In November 2014, Early Education Business Consultants were featured in an article from the City of Virginia Beach website. The article was titled "24 Graduate From Early Education Small Business Training," and opened with:
Twenty-four early education leaders representing 11 small businesses graduated last week from the 2014 Early Education Small Business Training and Mentoring Program. The program, which just concluded its fifth year, is run by Lauren Small, a certified business analyst with the Small Business Development Center of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. It is sponsored by GrowSmart, a division of the city’s Department of Economic Development. The program helps childcare and early education business owners grow their businesses and improve the quality of services they provide to children and families.