Understanding & Mitigating Supply Chain Risks Remotely

Thursday, April 02, 2020 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Description

Uh-oh, a pandemic is here and you’re not ready! 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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VEDP Export Financing During Uncertain Times

Thursday, April 09, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join VEDP's International Trade team to learn about export financing while navigating a rapidly and ever-changing international sales environment!

We will discuss how companies can explore financing options to best protect themselves in this uncertain time.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) works with resource partners and their clients to identify and finance export opportunities. Learn how the SBA reduces risk and enables easier access to capital as you prepare to pursue the global marketplace.

EXIM bank will discuss specific relief measures designed to assist exporters, particularly SME’s, that are encountering business interruptions presented by COVID-19. Learn how to leverage bridge financing programs and pre-export payment support for manufacturers so export transactions can continue throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Working Capital
    SBA Loans

We have partnered with the SBA and ExIm Bank to learn more!

Speakers:

  • Bill Houck, Export Finance Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Elizabeth Thomas, Business Development Specialist, Export-Import Bank of the United States

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Friday, April 10, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Date and Time

Friday Apr 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Description
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

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SBDC Innovation During COVID-19

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Description

To come strong out of the coronavirus crisis, businesses must keep their innovation activities going. However, that is easier said than done. This session will address how to innovate as a small company with limited resources in a time like this.
 
Topics Addressed
 
  1. The necessity and benefits of innovating during a crisis.
  2. Who to put to the task?
  3. How to define new opportunities?
  4. How to obtain buy-in?
  5. How to test with a limited budget?
  6. How to take it from there in these uncertain times?

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VEDP Global Trade Disruptions

Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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VEDP Global Trade Disruptions: What Businesses Should Know About Tariffs, Trade Actions, and Supply Chains

Join VEDP's International Trade team to learn about global trade disruptions: what businesses should know about tariffs and trade actions!

Sweeping tariffs and trade actions continue to impact the operations of Virginia manufacturers, importers and exporters. Learn how to navigate your company through the current environment of uncertainty. Topics of discussion include ways to mitigate tariff liability, how tariff exclusion processes work, and resources to help companies facilitate international trade.

We have partnered with K&L Gates and the Journal of Commerce to learn more.

Speakers:

  • Stacy Ettinger, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, Journal of Commerce

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Friday, April 17, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Date and Time

Friday Apr 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Description

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

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Marketing During Down Time

Friday, April 17, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Virginia Community Capital has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network to host multiple weekly update webinars, announce new programs and resources, and assist Virginia's business community.

Presented by Stephanie Keener from the Lynchburg Small Business Development Center

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Monday, April 20, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Date and Time

Friday Apr 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Description

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

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Marketing During Down Time

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Virginia Community Capital has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network to host multiple weekly update webinars, announce new programs and resources, and assist Virginia's business community.

Presented by Stephanie Keener from the Lynchburg Small Business Development Center

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VEDP Re-shape your International Business Strategy for 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, April 23rd

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Companies are scrambling to navigate the business uncertainty presented by COVID-19. Learn from Capstone Strategic how to re-shape your international business strategy for 2020 and be ready to identify and pursue opportunities in a post-COVID world.

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Presenters:

  • David Braun, Founder & CEO, Capstone Strategic
  • Matt Craft, Vice President, Capstone Strategic

3 Things You Can Do to Connect With Your Customers During Social Distancing

Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

Connecting with your employees, clients, and other contacts is critical during social distancing. Join us to hear about three easy ways you can maintain personal connections and maintain trust during social distancing. Specifically, we’ll show you how to easy and fun it is to use video in emails, on your website, and for social media postings. We’ll demonstrate easy things you can add to your website for additional customer service during this time. Last, we’ll talk about best email practices to keep your clients engaged.

Presented by Jeff Nicely, digital marketing consultant and business advisor with the Lord Fairfax SBDC.

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Government Partners Updates from Va Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the USDA, and the SBCD Network

Friday, April 24, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Virginia Community Capital has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network to host multiple weekly update webinars, announce new programs and resources, and assist Virginia's business community.

Government Partners Updates from Va Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the USDA, and the SBCD Network

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Intro to the Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Business

Monday, April 27, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

While markets are cyclical, eCommerce (a/k/a online shopping) is here to stay. And, if you want a business that becomes and stays resilient through difficult times, making sure your business can be found and your products/services sold on the Web is imperative.

Come learn about the best eCommerce platforms for Small Business available to you today. We’ll cover the criteria you should look at for choosing an eCommerce platform for your business and the selection available to you.

This webinar is presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, digital strategist and president of W3Consulting

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Virtual Roundtable - Retail,Customer Service, Restaurants, Hospitality & Tourism

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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WP Virtual Forum

GoVa Region 3 - Innovation in the times of COVID

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Region-wide discussion on how to integrate the impact of COVID19 into the GO Virginia Region 3 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment (EII) strategy. During these unprecedented times, our EII project work continues, although we must adapt and adjust to the impacts of COVID19. We need your input to adequately address the needs you are seeing first hand from businesses and entrepreneurs in your communities. As a region, this is our opportunity to innovate and think outside the box in more ways than we imagined.   

Please RSVP by Friday, 4/24 via EventBrite here. The Zoom link will be included in your email confirmation. 

 

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Marketing & Promoting Your Business on the Web

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

There’s nothing more important than promoting your business after you’ve done all the hard work to get your products, services and other business operations into place. But, if you build it, they will not come unless you’re screaming from the proverbial mountain tops.

And, that’s what digital marketing is for. Come to this Webinar to learn how to develop a marketing strategy beyond product development and pricing, to establish the strategy and promotions to drive revenues.

We’ll cover a number of strategies and tactics for getting noticed in a noisy world.

Presented by Ray Sidney-Smith, digital strategist and president of W3Consulting.

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Government Partners Updates from Va Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the USDA, and the SBCD Network

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Virginia Community Capital has partnered with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Small Business Development Center Network to host multiple weekly update webinars, announce new programs and resources, and assist Virginia's business community.

Government Partners Updates from Va Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the USDA, and the SBCD Network

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Cybersecurity Expert: How to Best Protect Your Business Online

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Facilitated by Virginia SBDC

Business owners have to adjust their approach to cybersecurity because cyber criminals are targeting employees and preying on their stress, distractions, curiosity, and fear of the unknown. If your business is among the many that have shifted to full-time remote work, there are a steps you should take right now to increase your security and ensure that you and your employees are not inadvertently exposing sensitive business data through your home networks. Join us for a virtual seminar on the cybersecurity steps you should take.

Presented by Tom Stamulis, cybersecurity expert and owner of True North Group.

Zoom registration is required for this webinar, please follow instructions during registration until you have successfully registered on Zoom.

Fee: No Cost

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Virtual Roundtable - IT, Contact Centers and Back Office Support

Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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WP Virtual Forum

VEDP Online Business Development Tools

Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Date: Thursday, April 30th

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Online business development tools are more important than ever in a COVID-19 Age, especially for companies with international ambitions.

COVID-19 is impacting businesses everywhere – supply chains, international travel, conferences, trade shows…. Your online presence plays a vital role to make sure your business keeps up and running.

Join us as we explore how online business development tools can help mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

We have partnered with IBT Online to learn more.

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Presenters:

  • Susanna Hardy, Chief Content Officer
  • Other speakers TBA
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