Entrepreneur Express

The Entrepreneur Express, a Virginia-wide business development program, is heading towards Southwest Virginia.

 Roanoke Entrepreneur Express, Virginia, February 5, 2009 Roanoke Entrepreneur Express (.pdf)
February 5, 2009, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Whitman Auditorium, Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA

Galax Entrepreneur Express (.pdf)
February 24, 2009, 9:00 AM to Noon, Crossroads Institute, Galax, VA

Radford University (.pdf)
February 26, 2009, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Homecoming Week Activity, Radford, VA

From an e-mail from Sandy Ratliff forwarded to Anne Clelland by Stuart Mease:

*Are you an existing business owner taking advantage of local, state and federal programs and services to expand your enterprise?

*Are you struggling to grow your business during our slowing economy?

*Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?

*Are you wondering if the timing is right to become a business owner?

*Are you concerned that today's job market will not provide the stability for you and your family?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, this workshop you won't want to miss!

You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Roanoke Entrepreneur Express Workshop; Moving Your Business Forward to be held on February 5 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Whitman Auditorium at Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA. The event, coordinated by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, is being sponsored locally by the City of Roanoke,Virginia Western Community College Workforce Development Center and County of Roanoke Department of Economic Development. Admission is FREE!

In today's economy, the survival of small business has never been more challenging. Finding new markets, accessing financing and connecting to resources is vital to weathering economic crisis.  This workshop is designed to provide information on available business resources and deliver practical, hands-on training covering key elements of business practice.  Workshop segments will include information on how to start and operate a business, growing an existing business, marketing strategies and resources, financing and other available resources within the Commonwealth.

Additional information can be found at
http://www.vastartup.org/westevents.html.  Although the workshop is offered at no charge, advanced registration is required. Registration information can be found at http://www.rvarc.org/entfair/entexpress/expressregister.html.

For more information, contact Stuart Mease at 540-853-2384.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect to resources and network with nearly a dozen service providers who can help you grow your business!

Sandy Ratliff
Business Services Manager, Southwest Office
Virginia Department of Business Assistance
851 French Moore Jr. Blvd, Suite 110
Abingdon, VA  24210
Office: 276-676-3768
Cell: 276-274-9740
Fax: 276-676-5575
Email: [email protected]
Virginia Business Information Center: 866-248-8814

If you'rel ooking for new business formation requirements, go to www.vdba.virginia.gov and click on Business One Stop. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance supports economic development in the Commonwealth by working with new and existing businesses to provide workforce incentives, loans, business information, procurement assistance, and educational opportunities for the business and economic development communities.

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