SWaM Business Office

​Welcome to the SWaM Business Office!

The SWaM Business Office is dedicated to the growth and development of small, women, and minority-owned businesses, including service-disabled/veteran-owned businesses by providing resources and trainings to assist your business in obtaining contracts with the City of Virginia Beach. 

The City of Virginia Beach City Council recently adopted new ordinances and resolutions as a result of the 2018 Disparity Study that will assist SWaM businesses in contracting with the City.  Please click on the Business Development Initiative link to view the ordinances and resolutions in full detail.

Virtual SWaM Business Informational and Training Sessions:

​Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach: Supplier Portal and Solicitations 
​January 19, 2022
​3:00pm - 4:00pm
Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach: ​Subcontracting Participation Plans & Good Faith Efforts
​January 25, 2022
​3:00pm - 4:00pm
Personal Credit vs. Business Credit facilitated by Fulton Bank
​February 8, 2022
​10:30am - 12:00pm
Marketing and Branding Basics with Open Door Media Solutions
​February 16, 2022
​10:00am - 11:30am
​Navigating Data Axle Reference Solutions: Advanced Searching for Small Business & Entrepreneurs Online

Registration opens February 9, 2022
​February 23, 2022
​6:00pm - 7:30pm
​How to Finance Your Business Venture facilitated by Fulton Bank
​March 9, 2022
​11:30am - 1:00pm
Conventional Lending and SBA Lending: Know the Differences facilitated by Fulton Bank
​April 6, 2022
​10:00am - 11:30am
​ODU Veterans Business Outreach Center: Business Plan Boot Camp
​Multiple dates until
September 15, 2022
​8:00am - 3:00pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Richmond District Office:
 Small Business Events

​Data Axel Reference Solutions Part 1
​8.14 minutes