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.
Tuesday, February 25th
9 - 11 am
This is the second session of a 3 - part series on How to Start, Manage and Grow a Nonprofit Organization. This session will focus on Planning for Growth:
• Governance – Running a Board meeting; Do’s and Don’ts of Being on a Board of Directors
• Policies & Risk – legal parameters for good governance and liability issues
• Development Strategy – Fundraising; Resource Development and Relationships; Building Metrics & Outcomes
• Planning basics – Why you need a Plan
Presented by Jennifer Ayers, JL Ayers Consulting LLC and her team of experts including Bob Weil and Tom Hay
Free parking is available in the lot marked "Retail Parking", entrance on Pendleton St.
March 13, 2014
9 - 11 am
Are you a Small Business Owner that is not sure if you must provide health insurance to your employees? Are you trying to figure out how to qualify for the small business tax credit? The U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office, in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of Alexandria, will present an informational session to explain parts of the Affordable Care Act; including the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment, what makes you eligible for the small business tax credit, and what is happening with the SHOP in the federally-facilitated market place.
This is a free event, but registration is necessary. Registration Link:
March 18, 2014
12 - 1 pm
There's no more common question in the Washington metropolitan area than "What do you do?" How do you respond? In this Business Development Roundtable we are going to discuss how to write, modify and deliver an effective elevator speech.
The Small Business Roundtable is an opportunity to meet with other small business owners in a facilitated discussion format. Feel free to bring your lunch or a beverage to the Roundtable. No pre-registration is required for the Roundtable.
Free parking is available in the lots marked "Retail Parking" with entrances on Pendleton or Wythe Streets.
March 19, 2014
9 - 11 am
We all know the hard work it takes to market our businesses, especially with all the new technology developing every day. Have you been confused by all the Web marketing talk of Social Media gurus and tech pundits in the news media? Well, this seminar is here to help shed some light on the subject! Well, there has been a mostly unknown and underutilized strategy called "SoLoMo" hanging out there on the Internet for a couple years and it's the three-pronged approach of Social Media, Local Search and Mobile marketing every Small Business can use to target their audience.
Based on the new book, SoLoMo Success: Social Media, Local and Mobile Small Business Marketing Strategy Explained (available soon on Amazon, etc.), Ray Sidney-Smith, President and Digital Business Strategist at W3 Consulting, demystifies the new marketing paradigm for Alexandria Small Business owners.
Who should attend:
• Small business owners, professionals, solopreneurs, micropreneurs and entrepreneurs
• Office managers
• Marketing Directors and Sales Executives
Register today as seating is limited and this will fill up quickly:
March 27, 2014
9 - 11 am
This is the third and final session of a 3 - part series on how to Start, Manage and Grow a nonprofit organization. This session will focus on Operating Well:
• Charity Rankings – Best practices
• Financial Operations – Financial considerations for managing grants; reporting financial data; auditing/controls
• Policy & Risk – What to know about employees
• Marketing Strategy – Messaging & branding; Getting people to notice
• Developing an IT Policy and determining your needs
Presented by Jennifer Ayers, JL Ayers Consulting LLC and her team of experts including Larry Checco, Page Moon, Ben Takis, and Cathy Pennington.
Free parking is available in the lot marked "Retail Parking", entrance on Pendleton or Wythe Street.