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Business Training and Education

The Radford University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 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.

UPCOMING Classes

Get Ready for Peak Season - Pt. 1 - Seminar @ Montgomery Co. Chamber of Commerce - 8/28/2014
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Business Basics - A Business Start-Up Seminar
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Topic: Start-up Assistance

Business Basics – A Business Start-Up Seminar Are you considering opening a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Business Basics is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics covered include deciding on a legal entity, basic accounting, and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. This class is only 3.0 hours long so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class, you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a professional business counselor in our office. Pre-registration is required. For questions, please call the SBDC at 540-831-6056. Free of charge.

 

Webinars

The Virginia Small Business Develoment Center network offers both live and recorded webinars, free of charge!

Customized Programs

The SBDC offers fee-based customized training programs for existing businesses at a considerable cost savings compared to national for-profit training firms.

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SBDC Training

Subject Matter Areas / Topics Include:

  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources / Hiring and Managing Employees
  • Improving Employee Relations 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)
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Trade
  • Marketing
  • Quick Books (by Intuit)
  • Restaurant Management
  • Retail Management
  • Social Media
  • World Wide Web
  • Many Others - We Customize to Your Specific Needs!