Mondays, Nov 6 through Dec 4, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Fee: $250 (for 5 classes) Are you ready to take action to grow or start your business? Ready to ensure you have a solid foundation to start 2018 off right?!! This Boot Camp is for you if you… • Are an existing business and do not have a business plan • Are a startup and don’t have a business plan • Have a very old business plan and needs updating • Like to work in a team environment • Want to check this off your list (finally!) in 2017 Join our Business Plan Boot Camp and get this one done! Five classes, Monday evenings from 6 to 9 PM, between Nov 6th and Dec 4th. This is an honest, realistic approach to thinking through your business, one step at a time, and writing your business plan. We cover: • Strategy (Mission, Vision, Goals & Objectives) • Products and Services • Marketing • Operations • Financials In our classes, we combine startups (adding enthusiasm and unbridled excitement!) with growth companies (adding wisdom and experience!). Our clients find it to be a win/win! Don’t have time to commit to getting your business plan completed? That’s too bad. Your competitors do. They’re winning YOUR customers. About Robin Suomi, MBA, founder of Startup to Growth, LLC:Success is rarely accidental. My passion is helping my small business clients move from concept through growth (many clients establishing lifestyle businesses and many surpassing $1M in sales), unleashing their vitality, innovation and creativity as they launch or grow their successful and sustainable companies according to their vision. For over 10 years I have helped thousands of small business owners launch and grow their dreams through 1-1 and group small business coaching, technical small business consulting, mastermind groups, business plan classes, and other educational programs. As an adjunct professor, I taught Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Business 101 courses. Our services at Startup to Growth, LLC are delivered online and in-person. Startup to Growth Library, your top notch, go-to resource for online, anytime small business professional development and education provided by experts in their fields. The Library hosts several hours of videos educating small business owners in the areas of social media how-to’s, target market segmentation and multi-generational marketing, graphic art, sales 101, law, insurance, and many other subject areas that small business owners need to know about to be successful. And more are being added. We are growing! It costs less than $50 for 3-month access to the Library, or $119 for an entire year (Introductory Pricing). Become a better, more confident business owner through education. Professional development dollars are never wasted. Many of the video presenters invite Library Members to contact them with their questions, as well. Beginning in November, Library Members will receive an exclusive Newsletter giving tips and tools to help you start OR grow your small business. Check out the Startup to Growth Library at www.startuptogrowth.com/library
Small Business Awards
For 23 years, the Loudoun County Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at The National Conference Center, we celebrated our 23rd anniversary of our Loudoun Small Business Awards. As one of our signature Chamber events, more than 500 of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders gathered to salute the best of Loudoun’s many outstanding small businesses. Stay tuned for next year’s nomination and event information, in the Spring of 2018!
The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce honors local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2017 at the 33rd Annual Valor Awards ceremony on Friday, April 20th at The National Conference Center. The entire Loudoun County business community is invited to attend these Annual Valor Awards to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!
On January 26, 2018, we will welcome & celebrated the leadership of our 2017 Chairman of the Board, Tina Johnson (JP Events & Consulting) and welcomed in our new Chairman, Mitch Sproul (Toth Financial) and honor the Community Leadership Awards Finalists.
On August 21, 2017, we hosted our 35th Annual Golf Classic event at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard — is nothing short of spectacular. This event has been Loudoun County’s Premier business golf tournament for three decades. Event details for the 36th Golf Classic will be coming soon.