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The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) and Crater Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are working together to offer this free business development workshop.

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.

The Commonwealth has a set-aside program that encourages state agencies to purchase goods and services from small businesses like yours. The Commonwealth has an aspirational goal of 42% of discretionary spending (does not include expenditures like rent, electricity, etc) to be spent with SWaM certified vendors. You can almost say, “Virginia is trying to spend 42 cents out of every dollar with SWaM certified firms”. Do you want to be part of this 42%?

At this workshop, you’ll learn about SWaM and Micro business certifications and how to use them to your advantage.

If you plan to grow your business, you need to attend this workshop!

On the Agenda:

  • What Can SWaM and Micro Business Certifications Do For You?


Location:        Crater PTAC / 1964 Wakefield Street/ Petersburg, VA 23805


Date:               Tuesday, June, 2022


Time:              11:00 am – 12:30 pm


To register:

No fee.  Advance registration is required.

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