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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS – DANVILLE
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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). EVa can help you identify the following:
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? And more……………
Now that you’ve done your market research and have the proper certifications, it’s time to respond to solicitations? What’s the difference between a RFP, RFQ, IFB, QQ, SS, etc.? Learn the steps needed to successfully respond to a solicitation. Determine the amount of time you need to devote in order to make your response as competitive as possible.
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 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 (remember Virginia spends Billions each year), you need to attend this “Selling to the Commonwealth” workshop!
On the Agenda:
- EVa – Identify Your Target Market
- How to Effectively Respond to Solicitations (presented by Crater PTAC)
- Buyers Roundtable
- What Can SWaM and Micro Business Certifications Do For You?
SPONSORED BY DAN RIVER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS AND SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
SUPPORTED BY PARTICIPATION BY CRATER PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Light Lunch will be provided)
There is no fee for this workshop but advanced registration is required. To register contact Jean Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christy Willard (email@example.com) or call 434-793-9100