April 24 events for entrepreneurs and businesses

Give your Southern Virginia business a boost by attending one or more of these April 2024 events for entrepreneurs and businesses!

April 10

Southern Virginia Procurement Fair

Wednesday, April 10   |   8:30am-5:00pm   |   Danville, VA

The Southern Virginia Regional Procurement Fair is designed to educate valued businesses how to obtain contracts in working with large industries and government agencies. This event is the perfect opportunity to get your foot in the door and your business on the map in working with new and large companies. There are two sessions: 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:30-5:00pm. Participants only need to attend one session. The event is sponsored by Caesars Virginia.

April 10

Rise & Shine Entrepreneur Meetup – Brunswick County

Wednesday, April 10   |   8:30-10:00am   |   Lawrenceville, VA

This monthly gathering includes discussion about entrepreneurship and innovation, how to find resources to start and grow businesses, and opportunities to get engaged in strategic growth for the region. It is free to the community, to support connections and community among entrepreneurs and innovators across the region.

April 10

Preparing Your Pitch – Best Practices in Developing Your Business Briefing

Wednesday, April 10   |   10:00am-12:00pm   |   Zoom

During this Virginia SBDC webinar facilitated by Mason SBDC, you will be guided through a step-by-step process of building a business briefing invaluable to business of all sizes and stages. 

April 23

Create with Canva

Tuesday, April 23   |   9:30-10:30am   |   Zoom

Join Longwood SBDC for this beginner-friendly course where you’ll dive into the exciting world of graphic design using Canva.

April 25

Building the Foundation for Your New Business

Thursday, April 25   |   10:30am-12:00pm   |   Zoom

Join Longwood SBDC for this course where you’ll prepare yourself to start a successful business by learning 1) how to evaluate your entrepreneurial abilities, 2) marketing strategies, 3) financial resources, 4) legal form of organization, 5) tips to prepare & present your business plan, and 6) cybersecurity tips.

April 25

RISE Grapevine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Thursday, April 25   |   12:00-1:00pm   |   Zoom

The RISE Grapevine Monthly Virtual Meetup is a virtual gathering of diverse, creative, and inclusive entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders from across Southern Virginia. During each monthly meeting, we share updates from local and regional entrepreneurs support organizations. 

Stay up to date on RISE Events

Find out what’s happening in the RISE Southern Virginia ecosystem on the RISE Meetups page.