Upcoming Webinars

Cybersecurity: You Need It. Let’s Get Started

In this three-part series Virginia SBDC Cyber Industry Expert, Quiana Gainey, covers how to start protecting your business from cyber threats online. 

May 18

May 18 | Protecting Your Small Business from Identity Theft | Noon - 1:00 PM EST | Register Here

Identity theft is a serious threat to small business owners. Thieves may steal sensitive information and business owners must be alert and on guard at all times. It is important to take strong security measures to protect your business and your customer data. This session discusses what sort of data small businesses are responsible for and how they can secure their data.

World Trade Month Celebration Webinar

Join the Virginia SBDC’s International Business Development Program and the U.S. Small Business Administration for a celebration of World Trade Month!

May 17

May 17  |  SBA Grants, Counseling, and Financing to Facilitate Global Market Sales | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST | Register Here

As we emerge from a global pandemic, demand for U.S. products and services is on the rise. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has resources that can help you take advantage of these opportunities.

This webinar will feature three successful small business exporters that have utilized Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counseling and SBA export promotion resources to grow global sales.

Whether you are new to export or currently exporting and looking to grow your sales, this webinar is for you!

There is no cost for the webinar, but advance registration is required.

Attendees will:

  • Be inspired by successful exporters who have effectively tapped SBA resources for increasing global sales
  • Learn about grant funds and financing options to support global expansion
  • Gain insight on available export promotion counseling and other resources to help you achieve success in the global marketplace

Craft Beverage Conversations

May 25

May 25 | Complying with Federal Alcohol Regulations: The Roles and Responsibilities of the TTB | 10 AM EST | Register Here

Every craft beverage producer in America, no matter its size, structure, or stage, will come into contact with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the lead Federal agency overseeing the production and sale of alcohol. In this webinar, Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance Manager Chris Van Orden will ask TTB Investigator Len Lee about the key regulations governing the safe and responsible manufacturing of beer, wine, and spirits, from pre-launch licensing to label approvals and beyond.

Speaker: Len Lee, Investigator, Southeast District, Trade Investigations Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

Len Lee is an investigator with TTB’s Trade Investigations Division in the Southeast District. He has a total of 32 years of Law Enforcement experience. Len works on a variety of alcohol - and tobacco-related cases, including tax, product integrity, and permit investigations. He began his career with TTB in 2008. He has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Mountain State University and lives in Jacksonville, Florida.