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UMW SBDC Blue Print Business Plan – Online

This three-hour workshop covers the development of the narrative and financial forecasting portions of the business plan. A workbook will be provided that will take the attendees through a step-by-step approach to creating a business plan. Participants will also receive a comprehensive report on their industry. Takeaways: Research tools Business plan components Business concept Financial […]


UMW SBDC First Thursdays with the SBA – Online

Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners. Topic: Women-Owned/ Minority-Owned Small Business + Self-Certification This workshop will explain the process and advantages of utilizing the Women -Owned/Minority-Owned Small business contracting program for federal contracting. How to self-certify […]


UMW SBDC Export Finance 101 – Online

Come with your questions on financing your exports ambitions and join the UMW SBDC and the SBA in a virtual chat. This discussion will cover the key SBA resources available to companies seeking to expand their business in international markets. This one-hour online session will explain how to access export finance information and services from […]


UMW Center for Economic Development – Launch Your Business Bootcamp

This eight-week intensive program is designed to accelerate the initial business planning process.  It is created for individuals who have completed the First Steps to Starting a Business Seminar and are seeking funding for their business through a small business loan. The program will provide a great opportunity to network with other people that are […]


UMW Center for Economic Development – Social Media Marketing

This workshop is designed for small business owners who are beginners or are not currently using social media to market their business. It will help business owners determine which social media platform will be the most useful for their business, help set their social media marketing goals, and measure whether their goals are being met. […]


Scared Silent – Guest Speaker: Mildred D. Muhammad Germanna Community Conversations

Resilient, courageous, strong, and powerful are just a few words, others use, to describe Mildred D. Muhammad. She was a victim who became a survivor and is now a warrior on the issues of abuse. The horrific crime that took place in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002, resulted in innocent people being killed by […]

UMW Center for Economic Development Class – Access to Capital – Online

Are you a small business owner in need of a small business loan to help grow your business? Join us to learn more about the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority loan programs. Topic:  Access to Capital Learn more about VSBFA microloans and childcare loans. Fee: Free Register Here

Guest Speaker: James Clapper Germanna Community Conversations

Former Marine and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper’s illustrious intelligence career spans decades. As the first civilian director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, he led the organization’s transformation into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Mr. Clapper also served as President Barack Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. In 2017, Mr. Clapper joined The […]