Upcoming Events

Startup survival series Opens in new window

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

  • March 21, 2019 – Startup Mindset Pt. 1 at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Hampton
  • April 3, 2019 – Social Gathering at Capstan Bar Brewing Company in Hampton
  • April 18, 2019 – Making Your Numbers Work: Financial Modeling at TBD in Newport News
  • May 1, 2019 – Social Gathering at Tradition Brewing Company in Newport News
  • May 16, 2019 – Communication: How to Pitch at TBD in Newport News
  • June 5, 2019 – Social Gathering at the Virginia Beer Company in Williamsburg
  • June 20, 2019 – Micropitch Competition at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Hampton
  • July 18, 2019 – Marketing Your Startup at TBD in Newport News
  • Aug. 7, 2019 – Social Gathering at St. George Brewing Company in Hampton
  • Aug. 15, 2019 – Forming a Legal Entity at TBD in Newport News
  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Pitch Perfect at Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Hampton
  • Sept. 19, 2019 – Pitch Perfect at TBD in Newport News

All events are from 6-8 p.m.

Information

https://www.startpeninsula.com/calendar 

Sponsors

Start Peninsula

Content is king imageSCORE Workshop: Killer Content for Your Digital Marketing

At this workshop, learn the key to creating a successful digital marketing plan for your business: 

  • Defining Strategic Goals
  • Focusing On Your Target Audience
  • User Focused Content Creation
  • Why Things Go Viral
  • Content Marketing & Search Engines
  • Amplification

Cost

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

Date

Saturday, March 23 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=a07eg1plo8cc4c557d7&oseq=&c=&ch=

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-killer-content-your-digital-marketing 

Home-Based Business ConferenceHome-Based Business Conference

You don’t want to miss the region’s 4th annual Home-Based Business Resource Fair & Conference.

This unique event features a resource fair with over 20 exhibitors, as well as conference sessions and specialty breakout tracts focused on topics relevant to all types of home-based businesses.

Whether you are thinking of starting a new home-based business or have operated one for years, this event is for you!

Each ticket includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. You will also have the opportunity to have an excellent professional headshot taken for only $20.

Cost

Early bird registration through March 15, ticket prices vary from $22.50-$30

Date

Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-based-business-conference-tickets-54710267884

Information

http://hbbconference.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/2261123724213248/

Questions

Please call 757-877-5920 or email info@hbbconference.com

Sponsors

York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Gloucester, Poquoson, Newport News, Hampton and the York County Chamber of Commerce

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

  • April 12, 2019 – Online Fundraising & 21st Century Philanthropy (Fundraising Management)
  • May 10, 2019 – Developing a Major Gifts Program (Fundraising Management)
  • 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

Business womanSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business

Are 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

Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.

Venue

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

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efzkcwfw61460377&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://www.score.org/event/score-workshop-how-start-manage-your-own-business-5

Legal keywords imageSCORE Workshop: Legal Boot Camp for Small Business

Whether you are considering incorporating your sole proprietorship, currently have an LLC, or are creating an entirely new business, Business Law Boot Camp will help you navigate the murky waters of business law. The course covers a broad range of topics including the pros and cons of different business structures (LLC, Partnership, S-Corp, etc.), strategies for creating and maintaining the liability protection of your corporation or company, establishing transition plans for when you are no longer in control, and much more.

The workshop will be taught by Jeremy Johnson, a partner with Johnson, Gasink & Baxter LLP, a Virginia law firm focusing on estate planning and small business law.

Cost

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

Date

Saturday, April 27 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=a07eg17ux0q5a791532&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/score-workshop-legal-boot-camp-small-business-1

Nonprofit imageSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage a Non-Profit Organization

Starting and running a non-profit organization requires more applications and approvals than a conventional business. How long will it take?

Attend this workshop and you will learn:

  • How to properly register your non-profit with the county, state and federal governments
  • What it costs to file the paperwork
  • What your organization bylaws must specify
  • What your responsibilities are as a director or officer of a non-profit
  • Whether your benefactors can legally deduct their dues or gifts to the organization
  • Whether your non-profit is really a tax-exempt organization

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Wednesday, May 8 at 6 p.m.

Venue

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

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efzkcwnpe9dc1f08&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-how-start-manage-non-profit-organization-0

ChecklistSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business 

Are 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, July 10 at 6 p.m.

Venue

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

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg2hn0o7c1752f67&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

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

Don't forget to check out Launchpadevents at Launchpad.

  • Workshops

  • Coworking

  • Networking Opportunities

Information

https://www.gwlaunchpad.com/events/