Our fundamental mission is to provide support to new and existing business in Virginia. Your success strengthens the Commonwealth’s economy.
VBIC is one of our premier programs and is a clearing house for virtually any question on starting or expanding a business in the Commonwealth. This is basically our own call center to provide direct response to questions and countless resources available. Governor Warner launched the new Business Portal Website last fall before leaving office and the website is basically a one-stop site for information on starting and running a business as well as out-of-state questions and business resources. We also conduct educational seminars on doing business in Virginia as well as Resource Fairs linking service providers with individuals interested in starting and growing a business in Virginia. When applicable, we attempt to help clients link with angel networks to launch new business ventures.
Available Resources Kathy Dolan, VCA VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Business Formation and Growth Manager
Virginia Economic Development Partnership – AIM Program
AIM (Accessing International Markets) Program will assist companies from Virginia’s “Opportunity” Regions that are ready to actively pursue sales in a target market overseas.
Companies must be in business in Virginia’s economically distressed areas for a minimum of 2 years , have at least 10 employees , and earn at least $1 million dollars in annual revenues.
Contact Elizabeth Morgan, AIM Manager at (804) 545-5768 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia E-Commerce Technology Center at Christopher Newport University Helping small businesses get online. Helping businesses with web sites take the next step into e-commerce. Providing training in obtaining a web presence and developing e-commerce capabilities. Providing ongoing support. Creating a “business community” based on e-commerce. www.vectec.org