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Upcoming SBDC Events

Please review the information for each program below and note where registration is required.
Remember, there is NO FEE for attending any of these programs.

People & Positive Productivity: How Effective is Your Organization?

April 29, 2014

9 - 11 am

AEDP/SBDC Boardroom
625 N. Washington St. Suite 400

The trouble with employees is all those people expecting you to lead and manage.  How do you create - or rebuild - a positive, productive workplace?  Reduce "drama", fire-fighting, and risk? Get away from micro-managing or doing others' work yourself? Join us for this interactive seminar to learn simple methods with big results.Come learn how to create the productive environment you seek with concrete steps and ideas you can tailor to your needs.

Presented by Patricia Frame, Human Capital Management Consultant, Speaker and Author.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-positive-productivity-how-effective-is-your-organization-tickets-11170821227.

Federal Contracting - Set Yourself Up For Success #2 - Practical Tips for New Federal Contractors

May 8, 2014

9 - 11 am

AEDP/SBDC Boardroom
625 N. Washington St. Suite 400

Are you a small business that is new to Federal Contracting? Are you thinking of getting into the Federal arena? If so, don't miss this presentation on financial and operational considerations that will impact your ability to successfully compete for Federal Government contracts.

Presented by John Renner, II, CPA, of Renner and Company, CPA, P.C.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practical-tips-for-new-federal-contractors-tickets-11316721619.
 

 

Federal Contracting - Set Yourself Up For Success #1 - Registration and Certifications

May 1, 2014

9 am - 12 noon

AEDP/SBDC Boardroom
625 N. Washington St. Suite 400

Just because your business is small doesn't mean you can't compete with larger firms or partner with them.  By becoming certified as an 8(a), Woman-Owned (WOSB), or Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) business you may have opportunities for business growth and development.  This session will provide you with the steps and tools you need to walk yourself through the process:

  • Overview
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Certification Process
  • Resources and Q&A

Presented by Christine Rainwater, Procurement Counselor

Northern Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-contracting-registration-certification-tickets-11304719721.
 

 

6 Steps to Increase Your Company’s Influence & Thought Leadership

May 14, 2014

9:30 - 11 am

AEDP/SBDC Boardroom
625 N. Washington St. Suite 400

Looking to elevate your brand, generate buzz and be viewed as the top in your field?

Thought leadership is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to accelarate growth for your professional services firm. A critical success factor few small businesses have mastered - thought leadership elevates visibility for your expertise, buzz for your brand and drives more revenue.

Join us to learn 6 steps to elevate your service firm and stand out from the more than 9,000 small bsuinesses in Alexandria alone and 28M nationwide.  Leave understanding the common missteps firms often make and a thought leadership checklist to start driving buzz right away!

Presented by: Kim Guarino Bulger, Evolve Marketing

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6-steps-to-increase-your-companys-influence-thought-leadership-registration-11376795301.

Small Business Roundtable: Cultural Sensitivities: How to Reach & Connect With Different People

May 20, 2014

12 - 1 pm

AEDP/SBDC Boardroom
625 N. Washington St., Suite 400

Do you know the demographics of your target market?  In today's economy successful businesses must be aware of cultural, generational and regional sensitivities of their audience. Join us as we discuss this important topic!

The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. No pre-registration is required for the Roundtable.  Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage.

Free parking is available in the lots marked "Retail Parking", with entrances on Pendleton or Wythe Strets.