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Business Seminars by LFSBDC

  • 20 Jan 2022
  • 27 Jan 2022
  • Online

Price for Profit

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Are you a small business owner that is feeling that is feeling the impact of: Rising prices for supplies? Increased cost of shipping? Increasing labor costs? Or are you curious or concerned about: When is the right time to raise my prices? How do I effectively communicate the price increase to your current and future customers? Questioning if you are charging enough for your goods, products, or services? Unsure of your gross profit margin? The difference between markups and margins.…


Marketing on a Budget

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Participants will learn free and low cost ways to market their business and increase sales. Topics will include: *Getting the most out of social media *Using email marketing effectively *Free resources to make your business look great *Participants will receive tips and ideas they can begin implementing right away Register Here Speaker(s): Hope Gayles, Associate Director, Communications & Outreach & Public Information Officer at Southern Virginia Higher Education Center


Anatomy of a Murder: How Hackers are Killing Small Businesses

January 26 | 2:00 PM EST

Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself. Presented by the Mason SBDC, Teresa Piliouras and Gary Alfano.

When you read about cyber scams, do you ever think, “I would’ve never fallen for that!”

This webinar will teach you to see your blind-spots and how they can be used to compromise your business.


  • BEC (Business Email Compromise) and how it’s bankrupting small businesses
  • What BEC is and the psychology behind it
  • Why BEC is so effective and dangerous
  • Trends in BEC attacks
  • Examples – Learn to recognize BEC
  • What you should do to protect against BEC attacks

Guest Speaker from Webster Bank: Kevin Thompson, SVP, Manager of Fraud Services, will discuss trends Webster Bank is seeing with respect to BEC, and what they are doing to protect customers against it.

Guest Speaker from John M. Glover Insurance Agency: Tammy Lee Dun, VP, Business Development, will discuss different types of cybersecurity insurance.


Retail 3.0 Thriving in the Next Normal

January 27| 8:30 AM EST

Presented by the Longwood SBDC.

Does it feel like your small business is constantly pivoting? We hear you!

Join retail expert Marc Willson as he unpacks the pivots that will continue to serve Virginia’s small retailers and restaurants beyond the pandemic, meet the ever-changing demands of diverse customers, and build resiliency against future disruptions.



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