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Mid-Atlantic Regional Groups — Central Virginia

Central Virginia Networking Event

The Central Virginia Region of the MAC hosted a fall networking event titled "Business Basics: What you need to know to start and grow a successful business". It was an exciting opportunity to come out and meet fellow chapter members and also to learn how to establish and run a business in medical writing.

Speakers Hollie Lee and Jason Ness from the Office of Economic Development in Charlottesville discussed the critical steps in starting and growing a successful business, including how to take advantage of Procurement opportunities with the government.

Discussion topics included:

  • Developing a business plan
  • Choosing a business structure and registering your business
  • Navigating the governmental rules and regulations for home-based businesses: licenses, permits, tax id, deductions, etc.
  • Conducting market research and identifying opportunities
  • Creating a marketing strategy
  • Selling to/contracting with the government


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Central Virginia Regional Coordinator