The Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the City of Norfolk Department of Development have partnered to host the three-part Biz Café event series and the Southside Networking Social, featuring keynote speaker, Hamilton Perkins. This is the first year these events will be held in the Fall. These events aim to create more opportunities for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners in underserved areas of Norfolk. New and existing businesses will receive information on developing a business plan, crafting the perfect pitch, and transitioning from employee to entrepreneur. The Biz Café will also offer financial, legal, accounting, marketing, management, and technical assistance to aspiring business owners. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to compete in a Pitch Competition, during which five winners will be awarded $1,500 in seed money. The Pitch Competition is funded by SunTrust Bank’s “Lighting the Way” grant.
Saturday, September 7; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 19; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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