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The Business Development and Outreach Services (BDOS) Division of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity is the economic development arm of the SBSD.  BDOS is often the first point of contact for small businesses interested in growing their business by obtaining more information about the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority or learning the marketing advantages of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s certification as a SWaM (Small, Woman-owned, or Minority-owned) business and Micro business.   Our mission is to provide resources that will enable small business in Virginia to grow, create jobs and strengthen Virginia’s economy.

The BDOS team is geographically dispersed throughout the Commonwealth, provides an array of valuable workshops, seminars and classes.  The events are often planned in coordination with subject-matter experts throughout the Commonwealth on a variety of topics designed to enhance the forward-mobility of small business growth.  Some of the events offered include, but are not limited to:

Selling to the Commonwealth
This is most often a three-hour workshop with an overview of the Commonwealth’s electronic procurement system, electronic Virginia, or eVA.  Key in this session is a demonstration on finding a targeted market for a specific commodity or service; which agencies most often purchase that commodity/service and the dollars historically spent in those categories as well as identifying opportunities for businesses to sell their products/services.  In addition, key information on the Commonwealth’s SWaM certification is offered with an overview of the marketing advantage of the SWaM and Micro business certifications and steps needed to apply for these certifications.

Entrepreneur Express
This is a half-day workshop targeting individuals researching a business start-up or small business owners who have been in business less than three years.  Some of the topics covered are business plans; marketing your business; financing your business and an invaluable overview of additional government resources available to small businesses.


Growing Sales Conferences
These are half-day events targeting a more mature small business audience. These events offer three time slots for workshops and each time slot offers anywhere from 3-5 different topics. By event’s end, each business owner will have attended 3 workshops out of 12-15.  In addition, key business resources will be exhibiting, providing added benefit for attendees.

Regional Connect Events
These events are a prime networking opportunity for state buyers and small businesses to have one-on-one conversations about what the buyers are purchasing and how best to navigate this process.  These events are intended to be limited in size to allow for meaningful one-on-one conversations.  Generally four events are held each year and are held throughout the state.


One-on-One Business Counseling
Another vital service provided by the BDOS team is the one-on-one business counseling sessions.  Through a local Business Services Manager, small businesses are able to set up a one-on-one appointment to go over the individual business growth plan.

The SBSD BDOS team connects the small businesses, government procurement officials and the economic development community
throughout Virginia as well as other resources vital to small business owners.
Virginia Business Information Center handles contacts with business owners by phone and email.
Email: or call the Hotline: 804-786-6585.

SBSD Business Services Manager Advocates for Agencies.

Agencies needing to contact their SBSD Business Services Manager Advocate, can search by Agency Code, Agency Abbreviation or Agency Name.

