The Orange County Economic Development Office, in collaboration with the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC), Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and Orange Downtown Alliance is hosting two (2) FREE business development opportunities. A workshop, How to Start a Business, and 1-1 Counseling Sessions will be offered at The Gordon Building located at 112 West Main Street, Basement, Orange, VA 22960 on February 23, 2017. The How to Start a Business workshop is being offered from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is targeted for those individuals interested in starting a small business or those who may have just started a business and have questions. Topics that will be reviewed will include; the steps to a successful start, the registrations and regulations, and the components of sound business planning, including financial projections. In addition to the workshop being offered this day, FREE and confidential, 1-on-1 business counseling sessions are available for those seeking feedback and advice from an experienced business advisor. Counseling sessions are available by appointment only, so please call the CVSBDC at (434) 295-8198 to schedule your appointment on February 23rd, or in Charlottesville any other date. Although these events are FREE to all local businesses, space is limited. To ensure a seat at the workshop, businesses can pre-register online at www.cvsbdc.org/workshops or by phone at (434) 295-8198. For more information, please contact Rose Deal at the Orange County Economic Development Office at (540) 672-1238 or email@example.com.