Workshops at UMW-Small Business Development Center Warsaw Office

  Location: Warsaw SBDC

The University if Mary Washington Small Business Development Center Warsaw will be offering the following workshops at their Warsaw office.

Personal and Business Credit Responsibility on February 16th from 10am–Noon. In this class you will learn what is a credit report, how to order a credit report, how to read a credit report, how to start repairing your credit and how to recognize credit repair scams. Registration deadline is February 13th.

Basics of Finance on February 17th from 5:30-7:30pm. This topic introduces students to basic finance concepts and gives them the opportunity to apply these concepts to a real business case. Students do so by conducting a Break-Even Analysis which allows them to learn about finance and to understand the fundamental features of electronic spreadsheets. Registration deadline: February 16th.

Creating a Financial Forecast on February 19th from 5:30-7:30pm. The objective of this workshop is to learn how to forecast financial results in a small business. Learn to efficiently and accurately produce a view of future financial results. A six step process will be discussed along with a review of the forms, formats and tools needed. Case studies will be included. Registration deadline: February 18th.

There is a $25 registration/material fee per each of the above workshops.

Tools You Need to Write an Effective Business Plan workshop on February 25th from 9am – 3pm. The workshop will cover the development of the narrative and financial forecasting portions of a business plan.  Topics include research techniques, format, writing methods and supporting documents, the balance sheet, the income statement, the resource requirement list, the tools, techniques and methodologies needed for efficiently and accurately forecasting business financial results and a cash flow analysis. At the completion of the workshop you will have the knowledge and tools needed to create your business plan. Registration/material fee: $50. Registration deadline: February 23rd.


Seating is limited so registration and fee must be received by the deadline. For additional information or to registered for a workshop please contact Bonnie Haywood at (804)333-0286 or

Scholarships are available for all of the above workshops. For more information regarding the scholarships please contact Lisa Hull at (804)333-1919.