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Starting a New Business

Local Resources

If you are interested in establishing or relocating a business in York County, please contact The York County Office of Economic Development at 757-890-3317 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/econdev

Local Events

Entrepreneur Express Workshop-Hampton, VA

Thu, 01/13/05

(30 days from today)

 

From: 06:00 PM

T 08:00 PM

 

Location: Small Bus. Dev. Center of Hampton Roads, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton

SBA Sponsored: Yes

Contact: purdiee@tncc.edu

Ebony Purdie, (757) 865-3128

No charge to attend.

 

Houston E. Gray, Acting District Director of the Small Business Administration�s Richmond District Office today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct an �Entrepreneur Express� workshop offering information about SBA�s products and services with the ultimate goal of increasing access to capital (loans) to small businesses in Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 13th at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Hampton Roads, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666. The workshop will be conducted from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In announcing the workshop Mr. Gray said, �I want to encourage all small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Hampton Roads area, whether they currently own a small business or are just thinking about starting a new venture, to take advantage of this opportunity to meet industry experts and learn about the products and services available to assist them.�

The workshops will provide information on various SBA programs such as, the Community Express Loan Program, Microloans, LowDoc loans, 7(a) loans and 504 loans. Loan applications for SBA Community Express Loans of $5,000 to $15,000 will be available on-site. Participants will also learn about the SBA�s Business Development Programs which include the 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program, and Small Disadvantaged Business Certification Program.


 

 

Title:

Seven Traits of Highly Successful Businesses

Date & Time:

Jan 20, 2005    8:00 � 11:00 AM

Description:

Strickland and Jones, PC reveal the secrets of owning a prosperous business (including setting up your business, thriving on a daily basis, and planning for profitability) through the "Seven Traits of Highly Successful Businesses:" 1. Structured Plans and Goals 2. Sound Management Practices 3. Comprehensive Accounting Systems and Technology 4. Hiring Competent People and Human Resource Issues 5. Structuring Your Business - Entity Forms 6. Successful Sales and Marketing 7. Savvy Succession Planning.
Cost is $40 for Chamber members and $50 for prospective members. Admission includes a complimentary breakfast.

Venue:

Town Point Club
http://www.town-point.com/index.htm

Address:

World Trade Center
101 West Main Street, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23510

757-625-6606

Contact:

Andrew Sinclair

Organization:

Hampton Roads SBDC

Phone:

757-664-2592

Email:

asinclair@hrccva.com

 

Title:

Owning Your Own Business

Event Begins:

Jan 11, 2005    1:00 � 4:00 PM

Description:

�Owning Your Own Business� is a three-hour seminar for new and start-up businesses provided by the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc. The class covers the very basic steps to starting and running a small business. Topics include: � Credit / Personal Financial Statements � Legal Structure � Marketing � Financing � Business Plan The instructors are SBDC counselors with extensive experience in various aspects of business and entrepreneurship. Once the class has been completed, potential small business owners can schedule an appointment for individual counseling. Please call to reserve a seat.

Venue:

Hampton Roads Chamber or Commerce

Address:

400 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Contact:

Andrew Sinclair

Organization:

Hampton Roads SBDC

Phone:

757-664-2592

Email:

asinclair@hrccva.com

 

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Online Training Program

What: Free online program designed to inform current & prospective business owners about the SBA�s Loan Programs, help determine which loan is right for them, and answer any questions about the different loans.

When: Every Friday                 12:30-1:30p.m.

Where: Online � Log on to www.readytalk.com . Click �Join a Conference� and enter the access code 3030401. To access the audio portion of the training, call (866) 740-1260 and enter the same access code.

 

Library Resources � Starting & Running A New Business:

Reference Collection

  1. How to set up your own small business / Max Fallek and Kris Solie-Johnson.
    American Institute of Small Business, 2003. 
    Call Number: Business Reference 658.02 Fal
  2. Financing your small business.
    Entrepreneur Media Inc., 2002. 
    Call Number: Business Reference 658.15 Ent
  3. Starting your own business.
    Entrepreneur Media Inc., 2002.
    Call Number: Business Reference 658 Ent

Books Available for Check Out

  1. The complete guide to home business / Robert Spiegel.
    American Management Association, 2000
    Call Number: 658 Spi
  2. Financing the small business / Robert Sisson.
    Adams Media Corporation, 2002.
    Call Number: 658.15 Sis
  3. Franchise opportunities guide / International Franchise Association.
    International Franchise Association. 2003
    Call Number: 658.8 Fra
  4. How to write a business plan / Mike McKeever.
    Nolo, 2003.
    Call Number: 658.15 Mck
  5. The small business start-up guide / Hal Root and Steve Koenig.
    Sourcebook, Inc, 2002.
    Call Number: 658.1 Roo
  6. Start your own business / Rieva Lessonsky.
    Entrepreneur Press, 2004.
    Call Number: 658 Sta
  7. Successful business planning in 30 days / Peter J. Patsula.
    Patsula Media, 2002.
    Call Number: 658.4 Pat
  8. Start your own import/export business / Rob and Terry Adams.
    Entrepreneur Press, 2003.
    Call Number: 658.8 Ada
  9. What no one ever tells you about starting your own business / Jan Norman. 
    Dearborn, 2004
    Call Number: 658 Nor
  10. Big vision, small business: 4 keys to success without growing big / Jamie S. Walters. Berret- Koehler, 2002.
    Call Number: 658.02 Wal
  11. BusinessThink : rules for getting it right � now, and no matter what! / Dave Marcum, Steve Smith and Mahan Khalsa.
    John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
    Call Number: 650.1 Mar
  12. The entrepreneur�s desk reference: authoritative information, ideas, and solutions for your small business / Jane Applegate.
    Bloomberg Press, 2003
    Call Number: 658.02 App
  13. Essentials of entrepreneurship: what it takes to create successful enterprises.
    John Wiley & Sons, 2003
    Call Number: 658.15 Ess


ONLINE DATABASES AVAILABLE FROM HOME

http://www.yorkcounty.gov/library/online.htm

  1. Personal and Business Forms: Find common forms for general office, legal, and real estate use as well as other business-related sources.
  2. GrantSelect : The most comprehensive source of available funding opportunities, GrantSelect comprises seven customized segments: Arts and Humanities, Biomedical and Health Care, Children and Youth, Community Development, K-12 and Adult Basic Education, International Programs, and Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations.
  3. Reference USA: Directory of US businesses.  Lists size of company, top personnel, year established, type of business, credit rating, yearly sales and more. Data can be searched by name of company, name of officers, geographic area, SIC, size, revenue or any combination
  4. Find It Virginia. Business and Company Resource Center: Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

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