August 11, 2023

Virginia Beach Entrepreneurs: Learning Opportunities Available to Help Grow Your Business

Attend the next IGNITE Business Series event on Aug. 19; apply for the SWaM Business Office’s accelerator program by Aug. 25.
Grow Your Business

Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs. Two opportunities catered to support the growth and development of your businesses are upcoming.

IGNITE Business Series

The next IGNITE Business Series event, "Growing Business in the Beach," is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19thSt. Hosted by Councilmember Sabrina Wooten, attendees can hear from a panel of subject matter experts on topics such as:

  • Professional Brand Tips
  • Business Beyond the Pandemic
  • Emerging Entertainment Business Growth

This City-supported event is FREE and open to the public. Register to attend at

Economic Uplift Capital Accelerator Program

Applications are now accepted for the second session of the Economic Uplift Capital Accelerator (EUCA), an eight-week program designed to catalyze growth and strengthen business models for entrepreneurs, with a special focus on minority, women and service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs.

Sponsored by the City’s SWaM Business Office and The HIVE, EUCA has provides valuable resources to participants in the areas of business formation, marketing, and wealth building, along with an abundance of networking opportunities.

The next session of the program begins Sept. 20 at The HIVE Small Business Resource Center. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 25. For eligibility and to apply and for even more training and learning opportunities, visit

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