Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Building Your Business Workshop

Calling All Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

SBSD, SBA SCORE and the Community Tax Law Project (CTLP) have come together to help you BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

You will learn the importance of developing a business plan. A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. You’ll use your business plan as a roadmap for how to structure, run, and grow your business. It’s a way to think through the key elements of your business. This workshop will cover the necessary elements that are included in a business plan.

On the Agenda:

· Developing the Right Business Plan For Your Business

· Succession Planning, A Necessary Tool to Help Manage Your Day-to-Day

· The Legal Implications of Owning Your Own Business

· Making Sure The Price Is Right

Location: Gayton Library / 10600 Gayton Road / Henrico (plenty of free parking)

Date: August 19th

Time: 1:00 – 5:00

To register:

No fee. Advance registration is required.

Go to: 1. www.sbsd.virginia.gov/about-us/events/

2. Scroll down to “Upcoming Events”

3. Scroll down to Central/South

4. Scroll to “August 19 Building Your Business”; access the page and scroll down to RSVP to regist

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Sep
4
5:30 PM17:30

Small Business Networking Event

Hello Small Business Owners! Join The Balance Space for an evening of networking and light refreshments. Meet other Small Business Owners at a casual get-together and build your business network. Looking for office space? We will be showing everyone around our Coworking Space to help find a solution to your business needs! Bring a friend ( and lots of business cards ) and enter for a chance to win a prize at the end of the night! We are looking forward to connecting with you soon.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Oct
23
to Oct 24

Mission Tomorrow - Regional Career Exploration Fair

The region’s vitality depends on its future workforce. Mission Tomorrow puts your industry and the skills required on the radar of tomorrow’s workforce.

Mission Tomorrow is designed to introduce the next generation of the local workforce (8th graders from the RVA region) to a variety of career opportunities available in the region through interactive engagement with the exhibitors.

Exhibitors receive the following complimentary:
-Exhibit space. Whether it’s a 10’x10′ or larger, we’re happy to provide it to you.
-One (1) 6′ table and it will be topped and skirted for you.
-Two (2) folding chairs placed in your booth.
-A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days (10/23 & 10/24).

The only cost you may have is if you need access to electric and/or WIFI and if you are in need of additional chairs and tables.

Did you know that 88% of students at last year’s Mission Tomorrow talked to employers about careers – and 84% saw careers they never knew existed?

Contact Stephanie Phillips at stephanie.phillips@chamberrva.com or (804) 783-9350.

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Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Business AfterHours Networking event

Success Is Not Who You Know, It's WHO Knows YOU!
Thursday, August 8, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.,

Join SCORE Richmond entrepreneurs and mentors at this small business networking event. On the 2nd Thursday of each month, we meet to develop new business connections and share experiences and success stories.


Why Should You Attend?

This is your opportunity to:

  • Meet other RVA entrepreneurs - You may find potential customers, business partners, or suppliers.

  • Meet SCORE mentors - The Richmond chapter of SCORE has more than 50 mentors, ready to share our expertise in virtually all areas of business-and our mentoring is FREE!

  • Learn what worked (and what didn't work as planned) from other entrepreneurs - Benefit from their experience

  • Practice your elevator pitch - Share your story!

FEE: No charge, a cash bar will be available.

Capital Ale House Midlothian

13831 Village Place Dr, Midlothian, VA 23114

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Aug
8
8:30 AM08:30

"How to Start Your Own Small Business" Workshop

You Will Spend Years Running Your Business.

Take ONE Day to Learn How to Start It Right!

Learn the basics of starting a business from local, experienced small business professionals. In a lecture and open discussion format with other entrepreneurs, you will learn about:

  • Writing an Effective Business Plan

  • Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business

  • Website Design Strategies

  • Choosing the Legal Structure That's Right For You

  • Purchasing the Proper Business Insurance

  • Sources of Business Funding

  • Building Successful Marketing & Sales Plans

  • Bookkeeping Tips and Strategies

Fee: You get hundreds of dollars' worth of legal, financial, marketing and management expertise for only $90 (add a business partner for $50). Fee includes lunch for all participants.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM,

MassMutual Greater Richmond,

100 Eastshore Drive, Suite 300, Glen Allen, VA 23060


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Jul
25
4:30 PM16:30

7 x 24 Exchange Summer Conference and Presentation feat. Guest Speaker Twyla Powell

  • Kelly Education Center at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Reserve your spot for the 7 x 24 Exchange, Central Virginia Chapter, Inc. Summer Conference and Presentation. Learn from the Henrico EDA’s own Business Attraction Manager Twyla Powell about how economic development projects are won. She’ll share tips garnered from her eleven years of experience in the industry – including how she’s competed to secure landmark projects like GE Digital and Facebook that bring new jobs to and increase capital investment in our county.

