Upcoming Events

Government contractingSCORE Workshop: Government Contracting-Small Business Edition

Learn how to register for government contracts, promote your business, find and win opportunities.

Topics will include:

  • Registering to do business with federal, state and local agencies
  • Positioning your business for maximum exposure
  • Locating and qualifying opportunities
  • Winning strategies for teaming and proposal writing

Presenter

Robert ‘Bob’ Yuill has over 47 years of experience in the federal/defense communities.  As an accomplished military officer, he had over 27 years of service followed by an additional 20 years as a federal/defense contractor for both large and small companies. Bob has managed and led military personnel from the tactical through strategic levels within the Department of Defense and performed as an analyst through Program Manager and Division Director within industry. Assignments have ranged from company command level to major staff support within the US Army as well as Combatant Commands retiring as a Colonel. He as extensive capture and proposal management experience both as a government employee and as a contractor with contract wins in excess of $15B in contract values while working for Large companies (Sverdrup Technology and Jacobs Engineering) and Small businesses (Cyberspace Solutions, LLC) and as the current  President and CEO of YUILL Strategic Solutions, LLC.  Bob has Master’s Degrees from the National Defense University (Strategic Resources) and the University of Southern California (Systems Management) and a Bachelor Degree from Bentley University (Business Management).

Cost

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Date

Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m.

Venue

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egvjbbyw65e1c58f&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-government-contracting-small-business-edition-04182020-c0549

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center Workshop: SWaM Certification SessionOffice graphic

Are you a small, woman or minority-owned business (SWaM)? Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified.

SWaM certification is a state program established to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses. In this hands-on workshop session you will create your account, receive assistance with uploading required documents and get answers to any questions you may have. SBSD staff will be on-site to assist.

Cost

Free

Date

Thursday, April 23 at 9 a.m. until noon

Venue

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Register

https://hamptonroadschamber.wliinc35.com/events/SWaM-Certification-Session-315/register?entityDomainId=4&secure=True

Information

https://web.hamptonroadschamber.com/events/SWaMCertification%20Session-315/details

SCORE Workshop: How to Start & Manage a Non-Profit OrganizationNonprofit graphic

Starting and running a non-profit organization requires more applications and approvals than a conventional business. How long will it take?

Attend this workshop and you will learn:

  • How to properly register your non-profit with the county, state and federal governments
  • What it costs to file the paperwork
  • What your organization bylaws must specify
  • What your responsibilities are as a director or officer of a non-profit
  • Whether your benefactors can legally deduct their dues or gifts to the organization
  • Whether your non-profit is really a tax-exempt organization

Cost

Free, but advance registration required.

Date

Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

Venue

Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B, Williamsburg, VA, 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egrmruwk417a7017&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/score-workshop-how-start-manage-non-profit-organization

SCORE Workshop: Show Me the Money – Financing Your Small Funding graphicBusiness

Learn about the many options for raising funds for your small business.

Topics will include:

  • Self-funding and Bootstrapping
  • Bank Loans, Lines of Credit and SBA programs
  • State and local funding programs
  • On-line lending
  • Crowdfunding

Presenter

Roy Madsen is a retired Deputy Comptroller of the Currency in the Department of Treasury.  He has 40 years of experience in conducting and managing financial, accounting, strategy, planning and productivity/management improvements activities. In addition, Roy established a successful small home improvement/construction company as well as a small professional accounting firm. Roy has an MBA in Finance, an MS in Tax and is a Certified Public Accountant.  He is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt.

Cost

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Date

Saturday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

Venue

Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, 421 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Register

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egvjbwn46a263bd3&oseq=&c=&ch

Information

https://williamsburg.score.org/event/workshop-show-me-money-financing-your-small-business-05162020-c0549

Online graphicHampton Roads Small Business Development Center Workshop: How to do Business with the State of Virginia using eVA

Each year, the Commonwealth of Virginia spends more than $8 billion on goods and services - goods and services that you probably sell! Are you getting your share? Most contract requests are published through eVA, Virginia’s eProcurement portal. In this session, a representative from the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) will walk you through the understanding of eVA.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What is eVA?
  • Purchasing in the Commonwealth
  • Vendor’s Manual
  • Small Purchase Policy
  • eVA Tools
  • A Vendor’s Perspective
  • How buyers use the eVA system to “shop”
  • Navigating eVA’s Free Public Reports

Cost

Free

Date

Thursday, May 28 at 9 a.m. until noon

Venue

Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666

Register

https://hamptonroadschamber.wliinc35.com/events/How-to-do-Business-with-the-State-of-Virginia-using-eVA-294/register?entityDomainId=4&secure=True

Information

https://web.hamptonroadschamber.com/events/Howto%20do%20Business%20with%20the%20State%20of%20Virginia%20using%20eVA-294/details

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