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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
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Christina Garnett
Marketing Director
Upcoming Events & Promotions
The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center is partnering with Google to offer a free workshop on how to utilize Google Adwords Express. All participants are encouraged to bring a laptop so they can set up their accounts, learn best practices, and create practice ads for their business.
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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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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Social Media is a necessity in today's technological environment. In this course, we will break down the key social media platforms, best practices for each, as well as creating a strategy to make sure you reach your audience through these channels. We will discuss the following platforms:...
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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 essentials...
In today's social media climate, there are a number of legal issues that individuals and businesses face. Josh Treece, with Woods Rogers PLC, will discuss the legal implications of social media and how you can best protect yourself from these legal issues. The class is only 2 hours long so these...

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