UMW Small Business Development Center Partners with Middlesex County, Virginia

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On December 10th, Joy Corprew, Director of the University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center in Warsaw, met with the Middlesex Partners in Progress Council to discuss expanding services for the Middlesex County small business community. Among attendees were representatives from the community including Frances Kenyear (Youth Services Case Manager at Rappahannock Community College-Glenns Campus). Ms. Kenyear is interested in working with the University of Mary Washington SBDC and said "I am happy that such a valuable resource is going to be available to the citizens of Middlesex County." Learn more on the SBDC at SBDC-UMW.com. … [Read more...]

UMW Small Business Development Center is hosting First Thursdays with the SBA on February 4, 2016

Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners.  James Williams, Lead Economic Development Specialist with the SBA will join the UMWSBDC on February 4th for this month’s topic “Encore Entrepreneurship.”  A growing number of workers age 50-plus are turning interests, hobbies or skills into a small business. Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or are intending to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. Whether your target market is global or just your neighborhood, the SBA and its Resource Partners can help at every stage of turning your entrepreneurial dream into a thriving business. There will be a featured topic each month followed by specific or general questions and discussion.  To register, visit … [Read more...]

Veterans Encore Entrepreneurship Event Hosted at UMW Center for Economic Development

Area veterans attended the Veterans Encore Entrepreneurship event at the UMW Center for Economic Development on Veteran's Day. Veterans Dianna Flett, Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Ian Denny, USMC Cbt. Engr. (Ret.) shared their experiences in opening businesses in the Fredericksburg area. Both encouraged the prospective owners to do their homework and to take advantage of the resources offered by the UMW SBDC before taking the plunge into business ownership. Dianna Flett noted, "As veterans we have unique skill sets and a unique mindset that focuses us on mission accomplishment. Our focus and drive is truly battle tested." For more information on the SBDC please see SBDC-UMW.com . … [Read more...]