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Small Business Innovators Summit
This summit debut will be a two-day event in downtown Ashland supporting entrepreneurs from small cities across Virginia. Participants will experience a full year's worth of business education and networking in 36 hours, hearing from organizations like Virginia Community Capital, Mass Mutual, Longleaf Conservation Capital, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and SCORE.

What’s In It for Participants?
Connect your company to industry experts, investment managers, founders, and innovators from around the region. Network with other entrepreneurs and company representatives from the area. Listen and learn to those who can help you grow, expand, scale, or improve on key aspects of your business.

With 9 sessions over two days we’ll cover both the nuts and bolts of business planning as well as some of the forward-looking projects shaping future businesses around the Commonwealth. Topics covered include writing your business plan, budgeting for growth, identifying and marketing to your core customers, and funding your business through both debt and grant dollars.

Featuring speakers from the companies and organizations including:
Longleaf Conservation Capital
Downtown Ashland Association
Agriberry Farm
Dominion Energy
Virginia Community Capital
Shamin Hotels
Richlands Creamery
Harlow Ridge Farm
First Bank and Trust
Creative Marketing Group
Ginger Juice
VA Foundation for Innovation and Rural Sustainability
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Dominion Energy Innovation Center
201 Duncan St, Ashland, Virginia 23005
March 26 - March 27
8:30am - 2:00pm