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2018 Legislative Session Bills

2018 Legislative Session Bills

The 2018 legislative session saw the following legislations enacted that impacts small businesses.   HB237   One-stop small business permitting program. Extends the date by which the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Small...

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NEW VIRGINIA:  SCALING4GROWTH Accepting Applications

NEW VIRGINIA:  SCALING4GROWTH Accepting Applications

THE NEXT CLASS FOR NEW VIRGINIA:  SCALING4GROWTH will accept online applications now through March 2019; the applications will be reviewed/screened and interviews scheduled thereafter. Classes will be held May – November 2019 in Arlington...

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HBCU and ESOs now part of the SWaM Program

HBCU and ESOs now part of the SWaM Program

In FY17 there were two new designations that were introduced into the SWaM program that now count toward your aspirational goals: Employment Service Organizations (ESOs) – click here for more information. Historically Black Colleges and...

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Out-of-State Business Applying for Certification

Out-of-State Business Applying for Certification

Effective July 1, 2017, any out-of-state business applying for certification in Virginia as a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business must possess the equivalent certification in its home state as a prerequisite for approval.  For...

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