Doing Business with Government, Growth Opportunities with State & Federal Agencies
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. AGENDA 9:00 Sign-In. Welcome and Introductions. 9:15 What PTAC Does: Very not Scary. Statewide PTAC 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. 10:45 Break 11:00 Find the Right Funding with Linda Gilbert of the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority 11:45 Q&A No fee for the workshop, however advance registration is required. If you have any questions, contact Allison Dugan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Valley SBDC at 540-568-3227 There is no fee for the session, but we do need you to complete a Request for Counseling form (if you are not yet a client of the SV SBDC). Questions? Please call the Shenandoah Valley SBDC at (540) 568-3227.
Speaker(s): Statewide Lisa Wood, PTAC Director, Courtney Mustin of the Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Linda Gilbert of the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
Co-Sponsor(s): PTAC, Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Virginia Small Business Financing Authority, Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
Parking Options: 1) You may park in the Water Street Parking Deck, one block from the Ice House, or the City Municipal Lot on Liberty Street. 2) Two-hour street parking is available on Bruce Street, across from the Ice House. 3) In order to park in the JMU Ice House Lot on Bruce Street, you must display a JMU Parking Permit or an Ice House Temporary Parking Permit. The permit will be date specific and should be displayed on your vehicle dashboard. To pick up your permit, pull up in the circle at front of the building and go into the lobby, where Parker Mercer or SBDC staff will hand you the permit. You can then proceed to the lot and park anywhere (note the handicapped spaces!) in the LOWER lot. Do not park above the signs.
Fee: No Cost