Small Business Resources

Small businesses are big business for the city of Virginia Beach and are a key component to creating a vibrant, successful community.  The city of Virginia Beach, as well as many regional and state agencies, can provide small businesses with the tools they need to grow and expand.  Many of these resources can be found below.

Economic Development

Established in 2007, the city’s Small, Women-Owned and Minority (SWaM) business development program works to generate new capital investment and employment opportunities. The Department of Economic Development offers training workshops, mentorship opportunities  with businesses and universities, and forums with various government and industry leaders.  

Visit the Economic Development Small Business Online Center to learn more, and download our Small Business Development iBook​ for an in depth look at opportunities and assets available to small businesses in Virginia Beach.

​Public Libraries

Steps to Establish a Small Business in Virginia