State AgencyAgency CodeAgency Abbreviation Business Services Manager advocateBusiness Services Manager advocate's email
9(C)Revenue Bonds950RBNCAngela
9(D)Revenue Bonds951RBNDAngela
Administration of Health Insurance149AHIAngela
Agricultural Council307VALAngela
Appropriation Vetoes990AVAngela
Attorney General and Department of Law141OAGAngela
Auditor of Public Accounts133APAAngela
Augusta Correctional Center754ACCAngela
Autism Advisory Council871AACAngela
Baskerville Correctional Center761BACCAngela
Bland Community College718BCCAngela
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee858BBEDSAngela
Brunswick Correctional Center730BWCCAngela
Capitol Square Preservation Council820CSPCAngela
Catawba Hospital 724CHAngela
Central Appropriations995CAAngela
Central Capital Outlay949CCOAngela
Central Region Correctional Field Units760CRCFUAngela
Chesapeake Bay Commission842CBCAngela
Children's Services Act200CSAAngela
Christopher Newport University242CNUAngela
Circuit Courts113CCVAngela
Citizens' Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion836CACFIEMAngela
Combined District Courts116CDCAngela
Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the United States145CPULAngela
Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote874CCWRWAngela
Commission on Civics Education870CCEAngela
Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring and Diverse877CEOVADCAngela
Commission on Electric Utility Regulation863CEURAngela
Commission on Unemployment Compensation860CUCAngela
Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents708CCCAAngela
Commonwealth's Attorney's Services Council957CASCAngela
Compensation Board157CBAngela
Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research Services 234VSU/ CEARAngela
Corrections - Employee Relations and Training742DOC-ERTAngela
Council on Virginia's Future987CVFAngela
Court of Appeals of Virginia 125CABAngela
Culpeper Correctional Facility for Women786CCCWAngela
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services262DARSAngela
Department of Behavioral Health720BDHDSAngela
Department of Environmental Quality440DEQAngela
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries403DGIFAngela
Department of Motor Vehicles154DMVAngela
Department of Veteran Services912DVSAngela
Eastern Shore Community College284ESCCAngela
Eastern State Hospital 704ESHAngela
Eastern Virginia Medical School 274EVMSAngela
Indian Creek Correctional Center771ICCCAngela
Norfolk State University 213NSUAngela
Old Dominion University 221ODUAngela
Thomas Nelson Community College293TNCCAngela
Tidewater Community College295TCCAngela
Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority 509VCSFAAngela
Virginia Tourism Authority320VTAAngela
Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences268VIMSAngela
Virginia Port Authority 407VPAAngela
Commission on the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program413VASAPAngela
College of William and Mary204CWMAngela
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired702DBVIChris
Department for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing751VDDHHChris
Department of Accounts151DOAChris
Department of Accounts - City/County Treasurers998DOA-CCTChris
Department of Accounts Transfer Payments162DOATPChris
Department of Accounts-Statewide Activities997DOA-SAChris
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control999ABCChris
Department of Aviation841DOAVChris
Department of Corrections799DOCChris
Department of Corrections--Division of Institutions756DOC/DIChris
Department of Corrections--Institutions795DOC-IChris
Department of Criminal Justice Services140DCJSChris
Department of Education, Central Office Operations201DOE/COOChris
Department of Elections132ELECTChris
Department of Emergency Management127DEMChris
Department of Fire Programs960DFPChris
Department of Forensic Science778DFSChris
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries403DGIFChris
Department of General Services194DGSChris
Department of Health601VDHChris
Department of Historic Resources423DHRChris
Department of Housing and Community Development165DHCDChris
Department of Human Resource Management129DHRMChris
Department of Juvenile Justice177DJJChris
Department of Labor and Industry181DOLIChris
Department of Military Affairs123DMAChris
Department of Motor Vehicles Transfer Payments530DMVTPChris
Department of Planning and Budget122DPBChris
Department of Professional Occupations and Regulation222DPORChris
Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity350DSBSDChris
Department of State Police156VSPChris
Department of Taxation161TAXChris
Department of the Treasury152TDChris
Department of Treasury - Statewide Activities  996TD-SWAChris
Department of Treasury - Trust Funds 994TD-TFChris
Dillwyn Correctional Center770DWCCChris
Direct Aid to Public Education197DOE/ DAPEChris
Division of Capitol Police961DCPChris
Division of Community Corrections767DOC/ DCCChris
