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Business Training

  1. STRIVE Webinar: Emergency Business Planning

    April 2, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Webinar

    Retail Alliance STRIVE Webinar Presenter: Bernd Haase, The Alternative Board With the very fast onslaught of the Coronavirus threatening to disrupt business operations through the region, there are three ways you can face the future: panic, do nothing, or plan. As a TAB Business Coach, Bernd's goal is to guide business owners through these tough times and help navigate the uncertain waters…and the best way to do this is to plan, making the situation under your control as much as possible. By now you have probably read all of the communication from your local, state and federal governments on how to prepare for the actual virus itself, and hopefully, you are moving forward with those preparations. We won’t go over that here. The question remains, though – what should you, as a business owner or responsible manager – do to prepare YOUR business?

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  2. Understanding and Mitigating Supply Chain Risks Remotely

    April 2, 2020, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM @ Zoom Webinar

    Learn ways to mitigate unexpected (and potentially catastrophic) supply chain disruptions now, while putting in place systems to reduce your risk in the future.

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  3. A 3-Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing

    April 2, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Webinar

    We all need to market our businesses, so we do what everyone else is doing: post on social media. If you’re not seeing results from your social media efforts, have you asked yourself why you’re doing all of that—other than because everyone else is doing it? That’s what intentional social media marketing is all about and has become EVEN more important during COVID-19. People want to connect more than ever before and social media is your outlet for creating that connection. By attending this webinar, presented by CEO and content marketing expert Jessica Thiefels, you’ll walk away with a clear, and easy to implement strategy for getting intentional—and seeing better results—right now. Participants will learn the following: Step 1: Why and how to leverage the power of doing less Step 2: Why and how to define platform-specific goals based on business needs Step 3: How to get intimately familiar with the data and use that to be more effective

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  4. Coronavirus Retail Briefing by Virginia Retail Federation lobbyist Kate Baker

    April 3, 2020, All Day @ Zoom Webinar

    Retail Alliance Weekly Update on how retailers in Hampton Roads are adjusting to the Coronavirus.

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  5. STRIVE Webinar: Email Marketing

    April 7, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM @ Webinar

    This month's Retail Alliance STRIVE Workshop focuses on email marketing. Sonya Schweitzer, The Intentional Marketer, will show you how to use email marketing to reach your customers, improve sales, and increase customer interaction. Attendees will walk away with at least three to-dos they can implement immediately in their business on various trending topics. *How to construct your email *A list of ways to collect email addresses *How to set up an account for mass emailing

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  6. Learn to Delegate and Truly Leverage Your Team for Success

    April 7, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Webinar

    For managers, it seems they are always running out of time while their staff is running out of the office. Why are managers always more busy than the people that work for them? It is because they do not know how to delegate. Unfortunately, they believe it is far easier to do it themselves than train their staff. If a manager doesn’t know how to get their staff to do the critical tasks, they will never be successful. Using the classic Harvard Business School case study, “Who Has the Monkey?”, small business author and speaker Barry Moltz shows managers how they can learn to delegate to their staff and leverage their time to grow their company.

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  7. Coronavirus and Your Small Business- Live Q&A with SCORE Mentors

    April 9, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Webinar

    Small businesses have been hurt deeply by the coronavirus, and the impact will be felt for months. We know you have questions and need help now. SCORE is here for you with our trusted business mentors and resources. Join SCORE’s expert, business mentors for this LIVE Q&A webinar where we’ll address your questions and concerns regarding the current crisis to help you adapt your business and weather the storm. You can submit your business-related questions during registration and during the LIVE webinar.

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  8. Coronavirus Retail Briefing by Virginia Retail Federation lobbyist Kate Baker

    April 10, 2020, All Day @ Zoom Webinar

    Retail Alliance Weekly Update on how retailers in Hampton Roads are adjusting to the Coronavirus.

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  9. Coronavirus Retail Briefing by Virginia Retail Federation lobbyist Kate Baker

    April 17, 2020, All Day @ Zoom Webinar

    Retail Alliance Weekly Update on how retailers in Hampton Roads are adjusting to the Coronavirus.

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  10. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING For Small Businesses

    April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Webinar

    Learn how to compete for government contracts, promote your business, find and win opportunities. Topics will include: • Registering to do business with Federal, State and Local Agencies • Positioning your business for maximum exposure • Locating and qualifying opportunities • Winning strategies for teaming and proposal writing Presented by Bob Yuill, SCORE Mentor

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  11. How Volunteering Can Help Small Businesses Grow in Your Community

    April 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Webinar

    "Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” -Erma Bombeck This webinar will discuss the importance of volunteering in the United States and the impact it has on our nation, the many benefits that come with volunteering and how volunteering with SCORE will help you, the small businesses we serve, and your community! In recognition of National Volunteer Month, we are thrilled to have Acting CEO of SCORE Association Bridget Weston and SCORE Certified Mentor and District Director Ed Coleman share their expertise with the SCORE audience.

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  12. Coronavirus Retail Briefing by Virginia Retail Federation lobbyist Kate Baker

    April 24, 2020, All Day @ Zoom Webinar

    Retail Alliance Weekly Update on how retailers in Hampton Roads are adjusting to the Coronavirus.

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  13. Marketing Advice to Combat an Economic Downturn

    April 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Webinar

    Wondering how to market your business during the economic downturn related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Consistent, clear communication with your customers is vital, so they understand when, how, and where they can still do business with you. Join marketing maven and host of the Small Business Revolution, Amanda Brinkman, as she outlines actionable marketing strategies to help you weather the storm. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to: *Use your website to keep customers informed of critical information, such as how they can still purchase from you *Engage with your followers on social media, even if they aren’t buying right now *Update your directory listings, like Google My Business, to communicate critical information like offering curbside pickup, even if your business is closed *Use email marketing to keep your customers updated on the latest changes to your business, due to COVID-19. *Take advantage of other marketing channels for brick and mortar locations

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EDA Meetings

  1. VIRTUAL Economic Development Authority Meeting

    April 7, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The primary mission of the County's Office of Economic Development (OED) and Economic Development Authority (EDA) is to create a diverse economic base by the aggressive recruitment, expansion and retention of businesses, industries, and tourism, thus expanding the tax base and capital investment in the County and providing new employment opportunities for its citizens.

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