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About Us is a service by public, private and nonprofit lending institutions to provide a place where entrepreneurs and small business owners in Hampton Roads can get all the information they need to get a loan, a line of credit or other financing options.

This website has information that will help business owners whether they are just starting to think about starting a business or whether they own a business with hundreds of employees.

The site includes:

  • The answers to commonly asked questions
  • A list of agencies and groups that can help answer other questions
  • A checklist of items that business owners will need to complete their loan applications
  • Lists of lenders
  • Online bank loan applications
  • A chart that summarizes the loan process
  • A glossary of loan terminology
  • A collection of facts related to Virginia businesses

If you have any questions, email us at

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc. is part of a statewide network that is directed by George Mason University. It is hosted locally by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and supported by Thomas Nelson Community CollegeEastern Shore Chamber of CommerceFranklin-Southampton Area Chamber of CommerceGreater Williamsburg Chamber of Tourism Alliance and the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce.

hampton roads chamber of commerce thomas nelson community college small business association george mason university