Lunch & Learn - Doing Business with the Government
Doing Business with the Government
Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity
SBSD Agency Director, Willis Morris & Deputy Director, Verniece LoveSBSD Agency Director, Willis Morris & Deputy Director, Verniece Love will be presenting an overview of the agency and the products and services available to assist small business owners and operators to include but not limited to the certification process for Small, Woman-owned, and Minority-owned Businesses (SWaM), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Employment Services Organizations (ESO) as well as business development and outreach programs designed to assist small businesses in navigating state government successfully. Additionally they will be sharing information on the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) which is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s business and economic development financing arm providing businesses opportunities to gain the access to the capital they needed to grow and create jobs in the Commonwealth.
A lunch and learn is a departure from your typical workday meeting. Unlike meetings that tend to adhere to known formats, lunch and learns are decidedly non-standard events with varying topics, presenters, and structures. They offer the opportunity to share fun, interesting, or otherwise relevant knowledge in a casual and apprehension-free environment. Attendees walk away feeling upbeat, inspired, and more-closely connected with their peers.