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may, 2020

08mayAll DayOne On One Business ConsultationRegion:Central Virginia and SouthEvent Type:Business Development and Outreach Services

Event Details

The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) continues to offer one-on-one business counseling sessions. These sessions are designed to help businesses like yours better understand how to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia state agencies. Whether it’s helping your business become certified in Virginia’s small business set-aside programs (SWaM and Micro), navigating the electronic portal which ALL state agencies use for solicitations (eVa), or helping you connect with key agency buyers SBSD can help! Some of the market research tools eVa offers are:

  • Identifying which state agencies are buying what you sell
  • How much these agencies are paying for your products and services
  • Who are the buyers and how to contact them
  • Who are your competitors
  • And much more

Armed with this information, your company will be better positioned to win state contracts as well as contracts with many local government agencies in Virginia.

As a result of COVID-19, these 1 on 1 sessions will not be held in person, but will be conducted over the phone or video chat. A video chat would allow us to share computer screens. The dates in May that I will be conducting these sessions are:


6          7           8           14           15         20         21         22         29

Time:  The appointment time slots are:

  • 9:00 – 10:30
  • 10:45 – 12:15
  • 2:00 – 3:30
  • 3:45 – 5:15


There is no fee for these sessions. However, an appointment is required. To request an appointment with Randy Brown, Business Services Manager for Central / South Virginia, submit an email to The subject line should read “May 1 On 1”; the text should identify your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferred appointment times (Date / Time). In addition, provide the location of your business (County or City / Town). Finally, indicate whether you prefer a video or telephone meeting. I will attempt to accommodate your request, however, appointments will be given on a first to respond basis.

If scheduled, I will send a meeting invite and request your phone number.



All Day (Friday)




Randy Brown; Business Services Manager - Central / SouthDirect (804) 371-8258 ; Cell (804) 349-5603

101 N. 14th Street, 11th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
1(804) 786-6585