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SBDC Workshop: Doing Business with the Commonwealth of Virginia

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Wed. September 19, 2018  – 9:30AM to 12PM at the Nelson Center, Lovingston, VA 22949

Are you interested in selling your goods and services to the Commonwealth of Virginia and ready to take advantage of the powerful marketing tools available to accomplish this goal?

Come to our class and learn from an expert about free eVA (Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system) and SWaM (Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business) certifications and navigating Virginia’s purchasing process.

During this class, Courtney Mustin, Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD), will inform small business entrepreneurs and owners about the benefits of the small business set-aside preference program, which is in place for Virginia’s procurement agency and many local government procurement agencies as well.  The presentation also highlights how to position a start-up or emerging small business to obtain contracts with state or local governments using eVA as their procurement portal.  Other topics include the application process for SWaM and Micro Business certifications as well as the process to become an eVA registered vendor.

This workshop is approximately 2.5 hours in duration and is open to entrepreneurs considering the start-up of a business as well as owners of existing and emerging small business.

For those that are already SWaM certified and eVA registered but would still like additional assistance, we will also be offering one-on-one counseling sessions in the afternoon.  During your one-on-one, Ms. Mustin will offer tips and best practices for utilizing the information available on the eVA website in order to develop business and to win contract awards from state and local government agencies.  These appointments are approximately 1.5 hours in length and will provide you with valuable tools for analyzing the supply and demand for the goods and services your business provides.

You may register for the class below, but please call Lynda at our office at (434) 295-8198 to schedule an individual session with Courtney.

This workshop is brought to you by:  the Central Virginia SBDC, the Virginia SBSD, and the Nelson County Economic Development Office



Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Nelson Center
8445 Thomas Nelson Highway
Lovingston VA 22949

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