When:
July 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-07-24T09:00:00-04:00
2019-07-24T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Longwood Small Business Development Center
315 W 3rd St
Farmville, VA 23901
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Baldwin
(434) 395-2086

PRESENTERS
Randy Brown – Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

Kim Brewer, Department of General Services eVA Outreach & Marketing Manage

The Commonwealth of Virginia spends Billions of dollars on goods and services each year. Goods and services that you probably sell! Ask yourself, “Am I getting my share?” If your answer is “No”, then this free workshop is for you.  Electronic Virginia (eVA), the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement portal, is one of the most powerful market research tools when selling to any state agency (including public colleges and universities).
Topics Include:

  • How do I find solicitations to bid on?
  • Which state agencies buy what I sell?
  • How much do they pay for what I sell?
  • Who are my competitors/potential collaborators?
  • Which of my competitors are winning these bids?
  • eVA – Identify your target market
  • What can SWaM and Micro Business Certifications do for you?

The Commonwealth has a set-aside program that encourages state agencies to purchase goods and services from small businesses like yours. At this workshop, you’ll learn about Small, Women owned and Minority owned (SWaM) and Micro business certifications and how they can give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

If you plan to grow your business with the Commonwealth you need to attend this “Selling to the Commonwealth” workshop .

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

**IMPORTANT**

Scheduled workshops may change due to inclement weather, scheduling conflicts, etc.  Your pre-registration enables the Longwood SBDC to keep you updated on changes or cancellations as quickly as possible.