Upcoming Events


Small Business & Entrepreneur Events

Launchpad is a place for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to call home by hosting meaningful events over coffee, lunch and after hours. Learn a new skill, take a refresher class or pass on your knowledge by teaching a class of your own.

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START Peninsula Success Builder Sussessions

In each of the 2-hour sessions you will gain a better understanding of powerful communication strategies including how to effectively engage your audience, what tools to use to keep them engaged and the difference in pitching to investor’s vs. presenting for sales.

The 3 modules are being held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the peninsula at the following locations.

START Peninsula Success Builder Sessions informationModule 1 – “Setting Yourself Up for Success”
Monday, May 15, 2017
The Launchpad
4345 New Town Ave, Suite 200
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Module 2 – “Developing and Using the Right Tools”
Monday, June 12, 2017
Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100
Hampton, VA 23666

Module 3 – “Showtime! Making the Ask and Generating Sales”
Monday, July 17, 2017
Brittingham Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Drive
Newport News, VA 23601

Seating is limited – Cost is just $10 per session.

Attendance is FREE to those who previously pitched a business idea at START Peninsula. Call 757-565-4373 to register.

SCORE Business Management Workshop

Law Boot Camp for Small Business

Where: Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance Bldg, 421 N. Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185 
  Saturday,  May 13, 9-11 a.m. 
 $24 in advance; $29 Cash or check at door

REGISTER NOW: Williamsburg.SCORE.org/take-workshop | info@SCOREwilliamsburg.org 

Whether you are considering incorporating your sole proprietorship, currently have an LLC or are creating an entirely new business, Business Law Boot Camp will help you navigate the murky waters of business law. The course covers a broad range of topics, including the pros and cons of different business structures (LLC, Partnership, S-Corp, etc.), strategies for creating and maintaining the liability protection of your corporation or company, establishing transition plans for when you are no longer in control and much more.

Participants in this workshop will learn:

  • Forms of business entities (C-Corp, S-Corp, Partnership, LLC and Sole Proprietorship) and the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • How to interface with the State Corporation Commission
  • When you should consider seeking the assistance of an attorney to represent your business
  • Regulatory maintenance and compliance - how to protect yourself from liability by building a protocol castle
  • Managing the details - little things that can make a business hum or drive it to ruin

The presenters: The workshop will be taught by Jeremy Johnson, an attorney from Johnson, Gasink & Baxter LLP, a Virginia law firm focusing on estate planning and small business law.

Peninsula Workforce Development Center   
Room 1302
600 Butler Farm Road 
Hampton, VA 23669            

May 18, 2017
2 to 4 p.m. 

For more information, or to register, please contact manfredm@tncc.edu