For more information, click here.

Reserve your spot now – seating is limited.

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Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

SCORE "Intermediate Digital Marketing" Workshop

Another in the Best Practices Workshop Series from SCORE Richmond,a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

North Courthouse Road Library
325 Courthouse Rd., North Chesterfield, VA 23236

Are you ready to move beyond using social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram to promote your business? This workshop delves into search engine marketing (SEM) techniques. Whatever product or service you're selling, most people who are considering buying it turn to Google first.

In this session, you'll learn from two digital marketing pros how to make search engine marketing work for your business. Key takeaways from this workshop include:

  • Organic search vs. paid search

  • How to select the best keywords

  • Creating a paid search campaign that won't break your budget

  • Whether to focus on generating impressions or click-throughs

  • How to calculate your SEM ROI

  • When you should pay to appear when prospects search for your competitors

Best of all, during this workshop, you'll take part in a hands-on exercise to build a paid search campaign using Google Ads.

Seats for this valuable session are limited, so sign up today, www.Richmond.SCORE.org.

Cost: $25

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Jul
18
8:30 AM08:30

Free One-on-One Business Consultations

The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD), in collaboration with the Henrico Purchasing Department is offering one-on-one business counseling sessions. These sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies.

Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic portal which ALL state agencies use for solicitations (eVa), or helping you connect with key agency buyers SBSD can help.

Henrico Purchasing Department / 8600 Staples Mill Road / Henrico, VA

To request an appointment with Randy Brown, Business Services Manager for Central / South Virginia, submit an email to randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov.

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Jul
17
4:30 PM16:30

Airport Business Association Networking Social

The Airport Business Association is hosting our monthly networking event on Wednesday July 17th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport.

Come join us for an evening focused on networking and helping one another grow our businesses. Please forward this to a friend that would like to attend a great networking social!

We'll have food, drinks and great people to meet and connect with!

Register Today for this free event:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/airport-business-association-networking-social-tickets-64670498201

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Jul
11
5:00 PM17:00

SCORE Business Networking Happy Hour

Join SCORE Richmond entrepreneurs and mentors at this small business networking event and happy hour. On the 1st Thursday of each month, we meet to develop new business connections and share experiences and success stories.

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Capital Ale House Innsbrook,

4024-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Why Should You Attend?

This is your opportunity to:

  • Meet other RVA entrepreneurs - You may find potential customers, business partners, or suppliers.

  • Meet SCORE mentors - The Richmond chapter of SCORE has more than 50 mentors, ready to share our expertise in virtually all areas of business-and our mentoring is FREE!

  • Learn what worked (and what didn't work as planned) from other entrepreneurs - Benefit from their experience

  • Practice your elevator pitch - Share your story!

FEE: No charge, a cash bar will be available.

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Jul
11
8:30 AM08:30

Free One-on-One Business Consultations

The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD), is offering one-on-one business counseling sessions. These sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies.

Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic portal which ALL state agencies use for solicitations (eVa), or helping you connect with key agency buyers SBSD can help.

Women’s Business Center RVA / 1510 Willow Lawn Drive #100 / Henrico

Request an appointment with Randy Brown, Business Services Manager for Central / South Virginia, submit an email to randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov.

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Jul
9
8:30 AM08:30

Business Essentials: Protecting Intellectual Property

AT THIS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS SEMINAR, HOSTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • APPLY FOR COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK ON SITE!

  • MEET WITH SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS YOUR INDIVIDUAL IP ISSUE

  • ONSIGHT STAFF TO ASSIST WITH REGISTERING YOUR WORK ONLINE

The STOPfakes.gov Roadshow delivers critically important information about Intellectual property to the audience that needs it most – start-ups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and inventors. The information is presented by experts from multiple government agencies that deal with intellectual property issues. Participants will learn: how to identify and protect the various intellectual property assets they have; the mechanisms for obtaining IP protection in overseas markets and strategies for determining where they should seek protection; how to record their mark with Customs, with on-site help, in order to exclude counterfeit goods from entering the United States; how to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce sites; and about government resources available to help U.S. businesses with intellectual property issues. In short, participants will learn information vital to competing in an increasingly global environment.

See the official flyer and information on how to attend here!

