Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center

2014 SBA Excellence & Innovation Award Winner!

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The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC) are launching a new and dynamic economic development tool to the region for small business owners beginning March 20.

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Internet Tools and Marketing

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A tool box of new media and current information pertaining to the internet and marketing. On this page will be downloads and additional information to help with your efforts online.

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Information Library

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This section contains a listing of relevant online and downloadable research resources, that are available at no-cost, to help you start or better manage your small business.

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SizeUp LBI

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Find out everything about the business and demographics of the Hampton Roads region. Coupling information from a wide array of databases and surveys with a Geographic Information System Display, information critical to your small business’ success can be accessed and easily understood.

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Retail Academy

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Nothing is more challenging than running a small independent retail operation. The Retail Academy consists of classroom instruction, peer-to-peer learning as well as long-term counseling services to help prospective or existing retailers understand the complexities and challenges of the trade.

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Early Education and Daycare Businesses

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Early Education is not a service, but rather an integral part of a community’s economic development strategy because the children who are enrolled in these programs are the workforce and leaders of tomorrow. The myriad of regulatory, administrative and other issues with which a daycare/early education program must master in order to succeed can be overwhelming. This award winning program couples classroom training with long-term counseling in order to help providers understand the “back of the house” so that the “front of the house” can be effective.

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SEVA Contracting Institute

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This uniquely focused program provides small contracting companies with tips and tools to better understand and operate in the government contracting arena. The program consists of classroom instruction, coupled with one-on-one counseling and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to give a full-spectrum process in understanding the challenges encountered and procedures used in conducting business in this arena.

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Small Biz Lending

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One of the more daunting challenges facing a small business owner is access to capital. This website provides an overview of the entire small business lending process; the steps need to be taken; information necessary to proceed as well as questions to ask your banker and a listing of local financial institutions and others who provide lending to support the region’s small business community.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
30
Thu
9:00 AM HRSBDC Government Contracting Wo... @ Peninsula Workforce Development Center
HRSBDC Government Contracting Wo... @ Peninsula Workforce Development Center
Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Get great information on doing business with the federal government. Topics to be covered: 8(a) Certification, SWAM and how to properly use SAM (Registration website for Federal Government Contracting). Pre -Registration is required! All registrations[...]
4:30 PM Contracting Institute II! @ The Town Center of Virginia Beach
Contracting Institute II! @ The Town Center of Virginia Beach
Apr 30 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Contracting Institute II The City of Virginia Beach and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads will offer a free training series to learn best practices for bidding on municipal contracts. Participants will learn[...]
May
16
Sat
9:00 AM Owning Your Own Business Worksho... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
Owning Your Own Business Worksho... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
May 16 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This is a three-hour information session for new and start-up business owners. The session covers the very basic steps to starting and running a small business. Topics include (but are not limited to): Components required[...]
May
23
Sat
9:00 AM Writing an Effective Business Pl... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
Writing an Effective Business Pl... @ Suffolk Workforce Development Center
May 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Developing a business plan is often the most important step in starting a business. A good business plan serves as a “road-map” to guide a new business through the start-up process or a growing business[...]
May
27
Wed
9:00 AM Owning your Own Business @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
Owning your Own Business @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
May 27 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This is a three-hour information session for new and start-up business owners. The session covers the very basic steps to starting and running a small business. Topics include (but are not limited to): Components required[...]
Jun
1
Mon
6:00 PM Developing a Business Plan Thru ... @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
Developing a Business Plan Thru ... @ Peninsula Worforce Development Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS A SOUND PLAN. THIS SESSION WILL INTRODUCE STRATEGIES FOR PLANNING AND DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN. THIS FIVE WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE TAKES YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A BUSINESS PLAN. ATTENDEES SHOULD[...]

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