Assisting Veterans in Starting or Expanding Small Businesses is Focus of Free Workshop on Nov. 21, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Participate Virtually or in Person at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

On the heels of Veterans Day, Veterans Unlimited: Opening Doors is the theme of the upcoming Ignite small business workshop hosted by City Council Member Sabrina Wooten. Experts will offer advice on ways to help veterans interested in pursuing their own business ventures following their military service, including:  

  • Overcoming Common Challenges
  • Addressing Common Misconceptions About Disabled Veterans
  • Certifications and Capital Funding
  • Wellness Programs and Services
  • Best Educational Programs for Veterans

Retired Army General Ron Lewis will be the keynote speaker. Following his military service, Ron founded LTC2 Solutions, a global consulting and executive coaching firm that specializes in leader development and strategic planning. He and his diverse team of veteran leaders have provided seminars, training and consulting services for several regional businesses, schools and municipalities. Ron also serves as the vice-chair of Military Affairs for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is partnering on this event. Cox Business and Boughtit.Club are sponsors.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Limited in-person seating will be available in addition to the virtual access.


  • To participate in person at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. (limited seating): NOV21IgniteInPerson. There will be refreshments and networking available for in-person attendees from 8:30-9:00 a.m.
  • To participate virtually: NOV21IgniteVirtual. The program starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • The program also will stream live on the City’s Facebook page:

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