Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority (BRCEDA) – Regional Entrepreneurship
BRCEDA focuses on developing a culture of entrepreneurship on a regional scale. To find out more about what this entails, visit their website for more details and contact information.
Small Business Administration – Find a Small Business Development Center near you
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government 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. Small Business Development Centers and their private affiliates exist across Virginia to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses through counselling, classes, financial planning, lending assistance, and other services and resources that small businesses need to survive and grow.
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) – Get Financial Advice and Assistance
The Virginia Small Business Finance Authority (VSBFA) is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s economic development and small business financing arm. It helps Virginia’s existing businesses and those businesses that are seeking to come to Virginia through its extensive portfolio of financing programs. Although VSBFA does not offer grants, it adds value by helping Virginia’s financial institutions offer business loans that they might not be able to offer without VSBFA assistance.
VT KnowledgeWorks – For those business ideas that need help to PLAN, LAUNCH and GROW
VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center; and it is headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia.