Upcoming Events


Startup survival series Opens in new window

What does it take to survive and win the hyper-competitive world of startups? This includes cracking the code on understanding the necessary mindset, managing your company, making your numbers work, avoiding hidden traps that kill startups, how to pitch your business and breaking out of a failed plan.

Meet other entrepreneurs in a relaxed social setting at monthly socials!

Dates

  • June 5, 2019 – Social Gathering at the Virginia Beer Company in Williamsburg
  • June 20, 2019 – Micropitch Competition at the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Hampton
  • July 18, 2019 – Marketing Your Startup at TBD in Newport News
  • Aug. 7, 2019 – Social Gathering at St. George Brewing Company in Hampton
  • Aug. 15, 2019 – Forming a Legal Entity at TBD in Newport News
  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Pitch Perfect at Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in Hampton
  • Sept. 19, 2019 – Pitch Perfect at TBD in Newport News

All events are from 6-8 p.m.

Information

https://www.startpeninsula.com/calendar 

Sponsors

Start Peninsula

HBB Lunch and Learn

Home-Based Business Lunch & Learn Series

Home-based businesses are invited to bring a bag lunch and enjoy free drinks and desserts. Each month a different locality will host a monthly session with networking, a keynote speaker and Q&A. Topics vary each month. Please view the flyer for complete details.

Cost

Free

Date

Venue

Varies

Register

Please RSVP to econdev@yorkcounty.gov or 757-890-3317.

Information

Please view the flyer for complete details.

Sponsors

This series is sponsored by the Counties of York, Gloucester, James City and the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg.

SBDC logoSmall Business Development Center Workshop: Managing Your Personal and Business Credit

It costs money to start a business. Managing Your Personal and Business Credit will assist you in making the right choices to fund the business. This workshop offers a wide range of helpful information designed to help you reach your financial goals. With a better understanding of the many resources available to finance your business venture and how lenders view and assess your company’s creditworthiness, you will be better prepared to obtain the funding you need to grow and thrive. You’ll also learn how to use the 5 C’s as a credit management tool to run your small business.

Cost

$10

Date

Tuesday, June 18 from 9 a.m.-noon

Venue

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Register

To register, please visit the Hampton Roads Chamber Calendar of Events.

Questions

For more information, please contact 757-865-3128.

Sponsors

Thomas Nelson Community College and Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

ChecklistSCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage Your Own Business 

Are you interested in starting a business but concerned about …how to begin? ...where to begin? ...whether your idea makes sense? Here’s your chance to get some answers.

After this workshop you will know…

  • how a business plan can help you
  • your options for a legal structure of the business
  • the importance of creating a budget
  • the good news and the bad news about getting financing for your business
  • how to define your product or service benefits and your target customer
  • where to look  for help and guidance

Don’t fall into the trap of “Build it and they will come” (because they won’t).

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg2hn0o7c1752f67&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/score-workshop-how-start-manage-your-own-business-summer-session

2019 Military Job Fair Sponsored by the Military2019 Military Job Fair Flyer Opens in new window Affairs Council of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Connect with employers that are ready to hire at the 2019 Military Job Fair. Job search assistance available for all. Computers available. There will be three seminars:

  • How to Work a Job Fair – 8:15 a.m.
  • Federal Workshop – 9:15 a.m.
  • Employers Panel – 10:30 a.m.

This event is open to active-duty/retired military, reservist, DOD civilians, dependents and veterans from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and to the general public from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Dress for success. No children permitted. Resume preferred.

Date

Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Venue

Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

Register

http://www.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/events/details/2019-military-job-fair-9878

Questions

For more information, please contact 757-325-8162 or email Megan at megan@vpcc.org.

Sponsors

Military Affairs Council of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Military Family Support Center Employment Programs

Nonprofit Management Institute

Nonprofit Management Institute logoThe Nonprofit Management Institute (Institute) is a joint initiative of the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center and NetworkPeninsula. The Institute began in January 2019. The goal of the Institute is to educate nonprofit professionals and equip them with best practices in all areas of nonprofit management, leadership and development.

  • Classes will be held at Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center in Williamsburg on Fridays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Actual class time will be five hours with one hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.
  • Participants will receive .5 CEUs per class plus five CFRE points per class.
  • The pilot year will include classes for participants to complete a Certificate in Fundraising Management and/or a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Some classes can also be applied to additional Certificate programs, which will be added in subsequent years. These will include Certificates in Resource Development, Organizational Development, Financial/Legal Management, Volunteer Management, and Board Education. Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Nonprofit Management by completing a number of courses.



Dates

  • Aug. 23, 2019 – Conflict Resolution (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)
  • Sept. 13, 2019 – Team Building Techniques & Creative Facilitation (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)
  • Oct. 11, 2019 – Board Governance (Nonprofit Leadership and Board Education)
  • Nov. 8, 2019 – Essentials of Human Resource Management (Nonprofit Leadership and Organizational Development)
  • Dec. 6, 2019 – Time & Meeting Management (Nonprofit Leadership)

*This class is required for anyone working toward the Certificate in Fundraising Management who has less than 3 years of experience in a fundraising position.

For full class descriptions and instructors, click here. For bios of instructors, click here.

Venue

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Registration

To register, please visit http://networkpeninsula.org/nmi/ for complete directions.

Cost

$75 for NetworkPeninsula members and $85 for all others

Sponsors

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center and Network Peninsula

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Information

https://www.gwlaunchpad.com/events/