The RU Small Business Development Center offers a number of courses to assist aspiring or current small business owners. Our training consists of live classes, webinars, and online training courses. We also offer customized training for existing businesses (i.e., Leadership Development Programs, etc.).
Please refer to the subject matter / topic list below.
Pricing, availability, registration and additional information about SBDC training courses and seminars is available by clicking on the links below.
If you experience problems with registration, please contact Valerie Goad at 540.831.6056.
Click the appropriate link(s) below - a new window will open.
Upcoming Local Classes: Register for classes / seminars taught locally.
Online Training Classes: Do you wish to learn more about starting and running a small business?
Visit the Small Business University to access modules addressing such topics as Accounting, Marketing, Business Planning, Funding, etc.
Webinars: The Virginia SBDC network offers both live and recorded webinars - FREE!
**** AFFORDABLE CARE WEBINARS ****
Thursday, November 21 at 2:00 PM ET
Thursday, December 05 at 2:00 PM ET
Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 PM ET
Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 PM ET
CALL 540.831.6056 TO REGISTER
Customized Programs for Existing Businesses: The RU SBDC offers fee-based customized training programs for existing businesses at a considerable cost savings compared to national for-profit training firms.
We are pleased to collaborate with businesses (including non-profit organizations) to provide relevant business training to the New River Valley, helping you target and better serve your constituency.
- Customer Service
- Human Resources / Hiring and Managing Employees
- Improving Employee Relaions in a Cross-Cultural Business Environment
- International Business Management
- Leadership Development
- Affordable Care Act
- Art as a Business
- Business Accounting and Budgeting
- Disaster Recovery
- Doing Business in a GAFA World (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon)
- Doing Business with the Government (Becoming a Government Contractor)
- Hospitality Management
- International Trade
- Quick Books (by Intuit)
- Restaurant Management
- Retail Management
- Social Media
- World Wide Web
- Many Others - We Customize to Your Specific Needs!
Click HERE to request assistance and our staff will contact you to discuss your company's needs.