Savvy entrepreneurs know that you need much more than a unique offer to be successful; you also need to find a way to connect with your target market and show the benefits of your product or service.
You're invited to attend "Productizing 101" hosted by Andy Rudin, managing principal of Outside Technologies. This workshop will help you define your product, find your customer base, get the word out, and orchestrate a successful launch. There will also be interactive exercises to get you on your feet to learn by doing.
Date: August 22, 2012
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Place: George Mason University, 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling
Cost: Free for MIT Enterprise Forum members; $40 for non-members
Lost Rhino Brewery is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Loudoun County. It's also the site of the August networking event offered by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals.
Date: August 7, 2012
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Place: 21730 Red Rum Dr., #142, Ashburn
Cost: $15 online, $20 at the door
The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Green Business Challenge again this year. Attend a free informational breakfast on August 28 at 8 a.m. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, would understanding energy efficiency and sustainability help you grow your business? "Energy Efficient Building Technology" is a one-week pilot program being offered to business executives by George Washington University this fall.
Date: Sept. 10-14
Time: All day Mon.-Thurs.; half-day Friday
Place: Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn
Cost: $1,250 (fee includes lunches and refreshments)