SWaM Business

Minority Business Office

The City of Hampton is committed to helping your business succeed by providing the most comprehensive network of resources. The Minority Business Program Office is within the Economic Development Department and along with the Purchasing and Procurement Oversight Committee (PPOC) and City leaders, are working together to increase opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses in City procurement activities.

 City of Hampton Small Business Directory

The information provided is to assist with promoting contracting opportunities to small businesses within the Hampton Roads Region. The information can be searched by business type, city location and description of work. The Directory is a resource for you and we hope you find the information helpful and of value to your business.

Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity

The mission of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to enhance growth opportunities for Virginia’s small businesses to prosper through increased revenue and job creation thereby raising the standard of living for all Virginians.

Business Development and Outreach:

The Business Development and Outreach Services (BDOS) Division of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is the economic development arm of the SBSD. The BDOS team is geographically dispersed throughout the Commonwealth, provides an array of valuable workshops, seminars, and classes. The events are often planned in coordination with subject-matter experts throughout the Commonwealth on a variety of topics designed to enhance the forward-mobility of small business growth.

https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/business-development-and-outreach/events/

Certifications:

The Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certification program is a state program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification program is a Federal program. The purpose is to increase the participation of certified DBEs in projects funded by the US Department of Transportation and other federal sectors. Projects typically include heavy construction, such as building and designing roads, bridges, railroads, ports, and airports.

Contacts:

Angela Barber (SWaM)
Business Services Manager- Hampton Roads
Angela.Barber@sbsd.virginia.gov

Nina Britton (DBE)
Transportation Business Development Specialist
Nina.britton@sbsd.virginia.gov

Hampton Roads Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Virginia PTAC’s mission is to “Help business do business with government”, both federal and state/local. Our services cover the full range of information, from the very basics for newcomers (FAR, FBO, SAM, DSBS, and more) to WOSB, SDVOSB, GSA schedules application, 8(a) certification, and more. We help our clients understand how to analyze and respond to RFPs, the advantages of priming and subcontracting opportunities and assist with more intricate company-specific challenges including pricing and compliance questions.

Contact:

Cecelia Cotton
1100 Exploration Way, Suite 302k
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 570-5052
ccotton3@gmu.edu

SCORE Mentors Hampton Roads

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

Offers experienced mentors with decades of expertise in many areas of business including government contracting, manufacturing, hospitality, marketing, financial industries, and computing.

Our mentors provide free face-to-face meetings and low-cost workshops and events designed to enable entrepreneurs to succeed and thrive in today's challenging business climate. From helping start-up entrepreneurs get their small businesses off the ground to helping established small businesses grow and flourish, our mentors are ready to assist with all manner of business advice and guidance.

Contact:

Rod Watson
259 Granby Street
2nd Floor
Norfolk, VA, 23510
rod.watson@scorevolunteer.org