Goochland County Chamber of Commerce

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"How to Price Products and Services for Small/Medium Businesses" Workshop
 
 
Another Practical "Toolbox" Workshop Brought to You by SCORE-Richmond in Partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00pm-9:00pm,  
North Courthouse Road Library
325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield, Va 23236
 
 
 
 
 
90% of companies simply mark up their costs to determine a price...and then mark down prices to remain competitive in their marketplace.  How much money are you leaving on the table?  Did you know that a 1% increase in price, all other factors being equal, yields an 8% increase in profits?  A local profit improvement coach will discuss practical tips and tools you can use immediately to improve your pricing and profitability. 
  • Costs and Break-Even
  • Pricing Methods
  • Differentiation: You DON'T Have to Compete on Price Alone
  • How to Become or Beat the Low-Price Competitor
 If you have ever wondered if you are pricing your products or services to maximize your profits, this is the workshop for you.  This will be your only opportunity to participate in this workshop until 2017, so register today!
 
FEE: $25 pre-registration, $30 at-the-door
 
 
 
 
 
Your Speaker: Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott, is the owner of Small Business Coach VA, a profit improvement coaching firm for medium sized and transitioning small businesses.  Michael is an experienced public speaker, workshop author/presenter and has been a guest expert for print publications, radio and public forums on the topics of profit improvement, small business turnaround, employee productivity & engagement, cost reduction, customer satisfaction and strategic planning.  He is the author of "2009-2011 Recession Survival Guide", a certified LEAN/Six-Sigma Sensei and a SCORE-Richmond mentor. 
 
 
 
SCORE-Richmond Workshop
 
 
"FREE Marketing Research from Census Data Mining"

 Tuesday February 7, 2017
.  6:30pm-8:30pm 
Presented by SCORE - Richmond
Creating a target customer profile and gathering competitor data are some of the first steps in developing a marketing plan and content. You can D.I.Y. tons of FREE, specific and relevant data online from the U.S. Census Bureau if you know where and how to get it. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to easy Census Bureau tools:
  • Census Business Development Tool:  access economic and demographic maps, trend charts, and comparable data for neighboring counties
  • Industry Statistics Portal - learn how to gather information on competitors and complementary businesses.
  • QuickFacts - gather information about your customers, including age/race/sex/income.
Cost effective marketing starts with creating a profile and knowing where your targeted customers live.  Get this info for FREE from the Census data!  Bring your laptop for a "hands-on" demo of the tools!
 
 Reserve Your Seat: Register Now 
 
 
Fee:  $25 pre-registration, $30 at the door

DATE: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
TIME: 6:30pm-8:30pm
LOCATION: Stratford University Auditorium
REGISTER NOW: Register Now 
 
 
 
 
Your Speaker
Ally Burleson-Gibson:
Ally is a Data Dissemination Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau.  Her strategic planning background and 'keep it simple' approach to data will lead you to the information you need to target your customers and create a solid marketing plan. 
 
 
 
 
 
SCORE - Richmond
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SCORE-Richmond
www.Richmond.SCORE.org
400 North 8th St.

Federal Bldg., Suite 1130
Richmond, VA 23219
804-350-3569
admin.0012@scorevolunteer.org
 
 
 
Sponsored by The U.S. Small Business Administration
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick Links
 
 
Find a SCORE Mentor Today
 
 
Contact your local Chapter
 
 
Take an Online Workshop
 
 
Read Success Stories
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Build Your Brand to Build Your Business (for Small Businesses on a Shoestring)"
Workshop

Another Practical "Toolbox" Workshop Brought to You by SCORE-Richmond in Partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration
 
 
 
 
 
 Tuesday, February 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
North Courthouse Rd Library, 325 Courthouse Rd, North Chesterfield, VA, 23236
 
 
 
 
 
You don't need to go to Madison Avenue to brand your small business.  Join a serial small business entrepreneur and go home with a blueprint of proven DIY brand building skills plus a checklist-for-success to measure your progress. Here's a sampling of your take-aways:  
  • Build a Bold Brand ... your promise ... delivered  memorably
  • Be at the top of the vendor list when a buying decision is to be made
  • Leverage your brand to make 1 + 1 = 3 or 4 or 5 or more!
  • Position yourself as a Thought Leader & Industry Expert
  • Deliver powerful e-newsletters to reinforce your brand
  • Convert suspects to prospects through Missionary Work
  • Network - to connect with people, not collect people - a process, not an event!
  • Nurture customers, past customers & referral partners  
This is an action-packed two hour interactive workshop. Don't miss it!
 
FEE:  $25 pre-register, $30 at the door    
 
 
 
 
 
Your Speaker:  Roger Pell, Managing Partner - Top of Mind Communications, LLC - 
a Richmond based producer of e-newsletters for small businesses. In past lives, Roger developed the first commercial application of micro-computer software; and founded a consulting firm serving financial services companies nationally.
 
Roger has appeared as a frequent speaker before a variety of financial, service and professional trade groups. He has been listed in Marquis Who's Who in Finance & Industry and Who's Who in the West and the author of numerous articles published in professional magazines such as Bank Marketing, Best's Review and Personal Selling Power.


For more information and to register, http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed2uds7n8f057cc4&llr=iicc86cab
 
"How to Start Your Own Small Business" Workshop
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, February 10, 8:15am-4:30pm,  
Stratford University Auditorium, Glen Allen
 
 
 
 
 
You Will Spend 
Years Running Your Business
Take
ONE Day to Learn How to Start It Right!
 
