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6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States

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September 2017

Community Business Partnership – Registering Your Business

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Led by an Attorney - Registering Your Business walks you through forms that are needed, 'links' to downloads and outlines how to follow through on all processes of becoming a legal business entity. This two hour seminar guides you through the process of legal entity forms, and federal and state tax registrations as our instructor explains the benefits and drawbacks of choosing from the many business start-up options.

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Community Business Partnership – How to Establish & Improve Your Business Credit Score

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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This workshop is designed to help business owners seeking to learn how to access lines of credit, grow, and improve their credit. Its objectives are to help you understand the value of building business credit, how to build it, and to maintain it. You will also learn what makes up your business credit score, Myths vs. Facts, and Do’s and Don’ts, along with resources to help you. If you would like to learn how to build credit for your business, this…

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Community Business Partnership – From Manufacturing to Selling: How Can Manufacturers Reach and Sell to Consumers?

September 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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The event will cover topics manufacturers need to consider when selling to consumers, in particular: - When, where, how, how much? - Using marketing - Using social media - Working with Amazon

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Community Business Partnership – BrandYou and Power Networking

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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As a small business owner, you are your brand - you constantly need to communicate effectively at all levels, with clients, bankers, partners, in many types of situations. This class is essential to help you become an effective communicator. Who should attend: New and Existing small business owners or solopreneurs looking to take their personal brand to the next level. About the Workshop: A 3-hour guided interactive workshop session where each attendee will have the opportunity to visualize their brand and strategize on how…

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Community Business Partnership – 5 Steps to Creating A Marketing Plan

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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WBC Five Steps To Creating A Marketing Plan. This class will provide the basic steps to begin your marketing plan.

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October 2017

Community Business Partnership – Understanding Small Business Taxes

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Do you know how the structure of your business affects the way you pay taxes? Do you know what expenses are deductible? Are you ready for the upcoming tax season? This class will cover these important topics and more: - Entity structures and their tax implications - What an effective financial tracking system looks like - Review of business expenses Review of a few tax credits This class is taught by Bob LeMay, a Northern Virginia based CPA who specializes in…

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Community Business Partnership – The Lean Startup Method

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers' hands faster. The method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development. Traditional business plans are long and work intensive. As soon as the business is in action, the business plan requires changes. The Business Model Canvas provides…

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Community Business Partnership – October Lunch and Learn: Understanding Non-Profits & B-Corps

October 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Are you thinking about starting a business that will have benefit to the public? Did you know that you have more options than just becoming a non-profit? And did you know you can (and should) generate profit and be considered a non-profit? This discussion will help you understand the differences between non-profit and for-profit businesses; and the differences between a B-Corp and a Benefit Corporation. Join us for an information packed discussion.

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Community Business Partnership – Bid Protests: Practice, Procedure and Strategy

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Bid protests are an integral part of federal contracting. The number of bid protests filed at the GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has increased substantially in recent years & reflects the growing number of companies that use the bid protest process as a part of their business capture strategy. Learn the pros and cons of bid protest and how to effectively use it to support, protect and grow your business. This class will cover the purpose and…

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Community Business Partnership – Protecting Yourself and Your Company: What are the Insurance and Legal Options

October 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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he Lunch & Learn Workshop will cover: - Types of Cyber risk liability to businesses - Sources of Cyber risk -   internal from company operations/processes, external from subs, clients and vendors - Methods to assist the business owner to identify their Cyber risks - Costs of Cyber risk - Risk management options - Potential solutions, including resources/partners - Trends in Cyber risk – future Key takeaways: - Awareness -  types of Cyber risks - Identification process - how a business…

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Community Business Partnership – Commercial Leasing and Contract Negotiating

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Are you looking to lease commercial space or do you have a lease that is coming up for renewal? Our experts will discuss current market conditions, walk you through the process from site selection to lease signing, and outline what you need to know to successfully negotiate the legal and business terms of a lease for your small business space. Present by David Lupton (Associate Broker at The Ezra Company) and Bryan Short, Esq. (Partner at Montgomery Fazzone PLLC).

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Community Business Partnership – Commercial Leasing and Contract Negotiation

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Are you looking to lease commercial space or do you have a lease that is coming up for renewal? Our experts will discuss current market conditions, walk you through the process from site selection to lease signing, and outline what you need to know to successfully negotiate the legal and business terms of a lease for your small business space. Present by David Lupton (Associate Broker at The Ezra Company) and Bryan Short, Esq. (Partner at Montgomery Fazzone PLLC).

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November 2017

Community Business Partnership – Raising Capital: What you Need to Know!

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Raising Capital - What You Need to Know: The workshop will focus on what entrepreneurs need to do and understand before they consider going to outside investors to seek capital and go over the process involved with raising capital. Who should attend: any owner or entrepreneur who will need to raise outside investor capital, now or in the future. We will cover the following topics: - Why do you need to raise capital? - How much do you need to…

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Community Business Partnership – Raising Capital: What you Need to Know!

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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The workshop will focus on what entrepreneurs need to do and understand before they consider going to outside investors to seek capital and go over the process involved with raising capital. We will cover the following topics: Why do you need to raise capital? How much do you need to raise? What is the value of my company? How do you raise capital? Who do you raise capital from (Friends and Family, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists) What are my legal obligations…

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Community Business Partnership – ABC’s of Starting a Business

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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In this workshop we help you understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur; licensing and registration; selecting a legal business entity; marketing; where to get financing, and how we can help you along the way.

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Community Business Partnership – Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Understanding the difference between patents, trademarks and trade secrets: Do you have a product that you need to protect and safeguard as yours? How about a company name or logo that forms the basis of your branding? Do you have a website, a blog, or do you create presentations and workbooks for yourself or clients? A very informative Business and Intellectual Property Attorney will help you understand the difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Learn how to use intellectual property…

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Community Business Partnership – Hiring & Firing Employees, Retaining Quality Employees

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Is your business growing and you need to hire new employees? Have you ever had to fire someone? Do you know your rights as a business owner? Are you familiar with the legal requirements? Have you considered hiring a contract employee? When is this a good solution for your company? Hiring your 1st (2nd or 3rd) employee can be exciting and challenging. Are you ready? Do you know how to recruit top quality candidates? Do you have an HR plan that…

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Community Business Partnership – Valuing your Company, Preparing for an Exit & Selling your Company

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Whether you plan to sell your business in 6 months or 6 years, the time to start preparing is now. In this interactive workshop, Matt Whitaker of Clear Rock M&A Advisors will walk you through many of the key elements of preparing and executing the sale. As time allows, Matt will cover the following subjects: Valuation - What's your business worth today? Value Drivers and Sellability - What are the key factors that can make my business worth more? When do I sell and…

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