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  • 12:00 pm

    Encryption Workshop: Protect Your Critical Information Series

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  • 9:00 am

    Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent

  • 4:00 pm

    Encryption Workshop: Protect Your Critical Information Series

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Contact Us for One on One Training

All scheduled workshops and training events are entered on our calendar. If you need training or guidance on a topic(s) which is not scheduled, contact us via email at sbdc@sw.edu and we are happy to schedule one-on-one training for you.

On-Demand Videos

Explore the Virginia SBDC Network's library of recorded webinars:

 

Patent and Trademarks videos include:

  • Learn about U.S. design patents
  • Learn how to conduct a prior art search
  • Filing a provisional or non-provisional utility patent application
  • USPTO patent resources for inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Trademark basics
  • Patenting apps and software
  • U.S. patent practice
  • Patent basics
  • Intellectual property 101

Cybersecurity videos include:

  • What is digital piracy?
  • Blackhat vs. Whitehat: What is the difference?
  • Cyber awareness training for your business
  • Digital spring cleaning
  • Cybersecurity policies: Why you need them
  • Business continuity
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Remote worker security
  • Privileged vs. unprivileged access
  • What is IOT: Internet of Things
  • End point protection
  • Cloud security
  • Cyber insurance
  • Cybersecurity frameworks: Do you need one?
  • Vulnerability testing and penetration testing: What is the difference?
  • Firewalls
  • What is a flat network and why don't you want one?
  • Intrusion detection security
  • Phishing
  • Open WiFi
  • Website security
  • Ransomware
  • Password vulnerabilities
  • Password managers
  • Virtual private networks
  • Safe online shopping
  • Cybersecurity commitments for 2021
  • Backing up your data
  • Encrypting your laptop, desktop, and servers
  • Why you should provide security and awareness training to your staff
  • Is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) putting your business at risk?
  • Decluttering your digital life
  • Cybersecurity: How to best protect your business online
  • Key technologies and cybersecurity needs

e-Commerce videos include:

  • Managing your WordPress website
  • Success through e-Commerce
  • Future proofing your business: Blockchain basics
  • Different digital products and services to consider offering as a small business
  • Intro to the best e-Commerce platforms for small business
  • e-Commerce for retailers

Management videos include:

  • The future of consumers and customer behavior
  • Understanding and mitigating supply chain risks remotely
  • Good hiring processes when you are hiring online
  • Tips and tricks for working remotely
  • Managing a remote workforce
  • Employee and diversity planning

Restaurants and Retail videos include:

  • Co-opetition
  • Fulfillment pivot: Pack it and ship it
  • e-Commerce for retailers
  • Futurizing your business
  • Hosting a virtual food and beverage event: Producers
  • Hosting a virtual food and beverage event: Restaurants and retailers

Sales and Marketing videos include:

  • Marketing and promoting your business on the web
  • Leadership in uncertainty
  • Reaching your customers in a changing marketplace
  • Understanding your customers: Do you know who is listening
  • Branding and messaging to cut through the noise
  • Use social media to tell your story in a post-COVID world
  • Advertising in the new normal
  • Marketing in the new normal
  • What is your message?

Business Recovery videos include:

  • What your resiliency plan should look like
  • Developing a crisis communication plan
  • Risk management/evaluation
  • Key technologies and cybersecurity needs
  • Succession planning
  • Crisis management: Developing a team and process
  • Preparing for the next crisis
  • Inventory: Identifying revenue, supply chain and recreating inventory stock
  • Recovery marketing
  • Credit and cash flow management