The Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center present a high level overview of the free and valuable services provided to small businesses to contract with local, state and federal government. Trades and Tech companies are encouraged to attend!
This half-day workshop is for small business owners who want to better understand their customer and develop a marketing strategy, find the right funding for expansion, and do business directly with the Government thru SWaM and eVA.
9:00 Sign-In. Welcome and Introductions.
9:15 What PTAC Does: Very not Scary. Statewide Director Lisa Wood brings us Federal Government Procurement 101
10:00 Virginia's Marketplace. Courtney Mustin of the Small Business and Supplier Diversity explains SWaM Certification and eVA.
11:00 Find the Right Funding with Linda Gilbert of the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority