The pandemic has changed customer expectations and behaviors. Some of these changes may be temporary, while others may be here to stay. In this session, participants will learn more about broad trends in consumer behavior and will hear directly from business owners who are navigating these trends. Attendees will also have time to identify potential long-term changes in their industries and how they will need to adapt.
NEW! Capital Access Grants Workshop - Mandatory To better service CAP grant applicants, Norfolk Development will be holding mandatory CAP Virtual Workshops. The workshops are designed to review the application process to reduce errors and provide answers to possible questions. The dates for 2021 Round 2 Workshops are as follow: • Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 AM 90 minutes • Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 90 minutes 1 hour presentation & 30 min Q & A via WebEx.
Whether you're just at the idea stage, a fledgling entrepreneur, or a booming start up, this Pitch Contest is for you! This is your 5 minute opportunity to present your business pitch in front of experienced industry professionals. Each session will have 4 Pitch Slots available. Judges will critique, rank and provide feedback for the pitcher and the winner will move on as a finalist for the Pitch Finale June 23rd from 6:00-9:00 at The Granby Theatre in Norfolk. Session winners will be eligible for prizes from local businesses and the Grand Prize Winner will receive an awards package.