August 9, 2021

Registration Open for ‘Ignite Your Small Business Boot Camp’ Sept. 18 Event

First boot camp for business owners, hosted by Council Member Sabrina Wooten, focuses on certification training

Registration is open for the third 2021 Ignite Business Series seminar, themed "Ignite Your Small Business Boot Camp" and scheduled for Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Center, 1800 College Crescent, Virginia Beach. This free seminar will help small business owners learn the steps to acquire Small, Women and Minority-Owned (SWaM) certification and gain understanding of the City of Virginia Beach purchasing and contracting process.

Session topics to be discussed at the event by area subject matter experts include:

  • Introduction to the Economic Development Department: The ABC's of Economic Development and Local Business Owners
  • Introduction to the Purchasing Department: Becoming Acquainted with the Purchasing Department
  • SWaM Certification Session

"Virginia Beach is committed to the growth and development of small, women, and minority-owned businesses, including service-disabled and veteran-owned businesses," said Council Member Wooten. "This Ignite boot camp will be filled with step-by-step instructions to support business owners and help to make strategic connections."

For in-person attendance, register for the event online here or at

To join virtually, go to:
Event password: fRM3Z6WveK9 (37639698 from phones)

The seminar will also be available via live streaming on and

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