Date: November 9, 2016
New River Valley, VA – This November, the New River Valley, along with communities all across America, are celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month by hosting community workshops. These workshops aim to educate and empower individuals interested in starting or expanding their small businesses in the region, and will be led by local business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Learn more about how you can join a local entrepreneurship workshop and launch your next big idea in the New River Valley!
The Entrepreneurship Option
When: Thursday, November 10, from 6 – 8 pm
Where: New River Community College, NRV Mall Site, 400 New River Road, Christiansburg, VA 24073
New River Community College is teaming up with VT KnowledgeWorks to offer a one-night entrepreneurship workshop. This workshop will help participants understand what it takes to embark on the entrepreneurship path and is open to anyone considering starting their own business.
Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks, will share his knowledge and experience on a variety of topics including things to consider before starting a business, common misconceptions about small businesses and fundamental characteristics shared by successful entrepreneurs. He will also offer individualized attention to answer questions and advise attendees of the session.
Register in advance at http://bit.ly/entrepreneurship112016.
When: Wednesday, November 16, from 9 am – Noon
Where: Pearisburg Town Hall, 112 Tazewell Street, Pearisburg, VA 24134
In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the New River Valley Regional Commission, the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity, Opportunity Southwest Virginia and the Roanoke Small Business Development Center have partnered to host a FREE training event. The Entrepreneur Workshop connects small business owners, and those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs with programs and resources to help move their plans forward. The program includes interactive discussions and exercises covering key elements of business practices and will be presented by Virginia’s small business support partners.
Advanced registration is required. Please register at www.vastartup.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Patrick O’Brien at the New River Valley Regional Commission at 540-639-9313.
Virginia’s New River Valley is a vibrant community that’s home to two state universities, Virginia Tech and Radford University, and a diverse industry base ranging from large international corporations to small technology startups. The region is designated the Blacksburg-Christiansburg Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area and encompasses the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and the city of Radford.
The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance is a public/private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market the New River Valley, to foster job creation, facilitate new investment and to improve the quality of life in the region.