U.S. Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns. The SBA's website is an excellent resource for potential, new, or seasoned business owners. The annual resource guide produced by the SBA is provided electronically online and covers every aspect of small business ownership. For more information, contact the local SBA office at (804) 771-2400.
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority - The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) is the Commonwealth of Virginia's economic development and business financing arm. The VSBFA helps banks make loans to businesses that can demonstrate repayment ability , but where the bank needs additional collateral support or a more robust secondary repayment source by providing cash collateral, subordinate companion loans, guaranties, loan loss reserve and loan purchase participants. For more information, please call (804) 371-8254.