I’m Randy Brown, the Business Services Manager (Central and South Virginia) with the Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity. I’ve listed brief descriptions of various workshops and 1 on 1 business consulting sessions I will be conducting in the month of January throughout my region. These are designed to help you grow your business with the Commonwealth. All of the workshops sponsored by the SBSD are free of charge. However, registration is required.

To register for any of the workshops, you should:

Visit https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/business-development-and-outreach/events/
Scroll down to “Central / South” region
Locate the event(s) you wish to attend, access the page and register

While at the “Events” page, feel free to peruse the workshops being held throughout the Commonwealth and register for any that interest you. If you have questions concerning events in the Central / South Region, you should contact me (randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov) for assistance.

 

One on One Business Consults

These 90 – minute sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies. Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic procurement portal (eVa) which ALL state agencies use for solicitations, or helping you connect with key agency buyers, these sessions can help!

You cannot register for these one on one consulting sessions online. To request a 1 on 1 business consult, email Randy.brown@sbsd.virginia.gov and indicate your top 3 preferred time slots.

Jan. 9 – Williamsburg (Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator / 4345 New Town Ave #200, Williamsburg)

Jan. 10 – Henrico (Henrico Purchasing Dept. / 8600 Staples Mill Road, Henrico)

Jan. 13 – Richmond (Women’s Business Center – RVA / 1510 Willow Lawn Drive # 100, Richmond)

Jan. 14 – Eastside Community Enhancement Center / 7301 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie)

Jan. 16 – Chesterfield (Chesterfield Economic Development / 9401 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield)

Jan. 22 – Chesterfield (BizWorks Enterprise Center / 2545 Bellwood Road, N. Chesterfield)

Jan. 30 – Lynchburg (Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance / 300 Lucado Place, Lynchburg)

Jan. 31 – Danville (Dan River Small Business Development Center / 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway, Danville)

The following shows the 1 on 1 availability schedule.

1/9 – Greater Williamsburg Business Incubator
4345 New Town Road, Williamsburg
9:00 — 10:30
10:45 – 12:15
1:45 – 3:15
3:30 – 5:00

1/10 – Henrico Purchasing Dept.
8600 Staples Mill Road, Henrico
8:30 – 10:00
10:15 – 11:45
1:00 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:15

1/13 – Women’s Business Center – RVA
1510 Willow Lawn Drive # 100, Richmond
8:30 – 10:00
10:15 – 11:45
1:00 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:15
4:30 – 6:00

1/14 – Eastside Community Enhancement Center
7301 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie
8:30 — 10:00
10:15 – 11:45
1:00 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:15

1/16 – Chesterfield Economic Development
9401 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield
8:30 – 10:00
10:15 – 11:45
1:00 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:15

1/22 – BizWorks Enterprise Center
2545 Bellwood Road, N. Chesterfield
8:15 – 9:45
10:00 – 11:30
1:00 – 2:30
2:45 – 4:15
4:30 – 6:00

1/30 – Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
300 Lucado Place, Lynchburg
9:00 — 10:30
10:45 – 12:15
1:45 – 3:15
3:30 – 5:00

1/31 – Dan River Small Business Development Center
300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway, Danville
8:30 – 10:00
10:15 – 11:45
1:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 5:30
Other Free Workshops

SWaMming Lessons
Jan. 24
9:00 – 12:00
Chesterfield Technical Center / 10101 Courthouse Road / Chesterfield, VA
Agenda:
Assistance With Your SWaM Application
Uploading SWaM Documents

eVa Personal Training
Jan. 24
2:00 – 5:00
Chesterfield Technical Center / 10101 Courthouse Road / Chesterfield, VA
Agenda:
Applying eVa To Your Specific Business Advantage

Branding 101
Jan. 27
9:00 — 12:00
Twin Hickory Area Library / 5001 Twin Hickory Road / Glen Allen, VA 23059
A brand is more than a logo
This “hands on” workshop will get you started to developing an effective, powerful brand

Selling to the Commonwealth
Jan. 28
10:30 – 3:30 (Lunch will be provided)
Dan River Small Business Development Center / 300 Ringgold Industrial Parkway / Danville, VA
Agenda:
Overview of the eVa System
Responding to Solicitations
What Can SWaM and Micro Business Certifications Do For You?

 

Randy M. Brown, M.A.
Business Services Manager
Dept. of Small Business & Supplier Diversity
101 N. 14th Street / 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 349-5603
Fax: (804) 786-9736