Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

2014 SBA Excellence & Innovation Award Winner!

Internet Tools and Marketing

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A tool box of new media and current information pertaining to the internet and marketing. On this page will be downloads and additional information to help with your efforts online.

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Information Library

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This section contains a listing of relevant online and downloadable research resources, that are available at no-cost, to help you start or better manage your small business.

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SizeUp LBI

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Find out everything about the business and demographics of the Hampton Roads region. Coupling information from a wide array of databases and surveys with a Geographic Information System Display, information critical to your small business’ success can be accessed and easily understood.

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Retail Academy

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Nothing is more challenging than running a small independent retail operation. The Retail Academy consists of classroom instruction, peer-to-peer learning as well as long-term counseling services to help prospective or existing retailers understand the complexities and challenges of the trade.

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Early Education and Daycare Businesses

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Early Education is not a service, but rather an integral part of a community’s economic development strategy because the children who are enrolled in these programs are the workforce and leaders of tomorrow. The myriad of regulatory, administrative and other issues with which a daycare/early education program must master in order to succeed can be overwhelming. This award winning program couples classroom training with long-term counseling in order to help providers understand the “back of the house” so that the “front of the house” can be effective.

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SEVA Contracting Institute

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This uniquely focused program provides small contracting companies with tips and tools to better understand and operate in the government contracting arena. The program consists of classroom instruction, coupled with one-on-one counseling and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to give a full-spectrum process in understanding the challenges encountered and procedures used in conducting business in this arena.

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Small Biz Lending

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One of the more daunting challenges facing a small business owner is access to capital. This website provides an overview of the entire small business lending process; the steps need to be taken; information necessary to proceed as well as questions to ask your banker and a listing of local financial institutions and others who provide lending to support the region’s small business community.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
11
Sat
9:00 AM Owning Your Own Business Worksho... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
Owning Your Own Business Worksho... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
Oct 11 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This is a three-hour information session for new and start-up business owners. The session covers the very basic steps to starting and running a small business. Topics include (but are not limited to): Components required[...]
Oct
13
Mon
8:30 AM The Hampton Road Franchise Forum... @ Webb Center
The Hampton Road Franchise Forum... @ Webb Center
Oct 13 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, The Small Business Development Center, Kauffman & Canoles, P.C. and FranNet present: The Hampton Roads Franchise Forum The Hampton Roads Franchise Forum is a series of events designed to[...]
Oct
18
Sat
9:00 AM Writing an Effective Business Pl... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
Writing an Effective Business Pl... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
Oct 18 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Developing a business plan is often the most important step in starting a business. A good business plan serves as a “roadmap” to guide a new business through the start-up process or a growing business[...]
Oct
23
Thu
9:00 AM How to Sell your Products and Se... @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
How to Sell your Products and Se... @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
Oct 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system. This web-based vendor registration and purchasing system allows state agencies, colleges, universities and many local governments to use eVA to conduct all purchasing and sourcing activities for goods[...]
4:30 PM Southeastern Virginia Contractin...
Southeastern Virginia Contractin...
Oct 23 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
A New Executive Business Program developed specifically to address the needs of small business government contractors, SWAM’s, VOSB, SDVOSB and WOSB owners who want to “Win More Business and Thrive in Chaos during this New[...]
Nov
13
Thu
8:00 AM 2014 Veteran’s Transitioning to ... @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
2014 Veteran’s Transitioning to ... @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
Nov 13 @ 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Small Business Development Center is proud to present the Veterans Small Business Conference. This conference is part of an ongoing effort by the SBDC and its resource partners to “Target” the military community including[...]

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