TIME TO SCALE UP- New Virginia: Scaling4Growth Program Overview
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)
NEW VIRGINIA: Scaling4Growth is Virginia’s brand of the Interise Streetwise MBA program. This six-month program is designed for business owners to learn how to scale their business by assessing their business model and becoming more efficient. Join us to learn if your business qualifies to participate in this free training program.
Speaker: Kathy Dolan, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Kathryn Dolan is currently serving as the Director of Business Development and Outreach Services, with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity.
Dolan, a native of Richmond, Virginia, has more than 34 years experience in economic development in Virginia in addition to several years in the private sector. She has a strong interest in small business development with a special focus on the economic impact of women- and minority-owned and veteran-owned businesses.
Before joining SBSD, Dolan worked with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. (SBSD is the result of a 2014 merge of the former Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the Department of Minority Business Development.) She is passionate about providing the tools to empower small and women- and minority-owned businesses to succeed for the growth of Virginia’s economy. Her state, federal, and private experience makes her a vital resource to Virginia businesses
At SBSD, Dolan assesses existing business models, coordinates strategies with key resources for small businesses across the Commonwealth and has recruited a statewide team. With almost 98 percent of businesses in Virginia being small, Dolan indicates “It’s beyond the right thing to do, it IS about a powerful economic engine for Virginia.”