Virginia Department of Business AssistanceOur Business is Your Success

Welcome Future Entrpreneurs!
About the VDBA Step One: Getting Started Step Two: Operating a BusinessStep Three: Business Plan

Welcome Future Entrepreneurs of Virginia!

Americans are by nature independent. Even before we became the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia, individuals who settled here started businesses. Today, hundreds of years later, small businesses are the heart of the American--and the Virginian--economy. The American economic system, the number of opportunities in Virginia, and the wealth of resources available to help small businesses, combine to make starting a business an achievable dream.

Small Business Owner in VirginiaIf you are serious about starting a small business, this CD should get you started. It is designed to answer your questions and direct you to agencies and people who can further assist you.

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