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The HIVE - Sponsored Workshops

In partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, VWU is offering the following professional development workshops at no cost to you. Our goal is to make the workshop series accessible to anyone who may be interested in learning, collaborating with community members, and/or growing their entrepreneurial skills.​

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Leadership Coach on Call, Enjoying Life Leadership

Wednesdays11 a.m. - 2 p.m.HereThe HIVE (By Appointment Only)

Financial Advisor on Call (Virtual or In-Person)

Wednesdays11 a.m. - 2 p.m.HereThe HIVE (By Appointment Only)
Small Business Counseling on Call, SCORETuesdays/Thursdays10 a.m. - 1 p.m.HereThe HIVE (By Appointment Only)
Marketing Coach on Call, B.E. SuiteWednesdays11 a.m. - 2 p.m.HereThe HIVE (By Appointment Only)
Virginia Department of Small Business Supplier & Diversity (SBSD)Mondays/Fridays8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Email for RegistrationThe HIVE (By Appointment Only)
Hampton Roads Workforce CouncilMondays/Fridays8 a.m. - 5 p.m.HereThe HIVE (By Appointment Only)

CPA on Call, Pixel Financial Group


11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


The HIVE (By Appointment Only)

Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Email for Registration

The HIVE (By Appointment Only)

November Events

Socio Economic Certifications: Are You Eligible?Thursday, Nov. 212:30-2 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Lawyer on CallThursday, Nov. 29 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Business Insurance WorkshopFriday, Nov. 310 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
The Sociology of Marketing: What's in the Mind of Your ProspectWednesday, Nov. 810 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Women-Owned Small Business Certification BootcampWednesday, Nov. 89 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Veteran Small Business Certification BootcampWednesday, Nov. 81-4 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Generating Leads Using eVA - Virginia's Online Procurement Portal (Virtual Workshop)Wednesday, Nov. 810 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Introduction to the Business Model CanvasThursday, Nov. 96-8 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Minority Business Council Fall ExpoThursday, Nov. 9noon to 5 p.m.HereVirginia Beach Convention Center
Valuing Veterans CommemorationThursday, Nov. 99:30 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Credit and Money ManagementMonday, Nov. 136-8 p.m.HereThe HIVE
SWaM One-On-OneTuesday, Nov. 149-5 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Alternative Finance for Business (Lunch and Learn)

Thursday, Nov. 16

noon to 1 p.m.HereThe HIVE
The Importance of Language with Young ChildrenSaturday, Nov. 1810 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Demographic Profiles for Marketing SuccessMonday, Nov. 2010-11 a.m. HereThe HIVE
SWaM Certification Information SessionTuesday, Nov. 219:30 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Virginia MBDA Business Center Overview and Resources ProgramTuesday, Nov. 2110-11 a.m.HereThe HIVE
Long Term CareTuesday, Nov. 216-8 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Small Business Development WorkshopMonday, Nov. 276-8 p.m.HereThe HIVE


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Virtual SWaM Business Informational and Training Sessions

The SWaM Business Office is providing resources and trainings to assist small, women, and minority-owned businesses, including service-disabled/veteran-owned businesses in obtaining contracts with the City of Virginia Beach.

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