Division of Debt Collection143DDCChris
Division of Legislative Automated Systems109DLASChris
Division of Legislative Services107DLSChris
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission845MLKMCChris
Eastern Virginia Medical School274EVMSChris
Economic Development Incentive Payments312EDIPChris
Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women743FWCCChris
Fort Monroe Authority360FMAChris
General District Courts114GDCChris
General Fund Resources31GFRESChris
George Mason University 247GMUChris
Library of Virginia202LVAChris
Northern Virginia Community College280NVCCChris
State Council of Higher Education245SCHEVChris
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities606VBPDChris
Virginia Employment Commission182VECChris
Blue Ridge Community College291BRCCCourtney
Department of Conservation and Recreation199DCRCourtney
Coffeewood Correctional Center773CWCCCourtney
Department of Forestry 411DOFCourtney
Frontier Cultural Museum of Virginia239FCMV Courtney
General Provisions30GPCourtney
Germanna Community College297GCCCourtney
Grants to Localities790DBDHS/GLCourtney
Greensville Correctional Center769GVCCCourtney
Gunston Hall417GHCourtney
Haynesville Correctional Center772HCCCourtney
Higher Education Cross-Cutting991HECCCourtney
Higher Education Research Initiative989HERICourtney
Hiram Davis Medical Center748HDMCCourtney
House of Delegates101HDELCourtney
Indigent Defense Commission848IDCCourtney
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority934IEIACourtney
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research885IALRCourtney
Intellectual Disabilities Training Centers793IDTCCourtney
Interstate Organization Contributions921IOCCourtney
James Madison University 216JMUCourtney
Jamestown-Yorktown Commemorations400JYCOMCourtney
Joint Commission on Administrative Rules865JCARCourtney
Joint Commission on Health Care844JCHCCourtney
Joint Commission on Technology and Science847JCOTSCourtney
Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability875JCTACourtney
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission110JLARCCourtney
Judicial Department Reversion Clearing Account104JDRCACourtney
Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission112JIRCCourtney
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts115JDRCCourtney
Keen Mountain Correctional Center768KMCCCourtney
Legislative Department Reversion Clearing Account102LDRCACourtney
Lieutenant Governor119LTGOVCourtney
Lord Fairfax Community College298LFCCCourtney
Lunenburg Correctional Center774LCCCourtney
Magistrate System103MAGCourtney
Manufacturing Development Commission864MDCCourtney
Marine Resources Commission402MRCCourtney
Marion Correctional Center747MCTCCourtney
Mental Health Treatment Centers792MHTCCourtney
Motor Vehicle Dealer Board506MVDBCourtney
New College Institute938NCICourtney
Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute728NVMHICourtney
Northern Virginia Training Center725NVTCCourtney
Nottoway Correctional Center745NCCCourtney
Office of the Governor121GOVCourtney
Office of the State Inspector General147OSIGCourtney
Online Virginia Network Authority 244OVNCourtney
Paul D. Camp Community College277PDCCCCourtney
Piedmont Virginia Community College282PVCCCourtney
Powhatan Correctional Center709PCCCourtney
Rappahannock Community College278RCCCourtney
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs454SVDACourtney
University of Mary Washington215UMWCourtney
University of Virginia207UVA/ADCourtney
Virginia Correctional Center for Women716VCCWCourtney
Virginia Department of Transportation501VDOTCourtney
Virginia Military Institute211VMICourtney
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts238VMFACourtney
Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired263VRCBVICourtney
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind218VSDBCourtney
Western State Hospital706WSHCourtney
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center203WWRCCourtney
Dabney Lancaster Community College287DSLCCRamain
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy409DMMERamain
Department of Social Services765DSSRamain
Mountain Empire Community College299MECCRamain
New River Community College275NRCCRamain
Patrick Henry Community College285PHCCRamain
Radford University 217RURamain
Science Museum of Virginia146SMVRamain
Southwest Virginia Community College294SWVCCRamain
Southwest Virginia Mental Health Institute705SWMHIRamain
University of Virginia's College at Wise246UVA/CWRamain
Veterans Services Foundation913VSFRamain
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority999ABCRamain
Virginia Bicentennial of the American War of 1812 Commission867VBAWCRamain
Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation794VCBRRamain
Virginia Coal and Energy Commission118VCECRamain
Virginia Code Commission108VCCRamain
Virginia College Building Authority941VCBARamain
