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The HIVE - Sponsored Events

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.​

The Small Business Development Program- Business Plan (January 4 - February 22)

Theresa Thumber with Operation Hope is offering in-person The Small Business Development Program sessions each Wednesday starting Jan. 4 to Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks. The last session will be held on February 22, 2023. If you are interested in attending the class, please register at FREE Entrepreneur Training Program - Business Plan Development Tickets, Wed, Jan 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite.

    The below information is for the next classes that are offered in person or virtually. Registration is required.

    1 Million CupsThird Wednesdays9 a.m.HereThe HIVE
    Atlantic Union Bank - Bankers On Call (One-on-One Sessions)Every Wednesday11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. HereThe HIVE
    Microsoft Excel Certification TrainingOctober 17 - December 14
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.HereThe HIVE
    Supply Chain Management A-Z: Operations and Logistics BasicOctober 17 - December 14
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.HereThe HIVE

    Entrepreneurship IIOctober 17 - December 14
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.HereThe HIVE

    A+ Certification Prep WorkshopOctober 17 - December 14
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Here

    Virginia Wesleyan University

    Essentials of Google Office ProductsOctober 18 - December 15
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.HereVirginia Wesleyan University
    Project Management Essentials with CAMP PREPOctober 15 - December 10
    8 a.m. to noonHereVirginia Wesleyan University
    Minority Business Enterprise Recovery AcademyOctober 4 - December 10


    HR BIZWHEEL QuarterlyDecember 15 p.m. - 7 p.m.HereThe HIVE
    Marketing for Staff by GrowSmart, Barb LitoDecember 39:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.HereThe HIVE
    Credit and Money Management by Operation Hope, Theresa TumberDecember 56 p.m. - 8 p.m.HereThe HIVE
    Child Care Funding Programs and Resources by SBSDDecember 69 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.HereThe HIVE
    Time Management by Operation HopeDecember 711 a.m. - 1 p.m.HereThe HIVE
    Marketing and Branding Basics, SWaMDecember 810 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
    SWaM Certification Information Session, SBSDDecember 910 a.m. to noonHereThe HIVE
    Small Business Workshop, Operation Hope (Virtual or In Person)December 126 p.m. - 8 p.m.HereThe HIVE
    Business Building, Virginia Beach Public Library, Dorothy WilliamsDecember 142 p.m. - 4 p.m.Coming soonThe HIVE
    1 Million Cup

    December 21

    9 a.m.HereThe HIVE


    • Virginia Wesleyan University: 5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach
    • The HIVE: 140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

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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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