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  • 01/17/2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Learn how to balance career and lifestyle!  


    Join us for our February Luncheon on Tuesday, February 13th at the Virginia Historical Society.


    We have a fantastic panel lined up, including Camille Bird, Sacred Waters Holistic Spa & Boutique; Sheila Battle, The BattleStation and 15 Minutes of Grace; and Tressa Breindel, Functional medicine practitioner and acupuncturist.


    We are also delighted to partner with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women!  It is only appropriate that February is the month to highlight the message #GoREDGetFit!


    Register Here for our Career Women & Wellness Luncheon today!


  • 01/16/2018 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    HB237 (Kilgore) One-stop small business permitting program. 

    Extends the date by which the State Corporation Commission and the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity are required to complete aspects of the one-stop small business permitting program from June 30, 2018, to January 1, 2020. The measure also (i) deletes a provision regarding the implementation of a hyperlink in 2014, (ii) amends the description of the processes to be established for the electronic collection and exchange of data or information, and (iii) deletes requirements for biannual progress reports.


    HB471 (Reid) State and local tax and regulatory exemptions for new small businesses. 

    Exempts new small businesses from (i) payment of unemployment, sales and use, and local license taxes and (ii) certain registration and reporting requirements with the State Corporation Commission. The bill defines an eligible business as any business that has its principal place of business in the Commonwealth, has not been in existence for more than five years, and has fewer than six employees or has paid less than $5,000 for the purchase or lease of business personal property, including machinery and tools and merchants' capital, since its inception.


    HB513 (Wilt) Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; implementation of certification programs for small businesses; definition of small business; report. 

    Changes the definition of small business, beginning July 1, 2019, to meet the small business size standards established by the regulations of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The bill provides that any business entity that the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (the Department) has certified as a small business prior to July 1, 2019, shall have such certification extended for a three-year period. The bill also provides that the Director of the Department adopt regulations that will, beginning July 1, 2019, establish a three-year certification period for small businesses to be based on the dominant business activity of each small business entity. The bill (i) includes a definition of "dominant business activity"; (ii) provides for the Department to enter into a memorandum of understanding with appropriate agencies establishing provisions for the sharing of information consistent with the requirements of state and federal law; (iii) authorizes the Director to terminate a contract with any independent certifying entities to assist in the certification of small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses based on performance or a written determination by the Director that continuing the contract is not practicable, and (iv) requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to evaluate the effect of the implementation of the new definition at three-year intervals, reporting to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2025.


    HB725 (Plum) Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; Virginia Public Procurement Act; definition of small business. 

    Changes the requirements of the definition of small business for the purposes of programs of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the Virginia Public Procurement Act to require the business, together with affiliates, to have 250 or fewer employees and average annual gross receipts of $10 million or less averaged over the previous three years. Currently for these programs, a business is required to meet one or the other of these conditions to be considered a small business.

    HB726 (Plum) Virginia Public Procurement Act; small business and microbusiness procurement enhancement program. Codifies the Governor's Executive Order 20 (2014) establishing a statewide small business and microbusiness procurement enhancement program. The bill establishes a statewide goal of 42 percent of small and microbusiness utilization in all discretionary spending by state agencies in procurement orders, prime contracts, and subcontracts. In addition, the bill provides for (i) a set-aside for competition among all small businesses for state agency purchases up to $100,000 for goods and nonprofessional services and up to $50,000 for professional services and (ii) a set-aside for competition among microbusinesses for purchases under $10,000.


    HB1048 (Torian) Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Grant Fund. 

    Directs the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (the Department) to administer a grant program to incentivize small businesses to provide retirement plans for their employees. The bill defines small business as a business with 50 or fewer employees. The bill (i) establishes the Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Grant Fund, funded by the general appropriation act, from which such grants shall be disbursed and (ii) directs the Department to establish criteria for determining the amount of the grant to be awarded.


    HB1300 (Lopez) Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; implementation of certification programs for small businesses; definition of small business; report.


    HB1340 (Bloxom) Emergency services and disaster law; expedited inspections required for small businesses. 

    Provides that in the event that a small business has been impacted by a disaster for which the Governor has declared a state of emergency, any agency of state or local government responsible for conducting inspections for compliance with minimum established standards for health and safety shall conduct any such inspections as are required for the small business to resume normal business operations within 15 days of receipt of a request for an inspection made by such small business. The bill defines "small business" as an independently owned and operated business that, together with affiliates, has 250 or fewer employees or average annual gross receipts of $10 million or less averaged over the previous three years.

    HB1341 (Bloxom) Small Business Financing Authority (Authority); Virginia Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Fund created. 

    Creates the Virginia Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Fund (the Fund) to provide short-term direct loans to eligible small businesses impacted by a disaster for which a state of emergency has been declared. The bill provides that the Fund shall be managed and administered by the Authority with guidance from the Director of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and that loans provided from the Fund shall be (i) for a minimum amount of $1,000 up to a maximum amount of $5,000, (ii) provided interest-free, and (iii) repaid by the end of the loan term, which term shall be set by the Authority for a minimum of 90 days but not to exceed 180 days.

    SB318 (Ruff) Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity; implementation of certification programs for small businesses; definition of small business; report. 

