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Start your own business

The Richmond area has been a launching pad for new businesses in numerous sectors -- from retail to banking to transportation to technology. These links provide practical resources in business planning (locations, competitors, financing), business operations (structures, start-up requirements, employees and assistance), and creating a business plan. Discover the advantages of doing business around Richmond with one of these great resources.

The Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center is a first stop for individuals interesting in starting and successfully running their own business. The Greater Richmond Small Business Development Center is a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, providing assistance and training to help small business owners and potential small business owners make sound decisions for the successful operation of their business. The Center offers a variety of no cost services. For more information, visit the GRSBDC website.

Visit the Virginia Department of Business Assistance Business One Stop Website

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