State Resources

Center for Innovative Technology

Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is a state-chartered nonprofit corporation that accelerates Virginia’s next generation of technology and technology companies. CIT provides the only statewide suite of programs and services for technology researchers, technology entrepreneurs and small technology businesses in all regions of the Commonwealth.

For more information visit www.cit.org

Virginia Small Business Financing Authority | The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA) stands ready to assist those businesses and non-profit organizations looking to grow in Virginia, the local economic development authorities and municipalities needing debt financing to attract businesses into their jurisdictions, as well as bankers seeking to find creative ways in which to make that next loan to a small business. The VSBFA is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia whose mission is to promote Virginia businesses by increasing access to capital through the creative application of public and private financing, thereby maximizing employment opportunities and investment throughout the Commonwealth. In order for the VSBFA to offer a business financing assistance, the business must meet VSBFA’s credit standards and meet the definition of a small business as defined in the Code of Virginia.

For more information visit http://vdba.virginia.gov//vsbfa.shtml

Federal Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration | Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only independent agency of the federal government with the sole purpose of assisting small businesses to start, grow, and prosper. Through an extensive network of SBA resources and partnerships with other public and private organizations, SBA is here to help the small business owner.

For more information visit www.sbaonline.sba.gov