Central Virginia: Small Business Resources

Small Business Resources | Central Virginia

Below please find Small Business Resources for Central Virginia – RVA. Also, those interested in adding to the list are welcome to contact us.

Ashland – Town of Ashland | Hanover – Ashland, VA

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce | Chesterfield, VA

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce | Richmond, VA

Hanover County | Hanover, VA

Hanover County Municipal Airport | Hanover, VA

Hanover Association of Businesses & Chamber of Commerce | Hanover & Ashland, VA

Hanover Business Council | Hanover, VA

Hanover Industrial Park Business Association | Hanover, VA

Hanover County Economic Dev. Office | Hanover, VA

Hanover Herald – Progress | Hanover – Ashland, VA

Hanover County Virginia Cooperative Extension | Hanover, VA

Hanover County Electoral Board and Registrar | Hanover, VA

Hanover Public Schools | Hanover, VA

Hanover County Community Services Board | Hanover

Market Ashland Partnership (MAP) | Hanover – Ashland, VA

Mechanicsville Local | Hanover – Ashland, VA

Powhatan Chamber of Commerce | Powhatan, VA

Randolph-Macon College | Ashland, VA

Retail Merchants Association | Richmond, VA

Virginia Dept. of Business Assistance | Virginia

Virginia Chamber of Commerce | Richmond, VA

Small Business Resources & Information

Small Business Administration (SBA): independent government agency that assists Americans in starting, building and growing a business.

Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA): economic development agency dedicated to the growth and success of Virginia’s business community.

Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center (GRSBDC): partnership between the SBA and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

SCORE: non-profit organization offering free advice via business counselors, mentors, and workshops to help entrepreneurs and small business owners. Greg Magnus is a Richmond SCORE volunteer and SCORE national blogger.

Inc. magazine has advice, tools and services to help business owners and CEOs start, run and grow successful businesses.

Business Advocacy Groups

Virginia Chamber: advocate for the Commonwealth’s business community.

Greater Richmond Chamber: advocate for businesses in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover.

National Small Business Association: non-profit, membership-based organization that advocates for small businesses in the U.S.

American Small Business Alliance: national, non-profit education and advocacy organization that provides small business owners a voice on public policy issues.

National Association for the Self-Employed: helps people meet the challenges of managing and growing their businesses.

Women’s Business Organizations

U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce: business advocacy group focused on enhancing opportunities for women in business and women-owned businesses.

National Association for Women Business Owners: membership-organization of women entrepreneurs focused on advocacy and professional development.

Richmond Women’s Business Consortium: working partnership between local women’s organizations that explicitly encourage and cultivate women’s success in business and the community.

Network of Enterprising Women: local Richmond membership group focused on professional development, community activism and business growth.

River City Express Network: local Richmond membership group focused on networking support and professional development.

Online Training

Small Business Training Network: online training resource hosted by the SBA.