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From the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

November 1, 2022
Are you an experienced business advisor? Central Virginia SBDC is looking for a northern territory Assistant Director! This full-time role will have primary responsibility for service in the counties of Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock. The role will work out of our Culpeper office two days a week, Charlottesville one day a week, with travel and remote options on the other two days. 

If you or someone you know is interested in joining our caring, conscientious and collaborative team, please respond to the posting on our jobs page. Reminder: CV SBDC is hosted by Community Investment Collaborative; therefore, this role is a CIC employee and part of our bigger CIC/CV SBDC family. We provide benefits, training and professional development.
Where's the Money for Agri-businesses?

Grants, Loans, and Conservation Opportunities for Virginia Farmers and Agribusiness
Virginia agricultural producers and agribusiness enjoy a host of grants, loans, and conservation support not available to other industries. If you work with farmers, agribusiness, or value-added product producers, you don’t want to miss this webinar. The Directors of Virginia’s major agricultural programs will discuss in detail each grant, loan, and conservation opportunity offered by their Agency. 

Hosted by the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center and
Culpeper County Department of Economic Development
Upcoming Events
How to Become an In-Demand Brand
Nov 7 | 2:00 - 3:00pm
HYBRID event: in person at 300 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, 2nd floor or online via zoom
When you have messaging that truly connects and converts, you will see an increase in more people who are ready to buy from you shortly after they experience you, WITHOUT you needing to do any hard selling. In this session, we are going to show you the elements needed in your marketing and messaging to create a DEMAND for your offer with messaging that connects and converts.

Presented by Amy Hager
Central Virginia SBDC along with Shenandoah Valley SBDC, Capital Region SBDC, Laurel Ridge SBDC, SBDC Lynchburg Region, and Virginia State SBDC have partnered with Grow with Google to bring even more training opportunities to small businesses!

Grow with Google offers free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Presenter, Randi Penfil, will present 4 webinars throughout the remainder of 2022.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
Dec 1 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

Make Better Business Decisions with Google Analytics
Dec 13 | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Founders' Education Series

Are you ready to launch with confidence or evaluate an existing business? The Founders' Series is a 5-week series to prepare a solid foundation to start or expand.

All classes will be held via Zoom from 4:30-6:30pm

We encourage taking the sessions in order to complete an optional 
Entrepreneurship Certificate. More information can be found here.

There is a $5 administrative fee for each session of the Founder's Series. Email for more information.

Presented jointly by:
Starting Your Business

Thinking about starting a small business?
Have you started, but maybe missed some critical information? This workshop is for you!

In this workshop, we review the steps for a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning and financial projections. This workshop is offered twice monthly.

Nov 2 | 9:00 - 11:00am
HYBRID event: In person at Orange County Economic Development
(109 W Main St, Orange) or online via Zoom. Taught by Central Virginia SBDC

Access the CVSBDC Events Calendar and statewide training offerings

Ready to take your business or business idea to the next level?!
Apply for our Spring '23 Entrepreneur Workshop NOW! It's a 16-week course that takes you through the fundamental topics and skills to build and maintain a business.

Happening in the Community
Nov 15 | 8:00 - 10:00am
HYBRID event: In-person at Irving Theater at the CODE Building, 225 W Water St or online via Zoom
Get inspired
Meet fellow entrepreneurs
Share lessons learned
SBA celebrates, connects with, and empowers aspiring and current service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week.

During the week, October 31-November 4, SBA and its extensive partner network celebrate the strength and resilience of the #VetBiz community by hosting events across the country and sharing information about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

Discover transition assistance resources like Boots to Business or connect with your local Veterans Business Outreach Center to develop your business plan, receive marketing tips, and access government contracting opportunities.

Central Virginia Small Business Development Center | Visit our website
Covering the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock. Main office phone: 434-295-8198