Stafford Business Events

The Department of Stafford Economic Development and Tourism focuses on business attraction, entrepreneurship, and initiatives that stimulate our regional business economy. Watch our list of business events here so you can get involved in the business and entrepreneurial community in Stafford.

July Coffee Talk: Revisiting “Broadcasting Happiness”

718 Venue 718 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA, United States

Join us at July's Coffee Talk as we have a book discussion on Broadcasting Happiness by Michelle Gielan, who headlined our 29th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium last November! This discussion will be led by Susan Coleman, Life Coach and recipient of the 2023 Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award. Learn more & register >> https://www.umw.edu/lcpw/coffee-talk/

Marketing 101

Webinar VA, United States

This one hour webinar is designed to help shape your brand identity and foster growth for your small business. In a crowded digital arena, strategic marketing is essential for visibility and differentiation, ensuring relevance and success in today's competitive landscape. Key takeaways for this webinar: Gain an understanding of your customer, target market and competitors […]

Free

GovCon 101: Proposal Development

Webinar VA, United States

Topic: Proposal Development The Federal Government buys over $600 billion per year on goods and services, 5% of that spend is allocated for Small Business. In order to be successful in government contracting you must know how to respond to a solicitation with a winning proposal. A properly formatted proposal will help you get noticed […]

Free

V-TOP Workshop: Developing Our Workforce Through Internships

University of Mary Washington Main Campus 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA, United States

Join us for a free workshop designed to help local organizations learn how to develop high-quality, mutually beneficial internship experiences, satisfy the training prerequisite to qualify for state-funded support for creating or expanding an internship program, and network with other business professionals from your region. About the Workshop: This workshop is designed to provide local […]

Free

Beer & Business: The Truth about RUNNING a Small Business!

Highmark Brewery 390 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA, United States

Get to know your local business community through the Beer & Business Networking Series! Presented by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority, the Stafford Beer & Business Series is a quarterly event that brings together professionals from various industries. On August 14th, come and network with business professionals at one of Stafford's great breweries - […]

The 2024 Business Acumen Series – Leading and Managing Hybrid Teams

The University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus 125 University Blvd, Stafford, VA, United States

The structure of work has changed, but what functions to build a good team hasn’t. In Leading and Managing Hybrid Teams, you will learn best practices for establishing trust, flexibility, and a purpose-driven team. Speaker: Kimberly Young, Associate Provost, Career & Workforce, University of Mary Washington Learn more & register here >> https://cps.umw.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1183298

$275

The 2024 Business Acumen Series – Leading from Every Seat

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus 4224 University Drive, King Georgia, VA, United States

Leading doesn’t just happen at the top of an organization; leading happens throughout groups at varying levels of responsibility. Everyone has the opportunity to lead from right where they are, to influence and affect change in the seat they occupy today. Through understanding how influence occurs and mapping this to your experience, you will learn […]

$275

The 2024 Business Acumen Series – Building a Growth Mindset in Your Team

The University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus 125 University Blvd, Stafford, VA, United States

A growth mindset is the belief that a person’s capacities and talents can improve over time. This mindset primes a person to see potential in failure and be more resilient in the face of challenges. This session will focus on building your own growth mindset, and building capacity for a growth mindset in your team. […]

$275