Sun. 26 Apr, 2020

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Mon. 27 Apr, 2020

Intro to the Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Business

Mon. 27 Apr, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

While markets are cyclical, eCommerce (a/k/a online shopping) is here to stay. And, if you want a business that becomes and stays resilient through difficult times, making sure your business can be found and your products/services sold on the Web is imperative.

Come learn about the best eCommerce platforms for Small Business available to you today. We’ll cover the criteria you should look at for choosing an eCommerce platform for your business and the selection available to you.

This webinar is presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, digital strategist and president of W3Consulting

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Tue. 28 Apr, 2020

Virtual Roundtable - Retail,Customer Service, Restaurants, Hospitality & Tourism

Tue. 28 Apr, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am

WP Virtual Forum

GoVa Region 3 - Innovation in the times of COVID

Tue. 28 Apr, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Region-wide discussion on how to integrate the impact of COVID19 into the GO Virginia Region 3 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment (EII) strategy. During these unprecedented times, our EII project work continues, although we must adapt and adjust to the impacts of COVID19. We need your input to adequately address the needs you are seeing first hand from businesses and entrepreneurs in your communities. As a region, this is our opportunity to innovate and think outside the box in more ways than we imagined.   

Please RSVP by Friday, 4/24 via EventBrite here. The Zoom link will be included in your email confirmation. 

 

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Marketing & Promoting Your Business on the Web

Tue. 28 Apr, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

There’s nothing more important than promoting your business after you’ve done all the hard work to get your products, services and other business operations into place. But, if you build it, they will not come unless you’re screaming from the proverbial mountain tops.

And, that’s what digital marketing is for. Come to this Webinar to learn how to develop a marketing strategy beyond product development and pricing, to establish the strategy and promotions to drive revenues.

We’ll cover a number of strategies and tactics for getting noticed in a noisy world.

Presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, digital strategist and president of W3Consulting.

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Government Partners Updates from Va Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the USDA, and the SBCD Network

Tue. 28 Apr, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virginia Community Capital has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network to host multiple weekly update webinars, announce new programs and resources, and assist Virginia's business community.

Government Partners Updates from Va Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the USDA, and the SBCD Network

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Wed. 29 Apr, 2020

SoVa Wednesday Webinars: Supply Chain Challenges and Future Opportunities

Wed. 29 Apr, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Supply Chain Challenges and Future Opportunities

The SoVa COIVD-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar focusing on the supply chain. We will discuss supply chain challenges from the global spread of COVID-19 at an international, national and local level featuring supply chain experts. Topics to be covered include an overview of supply chain operation, information on international trade from the Port of Virginia, and GENEDGE will unveil the newly developed COVA PPE Playbook.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask the experts questions.

Speakers:

  • Mark Ferguson, Dewey H. Johnson Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
  • Chris Gullickson, Director, Economic Development at the Port of Virginia
  • Vince Barnett, Vice President, Business Investment, at Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
  • Dean Young, VP of Industrial Development at GENEDGE
  • Anthony Cerilli, Interim VP of Operations at GENEDGE

 

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SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce. 


About the Organizations:

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is among the highest-ranked schools in the world for international business education and research. Known worldwide for its top-ranked programs in international business, including the No. 1 ranked undergraduate program for international business, the Moore School is home to a world-class faculty and eight major research centers. Mark Ferguson is a Distinguished Business Foundation Fellow and professor of management science at the Moore School. Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management including supply chain design for sustainable operations, contracts that improve overall supply chain efficiency, pricing and revenue management, and the operations/marketing interface.

Port of Virginia
The Port of Virginia moves cargo through world-class facilities and transports to and from markets around the globe, carrying the goods and supplies that manufacturers, corporations, and individual consumers use in their everyday lives. The deep water harbor–the deepest on the US East Coast–shelters the world’s largest naval base; a robust shipbuilding and repair industry; a thriving export coal trade and the sixth largest containerized cargo complex in the United States. In an era where container ships are carrying tens of thousands of twenty-foot equivalent units per voyage, deep water and the absence of overhead restrictions is a significant competitive advantage. 

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)
Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s International Trade programs provide direct support to Virginia companies committed to increasing their international export sales as a corporate growth strategy. These services help companies identify potential new markets, develop market entry strategies, and locate possible distributors and representatives for products or services – all at little to no cost to the company. With in-country consultants in over 75 countries and our international trade managers in local Virginia offices, our team of professionals are here to help Virginia companies increase their international sales. VEDP is managing the supply chain issues around COVID-19 for the Governor’s office and working hand in hand with GENEDGE and McKinsey to address the solutions. 

GENEDGE
GENEDGE is a Virginia agency here to help the Commonwealth, and even more so during this crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have deployed our team of experts to help Virginia adapt and even thrive during these times. GENEDGE leverages Federal and state funding to provide a wealth of expertise and resources to Virginia manufacturers, businesses, and other organizations. We can help you solve problems, increase productivity, improve economic competitiveness, and enhance technical capabilities. Whether it’s helping adapt to a distributed workforce, implement physical distancing in day-to-day operations, or utilize technology and innovative solutions, GENEDGE’s experts are here for our clients and for Virginia. GENEDGE is Virginia’s only manufacturing and economic development organization partnered with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP). Based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the MEP provides GENEDGE access to its national network of more than 1,400 manufacturing experts.

 

Cybersecurity Expert: How to Best Protect Your Business Online

Wed. 29 Apr, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

Business owners have to adjust their approach to cybersecurity because cyber criminals are targeting employees and preying on their stress, distractions, curiosity, and fear of the unknown. If your business is among the many that have shifted to full-time remote work, there are a steps you should take right now to increase your security and ensure that you and your employees are not inadvertently exposing sensitive business data through your home networks. Join us for a virtual seminar on the cybersecurity steps you should take.

Presented by Tom Stamulis, cybersecurity expert and owner of True North Group.

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Thu. 30 Apr, 2020

Virtual Roundtable - IT, Contact Centers and Back Office Support

Thu. 30 Apr, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

WP Virtual Forum

VEDP Online Business Development Tools

Thu. 30 Apr, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, April 30th

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Online business development tools are more important than ever in a COVID-19 Age, especially for companies with international ambitions.

COVID-19 is impacting businesses everywhere – supply chains, international travel, conferences, trade shows…. Your online presence plays a vital role to make sure your business keeps up and running.

Join us as we explore how online business development tools can help mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

We have partnered with IBT Online to learn more.

Click here to register

Presenters:

  • Susanna Hardy, Chief Content Officer
  • Other speakers TBA

Fri. 1 May, 2020

Virginia Tourism Resources

Fri. 1 May, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virginia Community Capital has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network to host multiple weekly update webinars, announce new programs and resources, and assist Virginia's business community.

Presented by Steve Gaylean from Va Tourism Corporation

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Sat. 2 May, 2020

There are no events on this day.