Below are valuable tools regarding different aspects of building a small business. Please check back to this resource center as resources are updated periodically.
♦ Business plan guide - Request a sample plan from our library of specific business plan samples by emailing our Director of the Small, Minority & Entrepreneurial Division or request an appointment for hands-on assistance. We also have a business plan guide for start-ups, suitable for the budding entrepreneur or new business owner.
♦ Cash flow projection worksheet - Creating cash flow projections will help you prepare for any bumps in the road before they appear. Using a cash flow worksheet is a good hands-on tool that can give you a visible and realistic view of your financials.
♦ Marketing plan guide
♦ Evaluate your small business marketing
♦ Additional resources for marketing your small business
♦ Business networking & referral marketing
♦ Market research resource guide
♦ The Art of Marketing webinar
♦ A media list (for issuing press releases) is available by emailing us.
♦ Government Contracting 101
♦ Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts
♦ HUBZone Basics
♦ Pre-8(a) Business Development Program
♦ A Veteran's Guide to Contracting
♦ A Guide to Successful Contracting with the Commonwealth of Virginia
♦ Finding and keeping employees