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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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Third Wednesdays

9 a.m.



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 APEX Accelerator (formerly known as PTAC)


9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Email for Registration

The HIVE (By Appointment Only)

April Events

Transformational Leadership Coaching SessionsTuesdays, April 2-3010 a.m.-1 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Access to Capital with Promise Land CapitalTuesdays & Thursdays

April 2-30

10 a.m.-4 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Financial Advisor on CallWednesdays, April 3-2411 a.m.-2 p.m.HereThe HIVE
CPA on Call with Pixel Financial GroupEvery other Wednesday

April 3-24

11 a.m.-2 p.m.HereThe HIVE
How to Represent Your Brand: Your Business IntroductionTuesday, April 29:30 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
One-on-One CounselingThursday, March 6-279 a.m.-5 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Authoring Your Vision: From Aspiration to Achievement- Part II (Lunch & Learn Series)Thursday, April 4noon to 1 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Meet the BankerFriday, April 51-3 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Intro to Selling to Virginia – Workshop No. 1Wednesday, April 1010-11:30 a.m.HereVirtual
Federal Contracting: WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business) CertificationWednesday, April 1012:30-2 p.m.HereVirtual
Authoring Your Vision: From Aspiration to Achievement- Part III (Lunch & Learn Series)Thursday, April 11noon to 1 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Successful Teaming Agreements and SubcontractsThursday, April 1110 a.m.-1 p.m.HereVirtual
How to Manage Your Debt – Strategies for Financial Health and GrowthThursday, April 111 p.m.HereVirtual
Meet the BankerFriday, April 121-3 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Alternative Financing for BusinessTuesday, April 1611 a.m. to noonHere


The Entrepreneurial Equation: Working for You and Your BusinessTuesday, April 1611 a.m.HereVirtual

Marketing to the Federal Government

Tuesday, April 169:30 to noonHereThe HIVE
A Basic QuickBooks Guide for Small Business OwnersTuesday, April 161 p.m.HereVirtual
Marketing Master Class: Lunch & Learn- Branding and PitchingWednesday, April 17noon to 4 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Cutting Costs with AI: A Roadmap for Small BusinessesWednesday, April 1710-11 a.m.HereThe HIVE
Generating Leads Using eVA – Workshop No. 2Wednesday, April 1710 a.m. to noonHereVirtual
What is a "Bot" and How Can It Benefit Your Small BusinessWednesday, April 17noon to 1 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Latest Updates on SBA Procurement Programs & Small Business FinancingThursday, April 181-3:30 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Summer Hiring – Compliance Considerations and Tips for SuccessThursday, April 181 p.m.HereVirtual
Business Model CanvasSaturday, April 2010 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Grow Your Customer Base with Data Axle Reference SolutionsMonday, April 2211:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.HereThe HIVE
Opportunity Identification for Government ContractingMonday, April 2212:30 p.m.-2 p.m. HereVirtual
Intro to State Government ContractingTuesday, April 23noonHereVirtual
SWaM Information SessionWednesday, April 2410 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
Turning Strangers into Customers Using AIThursday, April 2511 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
How to Protect Your Small Businesses from Digital Threats (Lunch & Learn)Thursday, April 25noon to 1 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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