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:

State of Virginia SBSD: SWaM Certification Info Session and Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach
​August 10, 2022
​9:00am - 12:00pm
​Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach: Procurement Programs
​August 11, 2022
​3:00pm - 3:45pm
​Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach: Subcontracting Participation Plans & Good Faith Efforts
​August 16, 2022
​3:00pm - 4:00pm
​State of VA SBSD: Small Business Academy: Women, Wealth, and Well-Being with Edward Jones
​August 17, 2022
​9:00am - 11:00am
​Fulton Bank: Know Your Loans: 504, SBA, 7A and Micro Lending
​August 23, 2022
​9:30am - 12:00pm
​Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach: Supplier Portal & Solicitations
​August 25, 2022
​10:00am - 11:00am
​Doing Business with the City of Virginia Beach: Procurement Programs
​August 29, 2022
​10:00am - 10:45am
State of Virginia SBSD: Small Business Academy The Entrepreneur Equation with Edward Jones
​August 31, 2022
​9:00am - 11:00am
​SBDC Virginia: Access to Capital
​August 31, 2022
​10:00am - 11:00am
​State of Virginia SBSD: Marketing Hour with SBSD
​October 21, 2022
​11:00am - 12:00pm
​Minority Business Council Fall Conference & Expo - Registration Open Soon

​November 10, 2022
​1:00pm - 5:00pm
​Virginia PTAC: Webinar Series: Federal Solicitations and Proposal Management - 5 Part Series
​Registration Deadline 8/30/22
​12:30pm - 2:00pm
​Virginia Small Business Development Center Upcoming Events/Workshops
​Virginia PTAC Training Events
​ODU Veterans Business Outreach Center: Business Boot Camp
​Multiple Dates until September 15, 2022
​8:00am - 3:00pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Richmond District Office: Small Business Events

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