Upcoming Events

SCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business Checklist

Are you interested in starting a business but concerned about …how to begin? ...where to begin? ...whether your idea makes sense? Here’s your chance to get some answers.

After this workshop you will know…

  • how a business plan can help you
  • your options for a legal structure of the business
  • the importance of creating a budget
  • the good news and the bad news about getting financing for your business
  • how to define your product or service benefits and your target customer
  • where to look  for help and guidance

Don’t fall into the trap of “Build it and they will come” (because they won’t).

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egrmp9gtd60e1379&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-how-start-manage-your-own-business-williamsburg-winter-session

SCORE Workshop: Legal Boot Camp for Small BusinessLegal keywords image

Whether you are considering incorporating your sole proprietorship, currently have an LLC, or are creating an entirely new business, Business Law Boot Camp will help you navigate the murky waters of business law. The course covers a broad range of topics, including

  • the pros and cons of different business structures (LLC, Partnership, S-Corp, etc.),
  • strategies for creating and maintaining the liability protection of your corporation or company,
  • establishing transition plans for when you are no longer in control,
  • and much more.

The workshop will be taught by Jeremy Johnson, a partner with Johnson, Gasink & Baxter LLP, a Virginia law firm focusing on estate planning and small business law.

Cost

$15 in advance, $20 by check at the door

Date

Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9-11 a.m.

Venue

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egrmsjq22000363d&oseq=&c=&ch=

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/score-workshop-legal-boot-camp-small-business-1

Piggy bankSCORE Workshop: Show Me the Money – Financial Management for Small Business 

Learn how to understand and manage your business finances so you may grow and prosper.

Topics will include:

•Basic Accounting Concepts:

  • Understanding an income statement
  • Understanding a balance sheet

•How to Financially Evaluate Your Business:

  • Knowing the difference between margin and mark-up
  • Tracking key performance indicators

•Cash Flow Projections:

  • Budgeting / planning cash flow
  • Knowing your net cash position – do you have the cash you need
  • The importance of managing cash flow

•Financial resources

•Internal controls

•Differences between bookkeepers, accountants, and Certified Public Accountants

Course will be presented by Roy Madsen, a retired Deputy Comptroller of the Currency in the Department of Treasury.  He has 40 years of experience in conducting and managing financial, accounting, strategy, planning, and productivity/management improvements activities.

Cost

$15 paid in advance, $20 by check at the door

Date

Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m.

Venue

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egrmx4e8a0977a4b&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-show-me-money-financial-management-small-business

Home-Based Business Conference 2020 logoHome-Based Business Conference

The Greater Peninsula Economic Development partners are pleased to announce that the 5th annual Home‐Based Business Conference will return on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, located at 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.

This unique event features conference sessions and specialty breakout tracks focused on topics relevant to all stages and types of home‐based businesses including traditional, franchise and direct & network marketing. Attendees will also discover local resources for their businesses from among over 20 exhibitors.

Many of this year’s speakers will focus on marketing strategies and tactics, as well as ways home‐based business owners can protect their organizations.

Each ticket costs $40 and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Early bird and chamber member discounts are available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken for just $25.

This event has received national recognition as a “Top 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work Across the Nation” from the National Association of Counties and was a gold award recipient of “Excellence in Economic Development” from the International Economic Development Council. The event was also a Virginia Association of Counties achievement award winner in 2017.

Cost

$40

Tickets            

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-based-business-conference-2020-tickets-72501406659 

Date

March 20, 2020 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Venue             

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Information    

Call 757-877-5920 or email info@hbbconference.com

Website          

http://www.hbbconference.com/

Facebook        

https://www.facebook.com/events/458110494914518/

Sponsors

Counties of York, James City and Gloucester and the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg as well as the York County Chamber of Commerce

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