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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center Upcoming Workshop

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Franchising 101

April 21 | 12:00 PM 

Co-Hosted with: Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

Speaker(s): Heather Rosen

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Financial Fri-YAY!
 Topic: Insider Scoop on Tax Saving Strategies for Small Business

Building an Employee Benefits Package

April 22 | 12:00 PM 
 Facebook Live 

Speaker(s): Tom Tanner

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Coopetition: A Community Conversation
 April 25 | 2:00 PM

Speaker: Marc Willson, Virginia SBDC, Small Town & Merchant Program, and Brandy Underwood, Cupcakes and Canines 

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Copyright Basics and Considerations for Entrepreneurs

April 26 | 12:00 PM 

In collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Government Contracting Series| Gov Contracting 101: Are You and Your Business Ready?

April 26 | 10:00 AM 

Speaker(s): Lisa Wood, Virginia PTAC Director, and Ramain Gohar,  Business Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

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Business Smart Start

April 26 | 6:00 PM 

Speaker: Tom Tanner, Regional Advising Lead, Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center

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Protecting Intellectual Property in the Craft Beverage Sector

April 27 | 10:00 AM 

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director, US Patent and Trademark Office, Jason Lott, Attorney Advisor for Trademarks Customer Outreach, US Patent and Trademark Office, Bill Butcher, Founder, Port City Brewing Company, Chris Van Orden, Manager of Craft Beverage Assistance, Virginia SBDC at George Mason University

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Financial Fri-YAY! How To Build Business Credit

April 29 | 12:00 PM 

Facebook Live

Speaker: Kerri Garnett, Financial Empowerment Center, Freedom First Credit Union

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National Small Business Week - 4 Day Virtual Summit

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"Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship"

May 2 - 5

Speaker(s): Varies by Session

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- May is Mental Health Awareness Month -

 

Mental Health Workshop | Creating Balance and Self Care in Our Professional & Personal Life

May 3 | 9:00 AM 

Speaker: Dr. Angie Anderson, Founder, Serenity Counseling Center & Wellness

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Let's Talk About Cybersecurity for Startups

May 3 | 12:00 PM

Speaker: Quiana Gainey, Virginia Small Business Development Center and William McBorrough, Co-Founder and Chief Security Officer at Posture, Inc. 

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Optimal Operations Series: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

May 10 | 2:00 PM

Speaker: Amanda Forrester, Regional Director, Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center

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It's All About the Data

May 3 | 12:00 PM

Speaker: Quiana Gainey, Virginia Small Business Development Center 

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Mobile Vending | Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

May 12| 9:00 AM

Speaker(s): Heather Jackson - Gussied Ups | Candace Monaghan - Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Sunflower Festival | Callie Altman - North Mountain Candle Company

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Thrive Leadership: The 10 Non-Negotiable Equities Every Leader Needs to Thrive in Their Career

Co-Hosted with: Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

May 12 | 1:00 PM

Speaker: Kemy Joseph

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HR Series: Employee Handbook

May 17 | 10:00 AM

Speaker(s): Ben Ballagah

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Protecting Your Small Business from Identity Theft

May 18 | 12:00 PM

Speaker: Quiana Gainey, Virginia Small Business Development Center 

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Marketing Series: Canva 101

May 23 | 2:00 PM

Speaker(s): Nicole Cooper, Regional Marketing Advisor, Roanoke Regional SBDC

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Government Contracting Series| Marketing to the Government

May 24 | 10:00 AM 

Speaker(s): Lisa Wood, Director, Virginia PTAC, and Ramain Gohar,  Business Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

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Complying with Federal Alcohol Regulations: The Roles and Responsibilities of the TTB

May 25 | 10:00 AM

Speaker: Chris Van Orden, Craft Beverage Manager, Virginia Small Business Development Center, and Len Lee, Investigator, Southeast District, Trade Investigations Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

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Government Contracting Series| How to Become SWaM Certified

June 2 | 10:00 AM 

Speaker(s):  Ramain Gohar,  Business Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

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Government Contracting Series| HUBZone Certification Process

June 28 | 10:00 AM 

Speaker(s):  Lisa Wood, Director, Virginia PTAC Ramain Gohar,  and Business Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

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EntreprenuHER Retreat

Save the Date - September 16 | All Day 

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For the most up-to-date information about our upcoming Workshops, Events, and Programs available through the Roanoke Regional SBDC and Virginia SBDC go to: www.roanokesmallbusiness.org/training and www.virginiasbdc.org/training, respectively. We are adding information about our upcoming Workshops, Events, and Programs weekly. 

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