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Find the tools you need to get your business up and running, with government resources, guides, templates, and more.  Utilize these tools to assist you in starting your business, applying for leases, and attaining government certifications. Learn more by clicking on one of the categories below.

State Resources

Guidelines specific to Virginia for opening a business, information from the Department of Labor, OSHA, local chambers, and more.

Federal Agencies

Information about all the federal agencies and resources available for small businesses. 

Business Associations

Industry-specific information provided by various agencies and industry associations.

Educational Resources

Training programs and seminars on topics including business planning, marketing, legal considerations, business basics, and more.

Government Contracting

Learn how to supply goods or services under contract for the state and federal government.

International Trade

Learn more about importing and exporting and some of the resources that can help you expand your business globally.

Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Learn about the resources, programs, and business opportunities available for minority-owned small businesses!

Federal Resources

Information about federal funding programs, IRS measures, ADA Guidelines, DOL, EXIM Bank, and others.

SBA Resources

Explore the numerous programs and learning opportunities available from the SBA.

Business Publications

General and specific business information from various publications across industries.


Explore local and national resources for startups and entrepreneurs.

Media Resources

Give your business and product a unique voice! Learn about the multimedia resources available for your small business.

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Learn about the resources, programs, and business opportunities available for veteran-owned small businesses!

Women-Owned Small Businesses

Learn about the resources, programs, and business opportunities available for women-owned small businesses!


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Owners and key financial decisionmakers of for-profit businesses, share your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business?

The Federal Reserve’s 2022 Small Business Credit Survey is open for responses, and the Virginia SBDC Network is a partner on this effort. By taking the survey, you contribute to data that directly informs the Fed, federal government agencies, service providers, policymakers, and others—ultimately benefitting your business and other businesses like yours. Take the 10-minute survey now. 

The survey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch. All responses are confidential.

The survey closes November 4, 2022. Questions? Contact Grace Guynn at