Small Business Assistance
Virginia Business One Stop
The Business One Stop walks a new business owner through each step they'll need to complete in order to establish their new business, including:
- Federal and state tax registration
- Minority business certification
- Professional and local business licenses
- The eVA system procurement registration
U.S. & Virginia Small Business Administration
The U.S. and Virginia Small Business Administration (SBA) helps businesses start or grow by providing assistance with insurance, tax credits, foreign market expansion, incentives and financing options.
The Virginia SBA Resource Guide (PDF) is a valuable resource tool.
Virginia Jobs Investment Program
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership's (VEDP) Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) provides services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change.
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is Virginia's economic development and business financing arm, they help banks make loans to businesses that can demonstrate repayment ability where the bank needs additional collateral support or a secondary repayment source. Support can be via economic development direct loans, grants or bank support.
Virginia Department of Business and Supplier Diversity
Formerly the Department of Business Assistance DBA and the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise DMBE.
The newly formed (2016) Virginia Department of Business and Supplier Diversity's (SBSD) mission is to promote access to the Commonwealth of Virginia's contracting opportunities by administrating the certification process §2.2 1604, SWaM, DBE etc.
Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc.
The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads is part of a statewide network to provide management, technical and other assistance to the region's small business community.
Free 1-on-1 consultation with Suffolk Counselor Jack Leach is available by calling 757-651-9555.
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce helps business members succeed, drives regional economic growth and enhances the quality of life of the region's residents.
Call the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce at 757-622-2312.
Old Dominion University Strome Entrepreneurial Center
Old Dominion University Strome Entrepreneurial Center will guide student entrepreneurs across the entire life cycle of the entrepreneurial process - from idea through the planning, research, analysis, startup and initial operations stages.
Call Old Dominion University Strome Entrepreneurial Center at 757-683-3114.
Veterans Business Outreach Center
The Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center (HRVBOC) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
Call the HRVBOC at 757-683-5505.
Service Corps of Retired Executives
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) of Hampton Roads is comprised of active and retired business men and women who provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.
Contact SCORE of Hampton Roads by calling 757-455-9338.