Bagels & Business – Grab a Bagel & Let’s Chat Business!


October 12, 2023    
7:30 am - 8:15 am


Bookings closed


Virginia Smart Community Testbed
2143 Richmond Highway , Stafford, VA, 22554

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Did you know that roughly 3 in 5 Americans have had an idea for starting a business? But an overwhelming majority of those people—92 percent—didn’t follow through with turning their idea into reality. Top Reasons? They didn’t know how to get started, They didn’t have access to business tools. They weren’t sure how to work with the tools/technology needed to run a business.

Join RIoT for our new monthly series – Bagels & Business – where we will discuss different topics related to starting a business, growing your existing business, expanding your knowledge base, and your network. Each month we will cover a different topic including customer discovery, MVP, sales, finances, goal planning, marketing, and more!
Stop in, grab a bagel and coffee or tune in and join us from home as we cover key things all business owners need to consider.

OCTOBER TOPIC: Today’s Tech Essentials for Any Small Business – PART 1.

Technology impacts every business. In the 1990’s and 2000’s, websites and email replaced Yellow Pages ads and hand-written communication. Electronic credit card readers and Quickbooks software replaced accounting by hand. Businesses that may not associate as “technology companies” still had to adapt and utilize new technology platforms to survive.
Join us for a crash course on how to advance your business in today’s data-driven economy!

This series is HYBRID. Join us In Person at the Virginia Smart Community Testbed (Stafford, VA) or online! Addresses and connection details provided in your ticket details!
The session will begin at 7:30 – 8:15, with Q&A to follow.

In Person: Virginia Smart Community Testbed, 2143 Richmond HWY, Stafford, VA 22554. Parking is located directly in front of the Virginia Smart Community Testbed. If no parking is available, additional parking is available behind the Stafford County Courthouse directly adjacent to the Testbed.

Virtual: If you would like to join virtually register in advance on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Bookings are closed for this event.