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SWAM Certification information Session

Are you interested in becoming certified as a small, women and minority (SWaM) business?  If you own or manage a small, women-owned, or a minority-owned business and want to increase sales with the Commonwealth of Virginia, then you need to get SWaM’d!

SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority) certification is one of the most powerful business tools you can use to grow your sales among state agencies, public colleges and universities, local municipalities, and private sector firms that utilize the SWaM database.

SWaM certification is available to existing for-profit businesses. SWaM certification takes 60 – 90 days for processing. The new application portal was launched July 1, 2017 and will dramatically improve the length of time needed for processing. 

If you are interested in applying for SWaM Certification, this FREE “Hands On” workshop is for NEW and RE-CERTIFYING applicants.  SBSD staff will be on-site to provide assistance with creating account, scanning required documents or answer questions during the application process.

Please be sure to bring ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ready for scanning or on a flash drive.  For a list of required documents, please visit

Space is limited to 25 computer stations

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Wednesday, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Peninsula Workforce Development Center
600 Butler Farm Rd, Room 1118
Hampton, Virginia 23666


For more information contact:
Ms. Dana Staley
Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center
(757) 865-3128