Ignite Your Small Business Feb. 23

Learn where to find opportunities and how to compete to win government contracts at the Ignite small business workshop, hosted by Council Member Sabrina Wooten

Friday, February 08, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Feb. 8, 2019)  —  The Ignite small business workshop will be held in the 2nd floor theater of the Advanced Technology Center at the TCC Virginia Beach Campus, 1800 College Crescent, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Topics will include: 

  • Plenary Session I: Overcoming Issues Facing SWaM Businesses – Tracey Wiley, director of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
  • Panel Discussion: What Makes a Good Supplier? – City of Virginia Beach purchasing agents
  • Plenary Session II: Doing Business with State and Local Government – Jim Carroll, executive director for the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, Inc. and vice president for Small Business for the Hampton Roads Chamber ​
  • Keynote: Avenues to Winning Public Contracts – Monique McWhite, director of the Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center at Old Dominion University’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Table Topic Group Discussions: Small group conversations about issues in public contracting like bid limits, joint venturing, capabilities statement, building experience and more.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and a top priority for ensuring sustained job growth in our city,” said Virginia Beach City Council Member Sabrina Wooten. “Our small businesses account for more than half of all employment in Virginia Beach and it is the City’s mission to make sure we’re doing everything possible to help them succeed.”

This event is free and open to the public, so register soon​ as space will be limited.


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