Small and New Business Resources

Starting your own business can be an exciting venture.  Check out our new interactive website or print out our detailed road map to help you on your quest.

Be sure to check out these resource partners to help you.

Area Resources

Training

BRCC- Blue Ridge Community College www.brcc.edu (540) 234-9261
Chamber of Commerce of Greater Augusta www.augustava.com (540) 324-1133
SCCF- Staunton Creative Community Fund www.stauntonfund.org (540) 213-0333
SBDC- Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center www.valleysbdc.org (540) 568-3227

Finance

SCCF- Staunton Creative Community Fund www.stauntonfund.org (540) 213-0333
US Small Business Administration www.sba.gov (804) 771-2400
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority www.vabankers.org/VSBFA (804) 371-8254
Waynesboro EDA Loan Fund www.WaynesboroBusiness.com (540) 942-6779

State and Federal Regulations

Internal Revenue Service www.irs.gov/Businesses (800) 829-4933
SCC- State Corporation Commission www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/bussrch.aspx (540) 213-0333
US Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service www.USCIS.gov/portal/site/uscis (800) 375-5283
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control www.abc.virginia.gov (540) 332-7800
Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity www.sbsd.virginia.gov (804) 786-6585
Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation www.dpor.virginia.gov (804) 367-8500
Virginia Department of Taxation www.tax.virginia.gov (804) 367-8037
Virginia’s e-Procurement www.eva.virginia.gov (866) 289-7367
VEC- Virginia Employment Commission www.vec.virginia.gov (540) 332-7750
Virginia New Hire Reporting Center www.va-newhire.com (800) 979-9014
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission www.vwc.state.va.us (804) 205-3586
Waynesboro-Augusta Health Department www.vdh.virginia.gov/LHD/CentralShenandoah (540) 949-0137

Business Plan Development

SBA- Small Business Administration www.sba.gov (800) 827-5722
SBDC- Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center www.valleysbdc.org (540) 568-3227
SCCF- Staunton Creative Community Fund www.stauntonfund.org (540) 213-0333
SCORE- Shenandoah Valley SCORE Office www.shenandoahvly.score.org (540) 949-4423

City Departments

DDW- Destination Downtown Waynesboro www.WaynesboroDowntown.org (540) 942-6705
Waynesboro Building & Zoning Office www.waynesboro.va.us/131/Building-Zoning (540) 942-6628
Waynesboro Circuit Court www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/waynesboro (540) 942-6616
Waynesboro Commissioner of Revenue www.waynesboro.va.us/137/Commissioner-of-the-Revenue (540) 942-6610
Waynesboro Economic Development Office www.WaynesboroBusiness.com (540) 942-6779
Waynesboro EDA Loan Fund www.WaynesboroBusiness.com (540) 942-6779
Waynesboro – General Information www.Waynesboro.va.us  
Waynesboro – Zoning and Special District Maps www.waynesboro.va.us/161/GIS  

Check out the 2017 Grow Waynesboro business plan competition and start-up grants program.  Learn about our entreprenuers and how Waynesboro supports small business start-ups.  For more information, click here.

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

Waynesboro Economic Development Authority Revolving Loan Fund

  • Short term low interest loans: 3% for up to 3 years with a maximum of $15,000

Waynesboro Community Development Block Grant

  • Small businesses in the downtown program area are eligible for loans

Staunton Creative Community Fund

  • Offers financing, business plan development and training

WORKFORCE TRAINING AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Shenandoah Valley Partnership training database

  • Searchable database of regional providers of workforce training

Workforce Investment Board Programs

  • Grants for employees and employers for training

Small Business Development Center

  • Offers business plan development, advice and training classes

Staunton Creative Community Fund

  • Offers financing, business plan development and training

GEOGRAPHIC ZONES PROVIDE SPECIAL INCENTIVES

Enterprise Zone

  • Apply for state grants for capital improvements and job creation

Tourism Development Zone

  • Tax reimbursement, training and marketing support for select businesses

Foreign Trade Zone

  • If you import/export and manufacture goods, you may be eligible for tax or customs duties savings

HUB Zone

  • Selling to federal government?  Receive special consideration with a business located within the HUB Zone

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