Broaden Your Horizons – a small business symposium

When:
September 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
2018-09-26T07:30:00-04:00
2018-09-26T12:30:00-04:00
Where:
VMI Hall of Valor, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Dr
Lexington, VA 24450
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Courtney Mustin
804-786-0942

For small business entrepreneurs in each phase of developing their businesses in Virginia.  The event is FREE to the public.

This small business symposium will include a Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions* regarding marketing, finances, accounting and doing business with local, state and federal government agencies; an Exhibit Hall of Small Business Resources; and Networking Opportunities for small business owners to think outside their walls.

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Hosted by the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity  https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/

 

*Breakout Sessions*

Track I: Cutting Through the Red Tape: Positioning Your Company for Government Contracting
9-10am:  Being in the “SWaM” of Things
10-11am:  eVA in Review—Strategically Navigating Virginia’s eProcurement Portal
11am-Noon:  Local Government Contracting in the Cities, Towns, Counties of The Valley

Track II: Money Talks
9-10am:  Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail—Having a Good Plan for Lenders
10-11am:  Deep Pockets and How to Reach Them—Panel of Loan Officers Discuss Loan Options and Requirements
11am-Noon:  A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—Economic Outlook for The Valley

Track III:  Constructive Contracting
9-10am:  Panel Discussion on Contracting with the Commonwealth by Prime Building Contractors
10-11am:  What You Need to Know About Workers Comp and Bonding
11am-Noon:  Director of Facilities Mgmt for the Commonwealth on Contracts

Track IV: Potpourri of Topics
9-10am:  Digital Marketing in a Social Media World
10-11am:  The Impact of the Tourism Industry in The Valley
11am-Noon:  Avoiding the Cliffs of Taxation

*Participants can attend any of the Breakout Sessions on a first-come basis until the rooms are at capacity. The Tracks are simply for the purpose of categories and are not exclusive of crossing the tracks.