Request for Workshop Proposals
Business Smarts 2021
We are seeking presenters for our January-December 2021 Business Smarts Sessions on topics that help meet the many challenges of business management and ownership.
Business Smarts sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of every month. We currently meet via Zoom but hope to eventually get back to in-person networking sessions in the SV SBDC offices.
Virtual sessions meet from 9:00-10:30 am. In-person sessions may return to an earlier time according to the wishes of our attendees.
Session Topics might include customer support, human resources, accounting & finance, legal issues, marketing, sales, operations, technology, competition, strategic planning, work/life balances, discussion of a business-oriented book, or any topic related to smart business management.
The goal of every Business Smarts session is that attendees leave with practical information they can put to use in their business or professional life.
Your Proposal for a Business Smarts Presentation must include the items listed below. If information is missing or vague, your proposal may not be reviewed.
1. Contact Info: Name, Title or Position, Business Affiliation with Web Address, Email Address, Daytime Phone Number
2. Suggested Title for your workshop
3. Brief Content Description with Desired Outcome/Takeaways for attendees
4. Professional Experience and/or education relevant to the topic
5. Availability: indicate if there are any months Jan-Dec 2021 when you cannot present.
Note: We do not allow presentations to be used as “infomercials” or solicitations for a specific business, product, or service.
Submit your proposal via email by 8:00 am, Monday, December 7, 2020, with the subject line “Business Smarts Proposal your last name” to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Not a presenter yourself, but you have a great topic in mind or know a great speaker? Pass this invitation along or contact us with your suggestion(s).
Questions? Contact: Joyce Krech email@example.com or Sheena Armentrout firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Smarts is sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SV SBDC) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce (HRCC)