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About Us

We assist small businesses, individuals purchasing or selling a business, nonprofits, and aspiring business owners. We are able to offer these services at no or minimal cost due to the support of our sponsors. Visit us at www.roanokesmallbusiness.org

Our Ideal Customer

We work with established businesses as well as those who are interested in starting their own business. We answer questions related to business planning, taxes, financials, marketing, and other small business needs.

Our Team
Christina Garnett from Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center
Christina Garnett
Marketing Director
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This course will go over various topics relating to SEO, including: - Tools/Plugins for onsite SEO - Keyword Strategy - Overview of how crawlers work and how you can tell them what pages you want them to look at - How reviews sites impact your SEO - Local SEO strategies - How to do a...
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Wix Certified Trainer and Webmaster, Christina Garnett, will walk you through the process of creating your own Wix website. You will need to bring a laptop for this half-day seminar. In addition to creating your site, you will receive a code in order to get 50% off your first year of Wix (can...
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The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center works with current business owners as well as start ups. Our confidential counseling sessions are free with the support of our sponsors. We offer counseling sessions at numerous, convenient locations throughout the Roanoke Region and New...


Workshops are offered monthly on various topics pertaining to business. Our Business Basics and Marketing Basics workshops are offered each month, with more specific workshops offered periodically. Our list of classes for 2017 include: Business Basics, Marketing Basics, Social Media Basics,...
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This course describes the fundamentals of the most important aspect of any small business: marketing. At the end of this course, you will be able to create a marketing plan for your small business that encompasses a creative plan, a positioning plan, and a media marketing calendar--the...
Do you currently have a business and wonder if you should have a Facebook page? Do you understand the importance of Facebook, but do not know how to utilize it for your business? Our Facebook Basics workshop is for you. This course is designed for beginners who want to learn more about utilizing...
Your business needs an online presence, but you are trying to decide whether you should make your own or hire someone to do it for you. In this workshop, we will discuss website creation using Wix, Squarespace, and Wordpress. We will go over website best practices. Create an outline of what...

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