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BOSS: Business Owner Success Series

Provide Fredericksburg area small business owners with practicable, actionable advice.

Small Business Owner Success Series in Fredericksburg Virginia

The Business Owner Success Series (BOSS) is designed specifically to provide Fredericksburg area small business owners with practical, actionable advice. We bring in experts to share guidelines, tips, and answer specific questions to help us improve our businesses. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at noon at our office.

  • Small Business – Each topic will be designed specifically for micro businesses and the unique challenges we face.
  • Practical – Each presentation will be clearly “real world” and not magical fantasy land.
  • Actionable – Each presentation will include or guide you to develop your own “to do” action items before you leave.
  • Expert – Each speaker will be an expert in their field with real-world experience to back it up.
  • Applicable – Each presentation will include 10+ minutes for Q&A so you can get clarification or ask the expert for insight directly into your personal business challenges.

Meeting Details

  • Day: On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • Location: Held at Websites For Anything. 10822 Courthouse Road Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  • Time: Lunch is served at 11:45. Presentation begins at 12 noon and ends at 1pm.
  • Cost: FREE! Lunch is included also.

No Selling

  • No Selling – Speakers are not pitching, they are here to educate.
  • Please Network – We encourage you to meet one another and share what you do!




If you’re planning to attend an upcoming seminar please let us know here. While you’re welcome to join us unannounced, having a head count helps us be better prepared (and make sure everyone gets fed!)



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Upcoming Topics

Partner with UMW

Partner with UMW

February 18th, 2020
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • 16 Different ways to partner with the UMW College of Business.
  • How the internship program works at Mary Washington.
  • How your business can benefit from being in a “college town”.

One of the great things about having our businesses here in Fredericksburg is the unique opportunity to work closely with the University of Mary Washington. In this presentation, we’ll be learning more about their internship program, along with 15 other ways small business owners can get involved with the UMW College of Business. From hearing this presentation given last month at FredAlive we can say there are some really unique opportunities for micro-businesses to benefit from the Business program at UMW as well as ways both big and small for us to help these young people learn and grow.

Speaker: Lynne Richardson

Lynne is UMW’s Dean of the College of Business. She began her career at the University of Alabama as a marketing professor and also served as Dean of the Colleges of Business at Mississippi State University and Ball State University.

Lynne holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Active in her communities, Lynne is a three-time Rotarian, has served on two United Way Boards, as President of the Birmingham American Marketing Association chapter, and has been a Girl Scout leader in three councils.

In Fredericksburg, Lynne serves or has previously served on the Spotsylvania Medical Health Center Board of Trustees; the Boards of the Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts, Rappahannock Rotary Club, and Fairy Godmother Project.

Make More Time

Make More Time

March 3rd, 2020
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • Techniques for saving time in both sales and office administration.
  • Tools any business can easily use to save time.
  • Tips and Tricks from the Queen of efficiency herself!

At small businesses, we are just so VERY busy! We need to get more done and we need more time to do it in. Thankfully there are ways to do this! This presentation will talk about how to get more done and “level up” to the more important work so you can GROW your business and reclaim time with family and friends! We’ll look at outsourcing options and ways to use them in ANY small business to save time. Imagine having even just 4 more hours a week to do something better with your time!

Speaker: Latrice Claiborne

Latrice Claiborne and her husband are professional wedding photographers in Northern Virginia. In addition, Latrice is the CEO of the professional virtual assisting firm Trinity Business Solutions. Based here in Fredericksburg, their company provides business support services to small business owners – helping them organize and grow their business.

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