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Business Training

Barracks Row Main Street has partnered with The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) to provide free group training to establishments on 8th Street SE Barracks Row Main. 

Training Schedule - 2024


More information and registration for the above trainings are coming soon!


    The ServSafe® food safety program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. The program is developed by the National Restaurant Association with the help of foodservice industry experts who face the same risks you do every day and course materials reflect the latest science, research and FDA Food Code. Learn about food-borne illnesses, how to prevent it and how to train employees in food sanitation. ServSafe® is the leader in food safety training and certification.

    The ServSafe Alcohol® training program is developed by the National Restaurant Association and experts who have experience with the risks, best practices and insights that help prepare you for difficult situations involved in serving alcohol. ServSafe Alcohol materials reflect scientific research in an easy-to-understand format. ServSafe Alcohol® training and certification is widely recognized and respected in the foodservice industry.


Preventing sexual harassment and discrimination plays an important role in ensuring employees live up to the high standards of conduct in your restaurants. RAMW now offers workshops and online courses aimed at both managers and employees to help your staff navigate situations where harassment is present.

More information about Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, click here.

Training With Google
Free digital skills coaching for small businesses in rural America 
brought to you by Grow with Google and Main Street America.

Increase Your Holiday Sales Using Google Tools 

Thursday, September 14  

5 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT 


Holiday shoppers are beginning their shopping earlier and earlier. Learn tools to increase your holiday sales for free, even if you don’t have an e-commerce website or a website at all. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile. We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google. 


Workshop led by:  

Courtney Stringer, Grow with Google Virginia Coach 

Teresa Heger, Grow with Google Michigan Coach 

Chelsea Brosterhous, Grow with Google Oregon Coach


Understanding Your Customer with the Use of Google Tools 

Thursday, October 5

5 p.m. ET or 5 p.m. PT


As a business owner, you’ll need more than good products or services to grow your business. It’s also important to have strong customer-focused marketing strategies to reach your audience and turn them into loyal customers.  


In this workshop, you will learn how to: 

  • Create your buyer personas

  • Develop your messaging and voice

  • Use AI to simplify creating your buyer personas

  • How Google Bard can help you learn about your audience 


Workshop led by: 

Lindsey Newland, Grow with Google Iowa Coach 

Janet Hurn, Grow with Google Ohio Coach 

April Ross, Grow with Google Georgia Coach 




Top 10 Google Tools to Grow Your Business

Tuesday, November 14

5 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT


Are you a small business owner looking to launch or grow your business? If so, you don't want to miss this live-streamed workshop during Global Entrepreneurship Week on the top 10 Google tools to help you succeed. 


In this workshop, you'll learn about: 

  • The best Google tools for marketing your business

  • How to use Google Analytics to track your website traffic and conversions

  • How to use Google Drive to collaborate with team members and streamline processes

  • And much more! 


This workshop is perfect for small business owners of all levels of experience. Whether you're just starting out or you're looking to take your business to the next level, you'll learn valuable insights that you can use to grow your business 


Workshop led by:      

Tierra Norwood, Grow with Google North Carolina 

Joshua Miller, Grow with Google Pennsylvania Coach 

Jarrod Foster, Grow with Google Oklahoma Coach 



I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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