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Hampton Roads Small Business

Welcome to the Gateway of Success

Helping Small Businesses

is Our Job!

Quality Counseling and Training You Need

Unlimited Business Resources

Pivot and Re-invent Your Business in the Age of COVID

Recovery Resources

Reopening and/or planning to transition to the ‘new normal’

Training & Events

Register for events and view pre-recorded webinars and training.

Research Library

Resources to help you better start, manage and operate your small business.

No-Cost Counseling + Low-Cost Training

We provide no-cost consulting and low-cost training and workshops to entrepreneurs throughout Hampton Roads. But don’t take it from us. Our numbers tell the story.

  • Specialty Programs 
  • Incubators & Accelerators
  • Co-Working Spaces
Co-Working Spaces

Coworking – the new way of working and sharing. The business landscape has changed in the last years. It now includes a large number of solopreneurs, remote workers, independent professionals and freelancers.

Find co-working spaces locations and information.

Doing Business In …

Online Training

Here are free or low-cost online training options to better manage or grow your business.

PROPEL Mentor – Protégé Programs

Combination of education, access to technical assistance and mentorship by successful businessmen and women for small business owners 


Startwheel grows, guides and connects entrepreneurs to resources within the region.

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Requests should be sent to help@virginiasbdc.orgFunded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration

To contribute to the growth and development of the economy by providing management, technical and other assistance and information to the region’s small business community.

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Contact Us

  • SBDC of Hampton Roads, Inc., World Trade Center
  • 101 W. Main Street, Suite 800, Norfolk, VA 23570
  • (757) 664-2595
  • Find Your Location