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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.

  • Business Owner – Each topic will be designed specifically for micro business owners 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

Closing The Sale

Closing The Sale

January 21st, 2020
11:45am – 1pm
(lunch is included)

  • The 8 steps to the close
  • Tips and Tricks to be better at each step
  • What is the “yes train” and how to use it right

Drawing upon his many years as a salesman and training from various companies, Phill will walk through closing the sale. Structuring the close around 8 steps, he’ll share lessons learned and key advice along the way. He’ll explain the importance of closing the door behind you to each step, and explain how that’s done.

Speaker: Phill Solow

After acquiring a degree in Graphic Communications, Phill Solow entered the job market and soon pursued a career in sales. His sales experience includes B2B sales as well as B2C in-the-home sales. Living and working in the Fredericksburg business community for 30 years, Phill has made influential contacts. Today, Phill uses those connections and networking relationships to develop warm leads and critical connections for businesses in Fredericksburg through his business PhillWill.

Got a topic on which you’d love to hear from an expert? Call 540-376-7008 or email [email protected].

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.

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