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Posted on: November 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Workshop to Provide Insight on Business Practices for Potential Entrepreneurs, Business Owners

Roanoke, VA – In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an Entrepreneur Express Workshop will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Vinton War Memorial located at 814 E. Washington Ave. in Vinton. Potential entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the Roanoke Valley are invited to attend. There is no cost for the workshop; however, advanced registration is required by visiting

This entrepreneurial business and management workshop will provide information on available business resources, and deliver practical ideas that can be utilized by potential entrepreneurs and current business owners. The keynote address will be given by Roanoke Spanish Founder Elda Stanco-Downey on the topic, “Is entrepreneurship for you?” The program agenda includes guidelines for starting and operating a business, growing a business, marketing strategies, financing and is an opportunity to network with individuals from the business community.

The Economic Development Departments of the City of Roanoke, County of Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center, Virginia Tourism Corporation, and Virginia Community Capital are partnering to host this event.

The Entrepreneur Express Workshop will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a week set aside each year to celebrate innovators and job creators launching startups to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. GEW inspires people everywhere via local, national, and global activities designed to help individuals take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) and its partners launched the Entrepreneur Express: Moving Your Business Forward Program in 2006 in Southwest Virginia. The program has allowed several thousand entrepreneurs through numerous workshops the opportunity to access local, regional, state and federal programs to start and grow their business enterprise. Due to the success in Southwest Virginia, the program has been expanded statewide and has reached numerous Virginians. Today, it is Virginia’s signature business outreach program in each part of the state.

For more information, visit or call 540-772-2069 or 540-853-1694. The Economic Development Departments of the City of Roanoke, County of Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton work collaboratively to provide programs and services to encourage business growth, investment, and development.


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