Learn the basics of starting a small business from local, experienced, small business professionals.  In a lecture and open discussion format with peer entrepreneurs you will learn about:
  • Writing an Effective Business Plan
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business
  • Website Design Strategies
  • Choosing the Legal Structure That's Right For You
  • Purchasing the Proper Business Insurance
  • Sources of Business Funding
  • Building Successful Marketing & Sales Plans
  • Bookkeeping Tips and Strategies  
This workshop is offered on the 2nd Friday of every month and will give you a solid understanding of the issues and actions necessary to get a new small business up and running.  FREE follow-up individual coaching from local SCORE mentors is available to all participants.
 
Fee:  Hundreds of dollars' worth of legal, financial, marketing and management expertise for only $99 (add a business partner for $50).  Fee includes paid lunch for all participants.
 
Past workshop participant: "This was the best money I ever spent!  I wish I'd taken your workshop sooner"  
 
 
 
 
 
First Step-2 Women Open
Your Speakers: 

Local small business owners and subject matter experts in business law, bookkeeping, insurance, marketing, business plan preparation, funding and more.  Local SCORE mentors with start-up skills and local market experience.  Join other local entrepreneurs for networking.   
 

For more information, http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed2ueq54300f9913&llr=iicc86cab






Register by the 31st of January to have a chance of getting paid $5,000.00

Don't Miss Out Get Paid $5,000 for Your Business Idea! 
 
 
 
 
Register by January 31
 
Richmond SCORE, the national non-profit mentoring organization, in partnership with Virginia Biotechnology Research Park and Richmond Times-Dispatch, is conducting SCOREcard 2017 to identify and reward our community's best start up business models.
 
Got a great idea for a new business?
 
If you are an entrepreneur within the Richmond metropolitan area that is a start up or in business less than one year, as defined by when you received their first dollar of revenue, and you have not won money or tangibles in a business competition in the same time frame, submit your business model idea to a panel of expert judges, comprised of local corporate and academic leaders.
 
Not only will the competition winners receive cash prizes of up to $5,000 but all entrants will have the opportunity to personally connect with a SCORE mentor, who will help them fine tune their entry and provide mentoring advice on starting and growing their business.
 
Additional information on how to prepare your business model for entry and register for the SCOREcard 2017 Competition
 
 
 

 
 
 



Look What SCORE is up to...

Get Paid $5,000 for Your Business Idea! 
 
 
 
Got a great idea for a new business?  
Want to win some money for your idea and at the same time receive professional mentoring and publicity support to help make the idea a reality?
 
Richmond SCORE, the national non-profit mentoring organization, in partnership with Virginia Biotechnology Research Park and Richmond Times-Dispatch, is conducting its second annual competition, SCOREcard 2017, which seeks to identify and reward our community's best start up business models.  
 
Local entrepreneurs within the Richmond metropolitan area that are start ups or in business less than one year, as defined by when they received their first dollar of revenue, and who have not won money or tangibles in a business competition in the same time frame are invited to submit their business model ideas to a panel of expert judges, comprised of local corporate and academic leaders. Not only will the competition winners receive cash prizes of up to $5,000 but all entrants will have the opportunity to personally connect with a SCORE mentor, who will help them fine tune their entry and provide mentoring advice on starting and growing their business.
 
For more information on how to register and prepare your business model for entry into the SCOREcard 2017 Competition, please go to SCOREcard 2017 competition
 
Also, a news release announcing the competition provides additional information you might find of interest.  
 
 
 
 





‚ÄčNever forget the benefits of connections and referrals.  BIG - Big Business in Goochland is a new referral group just for Goochland County Chamber of Commerce Members. This is an industry specific referral group. 

11/1/2016
Learn the basics of starting a small business from local, experienced, small business professionals.  In a lecture and open discussion format with peer entrepreneurs you will learn about:

  • Writing an Effective Business Plan
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business
  • Website Design Strategies
  • Choosing the Legal Structure That's Right For You
  • Purchasing the Proper Business Insurance
  • Sources of Business Funding
  • Building Successful Marketing & Sales Plans
  • Bookkeeping Tips and Strategies  

This workshop is offered on the 2nd Friday of every month and will give you a solid understanding of the issues and actions necessary to get a new small business up and running.  FREE follow-up individual coaching from local SCORE mentors is available to all participants.
 
Fee:  Hundreds of dollars' worth of legal, financial, marketing and management expertise for only $99 (add a business partner for $50).  Fee includes paid lunch for all participants.

11/3/2016

 

 Thursday, November 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Stratford University Auditorium
11104 W. Broad St., Glen Allen, VA 23060
 
 
 
 
 
This workshop explores key strategies and techniques required to define a target market for your business and deploy successful lead generation and lead conversion plans. It also describes best practices related to retaining and growing your customer base which are key requirements for growing a profitable business. In this workshop you will learn:  
  • How to analyze and define your target market.
  • How to develop a lead generation campaign that results in qualified leads for your business.
  • How to implement a lead conversion process that increases your success rate and improves the certainty of closing more sales.
  • What are some of the best practices in terms of retaining customers and measuring marketing and sales progress? 
FEE:  $25 pre-registration, $30 at-the-door  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Speaker: Enrique Brito, MBA, CFA, CVA, CMAP.  Enrique has more than 25 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience serving as Strategy Advisor, Senior Managing Director, Principal and Director of Corporate Finance at public and private companies. Has led over 40+ merger & acquisition transactions and raised over $800 million in debt and equity capital. He lectures on M&A, negotiation and alternative investments topics (named Instructor of Great and Exceptional Distinction from 2003 to 2014) and is a regular contributor to business publications and speaker at national conferences on M&A and negotiation topics.
 
Mr. Brito holds an MBA, with honors, from The American University and a BS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
Register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed2t6shx444eb28e&llr=iicc86cab.
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2913-D River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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