September 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
VMI Hall of Valor, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Dr
Lexington, VA 24450

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.