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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Abingdon
People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia
Provides small loans ranging from $500 to a maximum of $35,000 to prospective, small business borrowers in the service area of Southwest Virginia. Executive Director: Robert G. Goldsmith Micro-Loan...View details

Abingdon
Virginia Highlands SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Alexandria
Alexandria SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Arlington
Arlington SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Arlington
ECDC Enterprise Development Group (EDG)
The EDG mission is to provide financial resources and support services to individuals, families, and small businesses in the D.C. metro area including women, minorities, Veterans and refugees,...View details

Atkins
Wytheville SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Big Stone
Gap

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Mountain Empire Community College (MECC)
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Bristol
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Charlottes-
ville

Virginia Economic Development Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Charlottesville
Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CV SBDC)
The CV SBDC works with start-up and existing Virginia-based businesses by providing no and low-cost professional business consulting, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen...View details

Charlottesville
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Chesapeake
Hampton Roads Region SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Culpeper
Small Business Development Center at Culpeper
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Danville
Longwood SBDC: Danville
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fairfax
Business Finance Group
A non-profit corporation partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed...View details

Fairfax
Fairfax SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Falls Church
Women's Business Center of Northern Virginia
A program of the Community Business Partnership, the Center is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership. The WBC seeks to provide the training,...View details

Farmville
Southern Region SBDC at Longwood University
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fredericks-
burg

Rappahannock Region SBDC - Fredericksburg
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fredericksburg
RAPPAHANNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP
406 Princess Anne St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing...View details

Hampton
SBDC Of Hampton Roads, Inc
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Hampton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Harrisonburg
Central Region/James Madison University SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Loudoun County
Loudoun Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Serving Loudoun County, the SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners by providing free, confidential counseling services, seminars, training and workshops on issues such as business...View details

Lynchburg
Business Development Center, Inc
Offers services to business owners and prospective business owners in the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford, the towns of Altavista and Amherst, and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford,...View details

Lynchburg
Region 2000 SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Lynchburg
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Martinsville
Longwood SBDC/Martinsville
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Martinsville
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Melfa
Eastern Shore SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Middletown
Lord Fairfax SBDC - Middletown
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Norfolk
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Norfolk
Tidewater Business Financing Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Onley
Onley SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Petersburg
Crater Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Petersburg
Crater SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Portsmouth
Center for Community Development, Inc. (CCDI)
CCDI serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization through Affordable Housing and community involvement, such as a Microenterprise Program, and initiatives in Arts & Culture. The Cottege...View details

Radford
Radford University - New River Valley SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Richlands
Southwest Virginia SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Richmond
BizWorks Enterprise Center
BizWorks is a non-profit small business incubator offering office and warehouse space to new businesses and those transitioning from a non-traditional environment, such as their garage or dining...View details

Richmond
Greater Richmond SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Richmond
James River Development Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Richmond
Richmond Economic Development Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Stephen Schley Micro-Loan Contact:...View details

Richmond
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Richmond
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Richmond
VA Department of Business Assistance
The Virginia Department of Business Assistance is the economic development agency dedicated to the growth and success of the Commonwealth's business community. Established by the Virginia General...View details

Richmond
Virginia Community Development Loan Fund
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Tim Hayes Micro-Loan Contact:...View details

Richmond
Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA)
Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA) provides economic development programs and services that help create new jobs, retain existing jobs, spur new investment, and encourage new business...View details

Roanoke
Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC)
The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC) works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering...View details

Roanoke
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Roanoke
Total Action Against Poverty
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Ted Edlich Micro-Loan Contact:...View details

South Boston
Longwood SBDC/South Boston
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Springfield
Community Business Partnership, Northern VA SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Springfield
Small Business Development Center at CBP
The South Fairfax Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides professional business counseling, training, and information resources to help grow and strengthen small and middle size businesses...View details

Warrenton
Lord Fairfax SBDC - Fauquier Center
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Warsaw
Warsaw SBDC of the Rappahannock Region
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Waynesboro
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Weyers Cave
Blue Ridge Community College SBDC
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Williamsburg
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Williamsburg
Williamsburg Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Small Business Administration(SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Statewide
Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP)
The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans...View details

Statewide
Virginia SBDC Network - State Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Nationwide
Foundation for the Advancement of Marketing Excellence in Entrepreneurs ( FAMEE)
FAMEE is a nonprofit organization that offers online marketing courses tailored to the interests and needs of small and medium sized businesses. Access to online courses, support materials and...View details

Nationwide
SBDCGlobal.com
SBDCGlobal.com is a free, multicultural, web-based trade platform that links the advisors and small business clients of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) networks in the United States,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

Nationwide
Veterans Virtual Incubator (VetBizGo)
VetBizGO is a resource and referral community tailored to supporting Veterans in Business. Content promotes awareness, access and use of thousands of no and low-cost federal, regional and local...View details

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