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2014 SBIF Business Plan Competition
TBD @ Martinsville-Henry County EDC

Coming soon...Plans are underway for the 4th Annual Small Business Investment Forum (SBIF) Business Plan Competition. Slated to begin in early Fall, participants can submit a business plan and compete for space, mentoring and/or funding.

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Understanding Cash Flow and Business Loans
Sep 10, 2014 @ Virginia Museum of Natural History
Time: 9:00 AM

Why is it so hard to get a business loan? Your existing cash flow is obviously one of the most important factor for obtaining bank loans and investor financing. Before you approach a bank or potential investor, it is important that you understand and can explain where your money is coming from and where it's going. Lenders want to ensure that you have the operating funds you need to support a successful business.

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Basics of a Food-based Business: Rules and Regulations
Oct 15, 2014 @ To Be Determined
Time: 12:00 PM

Food-based businesses are an increasingly popular field. However, starting this type of business requires more than a great knack for cooking. Rules and regulations for operating these businesses are very specific and can sometimes seem overwhelming. Knowing what is expected upfront can help avoid pitfalls later.

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Many MHC entrepreneurs and small businesses take advantage of our free workshops to continue their professional development and as a networking opportunity.