Upcoming Events

Event graphicGovernment Contracting Resources (What You Should Know to be Successful in Federal Government Contracting)

Doing Business with the Federal Government”, through direct and indirect channels, is a way to “Grow Your Business.” However, it can be cumbersome to maneuver the process. This session will offer information about:

  • Understanding acronyms and first steps to position your business in preparation to apply
  • Knowing what government resources are available
  • Understanding changes in federal government contracting.

Bonus Information:

  • How to become a Newport News Shipbuilder Supplier
  • An Introduction to Developing a “Cost Proposal”

Cost

$20 in advance

Date

Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon

Venue

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, Conference Rooms 1301-1303, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton VA, 23666

Register

https://events.hamptonroadschamber.com/sbaweb/events/event_lfc_email.asp?login=True&autoreg=True&cale_id=3544&cart_id=0

Information

https://events.hamptonroadschamber.com/sbaweb/events/events.asp?details=true&cale_id=3544&month=8/1/2019

Sponsors

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

Nonprofit Management Institute

Nonprofit Management Institute logoThe Nonprofit Management Institute (Institute) is a joint initiative of the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center and NetworkPeninsula. The Institute began in January 2019. The goal of the Institute is to educate nonprofit professionals and equip them with best practices in all areas of nonprofit management, leadership and development.

  • Classes will be held at Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center in Williamsburg on Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Actual class time will be five hours with one hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.
  • Participants will receive .5 CEUs per class plus five CFRE points per class.
  • The pilot year will include classes for participants to complete a Certificate in Fundraising Management and/or a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Some classes can also be applied to additional Certificate programs, which will be added in subsequent years. These will include Certificates in Resource Development, Organizational Development, Financial/Legal Management, Volunteer Management, and Board Education. Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Nonprofit Management by completing a number of courses.



Dates

  • Aug. 23, 2019 – Conflict Resolution (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)
  • Sept. 13, 2019 – Team Building Techniques & Creative Facilitation (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)
  • Oct. 11, 2019 – Board Governance (Nonprofit Leadership and Board Education)
  • Nov. 8, 2019 – Essentials of Human Resource Management (Nonprofit Leadership and Organizational Development)
  • Dec. 6, 2019 – Time & Meeting Management (Nonprofit Leadership)

*This class is required for anyone working toward the Certificate in Fundraising Management who has less than 3 years of experience in a fundraising position.

For full class descriptions and instructors, click here. For bios of instructors, click here.

Venue

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Registration

To register, please visit http://networkpeninsula.org/nmi/ for complete directions.

Cost

$75 for NetworkPeninsula members and $85 for all others

Sponsors

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center and Network Peninsula

Startup survival series

What does it take to survive and win the hyper-competitive world of startups? This includes cracking the code on understanding the necessary mindset, managing your company, making your numbers work, avoiding hidden traps that kill startups, how to pitch your business and breaking out of a failed plan.

Meet other entrepreneurs in a relaxed social setting at monthly socials!

Dates

  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Pitch Perfect at Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Hampton
  • Sept. 19, 2019 – Pitch Perfect at Piggly Wiggly in Newport News

All events are from 6-8 p.m.

Information

https://www.startpeninsula.com/calendar 

Sponsors

Start Peninsula

Home-Based Business Lunch & Learn SeriesHBB Lunch and Learn

Home-based businesses are invited to bring a bag lunch and enjoy free drinks and desserts. Each month a different locality will host a monthly session with networking, a keynote speaker and Q&A. Topics vary each month. Please view the flyer for complete details.

Cost

Free

Date

Venue

Varies

Register

Please RSVP to econdev@yorkcounty.gov or 757-890-3317.

Information

Please view the flyer for complete details.

Sponsors

This series is sponsored by the Counties of York, Gloucester, James City and the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg.

Book keeping image Opens in new windowSCORE Workshop: Bookkeeping – What It Is, Why You Need It

“My accountant says my business is profitable - why am I always broke??

Have you ever heard or said that? Accurate data of business expenses and income is important. Understanding that data and using it to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your business is even more important. This workshop will give you the information you need to do this.

Increase your knowledge and awareness of:

  • the financial data essential for business management
  • early detection of financial problems
  • tracking and forecasting revenue
  • the importance of detailed expense information
  • cash and accrued accounting; why they differ and the use of each

The workshop will be taught by Florence Santoro, a principal with ABS-Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions, a full service accounting and bookkeeping company located in York County.  

Cost

$15 in advance, $20 by check at the door

Date

Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9-11 a.m.

Venue

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egj386bwe3fe33d2&oseq=&c=&ch=

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-bookkeeping-what-it-why-you-need-it

SCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business 

Piggy bankAre you interested in starting a business but concerned about …how to begin? ...where to begin? ...whether your idea makes sense? Here’s your chance to get some answers.

After this workshop you will know…

  • how a business plan can help you
  • your options for a legal structure of the business
  • the importance of creating a budget
  • the good news and the bad news about getting financing for your business
  • how to define your product or service benefits and your target customer
  • where to look  for help and guidance

Don’t fall into the trap of “Build it and they will come” (because they won’t).

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

Opens Sept. 15

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egj35y960ad47de0&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-how-start-manage-your-own-business-fall-session

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Information

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