Small Business Resources

Advisory Services

Receive sample small business plans, guidelines, one-on-one counseling, seminars, & advisers.

Chesapeake Aid

A guide to licensing your small business, ribbon cuttings, real estate & zoning aid.

Financial Advice

Explore all available options in financing your small business.

Additional Small Business Resources

SAM (System for Award Management – formerly CCR)

Department of Commerce (grants, contracting and trade opportunities)

NAICS (Industry Codes) – Standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments

NIGP Codes (Product Codes) – Coding structure for standardizing purchasing

Code Book (Commonwealth of Virginia)

D-U-N-S # – Are you a Government Contractor or Grantee who needs a D-U-N-S® Number?

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

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Real Estate

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