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Cyber Awareness Training for Your Business

Virtual – Zoom

Cybersecurity awareness is essential for all businesses regardless of size. Your employees are the first line of defense in protecting your digital information and your business from hackers. This training will focus on the latest online threats such as phishing, malware, and ransomware. During this session the Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity Advisor, Tom Stamulis, will provide an overview of the latest threats along with tips that every employee can use to protect your network.

Success through e-Commerce

Virtual

Join us if you’re interested in pivoting more of your efforts to ONLINE SALES This session will cover: The variety of websites available, the possibilities for upgrading yours to better accommodate online sales and the estimated costs to accomplish this! The various e-commerce platforms available and how to select the best based on your specific business needs. How to setup and manage your online storefront or service portal and how to use data and marketing to maximize returns. Instructor: Cameron Nelson, Chief Digital Advisor, Virginia SBDC and CV SBDC

Encryption Workshop – Protect Your Critical Information Series

Virtual

Do you encrypt your data? If you answered NO or if you are unsure then your business is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity advisor, Tom Stamulis, will show you how to implement the processes and techniques in a how-to workshop to help protect your critical information. This workshop will cover: * Encryption solutions for both Mac and PC * Benefits of encrypting critical information Each 45-minute workshop is limited to 15 people. This workshop is set up for small group interaction and discussion. To protect the sensitivity of the information shared, these sessions will not be recorded.

Attracting, Retaining and Reskilling Talent

Virtual

FINDING AND KEEPING THE TALENT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED ‘Attract, Develop, and Retain Quality Employees’ is the mantra of successful CEOs and HR people across the US. Small business often has difficulty in each step of this process. This webinar will help you design an effective hiring process that is easy to use and results in better applicants and smarter selection tactics. Whether your area is dealing with low unemployment or you have not been able to find the right skills, it offers tips and tactics to succeed. We will cover ways to enhance your current employees’ knowledge and skills as well as to offer re-skilling to address new needs. Retention is a product of hiring the right people up front, then providing them with the coaching and development to succeed and grow. We will cover all of this plus some basic information for those considering allowing remote or hybrid work options. Along with other resources, a link to free “The Small Employers Guide to Effective Hiring” will be included.

Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR “Tips Before you Submit” WEBINAR

Virtual

This special 1.5 hour webinar is designed to help those who are planning a submission an upcoming Dept. of Defense SBIR/STTR deadline. The next DOD SBIR & STTR BAA's open on Aug. 25, will begin accepting proposals on Sept. 21, and closes Oct. 21. This session will briefly cover the key elements of a DOD SBIR/STTR that make the proposal most competitive, followed by plenty of time for Q&A with the instructor! This session is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Instructors: TechOpp Consulting COST: Free for Virginia based small tech firms $35 for all others

Ascend and Assist: A Leader’s Experience

Hilton Norfolk The Main 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, Norfolk, VA

Solutions to problems entrepreneurs, leaders & business execs are facing [...]

VPN Setup

Virtual

Do you use VPN for remote workers? If you answered NO or if you are unsure then your business is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Virginia SBDC Cybersecurity advisor, Tom Stamulis, will show you how to implement the processes and techniques in a how-to workshop to help protect your critical information. This workshop will cover: Dangers of Open Wifi How a VPN works How to set up a VPN Commercial VPN options Each 45-minute workshop is limited to 15 people. This workshop is set up for small group interaction and discussion. To protect the sensitivity of the information shared, these sessions will not be recorded.

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