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UMW Center for Economic Development – GovCon 101 – Virtual

Are you considering registering your business to be a government contractor? Do you think government contracting might be a good option to help grow your business? If so, then join us for GovCon 101. This session will be help you to understand: • Whether government contracting is a good option for your business • If […]

UMW Center for Economic Development First Thursdays with the SBA – Virtual

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: SBA Guaranteed Loan: 504 How business real estate ownership is achieved through the SBA 504 Program with low down payments and below market fixed rates Additional ways to preserve […]

Free

UMW Center for Economic Development Blue Print Business Plan – Virtual

This three-hour workshop covers the development of the business plan and financial forecasting of the business plan. Please be prepared to begin working on your business plan during the class. We will start by opening a Microsoft Word or Google Doc for you to add information to as we proceed through the workshop. By the […]

$30

UMW First Steps to Starting a Business – Virtual – Available 24/7

This is a self-guided online learning module that covers the First Steps to Starting a Business webinar. It will provide you with information about SBDC services, research sources, and an overview of the desirable qualities of an entrepreneur. Key takeaways include: Understanding how the SBDC can help your business Creating a mission statement Exploring customer […]

$30

UMW – Center for Economic Development – Understanding Employment Regulations – Virtual

The speaker, Randy Sparks, Jr., will address basic human resource topics that all business owners should be familiar with. In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to stay in compliance with Virginia and federal labor regulations. To ensure that your business is compliant, please join us for "Understanding Employment Regulations." Topics Covered: […]

$30

UMW Center for Economic Development Class – SWaM Certification – Virtual

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses. This workshop will cover the SWaM Program and designations, certification process and new on-line application portal, required documents needed to apply, […]

UMW Center for Economic Development – GovCon 101 – Virtual

The Federal Government buys over $600 billion per year in goods and services, 5% of that spend is allocated for Small Disadvantaged(8(A) firms. This is a huge opportunity for small firms, who qualify, to grow their business and become part of the challenging world of Government Contracting through set-aside opportunities. In this presentation you will […]

Free

UMW Center for Economic Development – Blue Print Business Plan – Virtual

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 […]

$30