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    March 30, 2021
       Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center 
                            Online April Upcoming Events!

    Managing Your WordPress Website
    April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join us and learn how to create and/or better manage your WordPress website! Are you looking for a simple, yet effective website to use for your business?  WordPress might be a good option!  In this workshop, we'll cover "the basics" on creating and updating a WordPress site, including: User management Page creation and editing Image and video uploads Plugin management Linking to social media Register Here Instructor:  Cameron Nelson, Business Communications and Technology Advisor, Central Virginia SBDC Mr. Nelson has…
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    Federal Contracting Assistance Programs
    April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    To help provide a level playing field for all businesses, the federal government limits competition - or sets aside - a certain percentage of contracts for (1) small businesses and (2) businesses in certain socio-economic or other categories.  These “small business set-asides” help qualified businesses to compete for and win contracts. To compete for "set aside" contracts, businesses must register in one of the SBA's Contracting Assistance Programs. Join our workshop and learn more about these Programs, whether you qualify for…
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    Smart Start Your New Business
    April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Are you thinking about starting a new business? Do you have lots of questions about how - or whether - to move forward? Are you considering moving your hobby into a more structured business form? Have you already started your small business and now realize you may have missed a few things? In our Start Smart Workshops, we discuss the path to good decisions and a successful start. You'll learn to take a thorough 360° approach to your business and…
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    COVID-19 Scams
    April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    An FBI presenter will focus on the following topics and answer questions from participants: The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our daily lives. It has also proven to be a fertile breeding ground for both criminals and con artists. The scams they employ run from simple to sophisticated and can cause irreparable damage to both individuals and businesses alike. This seminar provides an overview of emerging fraud schemes related to all aspects of the pandemic, from the manner in which…
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    Business N Brews Online Version
    April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Join the LFSBDC team and Shenandoah County Chamber members as we share coffee together and discuss the current business climate. Updates to the PPP, EIDL, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and Shuttered Venue Grant will be shared. Bring your current small business "problatunity" and we'll brainstorm ways to help!  Register Here
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    QuickBooks Online Tips & Tricks
    April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    This course demonstrates helpful tips and tricks for CURRENT USERS of QuickBooks Online  (includes the Essentials, Plus, or Advanced plans). You will come away from the class armed with helpful new techniques for every day practical uses of the platform! Pre-requisite: Using QuickBooks Online (Essentials, Plus, or Advanced) in your business for at least one month is required. PLEASE NOTE: QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Self Employed will not be covered in this course. Required equipment: To be able to view the Zoom web conference and instructor’s screen share of…
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    Success through e-Commerce
    April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Join us if you’re interested in pivoting more of your efforts to ONLINE SALES This session will cover: The variety of websites available, the possibilities for upgrading yours to better accommodate online sales and the estimated costs to accomplish this! The various e-commerce platforms available and how to select the best based on your specific business needs. How to setup and manage your online storefront or service portal and how to use data and marketing to maximize returns. REGISTER…
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    The Benefits of SWaM Certification
    April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Are you interested in, or already SWaM certified (Small, Woman, and/or Minority-owned business certified) but not fully clear about the benefits offered by this certification? Join us for this informative workshop and learn more about the advantages of being certified and how to capitalize on this business designation. This workshop will only provide an overview of the certification process - please attend our workshop on June 10 for more details on this process. REGISTER HERE Speaker: Courtney Mustin, Business Services…
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    Instagram for Business – Beginners
    April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    If you could express your business visually what would you create? Join us to learn how to set up an Instagram business account. Find out what type of posts are successful and how to sell on Instagram. Explore how Facebook and Instagram are connected. Most importantly we'll give you suggestions on how to grow your audience on Instagram. Register Here
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    Christine Kriz, Director Lord Fairfax SBDC
    www.lfsbdc.org, 540-868-7094