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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, Choosing the Right Media, and 1-1 Counseling Sessions will be offered at The Gordon Building located at 112 West Main Street, Lower Level, Orange, VA 22960 on June 20, 2018.

The Choosing the Right Media workshop is being offered from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is targeted for those individuals interested in exploring what forms of media are best in small towns, including both paid and unpaid advertising.  We will give you guidelines to use to select the media mix that works best for your business, your customers, your marketing goals, and your marketing budget.  

In addition to the workshop being offered this day, FREE and confidential, 1-on-1 business counseling sessions are available from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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 June 20th, 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 https://bit.ly/2wtpNdB 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 rdeal@orangecountyva.gov.

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Orange County, VA – The Orange County Economic Development Office, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC) is hosting a FREE business development opportunity.  A workshop, Selling to the Commonwealth will be offered at The Gordon Building located at 112 West Main Street, Basement, Orange, VA 22960 on August 30, 2017.

The Selling to the Commonwealth workshop is being offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will present an overview of the two basic requirements—Small/Micro Certification and eVA Registration—for a small business to be in position to conduct business with the state and many local government agencies, and also how to access information to tap into state agency markets.  The targeted audience is startup businesses and emerging small businesses.

Although this event is FREE, space is limited.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.  To ensure a seat at the workshop, businesses can pre-register online at https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/business-development-and-outreach/events/ or contact Courtney Mustin by phone at (804) 786-0942.

For more information, please contact Rose Deal at the Orange County Economic Development Office at (540) 672-1238 or rdeal@orangecountyva.gov.

 

 

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Farms are inviting visitors to tour a vineyard, enjoy hayrides, buy their produce, and eat ice cream made from the local dairy’s milk. If agritourism is part of your farm’s business plan, the September 29th, Innovative Communities: Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy workshop is the place to be.

Scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2016, the workshop is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, and Virginia Tourism Corporation in partnership with the Orange County Department of Economic Development and Tourism Offices and the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center.

Held at The Pavilion on Lakeland Farm located at 13475 Sedwick Lane, Orange, Virginia, the workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude around 3:00 p.m.  This event is FREE to attend and a boxed lunch will be provided.

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People in Orange County are looking for what you offer – and they’re looking online. That’s why we’re teaming up with Google to host a free workshop to help you and your fellow businesses get online and on the map. Help more customers connect with your business on the web!

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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 offering another FREE workshop to help get your business out there.  This Marketing Roundtable workshop is intended for any business who wants to learn more about solutions to their current marketing efforts to drive direct sales via email, social media, blogs; the use of traditional media such as TV, radio, and newspaper; as well as Guerilla Marketing tactics to market effectively on a shoestring.

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In support of “Virginia Business Appreciation Month,” 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 Best Workforce Practices for Small Businesses, a FREE business development workshop for firms located in Orange County.

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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 three (3) FREE business development workshops in Locust Grove. Let’s Put Orange on the Map, How to Start a Business, and 1-1 Counseling Sessions will be offered at The Twins of Germanna Office Park located at 4444 Germanna Highway, Suite 190B, Locust Grove, VA 22942 on March 23, 2016.

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