Best Small Business Resources in the Roanoke Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Virginia has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Roanoke area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Virginia.

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Total Action for Progress

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

TAP helps budding entrepreneurs secure funding and also offers counseling and educational services. Their classes are often very specialized and can help you with skills such as accounting.

Restrictions

Services only for residents of Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Vinton, Salem, Botetourt County, Craig County, Covington, Clifton Forge, and Bath County.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

302 2nd St.
Roanoke, VA 24011
540-777-4673

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


CoLab

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

CoLab is a coworking space that also hosts events for entrepreneurs. Get basic office amenities and additional perks such as Spanish conversation groups, access to studio recording, free tax returns, a virtual assistant, legal services, and editing services. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1327 Grandin Rd. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
540-524-2702
info@colabroanoke.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 5 pm

 


Local Environmental Agricultural Project

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Product Development
  • Sales & Marketing

Description

LEAP offers farm and kitchen space for entrepreneurs with food-based businesses. LEAP can link you with local farmers markets and other venues to sell food, and this organization also has many links to local charities. 

Restrictions

Accepts food-based, agriculture businesses. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1327 Grandin Rd., #201
Roanoke, VA 24015
540-632-1360
info@leapforlocalfood.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8 am - 5 pm