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Entrepreneurship Export Exchange (E3) conference

The Entrepreneurship Export Exchange (E3) conference is coming to Greater Richmond! Whether you are a tech company or one that depends on technology, you won’t want to miss some of the world’s leading national security experts breakdown where the next major opportunities are emerging. 

Sit down with trade officials and diplomats from dozens of countries around the world. Speakers will include technology and security experts, former White House staff, and correspondents from USA Today, CNN, and Fox News. Click here for the complete agenda.

The threats facing companies today seem to multiply by the minute, and trying to expand overseas can invite even more challenges. How can you protect proprietary technology and information? How can you identify and tap into innovation emerging abroad? How should you conduct due diligence on foreign buyers, distributors, and suppliers? 

We are living in a time of transformation -- get the global insights and intelligence needed to safely navigate your company to success.

For more information and registration discount, contact the Metro Richmond Exports Initiative, 804-643-3227, omolnar@grpva.com.

Friday, June 14 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University of Richmond | The Queally Center

142 UR Drive, Richmond, VA 23173

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Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Business After Hours with SCORE

Every month, SCORE Richmond hosts a small business networking happy hour event.

• Meet other RVA entrepreneurs – find potential customers, business partners, and suppliers

• Meet SCORE mentors – with over 50 volunteer mentors in Richmond, we have expertise in virtually all areas of business

• Learn what worked (and what didn’t work as planned) from other entrepreneurs – benefit from their experience

• Practice your value proposition and elevator pitch – tell your story!!

To find out more and to register, click here.

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May
10
11:30 AM11:30

Exporting Lunch & Learn

Overview

Looking for new avenues of sales growth or higher profits? Trying to smooth out seasonal sale fluctuations? Searching for ways to extend product life cycles? Looking for a less fierce competitive landscape?

Join the Greater Richmond Partnership, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Bank of America for lunch to learn about, prepare for or expand your global venture. The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative (MREI) is a non-profit program that’s here to help central Virginia businesses export their goods and services. This is done through educational and networking programs, grants and scholarships for export-related activities, and by connecting businesses with the resources they need to go global or increase their current export program.

Please join us for a relaxed Friday lunch and introductory overview presentations to learn about potential opportunities or next steps, and connect with the speakers and like-minded companies.

We’ll see you there!

RSVP Here!

RSVP by Tuesday, May 7th or email neha.karanwal@baml.com or call 804-489-5053

When: Friday, May 10th 2019, 11:30 – 1:00

Where: Bank of America Conference Room, The Bank of America Building, 18th Floor, 1111 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219

Speakers:

Olga Molnar, Global Investment, Greater Richmond Partnership

Lee Sanderson, International Trade Manager, International Trade, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Stephanie King, Global Treasury Solutions Officer, Bank of America

Sponsored By: The Greater Richmond Partnership

Event Parking: On street or in the BofA parking deck at 1110 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, available on a first come basis. BofA deck parking vouchers will be provided at lunch.

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May
8
8:00 AM08:00

2nd Annual Workforce Conference: Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce 2.0

2nd Annual Workforce Conference: Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce 2.0 - You want more conversation connecting human resource and workforce leaders. We took your feedback and expanded to a half-day conference with interactive sessions. Local experts will guide discussions around: retention strategies, talent management using artificial intelligence (AI), soft skills, and recruiting from a diverse pool.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, Virginia  23228
Contact:Townley Goldsmith-Ray, registration@richmondshrm.org, 804-482-7131, registration available at https://www.richmondshrm.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1195540

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May
7
4:00 PM16:00

5 O'Clock Belles by Richmond Bizsense

Please join BizSense and presenting sponsor Reed Smith for our women-only networking event 5:00 to 7:00 at the fabulous Bar Solita on Broad St.

And for this Spring Edition, we’re adding a fun (and optional) twist.The ticket price includes a special talk from 4:00 to 5:00 across the street at the Quirk Hotel, where we’ll hear from a panel of inspiring female business owners. Along with two drinks and light appetizers at Bar Solita.

For registration and tickets click here.

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May
6
4:30 PM16:30

Belmont Community Input Meeting

Belmont Park Master Plan

As Belmont enters a Master Planning Process, the Division of Recreation & Parks is hosting three Community Input Meetings. These meetings will be an open house format for residents to meet staff, learn about the process, and provide input. Residents are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts on the future of Belmont!

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Apr
30
4:30 PM16:30

Belmont Community Input Meeting

Belmont Park Master Plan

As Belmont enters a Master Planning Process, the Division of Recreation & Parks is hosting three Community Input Meetings. These meetings will be an open house format for residents to meet staff, learn about the process, and provide input. Residents are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts on the future of Belmont!

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