 Million Cups program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Find out more

1 Million Cups - Williamsburg

9-10am
Launchpad, 4345 New Town Ave, Suite 200, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Each meeting, the 1 Million Cups program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Find out more

Get your Business on Google

12:15-1:30pm
Crossroads Institute, 1117 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
We all know how important it is for Google to know where your business is located. Natasha Snyder with People Incorporated Financial Services will provide instructions on why and how to “Get your Business on Google”. For more information contact assistant@brceda.org

Northern Virginia Technology Council Small Business Committee Happy Hour

6-8 pm
Bar Louie in One Loudoun, 20586 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA
Come join us for a Small Business Committee networking event at Bar Louie in One Loudoun. Find out more
How I Made It | Como Lo Logre
6-8 pm
Cascades Library,  21030 Whitfield Pl,  Potomac Falls, Virginia
Share your global voice. Come meet local Hispanic businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and community members to converse about ideas and experiences living, working and creating. Find out more

15th Annual Leesburg Business Awards

6-9 pm
Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr NW,  Leesburg, Virginia 20176
The 15th annual Leesburg Business Awards Ceremony and Reception will recognize outstanding business achievements in the Town of Leesburg. Find out more

May 19

HRSBDC Small Business Appreciation Networking Event

7:30-9:30 am
Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666
Come celebrate Small Business Month with the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center in a networking breakfast session. Get great information from subject matter expert in their field to help grow your business. Find out more

Loudoun County Investor Breakfast

7:30-11 am
GWU Virginia Science and Technology Campus Innovation Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Floor 5, Ashburn, Virginia 20175
The Loudoun County Investor Breakfast event is a special run by TechBreakfast in partnership with Loudoun County Economic Development. We gather a dozen or so of the region’s best VCs and angel investors for a lively discussion on what venture capital is the process for getting funding, what investors look for, and more. Find out more

How to Succeed Online in Your Local Market

9-10 am
483 Main St, Warsaw, VA 22572
As part of the celebration of “Virginia Business Appreciation Month” the University of Mary Washington Warsaw Small Business Development Center, Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce and Mike Giambattista, Principal and Founder of the Web Factory will be hosting a three- part series of “Small Business Internet Marketing Seminars”. This is the third seminar.Find out more

Business Appreciation Awards Luncheon

11:30 am
Cantrell Hall, UVa-Wise, Wise, Virginia
In honor of our local businesses and industries in Wise county the Wise County /City of Norton Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend a free Business Appreciation Awards Luncheon. Carl Knoblock of the U.S. Business Administration will be the keynote speaker.

Growing your Team- Incentives and Programs to Assist

1-2:30 pm
Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, 102 Heritage Way, NE, Suite 103, Leesburg, VA
Is your business ready to expand, but you don’t know where to start? Learn more about state and regional programs that assist your organization with resources as you grow and hire or train new team members. Find out more

Loudoun Lemonhead Council Meeting

2:15-5 pm
Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St SE, Purcelleville Room, 1st Floor, Leesburg, Virginia
Local Lemonhead Councils are an advisory board of successful entrepreneurs who provide feedback and share their experiences with entrepreneurs. Find out more

Stafford's Business Appreciation Reception

May 19, 2016 - 4-6pm
Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center, 1600 Mine Road, Stafford, VA 22554
Join us for 2016 Stafford E.D.A.'s business appreciation reception on May 19th from 4-6pm.  Find out more

After Hours Mixer: Makers Movie Screening

5:30-9 pm
Cobb Theatre | Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg, Virginia
Join your community for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce'sAfter Hours Mixer, where current and new members gather monthly for a rousing time of networking and merriment. Following the mixer, guests are welcomed to remain for a free screening of "Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement." Find out more

May 20

Patents 101: Demystifying the Patent Process

9-10:30 am
Brickyard Ashburn, 44927 George Washington Blvd., Suite 265 (2nd Floor), Ashburn, VA 20147
Calling all innovators! Think you have something patentable, but are not sure? Wonder if you should even patent your invention? Don’t have a clue where to start? Join us for this highly informative Patents 101 workshop that will demystify the patent process for you. Find out more

Gangplank RVA: Entrepreneur & Community Growth (Lean Coffee Style)

May 20, 2016 11-12:30 pm
RVA Works, 501 East Franklin Street, Suite 112 , Richmond, VA 23219
This is for people interested in having conversations about real world issues in running a small business (or starting a new one). Bring your lunch and join us in the executive conference room on the second floor of Gangplank RVA. Find out more

Small Business Week Celebration

5-8 pm
Evergreen SportsPlex, 19623 Evergreen Mills Rd,  Leesburg, VA
Join fellow business leaders for the Loudoun Small Business Week Celebration- a time to relax after a productive week of workshops and welcome in the weekend’s recognition of our rural small businesses with the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour. Find out more

May 24

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce 2016 Small Business of the Year Awards

12-2pm
Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, VA 23451
This signature event recognizes one business from each Hampton Roads city as Small Business of the Year.  During this event the overall winner from the city contenders is announced. Additionally, the G&W Leadership Award and Young Entrepreneur Award, or YEA!, will be honored as well at the awards ceremony. Find out more

Quickbooks Online

May 24 & 27, 2016 -  1-5pm
558 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
All the benefits of the Web-based accounting program, accessible to you from any computer with Internet. Course will cover: overview of QuickBooks OnLine (QBOL) vs. Desktop (QBDT) versions, subscription Levels, Features, and Reports, and more. Find out more

Smart Smart @ Verona

May 24, 2016 - 1:30-3:30pm
Augusta Government Center, 18 Gov Center Ln, Verona, VA 24482
Thinking about starting a small business? Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things? This workshop is for you. We take a 360° view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start - including registrations, regulations, and the components of sound business planning and financial projections. Find out more

Financing Your Small Business: Panel Discussion & Pitch Practice

5-8 pm
USPTO Atrium & Auditorium, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
This is your chance to hear from a panel of financial experts about various options for financing your small business, with opportunity for several small businesses to practice their “pitch” and receive valuable feedback. Panel includes representatives from the banking industry, angel and venture capital investors, state and local financing authorities, and other funding methods. Complete the form below to designate your interest in pitching your business, or scroll to the bottom of the page to register for the event. All attendees… Find out more

May 25

1 Million Cups - Williamsburg

9-10am
Launchpad, 4345 New Town Ave, Suite 200, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Each meeting, the 1 Million Cups program offers local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startup to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Find out more

Lean Principles Overview

12:15-1:30
Crossroads Institute, 1117 E Stuart Dr, Galax, VA 24333
In partnership with Virginia Tech, Roanoke Center speaker Margaret Deck, professor at Pamplin College of Business, will provide an overview of lean principles that can be adapted and used in all business sectors.  For more information contact assistant@brceda.org

2016 Business Appreciation Luncheon

12:30-1:30pm
Riverfront Restaurant, 149 E. Main Street, Chilhowie, VA 24319
The Chamber of Commerce of Smyth County, Inc. will honor Smyth County businesses and industries for their contributions to our community at the annual Business and Industry Appreciation Luncheon.  The luncheon will be held at Riverfront Restaurant on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 12:30pm.  All Smyth County business and industry leaders are invited to attend. Find out more

May 27

Gangplank RVA: Entrepreneur & Community Growth (Lean Coffee Style)

May 27, 2016 11-12:30 pm
RVA Works, 501 East Franklin Street, Suite 112 , Richmond, VA 23219
This is for people interested in having conversations about real world issues in running a small business (or starting a new one). Bring your lunch and join us in the executive conference room on the second floor of Gangplank RVA. Find out more