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Summer Classes and Events

Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, July 18th, 6:00 PM -7:00 PM – 10 Byers Street, Staunton – Nick Walge – $10.00

We will walk you through all of the elements that should be included in a strong business plan, including a business concept, a description of your products and services, management structure, marketing plan, financial projections, and more! Facilitator: Nick Walge. Fee: $10.  Register HERE

Invest Local: Summer Meet & Greet

Thursday, July 20th – 6:00 PM – Staunton Makerspace – 17 N. Central Avenue

Join us for a fun evening of drinks, hors d’ouvres, and new friendships as we bring together the faces of the local investing initiative: investors, project makers, and project supporters. We’re building the networks for a thriving local economy and opening opportunities for local investing. RSVP on our Facebook page.

Marketing Roundtable for Product Based Businesses

Wednesday, July 26th – 6:00-7:30 PM – 10 Byers Street, Staunton – Abbey Smith – Free

As the saying goes: sometimes it takes a village. So why do all of your marketing on your own? Meet with other entrepreneurs to workshop ideas on how to promote and advertise your business. This workshop will be facilitated by Abbey Smith of Siren Song Marketing. Please bring information or a sample of the product you are trying to market.  Register HERE

Marketing Roundtable for Service Based Businesses

Wednesday, August 2nd – 6:00-7:30 PM – 10 Byers Street, Staunton – Abbey Smith – Free

As the saying goes: sometimes it takes a village. So why do all of your marketing on your own? Meet with other entrepreneurs to workshop ideas on how to promote and advertise your business. This workshop will be facilitated by Abbey Smith of Siren Song Marketing. Please bring information on the service you are trying to bring to market. Register HERE

Business of Art Boot Camp

August 7th-10th, 10 AM-4 PM – Shenandoah Valley Art Center – 126 Wayne Ave, Waynesboro – Nick Walge – $200

Join us, in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, to do a deep dive into doing business as an artist within a community of creative entrepreneurs. Topics covered will include pricing, marketing, time management, and proposal development.  Register HERE

smART Marketing: Communicating with your Customers

Tuesday, August 8th, 6-8:30 PM – 10 Byers Street, Staunton – Nick Walge – $10

This primer will give you expertise on the nuts and bolts to marketing as it pertains to your art business specifically. SCCF will provide instruction and exercises for you to develop a marketing plan – and how to speak to your customers to sell your art!  Register HERE

Getting Your Business Funded Class

Wednesday, August 22nd – 10 Byers Street, Staunton – Nick Walge – $10

We’ll cover different funding possibilities, including traditional business loans, crowdfunding, Virginia Individual Development Accounts, and local investing possibilities for you as you are considering getting your business off the ground or expanding. Facilitator: Nick Walge. Fee: $10.  Register HERE

Fall Classes and Events

 

8 Week Business Planning Class Series: Fall Session

Wednesdays, 6-8:30 PM – Begins October 4th – 10 Byers Street, Staunton – Nick Walge – $200
(10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 break for Thanksgiving, 11/29)

Eight weeks of training, support, and inspiration! Bring your business idea and energy – we will provide the rest! Special topics include Legal Structure, Market Research and Marketing Plan, Financials and Pricing, Cash Flow, and Taxes. By the end of the course you will have a solid business plan written, plus all the resources you need to get your business started! FEE: $200 Register HERE

 

BRCC: Marketing Toolkit

October 5th – 12th, 6-8:00 PM – Plecker Center @ Blue Ridge Community College – Nick Walge – $79

This class will break down the nuts and bolts of how to think about your marketing strategy. Topics covered will include: identifying industry trends, finding your target market, analyzing your competition, and differentiation of products and services. You will build your own marketing strategy for the business or idea.  Register HERE

 

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