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Hampton Roads Retail Academy


The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Hampton Roads Retail Academy.

The Retail Academy consist of  classroom  training courses designed to provide information across the entire spectrum of the retail experience as well as general business management.  Courses will cover topics such as business practices, store displays, inventory management, and theft prevention.

Since 1990, the Small Business Development Center has helped small business owners contribute to the region’s economic vitality by providing management, technical, and other assistance and information to the metropolitan area’s entrepreneurs.

The Hampton Roads Retail Academy’s vision is to strengthen the region’s retail community by developing knowledgeable, innovative-thinking, and dynamic Retailers.

The Academy doesn’t want our current or budding entrepreneurs to buy a job. The goal is to assist you in creating a future, a positive lifestyle, and to put the fun back into Retailing.

 The Spring Training Session commences on Wednesday, April 9th,2014 and continues through June 25th,2014. Students will also participate in three Peer to Peer Breakfast Meetings, during each Session and are offered One on One Counseling Sessions with an SBDC Business Analyst.

For more information, please contact Mr. Ben Salomonsky at : 757-353-8866 / BenSalJwlrInc@aol.com

The Hampton Roads Retail Academy is open to all current and budding entrepreneurs in South Hampton Roads.

Check us out on the news : http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/local-entrepreneurs-talk-shop-weekly-classes

Check Us Out on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hampton-Roads-Retail-Academy/206746692850130

Click here to download “Why Competitors Have More Biz” Document

Location :
Virginia Beach Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach,
Virginia 23452

Take the Course

Spring Session
Date: April 9th, 2014  8:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $100 per person

To Register and Pay online, please click Here.


4-9-14/8:00 a.m.                                   Boardroom                           Strategic and Business Planning
4-16-14/8:00 a.m.                                 Auditorium                          Strategic and Business Planning
4-22-14/8:30 a.m.                                 The Folio Room                   Peer-to-Peer Breakfast
4-23-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                  Marketing and Merchandising
4-30-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                  Marketing and Merchandising
5-7-14/8:00 a.m.                                   The Libris Room                  Marketing and Merchandising
5-14-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                   Customer Service
5-20-14/8:30 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                   Peer-to-Peer Breakfast
5-21-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                   Customer Service
5-28-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                   Legal
6-4-14/8:00 a.m.                                   The Libris Room                   Legal
6-11-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                   Finance
6-17-14/8:30 a.m.                                 The Folio Room                    Peer-to-Peer Breakfast
6-18-14/8:00 a.m.                                 The Libris Room                   Finance

6-25-14/8:00 a.m.                              The Libris Room                   Security      < /span>