Getting the Basics Right – Money, Law, and Strategy

NVABC Business Speaker Series Event

Getting the Basics Right – Money, Law, and Strategy


Thurs 10 April 2014, 10am – 2pm

Northern Virginia Business Center (NVABC)

3421 Commission Ct., Suite 100, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

Catered Lunch is Included


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The NVABC Business Speaker Series is back and this one is going to be a blockbuster.  Our line up of speakers are set to provide outstanding insights valuable for every business person.  Check out our speakers and sign up before it’s too late. Seating is limited.

There will be excellent networking opportunities throughout the day, with the speakers, other attendees, and in the No. VA Biz Expo inside the venue.  Everyone who registers as a sponsor will be recognized at the event throughout the day and with signage.


Our speakers for NVABC’s Business Speaker Series Event, “Getting the Basics Right – Money, Law, and Strategy” are dynamic and engaging speakers prepared to provide valuable and critical insights on how to run your business by getting the basics right.  Starting with Mr. Adams, we’ll hear about the pros and cons of the various options to finance your business from startup, to expansion, to acquisition.  Next up is Mr. Swan, who will regail us with his “cut to the chase” insights on what’s going on in the federal contracting space.  Finally, you won’t want to miss our Keynote speaker, Dr. Chavez.  His practical and acedemic business excellence is why he is so sought after for his business strategy insights.  Let’s face it, times are tough right now in business.  Dr. Chavez will be presenting a doctoral presentation on how you and your business CAN succeed, even in challenging times.


Guess Speakers

- Clarence Adams, Capitol Credit Group – Financing Your BusinessCapitol Credit Group

Mr. Adams is an expert in business finance.  Whether it’s bank loans/line of credit, government loan guaruntees, venture capital or angel investors, Mr. Adams understands the world of business finance and will be sharing with you.  He can explain the pros and cons of all the options and why your company should do one over the other.  No business can operate without some kind of financing support and having the right financing strategy can mean the difference between success and failure.

- David Swan, Wyle – Advantages and Trends in the Federal Contracting EnvironmentWyle

Mr. Swan is a veteran U. S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot and government contractor with experience in small and large business development, contracting, and proposal writing. A former small business owner and consultant, he urges vigilance and fortitude as doing business with the Federal Government brings increasing anxiety, uncertainty, and higher risk to bidders in the marketplace.  Presented with the “frank and engaging” style that only Mr. Swan can, he will share with us his insight on changes in business regulations, impact upon Government contracting offices, and how you can benefit from knowing and taking advantage of trends he identifies in the business environment.

Keynote Speaker

- Dr. Raul Chavez, President and CEO, RAC Global Consulting Group - How to initiate a Quality Management System in your organization to succeed in challenging times

Dr. Chavez is a leader in business and business education.  He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level as an Adjunct Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Department Chair and Statewide Program Director in South America and right here in Virginia at Eastern Mennonite University, University of Mary Washington, and the University of Virginia.  A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Chavez has succeeded in business abroad and in the US.  His command of the various aspects of business, including Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing and Advertising, Business Policy, Organizational Theory, and Business Statistics makes him an invaluable resource for anyone seeking success in business.  Dr. Chavez is now President and CEO of RAC Global Consulting Group which provides private and public consulting on sustainable enterprise, process improvement and Total Quality Management (TQM), Project Management, Strategic Planning, Board and leadership development and organizational efficiency.


Northern Virginia Business Center

Rich Anderson at NVABC Town Hall

Rich Anderson at NVABC Town Hall

NVABC is hosting this event.  NVABC is conducting the No. VA Business Expo in conjunction with this event.  The NoVA Biz Expo is a ‘trade fair’ style opportunity where businesses can display right in the venue.  In addition, NVABC Sponsorships are available by contacting NVABC.  Talk about ROI, what a way to connect with the business leaders of No. VA than being an NVABC Sponsor and Expo business?






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