The Chamber of Northern Virginia provides members with a range of opportunities, from weekly events to specialized networking groups and full-time government promotion. The Virginia Department of Small Business and Provider Diversity (SBSD) is dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed. It offers an MBA cohort program to help business owners scale their businesses, as well as content-based programs for entrepreneurs starting businesses. Participants can learn about business concepts, resources, technical assistance, hiring opportunities, and writing a business plan.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services certifies businesses owned by veterans with disabilities. The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency devoted exclusively to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises. Start Small Think Big is a non-profit organization that helps small businesses with high potential but limited access to resources. The SBSD works to improve growth opportunities for Virginia's small businesses by increasing revenues and creating jobs.
It also provides business training and counseling services at no cost. Fairfax-based Breakout Capital not only provides access to capital but also educates business owners through its “Breakout Bites” series and advocates for small businesses struggling to retain access to working capital.