Best Small Business Resources in the Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach 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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Virginia Beach SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


1701

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking

Description

This coworking space offers amenities such as large display technology, conference rooms, printing, and wifi. It also offers more unique features such as discounts from local vendors, panel discussions led by other entrepreneurs, and opportunities to partner with local universities and incubators.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1701 Baltic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-296-2596

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8 am - 6 pm


Percolator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Accepts Walks In

Description

In addition to basic amenities (conference rooms, mail services, printing, etc.), Percolator also offers many other perks. Higher level memberships come with a complimentary gym membership and discounts at other local businesses. This coworking space often hosts classes as well.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

259 Granby St., #250
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-828-6487
info@percolatorspace.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 3 pm


Virginia Beach Public Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Research

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

The library is a great source for researching local markets and how to structure and set up your startup. You can set up a meeting with a librarian who will show you how to best utilize the library databases and other resources. The library also hosts free events and workshops open to the general public (no library card required).

Restrictions

Library card required to use certain resources.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-385-0150
library@vbgov.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - THU: 10 am - 9 pm

FRI - SAT: 10 am - 5 pm

SUN: 1 pm - 5 pm