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Grow Your Business – Small Business Conference

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


No matter how experienced you are at your business … there is always room to grow!

This FREE half-day conference will have workshops focused on the basic elements of government contracting, the procurement process (including how to do Business with the City of Hampton), marketing strategies, financing management, access to capital and other great topics that will provide guidance to small business owners who want to take get their businesses to the next level.

You will also have an opportunity to network and collaborate with other business owners, learn from talented and experienced speakers, visit a host of exhibitors providing valuable information to use or share with your peers and make connections!




Honorable Mayor Donnie Tuck
Chuck Rigney, Director, Hampton Economic Development
Tracey Wiley, Director, SBSD

Plenary Speaker: Allison Moore, “Moore” Laughing, Comedic Speaker/Corporate Trainer



Certification and Government Contracting – Is it Right for Your Business (Panel Discussion with GMU PTAP and SBSD)

Selling to the Commonwealth – Kim Brewer, eVA Bureau, Department of General Services

How to do Business with the City of Hampton (Panel Discussion with City of Hampton Procurement Specialists)

Funding Trends: Loans, Grants, Microloans(Panel Discussion with VSBFA, Sonabank of Hampton, Virginia Community Capital)

Meet the Primes – Learn How Being a Subcontractor Can Help Your Performance History (Panel Discussion with WM Jordan and other prime contractors) 

Marketing to the Local and State Government: Secrets To Winning Contracts and Increasing Visibility – Patrick McFadden, Founder, Indispensable Marketing


Proposals That Win Big in Both the Corporate and Government Marketplace

Quick Capture ® Must Haves ®: What You Need to Beat Your Competition

Both presented by Doña Storey, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Author, and National Speaker

Dona will also offer free consultations during the conference!


Succession Planning for the Future of Your Business– Brad Reaves, Reaves Coley (legal) and Nancy Foster, Virginia Asset Management (financial)

Technology Challenges … How to Protect your Data and Customer Info – Joseph Lee, Owner, JL Gov, LLC (NewVirginia Scaling 4 Growth Graduate)

The 8 C’s of Turning a Decline to an Approval for a Business Loan, Sabrina Davis, Fulton Bank



Gwendolyn Hurt, Owner, Shoe Crazy Wine

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