Amazon.com – The Pros and Cons of Selling on the World’s Largest Ecommerce Site Noon Knowledge Noon Knowledge

Brandon McKinney with ARSN Digital, in partnership with the Virginia Highlands SBDC, will discuss the good and bad of selling on Amazon and cover a few high-level considerations needed for success, such as capital and inventory needs. The goal with this time is to enable participants to make an informed decision as to whether selling on Amazon is for them.

Advanced registration for this online event at https://tinyurl.com/amazonsellingtips

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

Making Your Mark – The Importance of Logo Design/Identity Noon Knowledge

Making your mark, the importance of logo design
Understanding identity, a brief history of symbols
Taking a good look at your business, who are you?
Creativity and exploration in logo development
Making your mark memorable and timeless.
The importance of graphic standards for your logo design.

For over 30 years Steven Longstaff of Longstaff Creative has been producing design solutions that engage and inspire. I have had the pleasure of working with clients who appreciate thoughtful logo design. Creating an identity is the most challenging and rewarding work. A logo design is the first opportunity to let the world know who you are and why it matters.

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/logodesignnoonknowledge

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

The Importance of Cyber-Security and IT Continuity Noon Knowledge

The attendee will learn why cyber-security is so important in today’s modern technology world and how they can be protected from data-breaches, ransomware attacks, and other cyber-threats. I will go over common baseline practices that can help prevent cyber-attacks and business downtime caused from technical issues. I will give out free training material for the attendees and their staff to have themselves better protected from common cyber-threats.

Zack Harless, Chief Executive Officer with TriCities IT, will lead this session.

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.”

https://tinyurl.com/cyberanditcontinuity

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/sustainabilitynoonknowledge

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

Fresh Food Financing Programs Noon Knowledge

“Making Healthy Food — and Capital — More Accessible with VCC’s Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund” Learn how to access VCC’s expertise and capital through the Virginia Fresh Food Loan Fund to build your business and a healthy community.

Lauren DeSimone, Food System Financing Advisor with Virginia Community Capital, will lead this informative session.

*This webinar will be recorded for training and educational purposes.”

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/freshfoodfinancingprograms

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

How to AirBnB Noon Knowledge

Janice Thayer, owner and operator of AirBnB’s, will lead this session outlining the following:

1. A brief history of bed & breakfasts and the market disruption created by Airbnb.
2. General information to create a legal and safe STR.
3. Developing relationships with local officials for zoning, permitting, and safety inspection certification.
4. Taxation and reporting.
5. Listing an STR beyond the usual sources.
6. General discussion of development costs and timeline.

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/airbnbnoonknowledge

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

Canva for Business Noon Knowledge

Are you struggling to develop eye catching flyers, social media posts, reports, and presentations? Have you tried Canva? Canva is a free-to-use online graphic design tool. This workshop will focus on guiding small business owners through setting up their Canva account! ​​​​​​​​
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Tati Pena, Assistant Director of the Capital Region Small Business Development Center, will lead this interactive virtual workshop. Come ready with a registered Canva account so she can work through setup WITH everyone! ​​​​​​​​

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/canvanoonknowledge

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

Federal Labs’ Technologies That Are Waiting to be Commercialized Noon Knowledge

Federal Scientists and Engineers have created technologies to service their Agencies special area of expertise. What businesses do not realize is they can get this technology at little cost. The goal to commercialize it to create innovation and new markets without starting from scratch. We will discuss some of the opportunities that can be pursued.

Carl Knoblock, District Director, Virginia – Richmond District Office, with the U.S. Small Business Administration will be leading this session.

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/federallabs

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062.

Sustainability – What Does That Mean Noon Knowledge

Large and small businesses are putting a bigger focus on “Sustainability” not only for the environment, but to create new market opportunities with greater profitability for the business to grow. At this webinar, we will discuss some of those sector opportunities.

Carl Knoblock, District Director, Virginia – Richmond District Office, with the U.S. Small Business Administration will be leading this session.

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/sustainabilitynoonknowledge

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

How to AirBnB in SWVA Webinar

In collaboration with Scott County EDA, City of Norton, Town of Big Stone Gap, and Lee County Economic Development, this session is to acquaint you to the potential of AirBnB. Do you have a house, apartment, cabin, property sitting empty? Would you like to generate income from it? Airbnb could be the right fit for you. If you’ve heard about Airbnb and have been thinking about it but have no idea HOW to start, attend this workshop. We will review Airbnb and how it works, how to setup an account and property, operate, regulations and taxes, marketing and more. Come join this online webinar and as we explore ways to make revenue from your investment.

Sandy Ratliff, Vice President – Community Innovation with Virginia Community Capital will lead this session.

Advanced registration required for this online session at https://tinyurl.com/howtoairbnbswva.

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.”

Hands On Training and Introduction to Facebook Advertising

“If you are looking to spread more awareness about your big event, business, or other promotion, Facebook Advertising might be the best cost-effective option for you. In this Noon Knowledge seminar, join host, Chad Thompson of Visit Abingdon, Virginia on a hands-on, live demonstration of how to design your own Facebook ads. Learn the basics of how to design your ad, customize your target audience, and develop effective advertising strategies for any budget. This seminar is geared towards beginners to Facebook Advertising and will cover the basic principles of how to get started.”

You must register in advance for this session at https://tinyurl.com/facebookadvertisenoon.

*This session will be recorded for training and education purposes.*

If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Washington County, Virginia Chamber of Commerce at 276-628-8141 or Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator at 276-492-2062

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