Training and Events

Managing Your Business Remotely

A special Web Series developed in response to COVID – 19, these webinars are designed to help you manage your business in this difficult environment. Scroll down for the full list of topics.

Facilitator Jennifer Woofter is the President and Founder of Strategic Sustainability Consulting.  She manages a remote workforce across the globe. She also serves as an SBDC Advisor for the Virginia SBDC – Lynchburg Region.  She is going to share with us the skills for managing a remote workforce which she has learned over 15 years.


Good Hiring Processes When You Are Hiring On-Line
Tuesday, March 31, 12:15 p.m.
The show must go on — and your organization needs to keep the talent pipeline moving despite the need for social distancing. We’ll go over tricks and tips for identifying, screening, negotiating and hiring great candidates, all using virtual tools. Register here.

Understanding and Mitigating Supply Chain Risks Remotely
Thursday, April 2, 12:15 p.m.
Uh-oh, a possible pandemic is here and you’re not ready! Learn ways to mitigate unexpected (and potentially catastrophic) supply chain disruptions now, while putting in place systems to reduce your risk in the future. Register here.

Past Topics Videos and Slides

Tips & Tricks for Working From Home
Thursday, March 26, 12:15 p.m.
Working from home is great, until it’s not. We’ll talk about the most common pitfalls of remote work and how to avoid them, so that you and your boss are excited to continue a telecommuting option long after the coronavirus is a distant memory!

March 26 Webinar

Managing a Remote Workforce
Thursday, March 19, 12:15 p.m.
With employees suddenly working from home a lot more, managers need different skills and tools to effectively get the job done. Learn best practices for managing virtual teams, creating accountability without micromanaging, and keeping your organizational culture intact.
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Canva Design Tool for Beginners

April 1, 2020
8:30 am – 10:00 am


This training will teach you the basics of using Canva to improve your marketing and brand presentation. This versatile, low cost tool has a lot of easy options – including some free ones – that will make even the least design savvy seem like they got skillz. Use it to make your social media content, presentations, print media, and t-shirts stand out from the crowd!

This event is a partnership of the SBDC – Lynchburg Region, Destination Bedford, the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Town of Bedford Economic Development, and Bedford County Economic Development.