April 24 events for entrepreneurs and businesses

The RISE Grapevine Virtual Meetup was hosted on Thursday, January 18, 2024, 12pm-1pm on Zoom.

During this virtual meetup, we discussed recent events and upcoming opportunities for entrepreneurs who are starting or growing businesses in Southern Virginia. The meetup was hosted by Hope Harris-Gayles of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and the Longwood SBDC, with support from the SOVA Innovation HubOur featured speaker was entrepreneur Shawn A. Barksdale, owner of Press 4 Time Tees and host of the Ten Minutes of Truth Podcast.

Listen to this Meetup on the Ten Minutes of Truth Podcast with Shawn A. Barksdale

 Join us as we explore the crucial questions surrounding scaling a business and cultivating meaningful relationships in the entrepreneurial landscape. Shawn’s wealth of experience and strategic expertise provide listeners with valuable insights into the dynamic challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs. From scaling tactics to relationship-building strategies, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of business growth and personal connections in the ever-evolving entrepreneurial journey. Get ready to gain actionable advice and inspiration from a seasoned entrepreneur, Shawn A. Barksdale.

Featured Resources

Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SOVA Innovation Hub

SOVA Innovation Hub

Regional Non-Profit & Coworking Space in South Boston, VA

Upcoming Events

February 15

RISE Grapevine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Thursday, February 15 |   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. 

News & Events for Entrepreneurs and Businesses

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