A variety of resources are available to assist you in starting a business in Virginia. We suggest to anyone looking to start a business or needing help with their small business that you contact the Virginia's Department of Business Assistance (DBA).
If you are just getting started in your business endeavor, visit DBA's Business One Stop. This online guide will walk you step-by-step through the process of starting a business in Virginia, including checklists, helpful tips and licensing procedures.
The Virginia Small Business Development Center Network (Virginia SBDC) is the most extensive business development program in the Commonwealth. The network is a strategic alliance between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University-Mason Enterprise Center in the School of Public Policy and local sponsors throughout Virginia. These vital partners include universities, community colleges, chambers of commerce, municipalities, economic development organizations and private companies.
A list of additional online resources that may be helpful in starting and running your small business is available below. For additional assistance, contact DBA's Virginia Business Information Center at 1-866-248-8814 or by email at VBIC@dba.state.va.us. Professional, experienced business counselors will provide an immediate response to your inquiry or direct you to resources available to assist you.
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