Virginia College Savings Plan174VCSPRamain
Virginia Commission for the Arts148VCARamain
Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation105VCICRamain
Virginia Commission on Youth839VCOYRamain
Virginia Community College System260VCCSRamain
Virginia Community College System - Shared Services Center270VCCS/SSCRamain
Virginia Community College System - Central Office261VCCS-CORamain
Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council876VCIEACRamain
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station229VPISU /CERamain
Virginia Correctional Enterprises711DOC/CERamain
Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission160VCSCRamain
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services301VDACSRamain
Virginia Disability Commission837VDCRamain
Virginia Economic Development Partnership310VEDPRamain
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth852VFHYRamain
Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council834FIACRamain
Virginia Highlands Community College296VHCCRamain
Virginia Housing Commission840VHCRamain
Virginia Information Technologies Agency136VITARamain
Virginia International Trade Corporation316VITCRamain
Virginia Lottery172VALRamain
Virginia Management Fellows Program Administration164VMFPARamain
Virginia Museum of Natural History942VMNHRamain
Virginia Parole Board766VPBRamain
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University208VPISU/IDRamain
Virginia Racing Commission405VRCRamain
Virginia Resources Authority972VRARamain
Virginia Retirement System158VRSRamain
Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission859VSACWCRamain
Virginia State Bar117VSBRamain
Virginia State Crime Commission142VSCCRamain
Virginia Tech 208VPISU/IDRamain
Virginia Veterans Care Center128VVCCRamain
Virginia Western Community College286VWCCRamain
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission191VWCRamain
Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission872VWWCCRamain
Virginia-Israel Advisory Board330VIABRamain
Wallens Ridge State Prison735WRSPRamain
Western Region Correctional Field Units757WRCFURamain
Wytheville Community College - shared Services288WCCRamain
Buckingham Correctional Facility749BUCCRandy
Central State Hospital703CSHRandy
Central Virginia Community College292CVCCRandy
Central Virginia Training Center707CVTCRandy
Danville Community College279DCCRandy
Department of Rail and Public Transportation505DRPTRandy
Department of Corrections - Central Administration701DOC/CARandy
Department of Medical assistance Services602DMASRandy
Green Rock Correctional Center776GRCCRandy
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College283JSRCCRandy
James River Correctional Facility 719JRCCRandy
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation425JYFRandy
John Tyler Community College290JTCCRandy
Longwood University 214LURandy
Piedmont Geriatric Hospital729PGHRandy
Planned Reversions992PRRandy
Pocahontas State Correctional Center775PSCCRandy
Powhatan Reception & Classification Center721PRCCRandy
Red Onion State Prison741ROSPRandy
Richard Bland College241RBCRandy
River North Correctional Center785RNCCRandy
Roanoke Higher Education Authority935RHEARandy
Secretary of Administration180SOARandy
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry193OSAFRandy
Secretary of Commerce and Trade192SCTRandy
Secretary of Education185SOERandy
Secretary of Finance190SFINRandy
Secretary of Health and Human Resources188SHHRRandy
Secretary of Natural Resources183SNRRandy
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security187SPSHSRandy
Secretary of Technology184SOTECHRandy
Secretary of the Commonwealth166SOCRandy
Secretary of Transportation186STORandy
Senate of Virginia100SOVRandy
Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center922SBVCCRandy
Small Business Commission862SBCRandy
Southeastern Universities Research Association Doing Business for Jefferson Science Associates, LLC936JSARandy
Southeastern Virginia Training Center723SEVTCRandy
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center937SVHECRandy
Southside Virginia Community College276SVCCRandy
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center948SWHECRandy
Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute739SVMHIRandy
Southwestern Virginia Training Center738SWVTCRandy
St. Brides Correctional Center737SBCCRandy
State Corporation Commission171SCCRandy
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies986GNSARandy
State Water Commission971SWCRandy
Supreme Court111SUPCTRandy
Sussex One State Prison733SICCRandy
Sussex Two State Prison734SIICCRandy
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission851TICRRandy
Treasury Board155TBRandy
Treasury Construction Financing993TD-CFRandy
University of Virginia Medical Center209UVAHRandy
Virginia Commonwealth University236VCU/ADRandy
Virginia State University 212VSURandy

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