Other Great Resources

There are a number of great resources available. These are just a few of  our favorites.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance – Busines One-Stop The Business One Stop tool will ask a few simple questions about your business, then walk you through completing the licenses, permits and registrations you need–plus suggest resources that can help.

U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Planner Careful planning is fundamental to success.  The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.

Commonwealth of Virginia Business Portal – Virginia’s combination of assets, resources and commitment to economic development has fostered business prosperity in the commonwealth. The Virginia Business Portal provides links to state and federal resources.

REDC Community Capital Group, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote economic and community development by providing financing and services to small businesses, in order to create jobs and increase the flow of credit and capital into targeted low income communities.

Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center Located in the City of Richmond, the Greater Richmond SBDC provides assistance and training to help small business owners and potential small business owners make sound decisions for the successful operation of their

Crater Small Business Development Center Located in Petersburg, the Crater SBDC provides assistance and training to help small business owners and potential owners make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business.

Crater Procurement Technical Assistance Center assists Small, Disadvantaged, Women Owned, Veteran Owned, Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone certified businesses that want to increase their opportunities in the Federal, State, and Local Government marketplace.

New Visions, New Ventures provides women with the knowledge, skills, resources, and confidence necessary to achieve economic success and financial security.

BizWorks Enterprise Center 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 room.

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation offers  programs to guide entrepreneurs toward building  a stable foundation of economic development through the establishment of their own business.

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce helps connect businesses to solutions with the Business Toolkit.

Metropolitan Business League provides programs, services, leadership, education, training and advocacy for their members in order to promote the creation of wealth in the minority business community.