    Changes the definition of small business, beginning July 1, 2019, to meet the small business size standards established by the regulations of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The bill provides that any business entity that the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (the Department) has certified as a small business prior to July 1, 2019, shall have such certification extended for a three-year period. The bill also provides that the Director of the Department adopt regulations that will, beginning July 1, 2019, establish a three-year certification period for small businesses to be based on the dominant business activity of each small business entity. The bill (i) includes a definition of "dominant business activity"; (ii) provides for the Department to enter into a memorandum of understanding with appropriate agencies establishing provisions for the sharing of information consistent with the requirements of state and federal law; (iii) authorizes the Director to terminate a contract with any independent certifying entities to assist in the certification of small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses based on performance or a written determination by the Director that continuing the contract is not practicable, and (iv) requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to evaluate the effect of the implementation of the new definition at three-year intervals, reporting to the Governor and General Assembly by December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2025.

    For more information about legislation and resources important to small business, please visit the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity at https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/about-us/legislation/. 


  • 01/16/2018 6:33 AM | Anonymous

    Nominate Someone Today

    Nominations for our 2018 Women of Excellence Awards are now open. We need YOU to let us know about all the amazing women entrepreneurs out there! Please nominate a deserving woman for one of these five prestigious awards by clicking here.


  • 08/02/2017 9:16 AM | Caryn Foster Durham (Administrator)

    NAWBO Richmond is now accepting applications for a Chapter Administrator. 

    The Chapter Administrator manages the day-to-day operations and support for the NAWBO Richmond Chapter and Foundation. Implementing decisions of the Board of Directors, acting as a liaison to NAWBO National and being the face of NAWBO Richmond to members and sponsors.

    The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written skills, be organized, familiar with database management and website maintenance as well as the ability to prioritize tasks.

    A flexible schedule and working with the amazing NAWBO Richmond membership are an added perks. 

    Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 11th. 

    Click here to download the full job description.

  • 06/12/2017 1:08 PM | Robin Hogge (Administrator)

    Do you know your intellectual property rights and risks as a small business owner? Whether it's securing your company's trademark, protecting your brand, or knowing copyright common law, being unaware or unprotected could cost you thousands or even your business! In this episode, host Mary Foley talks with Pam Gavin, founder and owner of Gavin Law Offices. She and her team provide nationally ranked, award-winning intellectual property services and legal counsel to businesses and individuals around the world or just down the street in Richmond, VA.  READ MORE... 

  • 03/27/2017 11:43 AM | Robin Hogge (Administrator)

    Five Richmond-area businesswomen have received awards recognizing their entrepreneurial spirit and community leadership from the National Association of Women Business Owners — NAWBO — Richmond Southeast Virginia chapter.

    They were among 13 nominated for the awards, presented at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Thursday at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa.

    Awards were presented in five categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Rising Star, Community Leader, Student Entrepreneur of the Year, and for the first time, for leadership in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math.

    Read more at Richmond.com


  • 02/17/2017 3:59 PM | Robin Hogge (Administrator)

    Please join the Richmond Business Alliance (the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce for the Richmond region) for the Richmond Business Alliance Job Fair at Diversity Richmond on Saturday, March 15, 2017 from 10am to 2pm.  This event will be a first of a kind for the Virginia market, drawing companies and prospective employees from across the Commonwealth.  There is no cost for qualified exhibitors and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

  • 10/14/2016 1:03 PM | Robin Hogge (Administrator)

     Is your business making the revenue you    envisioned? Are you feeling stuck and  unsure what will get your business where  you want it to be? Host Mary Foley talks  with Zee Worstell, CEO of AccelerateHER,  about four shifts women need to make for  real business growth.

     Listen and learn:
     What is limiting the revenue potential of many women business owners.
    Why passion isn't enough to create a truly successful business.
    One of the biggest mindsets that women need to embrace to earn more.
    Practical steps to get a handle on your business finances.
    The difference between a network and a strong support system for your business.   Read more at evbpower.come


     

  • 10/03/2016 12:08 PM | Robin Hogge (Administrator)

    Enjoy attending a full line up of events with NAWBO Richmond this fall 2016 through spring 2017.

    This year, we are excited to announce the NAWBO Richmond Easy Pass. Now, you won’t have to worry about missing a registration deadline, and all events, including the Women of Excellence Dinner can be paid for in advance. The best news? Purchasing a pass will discount all events off the early bird prices!

    If you missed the first meeting you can still purchase the Easy Pass.  We have discounted it for November - June events.  The Easy Pass can be purchased for $275, payment is due by October 30th.  Save over $55.00 on early bird registrations by purchasing your NAWBO Richmond Easy Pass today.   Purchase the easy pass today you WILL save $55 on November through June events!

    This year’s event prices:  
    November:  Workshop:  $65.00
    December:  Holiday Luncheon:  $35.00
    January:  Coffee Social:  $25.00
    February:  Day on the Hill: Complimentary
    March WE:  $85.00
    April  Open House:  $30.00
    May Membership Social:  $25.00
    June Annual Dinner:  $65.00

    Purchase your pass today!  Click Here            

     

     


  • 09/16/2016 2:54 PM | Robin Hogge (Administrator)

     WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Sept. 15, 2016 - PRLog

      AccelerateHER™ of Williamsburg, VA recently    received a $50,000 grant for its JunipHER Project,  a program launched in January 2016 to help mid-  stage women business owners (WBOs) achieve  growth.

     The grant was one of 68 awarded by the U.S.  Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, Office of Native American Affairs, and Office of Veterans Business Development along with the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Education as part of its third annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

    "Through this national competition, we are empowering accelerators which are led by and support women or other underrepresented groups," says SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

    Read more at PRLOG.org
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