Check out the Viewpoint Article by Jim Carroll, executive director, SBDC of Hampton Roads, Inc., in The Holiday Issue of Boulevard Magazine.
▶️ https://blvdmedia.io/in-this-issue/, pages 41-42
We have entrepreneurship in our DNA, our country, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Hampton Roads region. In America, unlike many other countries, we celebrate and treasure entrepreneurship.
Today, we cannot overstate the importance of entrepreneurship and small-business ownership in this region [Hampton Roads]. The majority of the businesses in this region , as well as in the country, are considered small businesses.
Since 1990, the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads and its staff have provided technical assistance, training and access to information to the small-business owners in the 18 cities and counties of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
While the risks facing today’s small business owner may pale in comparison to those faced by our first settlers, it is only prudent and correct that they all the tools and support needed for success. The chamber and the SBDC are and will remain here for them.
Jim Carroll, executive director, SBDC of Hampton Roads, Inc. and vice president of Small Business, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce