2018-01-31 / Observer Business



FEB. 1

Business Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Salisbury Country Club, 13620 W. Salisbury Road. Randy Sklar, CEO of Sklar Technologies, will discuss cyber security. $15/member, $25/ guest, member within 48 hours of event.

FEB. 9

How to Start Your Own Small Business, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia, 720 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 300. In a lecture and open discussion format with other entrepreneurs and local, experienced small-business professionals, learn about writing an effective business plan, website design strategies, choosing the right legal structure, proper business insurance, successful marketing plans and more. A SCORE Workshop. Registration required. Includes lunch. $90, add a business partner for $50. 350-3569,

FEB. 14

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chesterfield Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road. Sonya Ravindranath Waddell, director of regional economics for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will discuss economic trends. Registration recommended. $20/members, $35/nonmembers by Feb. 9; $25/members, $40/nonmembers by Feb. 13; $35/members, $45/nonmembers at the door. 748-6364, ext. 2,

FEB. 15

Economic Development Authority monthly meeting, 3-4 p.m., Chesterfield Economic Development, 9401 Courthouse Road, Suite B. The Chesterfield Economic Development Authority works in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development to help create new jobs, expand the tax base and diversify the economy of Chesterfield County. 318-8550,

Grant Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road. Learn about grants given by the Self-Development of People group. Presenters will introduce their group and explain the process of obtaining a grant. Registration required. 751-CCPL,

FEB. 22

Prioritize your Health: How to be Proactive and Not Reactive, 8-9:30 a.m., Thunderbolt Indoor Karting, 1365 Carmia Way. Local trial attorney Erica Giovanni Baez will share her personal story of obtaining genetic testing for cancer in her early 30s, her positive result, its impact on her life, and the lessons she learned on her journey, including her decision for preventive surgery. Registration required. Presented by the Chesterfield Chamber’s Women’s Business Council. Free/chamber members and guests, $10/nonmembers. 748-6364, ext. 2,

FEB. 27

How to Price Products and Services, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road. Discover tips and tools that can be used to improve pricing and profitability. Learn how to calculate costs and break even, different pricing methods and ways to beat a low-price competitor. A SCORE workshop. $25. 350-3569,

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