Live Webinars


Food and Beverage

November 5 | Hosting Virtual F&B Event - Producers | 2:30-4:00 PM | Register

In order to weather the current crisis, food and beverage producers need to find innovative ways to develop new revenue streams. In this webinar, you'll learn how to create and deliver successful virtual F&B events that connect you with your customers. Topic areas include choosing the right event structure, attracting an audience, and managing communications.

This session is for artisanal producers such as breweries, distilleries, wineries, chocolatiers, and coffee roasters. Are you a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, or food & beverage retailer? Attend session on November 9th on Hosting Virtual F&B Event for Restaurants & Retailers.

Webinar presented by Chris Van Orden, who manages The Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance (CBA) program. Visit the CBA program page for more information.

November 9 | Hosting Virtual F&B Event - Restaurants & Retailers | 9:00-10:30 AM | Register

In order to weather the current crisis, food and beverage restaurants & retailers need to find innovative ways to develop new revenue streams. In this webinar, you'll learn how to create and deliver successful virtual F&B events that connect you with your customers. Topic areas include choosing the right event structure, attracting an audience, and managing communications.

This session is for food & beverage retailers such as restaurants, bars, restaurants, wine shops, and coffee shops. Are you a food and beverage producer? Attend session on November 5th on Hosting Virtual F&B Event for Producers.

Webinar presented by Chris Van Orden, who manages The Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance (CBA) program. Visit the CBA program page for more information.


Webinar Series: This is Not Business as Usual

Marc Willson brings 40 years of experience to bear helping retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public. Marc joined the SBDC in 2009 as a Retail and Restaurant Industry Strategist developing into a small business revivalist. He has traveled throughout the country delivering over 500 seminars and assisting over 3000 retailers, restaurants and hospitality businesses.

October 28 | eCommerce for Retailers | 8:30-10:30  a.m. | Register

Gone are the days that your bricks and mortar store could stand alone because of your unparalleled in-person customer experience. That is great, but is no longer enough during the pandemic to survive and thrive. You must take your unique offerings online and reach people who are not yet comfortable enough to shop in person. A robust digital shopping website is critical to success. Join us to learn how to make this possible.

October 30 | Coopetition | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Register

Coopitition- practiced amongst coopitors

“All boats rise with the tide”. This refers to the collective advantage that towns have that work together to improve everyone’s business and the town as a whole. These towns have small events together, co-promote and market together and cherish the fabric of their community. Join us for an interactive discussion.


Webinar Series: Refocus & Rebuild Thursdays| August 6-October 29 | Noon EST

A series of workshops to help businesses get ready and prepared to re-open after the coronavirus including updates regulations, supply chain updates, marketing, accounting/insurance, employment, and more. Presented by the Virginia Community Capital, GENEDGE, Virginia SBDC Network, UVA Wise Office of Economic Development and the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing.

This series will be presented by professionals within their industry providing the most up-to-date information and resources. Register for one, two or all sessions.

October 29 | Week 13: What Your Resiliency Plan Should Look Like | Noon EST | Register

  • Now What? How to Implement & Annual Refresh


Spanish Language Webinars 

Viernes | 6 de noviembre | Marca Personal para el Joven Empresario | 3:00 PM EST | Registro Gratis Aqui

Recorded Webinars

These Webinars, as part of the Beyond Google: Marketing and Managing on the Web series from Virginia SBDC, will be presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, Web & Mobile Strategist, author of SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Web Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained, President of W3 Consulting, and Managing Director of W3C Web Services, providing affordable Web/WordPress hosting, domain name registration, SSL certificate, and email hosting services focused on helping Small Business market and manage on the Web.Who should attend?

  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, micropreneurs, and solopreneurs
  • Office/sales/customer service managers, marketing directors, executives and professionals
  • Administrative/executive assistants and sales/account representatives
  • nonprofit executive directors and board members

This is an embedded YouTube playlist of the “Google and Beyond: Marketing and Managing on the Web” series. This will display the latest Webinar archived from the series; if you want to see prior Webinars follow the instructions below.

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