Registration Open for ‘Micro-Business Expo: Taking Your Micro-Business to the Next Level’ June 12 Event

The second 2021 Ignite Business Series seminar, hosted by Council Member Sabrina Wooten, to be held in-person; includes vendor exhibits

Friday, May 21, 2021

Registration is open for the second 2021 Ignite Business Series seminar, themed 'Micro-Business Expo: Taking Your Micro-Business to the Next Level' and scheduled for June 12, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St. This free seminar will be held in-person with several local businesses and vendors available to provide information and support for business owners. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) defines micro-businesses as those that have one to nine employees, session topics may be of interest to any small business owner looking to grow their company.

Session topics to be discussed at the event by area subject matter experts include:

  • Making Financial Sense: Choosing the Best Financial Plan for Your Organization, Jeff Hammer, Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual VIEW PRESENTATION
  • Positioning Your Small Businesses for Good Success, Latrece McKnight, CEO of President of McKnight Williams and Associates  VIEW PRESENTATION
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Contracting for Micro-Businesses: Preparing Micro-Businesses to Do Business with the City of Virginia Beach, City of Virginia Beach Staff
  • Business Strategies to take Your Microbusiness to the Next Level, Dr. Karen Pruden, The Career Elevation Expert, CEO/Founder, Pruden Global Business Solutions Consulting, CEO/Founder, Sister Leaders Conference VIEW PRESENTATION
  • Vendor Exhibition: Visit and Support Local Business Owners 

"Micro-businesses are a key component of our Virginia Beach economy," said Council Member Wooten. "As the smallest of small businesses, they start and operate in the same way as large businesses but have special needs that these Ignite workshops can help support by providing specific trainings and helping to make strategic connections."

For in-person attendance, register for the event online here or at

To participate virtually, please visit this WebEx link:

The seminar will also be available via live streaming on and

To participate in the event as a vendor, contact Council Member Wooten at for more information. Space is limited.

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