Starting a Small Business



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The Fredericksburg Region is a Great Place to Start a Business

A variety of resources are available to assist you in starting a business in Virginia. We suggest to anyone looking to start a business or needing help with their small business that you contact the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development.

If you are just getting started in your business endeavor, visit Virginia’s Department of Business Assistance’s Business Launch Pad. This online guide will walk you step-by-step through the process of starting a business in Virginia, including checklists, helpful tips and licensing procedures.

A list of additional online resources that may be helpful in starting and running your small business is available below. For additional assistance, contact DBA’s Virginia Business Information Center at 1-866-248-8814 or by email. Professional, experienced business counselors will provide an immediate response to your inquiry or direct you to resources available to assist you.

Virginia Resources:

U. S. Government Resources:

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